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].

Wellbeing

Workplace audit: home working

The impact of COVID-19 has been far and wide, affecting us all in our professional, home, and social environments. We have been propelled into the unknown and with no immediate

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Sustainability

Sustainability, for profit

Since the industrial revolution, two influential groups have been at the heart of driving global social change & sustainability. In one corner we have governments who whilst driving a multitude

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Sustainability

How many trees to offset a car commute?

One of the measures proposed to mitigate global warming is reforestation – planting more trees. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that about one sixth of all greenhouse gas emissions come

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Wellbeing

Divorce and mental health

There are plenty of articles out there today which cover the devastating effects of divorce on people’s mental health. It’s very understandable too, as the breakdown of a long-term relationship

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Business ethics

The Revive Reading Summit

Covid-19 has had a massive impact on Reading, as the rest of the world. The purpose of the Summit was to share ideas on actions that could be undertaken without

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Business ethics

What does Gen-Z want in the workplace?

From Boomers to Millennials and more, each generation of workers has a unique point of view. These groups differ not because humans have “evolved” but because each grows up and

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Business ethics

Surviving the exit from lockdown

Who’d want to be in government right now? If they ease the restrictions, they will be slammed for recklessness. If they tighten the restrictions, they will be slammed for the

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Ethics

Culture matters

As economies around the world tentatively ease restrictions to move slowly out of lockdown, businesses are once again adjusting to manage the impact of Covid-19 on their operations. Few organisations,

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Ethics

Virtue ethics help build a new normal

I’ve enjoyed reading Roger Crisp’s and Brad Hooker’s insightful blogs about the role of utilitarianism in informing our actions in the context of the pandemic. I’ve also enjoyed reading about

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Ethics

Measuring what matters

I was reading about the predictions of Dr Doom, who is an economist, and he was saying the impact of this lockdown is going to have a serious impact on

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Lone worker
Wellbeing

How can I manage?

Are you a manager, asking yourself how you can cope with the current COVID-19 crisis? Have you suddenly found yourself managing staff working from home or who are having to

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Ethics

A rebuttal of Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor, wrote a blog The dangerous morality behind the ‘Open Up’ movement. Burke accuses utilitarianism of being the morality behind many of the arguments to end

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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.