Tag Archives: Ethics

Ética e Inteligencia Artificial

Artificial intelligence (AI), and all applications and services based on this emerging technology, have received considerable attention from the scientific and business community in recent years. However, the development of this technology has also elicited a great deal of concern about the risks that the use of some of these applications may entail. This study …
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The 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Spanish company Iberdrola has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Among the other companies that feature prominently are Marks & Spencer, Ford Motor Company, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) and L’ORÉAL. Companies recognised by the Ethisphere Institute acknowledge their responsibilities to “drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on …
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The 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Last month Ethisphere unveiled the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2016, which includes 131 companies from 21 countries and 45 industries. The organization has over 10 years’ experience of analyzing and evaluating the ethical performance of companies across a whole range of dimensions, including social behavior, integrity and transparency. Ethisphere has also developed the Ethics Quotient, a …
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Media Report Shows that Ethics and Trust are Material to Investors

Eurosif launches the Eurosif Media Sector Report 2012. The report, based on research by Ethix SRI Advisors, describes the key environmental, social and governance issues facing the sector and their importance in investment decisions.  These include trust and freedom of expression issues as well as privacy and intellectual property, environmental and content diversity issues. Executive Director of …
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UNWTO and Spain announce major conference on ethics and tourism

UNWTO and Spain have come together to organize the First International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, to address some of the most pressing ethical issues currently facing the tourism sector (15-16 September, Madrid, Spain). As one of the largest economic sectors in the world, tourism creates jobs and wealth for millions, but can also pose …
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Beyond Efficiency: Ethical Lessons from the Crisis

It has often been claimed that the financial crisis plaguing the global economy since mid-2007 is, in all actuality, an ethical crisis. Indeed, many of the agents responsible for taking the big decisions that led to the crisis did indulge in immoral behaviour. Such behaviour, however, is also commonplace in other sectors and settings. The …
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The Green Business Decade in Review

Joel Makower has published an interesting article on the Triple bottom line Journal about the evolution of green business over the last decade. The author explores how far we have come and what remains to be done in the greening of mainstream business. The idea of green companies appears to have extended beyond the true-blue, …
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Sustainable Fashion at H&M Spring 2010

H&M’s Garden Collection, which features sustainable fibers throughout the line, hits stores on March 25. A bright green hang tang — including a 30-word description with a link to more information online — marks clothing made with organic cotton and linen, recycled polyester, and Tencel (an environmentally preferable organic fiber). The Garden Collection is in …
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Google and China: Business and Human Rights

Google recently announced its decision to shut down its Chinese-based search engine, google.cn. Aron Cramer and Dunstan Allison have posed some interesting questions about the company’s decision at The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com). Cramer and Allison remark that “with this decision Google has won considerable praise from organizations concerned about its human rights record. This contrasts …
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“All Entrepreneurship is Social” by Carl Schramm

The spring issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review contains an interesting article about the contribution of entrepreneurship to society, entitled “All Entrepreneurship is Social.” The article’s author, Carl Schramm, points out that over the past decade the term social entrepreneur has become a fashionable way of describing individuals and organizations that, in their attempts …
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