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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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Buying from ethically sourced ranges is just one way to ensure that you are doing your bit to provide for future generations, you can also look for pieces made of reclaimed wood and get creative with restoring your existing pieces.
Ethically is related to people as subjects and objects that mean people that do action and people that a work act on them.
The increase was due to a number of large confectionary companies, including Cadbury, Nestle, Arnotts and Mars, starting to use ethically sourced cocoa in the past 12 months.
The study also reveals the main motivation for people to make ethical choices is to ensure the world is a better place for future generations (38%), although one in ten people admit that shopping ethically makes them feel good about themselves (10%).
However, is nepotism sometimes ethically justified and the negative connotation unwarranted?
said banking ethically does not necessarily mean receiving a lower interest rate.
A poll of our reader panel, which comprises key figures in the wholesale industry, indicates that they all offer some ethically sourced products.
The term "duty of care" (which I take to be synonymous with duty to care) is, at best, too vague and, at worst, ethically dangerous.
Ethically, it is wrong to discriminate based on "ability to pay" either through the front door or the back door.
With this mantra in mind, the Berkeley-based company has been creating an impressive line of delightful products since 1998 based on ingredients that are certified organic, biodynamically grown and ethically wildcrafted.
With his latest effort, he continues confronting the illogical and sometimes ethically ambivalent assumptions that impede our ability to attain individuality within a larger community.
Because the Police Commission has stopped demanding and reviewing internal audits, there is no way for the public to know whether the LAPD is using its spying powers ethically or not.