Learning Objectives

On completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:

LO 7.1: Incorporate legal considerations and an appreciation of the interests of stakeholders into the weight-of-reasons ethical decision-making framework.

LO 7.2: State the major U.S. laws that exist to protect the rights and interests of stakeholder groups.

LO 7.3: Explain the relationship of ethics to the law, that is, that ethics requires us to go “beyond compliance.”

LO 7.4: Describe various approaches to “going beyond the law,” including moral minimums, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, and sustainability.