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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].

Wellbeing

Purpose equals happier people

A dangerous combination of colonialism and industrialisation has meant we are now living on a disintegrating planet and in a more unequal society than any time in history. Thankfully some

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Reading station trees and team by Caroline Gratrix
Sustainability

Greening Reading station

We’ve been working with Reading Tree Wardens and Network Rail over the past few months to freshen up the frontage of Reading station with carefully selected trees and shrubs. You

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Wellbeing

Should we measure engagement, wellbeing or both? 

Walk into any boardroom and the performance-enhancing benefits of employee engagement splits opinion. Believers want to religiously measure it (usually every 12 months), demonstrating its beneficial impact on performance, whilst

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Ethics

Distributed ethics

I was sitting in a cafe in Morpeth with a good friend. It was one of the chains of cafes that now grace our high streets and this one was

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Business ethics

Getting back to the office

Getting back to the office: 10 of the most important things you can do for your workplace So you work in HR or you are a manager and are feeling

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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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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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