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What's Changing? - Ethics



Please see below selected recent ethics-related change.


See also: Halcyon Ethics Headlines


August 2018


July 2018


June 2018



July 2017


When the Boss Wants You to Do Something Unethical - The New York Times


August 2017


In our race to rival robots, we're forgetting how to be human — Quartz
Should we stop keeping pets? Why more and more ethicists say yes | Life and style | The Guardian
The ethical investment boom - FT
The Price of Poor Ethics – Handelsblatt Global


September 2017


Targets should not encourage unethical sales


October 2017


(1) How To Be A Savvy Volunteer - LinkedIn
Are CEOs Less Ethical Than in the Past? - s+b
The Ethical Minefields of Technology - Scientific American Blog Network
Would you pay for an ethical search engine?


November 2017


Activist investors are making corporate boards whiter and more male — Quartz at Work
Behavioral Science One Sheets - Ethical Systems
Ethics trumps short-term returns, but hypocrites will be discovered |
In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means? | Genevieve Bell | Opinion | The Guardian
Number of European ‘tech for good’ projects doubles in two years
On Ethical Blindspots and Their Consequences [Podcast] - The Compliance and Ethics Blog
Reputation has become an ethical issue, not a legal one - FCPA
Responsible Business 2017 - Raconteur
The Ethics of pay in a fair society - PwC


December 2017


5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal
Good Companies Can Change the World. Here’s Proof. – NewCo Shift
How evolutionary biology makes everyone an existentialist | Aeon Essays
Paul Knoepfler: The ethical dilemma of designer babies | TED Talk |
Reaffirming Social Values in Uncertain Times - European Commission
The business of a better world - CNBC
The Evolution of AI: Can Morality be Programmed?


January 2018


Begpackers: The trend of Westerners traveling without money — Quartzy
Employees at socially-conscious companies are more likely to lie — Quartz at Work
Ethical banks outperform their non-ethical counterparts so why aren't there more of them? - Smarter Communities Media
Is your purpose lectured, or lived? - EY
The Case for Responsible Innovation - Shelly Palmer
The ethical oversight of AI used to drive cars, diagnose patients and even sentence criminals - Telegraph
Ethisphere Institute Announces 135 Companies Honored as World’s Most Ethical Companies – Ethisphere® Institute | Good. Smart. Business. Profit.®


February 2018


The dangerous, daring work of producing ethical soap - Quartz


March 2018


“How do you ethically steer the thoughts and actions of two billion people’s minds every day? - Tristan Harris
5 core principles to keep AI ethical | World Economic Forum
A Hippocratic Oath for artificial intelligence practitioners | TechCrunch
A Little Empathy Makes Good Leaders Great
Empathy (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard
Happiness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
Life hacks are part of a 200-year-old movement to destroy your humanity — Quartz at Work
Maintaining Ethical Culture at Global Ethics Summit 2018 | Ethical Systems
Resilience (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
Searching for meaning in life? The Japanese concept of ikigai can help you find it | Big Think
Why "Guilt" Has No Place in the Zero Waste Lifestyle | | Treading My Own Path | Zero Waste + Plastic-Free Living


April 2018


Ethical Culture Measurement - Ethical Systems
Here's why your attitude is more important than your intelligence | World Economic Forum
You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That - Time


May 2018


A Scottish Clinic Will Now Treat "Cryptocurrency Addiction"
A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal” - MIT Technology Review
Ask an Ethics Expert | Ethical Systems
Code of Business Ethics | Accenture
Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical: The Neuroscience behind Decision Making | Big Think
How to Develop a Mind That Clings to Nothing : zen habits
IBM's Watson Health wing left looking poorly after 'massive' layoffs • The Register
Key findings on talent: 21st CEO Survey: PwC
On average pressure to compromise ethical standards is felt by 1 in 5 employees worldwide - LinkedIn
Why introverts might actually be better at them - Quartz at Work
Working Ethically At Speed – Alix – Medium


  • In Values Management and Value Creation in Business, the Bertelsmann Foundation asked how important it is to actually live a company's values and argued that values provide internal and external orientation and legitimise decisions and actions.