Environmental Interface: Literature, Law, Science, and Philosophy is dedicated to Earth, our Mother, and investigates the interface between Environment and Literature, Law, Science and Philosophy. This work is the fruit of the research workshops jointly organised by the Center ofr the Study of World Religions (CSWR), Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru and Globethics.netr India in collaboration with the School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru and the Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Christ College Irinjalakuda.
Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: Codes of Ethics for Librarians and Archivists
Amélie Vallotton Preisig / Hermann Rösch / Christoph Stückelberger
Information Ethics concerns the values and applications of how information is made, treated, organized, and made available for users. The articles published in this volume reflect the work of several librarians from around the world who wish to define and develop the values they believe central to the work of an information specialist, and how best to apply those values to the professional lives of all information specialists.
Sustainability Ethics: Ecology, Economy & Ethics. International Conference SusCon III Shillong/India
"Sustainable Development" is the goal 2015-2030 of the global community of states, adopted by the United Nations. This book shows how ecology, economy and ethics are all needed to reach these goals. Understanding a concept like ‘sustainability' requires an understanding not only of what we are seeking to ‘sustain', but also how man's activities and needs are implicated in and can threaten the future of these biological systems. The articles in this book come from one of the key countries of the world, India, whose population represents almost 20% of the world's population. Questions surrounding economic development and environmental sustainability are fundamental to understanding the country's future, and how it will tackle difficult issues, like the eradication of poverty.
More or Less Equal. How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights
Today's digital platforms offer the tantalizing possibility of learning and taking into account opinions from the margins that contradict the dominant voices in the public sphere. The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise? This booklet explores these questions against a background of rapid technological change and with the aim of strengthening the communication rights of all people everywhere
Mining Ethics and Sustainability: Papers from the World Mining Congress 2013
This volume in the Globethics.net Global series highlights some of the most engaging conference presentations in the program stream on "Mining, Ethics and Sustainability" organized by the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) at the 2013 World Mining Congress hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in Montreal, August 12-14, 2013.
Innovation Ethics: African and Global Perspectives
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais / Christoph Stückelberger
Innovation is a core driver for economic growth and development. Africa is one of the upcoming continents in this respect. But there are manifold ethical challenges in innovation. The 14 authors from three continents, with a focus on Africa, give innovative multidisciplinary insights to technological, social, cultural, political, spiritual and research aspects of the ethics of innovation.
Trust and Ethics in Finance: Innovative Ideas from the Robin Cosgrove Prize
The values that guide finance professionals and the core role played by trust in the modern finance industry have been the dominant themes of the best papers submitted for the Robin Cosgrove Prize since it was launched in 2006. Inviting young people to submit innovative ideas to advance ethical approaches to the world of finance in its many manifestations has stimulated a global debate on the role of ethics and integrity in finance.
Global Survey of Business Ethics: In Training, Teaching and Research
The global survey of business ethics in teaching, training and research presented in this volume is based on previous smaller surveys, as described in the Introduction; but it is the first truly global survey of its kind. It gives a broad picture of the diversity of business ethics discourses, teaching models, training facilities and research capacities (or lack of them) on all continents but also shows trends and upcoming topics. It is a rich puzzle and a global mapping for orientation.
As global ethics emerges as an important answer to the common issues facing humankind, we cannot spare a reflection on the process leading to a consensus on global values. If we are to break political, economic, ideological, cultural, religious and gender-based patterns of domination in the debate on global ethics, we must ensure that all parties to the dialogue are able to express their values freely and in their own fashion.
Religions influence all sectors of society. To a great extent, this is true for the Protestant Genevan Reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) with his global influence and impact. His work is still highly relevant to today's economy. In his writings he emphasized on equitable markets and fair interests. In politics, he was an early door-opener for democracy, and he approached science with an open minded curiosity. His ethics is deeply rooted in his faith in the merciful and guiding Christian God. All human efforts should serve the Glory of God.