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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].

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Jim Bignal talks to Sir John Madjeski

Listen to Jim Bignal, one of our founders, being interviewed by Sir John Madejski on his weekly radio show, Round at Sir John’s, about Ethical Reading, our values and our hopes

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Applying ethical values

So how do you apply ethical values in your day to day life? The table below gives an indication of how we see the mapping between our core ethical values

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Bullying in the workplace meetup

Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work, yet sadly, bullying is all too common. A survey by YouGov in 2015 found that almost a

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Reading as a place to live and work

Our mission at Ethical Reading is to creating positive change in the greater Reading area. but why? How does Reading compare with other places in the UK? Does it need

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The ethics of artificial intelligence

Many thanks to the twenty four people who braved “the Beast from the East” to attend our third meetup. The great contribution made by everyone was really inspirational. When we

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Mental health in the workplace

Nearly 30 people met at the Great Expectations Hotel in Reading on the 28th November to discuss mental health at work. Keith Leslie, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of

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Ethical behaviour translates into better business

Ethical Reading’s core values are Respect Compassion Collaboration Responsibility Social purpose How do these translate into better business? Here is some evidence: Respect An article on incivility at work and how it

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The living wage

Ethical Reading’s first meetup was held on 31st October in the Library of the Great Expectations Hotel in Reading, Berkshire. Meetups are informal, open, relaxed events, which in due course

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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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