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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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The purposes for establishing the current Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession were to (a) inspire educators to reflect and uphold the honor and dignity of their vocation; (b) identify ethical responsibilities and commitments in the field; (c) guide ethical decisions and actions in practice; and (d) promote public trust and confidence in the teaching profession (Ontario College of Teachers, 2006b).
The purpose of this study is to provide guidelines and criteria for the operationalisation of ethical standards for the occupational health-nursing practitioner regarding the HIV-positive person in the workplace.
Professional training will be spurred by the new standard-setting development in the Tax Division, in order that all CPAs can become familiar with ethical standards of conduct in tax practice.
ALL's mission is to enhance the development of professionalism, competence and high ethical standards for advocates
The company also has a third party Code of Conduct, called Doing Business with Eastman , which outlines the high ethical standards that Eastman expects of its business partners.
Gallup said that the 32 percent specifically calling administration officials' ethical standards poor is higher than Gallup found towards top officials in former President George W.
In addition, one in three CIMA students feel pressure from colleagues or managers to compromise ethical standards.
Ethical standards and codes of the counseling profession are what help professional school counselors become and continue to be ethical practitioners.
Eighty-three percent of Americans believe nurses' honesty and ethical standards are either "high" or "very high.
The NASW Press expects authors to adhere to ethical standards for scholarship as articulated in the NASW Code of Ethics and Writing for the NASW Press: Information for Authors.
Eighty-four percent of Americans believe nurses' honesty and ethical standards are either "high" or "very high.
All councillors have to keep to a code of conduct to ensure that they maintain the high ethical standards.