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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.
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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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Another definition of African environmental ethics is provided by Ibanga (2017b) "as the fundamental governing principles that defines human-animal-plant-inanimate-posterity nexus based on African worldviews, analyzing the basic concepts such as human and nonhumans, animate and inanimate, and examines the processes by which they (ought to) relate, for the purpose of facilitating an understanding of the ontology of man within the context of an environment it shares with nonhumans" (p.1867).
Environmental ethics presents a moral paradigm for what is right and wrong regarding the interaction of humans with the natural world.
In this we may hear echoes of Aldo Leopold's "thinking like a mountain," and such an expansion of the "self" is central to the standpoint of Arne Naess, founder of Deep Ecology, about which Stephanie Kaza writes, "Naess maintained that the most convincing environmental ethics rest on experiential insights of relationship with other life-forms that expand one's own sense of self (Mindfully 88).
This Article argues that there is no necessary or essential disconnect between environmental law and environmental ethics. Rather, the relationship between the two has been deeply shaped by the changing context of events, and that change continues.
Though this biography may be of greatest interest to environmentalists, it is also a good introduction to environmental ethics.
It is a provocative, constructive, and original analysis of debates over consumption, the role of science, and the concept of place in environmental ethics and policy.
In this way, the book is a welcome addition to "the field of environmental ethics [that] remains distant from the arena in which environmental decisions are made" (2).
Some people might debate whether there is such a thing as indigenous environmental ethics. However, the evidence at our disposal confirms that indigenous knowledge is not just a passing on of folk wisdom in a static way from one generation to the next.
$100 Third Prize * "The Synthesis of Individualism and Holism in Environmental Ethics" by Dan Parente, age eighteen
A chapter on ethics presents several fictional scenarios, useful in classroom discussions on environmental ethics and the role of environmental engineers in monitoring and responsible whistle blowing.
Purses, messenger bags, backpacks and luggage made from recycled materials and sustainable fibers don't just make a statement about their owners' fashion sense, but about their environmental ethics as well.
Professor Rounthwaite has really been asking what environmental ethics are reflected in Canadian environmental statutes or, in other words, how might those laws be perceived from various ethical perspectives.

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