Reforming corporate ethics in American business today
The Portfolio Project requires you to write a memorandum to a decision maker, such as the President of
the United States, a member of Congress, a chairperson of the SEC, or a state governor, on how to
reform corporate ethics in American business today. As we have seen, legislation such as SarbanesOxley
• Set forth why your chosen policy pathway is important
• Compare and contrast with the policy it replaces
• Articulate your ideas on how to remedy the issue of corporate malfeasance
• Proffer some recommendations to the decision-maker about how to improve overall corporate
Please note that your prescription for change is not nearly as important as your ability to forecast
potential challenges to the corporate boardroom and to predict possible ways the government could
intervene to assist not only solid corporate governance but also the interests of individual shareholders.
It is recommended that you suggest at least two methods and/or policy proposals that critically address
the public policy concern. Bring in facts and other data to support the policy issue addressed and make
sure each fact is cited to relevant authority. Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing, evaluating, and
interpreting appropriate policy to provide original perspectives to enhance corporate legal and ethical
You are expected to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise, and organized fashion, citing credible
sources for analytical support. Use a minimum of four scholarly sources to support your statements. The
CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources.
Your well-written paper should be 8-10 pages in length, not including the title or references pages.
Review the Portfolio Project rubric for grading criteria, and make sure to follow the
CSU-Global Guide to
Writing and APA Requirements.