Survey: People put business ethics first

MBA students and the general population say business ethics are the most important factor in determining whether to work for a company.

The conclusion comes in survey findings released this month by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The survey was conducted by Morning Consult.

“Businesses of all sizes are a powerful force for good in American society, creating jobs and promoting ethical standards in their communities. As business advocates, we must use these findings to highlight the important role workers and job creators have in setting high standards and being leaders across the country,” said Carolyn Cawley, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

“This case competition is an important opportunity for future business leaders to explore ways in which companies can better demonstrate their drive to do well while also doing good and how that success powers progress and opportunity for everyone,” Cawley said.