What we're about

Hello & welcome to the Ethical Reading (as in the town in the UK) meetup group. This is a group for people who want to help make a positive difference to the way groups and organisations of all types behave. We want to improve the ethical behaviour of organisations by empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools to do this.

Ethical Reading is a non-profit social enterprise whose key aim is to encourage organisations, by working through individuals, to give greater priority to ethical behaviour with particular focus on how they treat their employees and the environment.

Our vision is that society can be positively transformed by organisations with a deeply rooted ethical behaviour, who are strongly engaged with the local community and who act in an environmentally sustainable way. You can find out more about us at our website: https://www.ethicalreading.org.uk

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Upcoming events (2)

Ethical Reading Webinar: Ethics - what is it and why does it matter?

What is ethics and why is ethical behaviour so important in business and broader society? Professor Brad Hooker from the University of Reading is an eminent researcher in this field over several decades. This webinar will begin by discussing definitions of ethics. Then it will identify the predominate ethical values and requirements. We will move on to a discussion of reasons why ethical values and requirements matter and to some advantages of having ethical expectations pervasive in the workplace. The webinar will then comment on the distinction between work life and private life. Throughout the webinar, examples will be used to illustrate ethics problems and to focus attention of pivotal considerations. Joining the webinar: 1. Five minutes before the start-time, please click on the link below https://bottomlineevent.webex.com/bottomlineevent/j.php?MTID=m071b4b7fb430838621886ce65623d8ca (If asked, please enter Meeting number:[masked]; Password: 8938) 2. If this is the first time you have used Cisco Webex, you will be asked to install a small piece of software (a small browser plug-in). This should take no more than a minute or two. 3. Please enter your name and email address when prompted. 4. You will then join the live webinar. Prof. Brad Hooker Brad Hooker has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton and a doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. He worked at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to University of Reading in 1993. His book Ideal Code, Real World: a Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality was published by Oxford University Press in 2000. Hooker has published 80 articles and edited or co-edited 7 collections of new essays. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Utilitas from[masked], and has been an associate editor of various other journals. He was on the Executive Committee of the Mind Association[masked] and the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association[masked]. His recent research has been on fairness and on financial regulation. Join us We would love for you to join us (membership is free) at https://www.ethicalreading.org.uk. Remember to sign up for the regular newsletter as well! Partners and Supporters We would like to recognise our Partners and Supporters (https://ethicalreading.org.uk/partners-and-supporters/) in supporting all that we do. If you would like to join as an organisation, please contact us at [masked].

January Meetup: Towards a sustainable future - The Circular Economy

Today’s economy is hugely wasteful. From phones and clothes, to food and buildings, since the Industrial Revolution our approach has been the same: ‘take, make, dispose’. But this mindset is no longer working. It’s reaching its limits for business, has massive negative impacts on the environment, and often fails to provide for people. But we now have the knowledge and tools to build an economy that is fit for the 21st Century. Joe Iles, Editor-in-Chief of Circuate for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will explain why we need an economy that offers opportunities for growth and prosperity. One in which waste and pollution are designed out, and where we keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. It’s an opportunity for startups, industries, as well as individuals, their communities and cities. This is the model of a circular economy, and a shift is happening today. Joe Iles, Edtor-in-Chief, Circulate As Editor in Chief of Circulate, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's source for insight on the circular economy, Joe’s role is to help deliver leading commentary design, business, economics, cities, food and society, through the lens of a circular economy. Part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation team since 2011, Joe also helped design and create the Disruptive Innovation Festival, an online festival of ideas which invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the changing economy and their role in it. As part of the Editorial Team, Joe writes and curates entries into the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s circular economy case study library, sharing success stories from businesses embedding the principles of regeneration and restoration into their operations. Join us We would love for you to join us (membership is free) at https://www.ethicalreading.org.uk. Remember to sign up for the regular newsletter as well! Partners and Supporters We would like to recognise our Partners and Supporters (https://ethicalreading.org.uk/partners-and-supporters/) in supporting all that we do. If you would like to join as an organisation, please contact us at [masked].

Past events (14)

November Meetup: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The Library, The Great Expectations Hotel

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