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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.

Ethics

The study and practice of appropriate behavior, regardless of the behavior's legality. Certain industries have professional organizations setting and promoting certain ethical standards. For example, an accountant may be required to refrain from engaging in aggressive accounting, even when a particular type of aggressive accounting is not illegal. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have violated the ethical standards of their fields.

In investing, ethics helps inform the investment decisions of some individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking and therefore refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethics may be both positive and negative in investing; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not (e.g. in arms manufacturers). Some mutual funds and even whole subdivisions are dedicated to promoting ethical investing. See also: Green fund, Islamic finance.
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This understanding of the environmental crisis--that humans act as if they are separate from the world--resonates with much nonanthropocentric environmental ethics in Europe and North America.
Pragati Sahni's 'In Search of an Environmental Ethics in Early Buddhism' tracks some of the scholarly obstacles to ascribing environmental concern to early Buddhist thought, specifically its lack of 'explicit environmental ideas' and its tendency to stray 'from the physical world and its concerns' (117-18).
I would like to see further studies of narratives from other Aboriginal groups with an eye to how they form an environmental ethic.
Having said that, Sahni demonstrates quite convincingly how existing approaches fall short as viable theories of Buddhist environmental ethics by not focusing on Buddhism's message of the virtuous life that significantly engenders reverence for the natural world.
This is the second edition of an introductory environmental ethics casebook first published in 2003.
The environmental ethics of the Abrahamic religions all incorporate an anthropocentric concept of stewardship of an intrinsically valuable creation.
If one combined the ethical approach in Christian Environmental Ethics with a more thorough understanding of what is actually going on in the world, one could usefully apply Christian ethics to environmental problems.
CONTACT: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, (541)484-2692, www.
Politics and the Environment: From Theory to Practice is a textbook that covers most aspects of courses on politics and the environment and environmental ethics.
This essay is about what my hidden teacher, and other more explicit teachers, have taught me about environmental ethics.
The book is serious and fun, and about environmental ethics almost as much as about camping.
This is a watershed event that should add momentum to our efforts to link environmental ethics with corporate policy.

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