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].

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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Ethics

Putting Covid-19 into perspective

For me one of the key ethical questions about this latest pandemic is how much attention and resource it should get in relation to the myriad other life-and-death issues and

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Wellbeing

Managing anxiety and worry

Two questions During difficult times, existing issues can seem to become larger, louder, bigger and suddenly blow up out of all proportion. This is so true of our emotional state

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Wellbeing

Being out of our comfort zone

As a lecturer, counsellor and trainer I have devoted my career to supporting people grow and develop and all of these activities have been done face to face….until now. I

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Business ethics

Well-being in employment

Professor Philip Stratton-Lake University of Reading Both Government and employers are increasingly concerned with their employees’ well-being. For instance in May a government report recommended that individual well-being should replace

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Business ethics

Our Trees for Reading initiative is now live

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.

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Ethics and AI – a debate

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) organised a debate at the IT Hall on 2 April and drew about 50 people. The event aimed to cut through the hype

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Diversity and inclusion challenges

As part of Ernst & Young’s ongoing activities to support the economic prosperity and wellbeing of businesses and citizens across the Thames Valley, they held an event on 20 March

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Ethical Property

A breakfast workshop was organised by Lichfields, supported by Shoosmiths and Ethical Reading, on Wednesday 27 February 2019. The aims were to explore consensus among professionals on good and bad

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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.