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Unethical

Describing inappropriate behavior, even if the behavior is legal. Unethical behavior may violate a code of conduct for a particular industry or sector. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have committed unethical acts.

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 may 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).
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29% respondents who thought that financial services professionals may need to act unethically to get ahead in the industry
People in power who are more inclined to behave unethically.
Our findings suggest," Piff said, "that if the pursuit of self-interest goes unchecked, it may result in a vicious cycle: self-interest leads people to behave unethically, which raises their status, which leads to more unethical behavior and inequality.
Senior management have cynically and unethically been delivering inflated pensions and lump sums to time-servers.
Indeed, everything in Kyrgyzstan is done unethically lately - power is taken over unethically, people spit in the streets unethically and live in poverty, which is unethical either.
The editor, somewhat unethically, I guess, leaked a memo to me from Brown herself that said of a poem that the poetry editor wanted to print, "What on earth is this girl talking about?
The week prior, Britain's General Medical Council ruled that Wakefield had shown a "callous disregard" for the children used in his study and acted unethically.
Mumbai: A medical expert has criticised the government for unethically popularising the brand name Tamiflu, an antiviral drug used to treat Swine flu.
In today's world, that same kind of prohibition has been codified into law to protect the intellectual property rights of those who create the content that is recorded on computer files from being unethically and unlawfully distributed without the express consent of those who own that file content.
James Beyers, a Midwest regional representative for Voice of the Faithful, said Morlino's alleged effort to get Phoenix Fundraising to act unethically is unintelligible.
Opponents of direct access of lawyers to the network's contact points have argued that they could behave unethically and charge their clients for information that they got for free through the EJN.
In this interview, he tells why we don't accurately assess our ethicality and why the nature of decision making can force executives to behave unethically.