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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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A fundamental and superbly organized do-it-yourself instruction manual and guide, "How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically" should be considered mandatory reading for every self-published author aspiring to a professional career and every independent press publisher seeking to achieve financial success.
From the research studies, the result strongly indicated that there is a significant relationship between ethical ideology with managers' ethical intention to engage ethically right at workplace.
This gave rise to a lively debate about what it actually means to think ethically about the use of force, and what this vocation demands of us both as individual scholars and as a scholarly community.
Given the already numerous questions that surround organ donation, this ethically sensitive area needs the careful attention of those who are committed to assisting potential organ recipients to achieve better health, but also to ensuring that an ethically sound system is in place that protects human life and well being.
Adeeko said, "The NSE Lotus Islamic Index would further illuminate the massive investment opportunities available to ethically minded investors, both in Nigeria and overseas.
These achievements mark the close of a very productive year of high-level economic research, including work on Multiproduct Firms and Economic Shocks: Long-Term Effects of a Short-Term Boycott, an innovative study which demonstrated that -- contrary to conventional marketing wisdom -- consumers not only think ethically but also engage in transactions based on their ethical convictions.
Management education for integrity; ethically educating tomorrow's business leaders.
Trees4trees, Barker and Stonehouse's fair trade initiative, is all about taking responsibility for manufacturing by creating ranges of furniture made from ethically sourced wood from trees grown specifically for furniture production.
--If the answer of second question is positive, are we ethically obliged to do it?
Orlando, FL, February 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- CEP Logic, cyber security experts known for their renowned live cyber hacking training demonstrations, announced today that they now offer two-day hands-on lab "Learn How to Hack Ethically" courses designed to teach the art of cyber hacking.
Summary: Miriam Gonzalez Clegg was hailed as "the woman of the now" after launching an ethically aware fashion showcase.
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