2006, 360 minutes, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
"The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is renowned for its balanced, in-depth reporting. This anthology of NewsHour segments comes to terms with thorny issues of business ethics. Through interviews with key figures and insightful analysis, the anthology blends case studies and background reports to explore the Enron affair, stratospheric executive compensation, Wall Street irregularities, and other topical business concerns within their broader contexts."
Corporate and Accounting Scandals (3:02) -- Corporate Governance and Shareholder Value (4:33) -- Public Distrust of Corporate Executives (2:55) -- CEO Stock Options and Corporate Corruption (4:33) -- Laissez-Faire Economics for CEOs (3:32) -- CEOs and Company Performance (3:06) -- CEO Pay Market: Free or Rigged? (4:52) -- Ethics of Stock Options (3:32) -- Expensing Stock Options (3:30) -- Costs of Stock Options (3:13) -- Actual Costs of Stock Options (4:47) -- Lavish Golden Parachutes (2:23) -- Executive Retirement Packages (5:04) -- Executive Perks: Two-Tiered Market (5:18) -- Disparity Between Executive and Worker Pay (4:33) -- CEO Compensation Consultants (3:48) -- CEO Pay and Boards of Directors (4:05) -- Wealth and Democracy (4:14) -- Danger of Wealth Disparity (3:15) -- Middle Class Reaction to Wealth Disparity (5:15) -- Peter Peterson and Public Opinion Survey (1:58)
2013, 57 minutes, Cinetic Media
"Corporations have incredible influence on the world we live in and that's given them free rein to pollute, collude and mislead us, but advances in technology are rapidly making them accountable not just to shareholders, but to everyone. Now that we have constant access to the truth about the products we use and the ethics of the companies behind them, big brands are realizing that looking great isn't enough. The Naked Brand is a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time."
Advertising (2:05) -- Strategies (1:23) -- Consumer Trust (2:02) -- Social Media (1:18) -- Online Reviews (3:05) -- Resistance to Change (4:44) -- Customer Satisfaction (1:31) -- Alex Bogusky (1:52) -- Common Cycles (2:36) -- Good Consumer Guide (3:38) -- Mobile Marketing Era (2:55) -- Patagonia (2:37) -- Going Green (4:27) -- Pepsi (3:26) -- R&D (3:02) -- Relating to the Public (4:09) -- Brand Culture (5:25) -- Determining the Fate of Corporations (2:41) -- Shared Responsibility (2:13)
2012, 27 minutes, Ethical Markets Media
"Asset manager Katherine Collins had a successful career with Fidelity when she decided to pursue a degree from Harvard Divinity School. Now the CEO of Honeybee Capital, she believes it is possible to combine ethics with financial trading, and that bypassing Wall Street in favor of Main Street is one way to do it. In this program, Collins and Hazel Henderson explore socially responsible investments, touching on deregulation, high-frequency trading, and the fact that more and more retail investors are swearing off publicly-traded companies. Also discussed: the Darwin Project, which is based on the premise that human progress is due to cooperation, not competition."
Solving Problems in Economy (0:46) -- Investment and Sustainability (1:49) -- High-Frequency Trading (3:50) -- Investors' Public Responsibility (2:20) -- Internalizing Externalities (1:00) -- Irresponsible Publicly Traded Companies (1:24) -- Investing in Local Companies (1:31) -- Morality and Financial System (1:37) -- Individualism (2:21) -- Focus on Individual Performance (1:30) -- Darwin, Cooperation and Competition (3:25) -- U.S. Strategic Narrative (1:35) -- Concentrated Power in Finance (3:04)
2003, 27 minutes, FMG on Demand
"Many businesses abide by a code of conduct, either company-specific or industry-wide. This timely program distinguishes between ethical behavior and social responsibility by spotlighting two well-known Australian businesses that exhibit both qualities: Bendigo Bank and its Community Bank initiative, a cooperatively spirited venture that teaches solid commercial principles to franchisees, and The Body Shop, a skincare product provider that calls itself an activist organization committed to positive social and environmental change and a retailer committed to customer service excellence. The underlying message? Good community is good business."
-- Ethics vs. the bottom line (01:40) -- Social responsibility in business (02:52) -- Social responsibility : Bendigo Bank (05:27) -- Social responsibility : The Body Shop (04:38) -- Ethics in business (03:16) -- Ethical culture : Bendigo Bank (03:43) -- Ethical culture : The Body Shop (02:58)
Call Number: Main Library DVD Collection HD 8039 .T42 A783 2008
2008, 45 minutes, FMG on Demand
"Most industries exploit the advantages of globalization-specifically, low labor costs. Recently, however, major textile manufacturers have come under increasing pressure from fair trade activists and NGOs. This program studies the complex mix of economic forces, corporate policies, and social conditions that go into the production of everyday consumer goods, especially apparel items. Shedding light on the policies of adidas, H&M, and other key players in the global textiles market, the program examines the circumstances under which sports shoes and T-shirts are produced in countries like Indonesia, India, and Turkey. Viewers will gain insight into labor practices that have improved but remain troublesome for many workers."
1. Manufacturing in Indonesia (02:58) -- 2. Employee Rights and Remuneration (03:12) -- 3. Global Social Responsibility (03:29) -- 4. Living Wage in Indonesia (03:17) -- 5. Adidas in Indonesia: Employee Overtime (03:02) -- 6. Violation of Workers' Rights (05:31) -- 7. Turkey: Textile Supply Innovations (04:20) -- 8. Turkey: Future of Textile Manufacturing (03:41) -- 9. Turkish Textile Customization (02:26) -- 10. Ecological and Social Standards for Textile Manufacturing (04:15) -- 11. Dye Works: Environmental vs. Economic Issues (02:21) -- 12. India's Polluted Groundwater (02:49) check availability of DVD
2007, 56 minutes, Filmakers Library Online
"This film highlights the events that led to the bankruptcy of Enron in 2001. It was the first in a series of debacles that included the mammoth corporations Tyco and WorldCom as well as the leading accounting firm Arthur Andersen. Investigators, politicians and victims reveal the incredible story. The film covers the first revelations of colossal losses, the collapse of the stock, the discovery that directors had lied to shareholders and the misappropriation of funds for personal use. The company had been governed by the cash culture of its managers, where forgery and the creation of fake companies were commonly used. While Enron s officers were busy reassuring their employees and the public that everything was fine, they were selling their stocks as quickly as they could before the stock collapsed. Enron s bankruptcy sent shockwaves throughout the country. Many employees lost their pensions, their investments and their jobs while stockholders found their supposedly substantial holdings to be worthless. Even President Bush s mother-in-law owned $6,000 worth of Enron stock. Subsequent to the events described in the film, a number of officers confessed to their deceptive actions. In May 2006 former chief executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were found guilty of fraud and conspiracy in a trial held in Houston -- the site of Enron s lavish and once-proud headquarters."
2009, 56 minutes, Filmakers Library Online
"This film is an exposé of how the banking industry harvests billions of dollars from consumers in the form of overdraft and other fees. In actuality, these fees are loans and consumers are charged usurous rates. In Washington, D.C., Ralph Nader discusses the predatory lending practices of the major national banks and how individuals can fight against the unfair fees -- by organizing campaigns against the banks, by joining organizations like the Consumers Union and by suing the banks in small claims court. The Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney wrote and sponsored the Overdraft Protection Fair Practices Act in 2003 and she is still fighting for the bill s passage. Also interviewed are Gail Hillebrand of the Consumers Union, a class action attorney whose $1.5 billion class action case against Bank of America went to the California Supreme Court; and a loan shark whose rates are better than the banks."
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