Ethics

Not Just A Different Sport Business, But A Sport Business Making A Difference

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

My dream as a kid was like many young boys: I wanted to be a sportsman. It didn't really matter which sport. Maybe the opening batsman in an Ashes Ser...

How Employers And Employees Alike Need To Consider A More Ethical Approach To Business

Olivia Hill | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Olivia Hill

How important is it to have an ethical approach to business? Very, when you take into account how consumers make their decisions as to who to shop from.

Considering The Ethics Of Our Investments

Tamara Sword | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Collectively we would wring our hands, but for the mobiles in our hands. How to reach out and touch more than glass. How to change what seems through the indifferent screen to be immutable, an endless cycle of meaningless horror.

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

We Can't Afford Five More Years of BP-Sponsored Culture

Dr Chris Garrard | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Chris Garrard

We should not accept corporate sponsorship or privatisation in the arts as a given, and be short-changed on the values that should be at the heart of our art-making. Starting today, it's time we made these museums and galleries properly accountable to the public, and not to BP.

Why A Neutral Central Registry for Company Transparency in Supply Chains Reports Is Key

Andrew Wallis | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Andrew Wallis

In March 2016 Section 54 of the UK's Modern Slavery Act - Transparency in Supply Chains etc. (TISC) provision took effect. It required businesses with a global turnover of £36 million or more and doing business in the UK to publish an annual statement about their efforts to tackle slavery in supply chains and their own organisation.

Death of Our Ethics

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Are we moving forward from the dark ages or do we make exceptions to regress where it means we can have a champagne party in the middle of George Square?

Meet Me at the Airport, Mr President

Carry Somers | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Carry Somers

I am ready to take the President of Honduras up on his offer to visit garment factories in his country and trust that he will keep his word. Meet me at the airport, Mr President.

"This Will Change Everything..."

Max Sanderson | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

His name was Dr Sergio Canavero. And next year, he will attempt the World's first (known) human head transplant. A boyhood dream of his which has been a quarter of a century in the making, Dr Canavero displays all the telltale signs of a maverick (and a psychopath).

Are Our Attitudes to Animal Rights Changing?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

SeaWorld's decision represents a move forward in our attitude towards the rights of animals. It wasn't that long ago, perhaps only a decade, that ending these shows would have been unthinkable. People loved them, they flocked to them, and they made companies like SeaWorld millions of dollars.

Housework: Should I or my mother do it?

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Therefore, without any excuses, I should do my chores. Yet before I get to them, my mum has already taken over and would rather I studied. I only hope that she releases her book soon.

It Doesn't Stop at SeaWorld: The UK is Complicit in Cruelty, Too

Conor Penn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We must scale our conversation back more wholly, dismantling the very framework that underpins our prioritisation of spectacle, competition, tradition and recreation over that of animal welfare. Whilst this framework remains intact, progress will continue to be inconsistent. Meanwhile, cruelty will continue to occur on our doorstep.

The Impact of Eating Animals: For You, Others and the Planet

Lauren Dawson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Dawson

This past weekend we celebrated Earth Hour 2016, causing many of us to look at what changes we can make to do our bit for the planet. We all know about swapping light bulbs, shorter showers and driving less, but there's one change we can all make that has a bigger impact than anything else: what we put on our plate.

Don't Take the Mick

Daniel Singleton | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

In the end we all know that if we are truly generous, we will be taken advantage of. Our fingers will be burnt. But some of the people I have been most impressed with are those who have given and done what they think to be right, even when their generous posture has been abused. Their position is not based on passing emotion, but on conviction.

Responsible Fashion: Top Five Topics of 2015

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

In an attempt to refine the information overload, I have picked the articles that I think are most engaging; voices that will both inspire and anger; brands worthy of attention; and concepts that will encourage reflection on this industry and how we interact with it. Here are the five topics that dominated the discussion:

Let's #DoFashionBetter

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

When people ask me what I do, I am sometimes loathed to admit that I work in fashion. It is not the glamorous industry it sells itself as but rather a vast and reckless monster, bulldozing its way through the seasons.

Leaders From Roland Mouret, H&M, & Vivienne Westwood At UK Houses of Parliament: Taking Sustainable Fashion to Scale

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

On Wednesday 11 November 2015, we brought together more than thirty fashion designers, leading journalists and CEOs of major brands, retailers and manufacturers at the UK Houses of Parliament to discuss how sustainability can be taken to scale in the fashion and textiles industry and how the new Mysource.io platform will make that possible.

Vegan Student Claims She Was Refused Catering Job For Not Wearing Leather Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A vegan student has claimed she was refused a catering job at her university because she would not wear leather shoes for ethical reasons. Dominika...

CSR Is Dead - Long Live Responsible Business

Stephen Howard | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK
Stephen Howard

The Volkswagen emissions scandal is a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of trust and reputation for organisations and reinforces the importance of being a responsible business.

Matt Damon Must Die: Why 'The Martian' Is a Terrible Example of How to Save a Life

Michael Plant | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Plant

As an alternative plot twist, how about the following? Matt Damon, whilst stranded on Mars, works out how much his rescue mission will cost. In a moment of enlightened self-sacrifice he realises that thousands of lives on Earth could be saved for the cost of saving him.

Blood Diamonds, Diesel Fumes and Politics as Usual

Sean Clinton | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Sean Clinton

Our political leaders won't act unless public pressure forces them to do so and the trade in blood diamonds will continue unchecked and unseen. Consumers, especially those in the fashion, film and media industry who are used to promote the industry, must questions the ethical provenance of the jewellery they wear and not allow the industry to fob them off with bogus claims that diamonds are ethically sourced and conflict-free.

The Steep Drop in Volkswagen's Shares Show the Importance of Ethical Business

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

Management accountants, with their role as business partners, are ideally equipped to navigate this arena, providing the relevant insight to manage the risks as well as innovations that come with ethical scenarios. And while the Volkswagen story unfolds before our eyes, seemingly with no end in sight, it serves as a timely reminder: ignore acting ethically at your own peril.

Action for Happiness: We Need a Movement to Promote Secular Ethics

Richard Layard | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Richard Layard

Today, as in every previous age, people are seeking. They are looking for a philosophy of life and an organisation that represents it... We hope that Action for Happiness can cater to that need, and help to provide the thousands of little gatherings that can make the world a better place.

Sustainable Materials: Discovering the Best at the Future Fabrics Expo

Charlotte Turner | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Style
Charlotte Turner

Since fashion has the potential to be so widely visible, and being one of the highest employing industries globally, the increased action and dialogue surrounding sustainability and ethical issues are positive developments, helping to bring the transformative work of countless organisations, initiatives and brands in to view - but there is more to be done.

Life or Death Bill

Grace Thompson | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

On Friday 11 September, MPs will be voting on a bill. A bill which has had little media attention. A bill which has been introduced by a relatively unknown Labour MP - Rob Marris. And yet a bill which, if passed, will have profound implications for people up and down the country. It is a bill dealing with matters of life and death.