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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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Existing employees can be nurtured, developed, and groomed to be ethical leaders.
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A big breakthrough in the first part is the discussion about biological selection and ethical section.
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The current study is a descriptive-analytical research, which dealt with the survey of ethical sensitivity in decision-making of nursing students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, all of whom have been studying nursing in 2016.
Hypothesis 1: Ethical leadership will be positively related to internal whistleblowing by subordinates.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, with a prize of $25,000, celebrates an outstanding institution or individual that has significantly helped to shape the world of financial services, by applying ethical principles.
He stressed that the code of ethical conduct will be our guide to do things right in our business.
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