Past Events

Ethical Reading’s official launch was on the 24th January 2018. Since we started our journey, our enterprise has strived to achieve its goals. We exist to help organisations and individuals to act in an ethical manner in Reading. We have identified five key ethical values we want to promote: respect for oneself and your loved ones; compassion for family and friends; collaborating in the workplace; giving people a social purpose and ensuring people are responsible for their actions. We have promoted these values through several events.

To find out more, there are blog posts on these events and the response by attendees below.

Brighter and Ethical Workplaces open day

We set up Brighter and Ethical Workplaces with Brighter Berkshire with the aims of: helping to improve the mental wellbeing of individuals and teams in Reading’s workplaces and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. Together we’re applying Ethical...

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Fairness in the workplace

  We can distinguish between a broad and a narrow meaning of the term of the terms ‘fair’ and ‘fairness’. In the broad sense of ‘fair’, an action or outcome is fair if and because this action or state of affairs is, on balance, favoured by consideration of all morally...

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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 and the domains of influence mentioned in an earlier post (Ethics - the foundation for positive change). We would...

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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 third of people (29%) have been bullied at work with women (34%) being more likely to be victims than men...

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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 decided that the “Ethics of Artificial Intelligence” would be an ideal topic for our third...

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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 the Mental Health Foundation told us about the massive adverse effect of poor mental health in the...

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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 will include (when we get round to it) virtual presence, to discuss a specific...

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