Ethical Reading blog

Here you’ll find our latest news, event summaries and topical articles on ethical themes. If you would like to contribute, please email us at [email protected].

Sustainability

The Reading Countdown

Climate change is damaging human health, and the effects are likely already being felt by Reading’s citizens. Media and political coverage of climate change typically revolves around looming natural disasters,

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Business ethics

Designing an inclusive business culture

Now we can reconsider how our businesses can include all. In my previous blog (10 November 2020 www.nibe.org.uk/creative-leadership-values) I discussed leadership values that prioritised empathy, clarity, and creativity are a

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Business ethics

BLM one year later

In my last post on the subject of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and its impact, I spoke about how the movement had highlighted a desperate need for the public to

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Business ethics

The ethics of cyber crime

Well this should be an easy blog to write. When it comes to the ethics of cyber crime there are none. It’s wrong. Just like breaking into someone’s house, or

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Sustainability

The cloud footprint

Watching the cloud industry growth over the past decade has been a fascinating experience – one I have had the good fortune of watching from close quarters. A decade ago,

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Business ethics

Lying, deceit and playing the game

I recently attended a fascinating online meet-up hosted by Ethical Reading, on the topic of when (if ever) it is ethically permissible for businesses to lie. Nick Bion delivered a

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Wellbeing

Men have feelings too

Is there a man in your life? Father, brother, family member, partner, or friend? Whilst the importance of men’s emotional health is now more widely talked about, I see a

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Sustainability

The reading tree

One of our volunteers, Hiral, shared this gorgeous photo with us of her daughter on World Book Day. Here’s the story behind it… “During the first five years of my

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Sustainability

Sustainable computing

As the world shifts gears from an industry driven engine and embraces a service-based economy, it creates ripples that will be felt in years to come. No argument that digital

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Business ethics

Ethical Property

One of the sessions at the recent Reading Climate Festival was about “Can Planning Help to Tackle Climate Change?” The session covered the principles of planning, and also an example

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Wellbeing

Reflections for a mindful Christmas

This Christmas for many is going to be very different. Some people are embracing the opportunity to slow down and have a smaller, quieter celebration. Some are trying to keep

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Sustainability

Reading’s Lancet Countdown

One of the first sessions at the recent Reading Climate Festival covered an innovative project led by Professor Elizabeth Robinson of the University of Reading. It is motivated by the

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With our Trees for Reading initiative, we aim to bring more than 3,000 urban trees to Reading over the next five years. To make this possible, we’re looking for local organisations to sponsor their planting and care and inviting Reading residents to donate to our community tree planting fund.
A really enjoyable session where I presented the subject of stress and burnout by firstly exploring a diagram I presented called the Human Function Curve.  In this initial discussion I spoke about how we need activity in our lives in order to thrive and how having nothing to do is actually detrimental to our mental health.

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