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The Ethics of Business: a Youth Perspective

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SIG University Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) program graduate Yukta Ramanan shares her unique perspective of ethical business and sourcing practices from the next generation of sourcing professionals.

My name is Yukta Ramanan, and I'm 17 years old. Now you may be asking yourself: why is a teenager training to receive a Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) credential? The question is entirely valid. Unlike most people taking this course, I have little experience working professionally within the field of sourcing. What I possess, however, is a uniquely Gen Z perspective on the future of sourcing, and my motive for taking the CSP course was to learn how to bring my vision to fruition. 

The Sourcing Industry Group's CSP training taught me a great deal about business finance and strategic value chain analysis. A lesson I found particularly eye-opening was centered on ethics within supply chains. A business must define company-specific ethical standards to decide on a moral issue. Determining what is ethical, which varies broadly, usually follows five approaches. 

Yukta Ramanan, Executive Director, Youth for Ethical Sourcing