Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business

In this Assignment you will read the Cengage Case Study: Barclays Bank: Banking

on Ethics and then respond to the checklist items in a critical essay based on the

scenario below.

Assignment Scenario:

As a new marketing associate with Barclays Bank, you are tasked with writing a critical

essay summarizing what transpired during the investigation conducted by the United

States Department of Justice into the abuse of the London Interbank Offered Rate

(LIBOR) interest rate regulated by the British Banker s Administration. This essay, if

chosen by your new employer, will be the report presented to the Board of Directors.

Write a 2 3 page, (not including a title and references page), double-spaced, critical essay

responding to the checklist items. For assistance with your Assignment, please use your

textbook and library research resources. The instructions for you to execute this task are

as follows:

Directions for completing this Assignment:

1. Read the Barclays Bank: Banking on Ethics case study.

2. Learn how to write a critical essay: Click Here

3. Use APA format and citation style, provide a title page and references, and do not forget

to use in-text citations with their accompanying references so as to avoid plagiarism.

4. In your critical essay that includes your thesis, arguments, support, and conclusion,

respond to the following:


Describe the level of ethical development the executives at Barclays demonstrated

when manipulating the LIBOR interest rates.

Did Barclays Bank neglect social responsibility What could they have done to be

more socially responsible

What actions regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) could Barclays have

engaged in after the scandal broke to set things right and ensure that such an event

would not happen again

Describe what level of morality would have been demonstrated if executives at

Barclays asked themselves, Even though manipulating the LIBOR will increase

company profits, is it the right thing to do in the long run

Explain the IMPORTANCE of ethics and social responsibility in marketing as a result of

your case study analysis.