The Ethics of Contributionsby Carol C. Martsolf, Engr.; Parsons Brinckerhoff, Philadelphia, PA,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 1, Pg. 64-65
Document Type: Feature article
Abstract: Whether or not it is ethical for a consulting firm to contribute money to a political campaign or cause depends on the motive. If the purpose is to curry favor with a candidate and gain personal or commercial benefits, such contributions are unethical. If a candidate takes a stand on a particular issue relevant to the firm's business, such as bidding restrictions or safety requirements, then it may be ethical to contribute money.
Subject Headings: ASCE awards & prizes | Consultants | Ethics | Political factors
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