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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 creation of the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for Moral Formation and Applied Ethics, and the appointment of its full-time director, will help to ensure that the necessary and important task of assessment is accomplished to help steer future strategic planning and implementation.
We must fully harness the power of our intellectual capital through a philosophical framework of applied ethics in order to successfully confront the complicated ethical environment of modern operations.
This lack of detailed engagement with the western applied literature seems especially problematic given that his book is more about applied ethics than it is about Buddhism.
Consequently, the author proposes the recognition that ethical expertise is accessible to experts of various professions, mentioning that the philosophers not only have the necessary competences regarding the moral tradition but also have the necessary competences regarding the applied ethics.
2003) have illustrated such specific issues as the role of values in counseling and dual relationships through videotaped role play and discussion, thereby promoting increased understanding of applied ethics through the use of interactive technology.
Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.
Her technique is designed to elevate learning applied ethics, and draws upon the strengths of both appreciative inquiry and diagnostic organizational change techniques.
Around the country, CENTREL also began convening 'round table' programmes for lawyers and judges, police officers and medical practitioners, each to work on applied ethics in their own professions.
The Coretta Scott King/Delta Air Lines Scholarship aims to support the work provided through the newly established Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural & Intellectual Freedom, which focuses its efforts on applied ethics, including the philosophy of human rights and equality.
At least, she'd rather engage her vast mind on solving other people's moral and philosophical dilemmas than get down to work, editing her Review Of Applied Ethics.
Ethics and Education is designed to "stimulate discussion and debate around the ethical dimensions of education," Routledge said, and will cover the relevant aspects of applied ethics, including bioethics, medical ethics, management ethics, sex education, ethics of therapy and counseling and professional ethics.
Chatterjee: Applied Ethics in Management--Towards New Perspectives, Berlin; Heidelberg; New York: Springer Verlag 1999

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