Thinking Ethics was a project launched in Geneva to foster the debate about ethics. A few friends, fed up with only reading about abuses in the media, decided to hold a forward-looking seminar on five subjects: ethics and performance, ethics and knowledge, ethics and consciousness, ethics and disobedience and ethics in real time. If moral has to do with right and wrong, then ethics is its application in society. We believe that people need to talk about the subject to determine the level of ethics they want. The book Thinking Ethics, a result of the seminar, is to start the discussion. This blog is a contribution to the conversation. :
A step-by-step guide to doing what's right and protecting yourself. By Stephen Kohn, a lawyer specializing in whistleblower legislation and an executive director of the National Whistleblower Center in the US. The book can be found here. It explains all the laws in the US and the 21 basic rules potential whistleblowers need to think about.
New report by Pamela Muckosy of Ethical Corporation on "How to embed CSR across your company". The report covers how corporations are engaging stakeholders in their corporate responsibility programs after the crisis and companies response to responsible investment.
There was a study done a few years ago that MBA students were less ethical than other students. Since then all MBA programmes have done a lot to get case studies on ethical dilemmas in every subject. Also on offer are courses on sustainable development.
I am such an inspiration junkie - anything to do with hope or idealism catches my attention. I suppose that is why I am such a fan of Barack Obama. Anyway, Susan Neiman has come out with a new book, Moral Clarity, which is a guide for grown-up idealists. It was reviewed in the International Herald Tribune by Simon Blackburn under the title "In defense of Enlightenment, Idealogy and Ideals". If you don't get the book - the review is certainly worth a read.
If you are interested in the movers and shakers who have spoken up throughout history to save the planet, then you might be interested in this book by Kevin Desmond, "301 Extraordinary Environmentalists". link here
I borrowed this title and book review of "The Coolest Cross-Sections Ever" by Stephen Biesty, from another cool site - Adventures in Ethics and Science. It is written by Janet D. Stemwedel, aka Dr. Freeride. Both the site and the book look way cool.