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In support of an ethical agriculture based on organic principles.  By Lorenzo Sasso
05.04.2019

In support of an ethical agriculture based on organic principles. By Lorenzo Sasso

There are several reasons for which agriculture has become an issue of moral concern in the current debate. First, there is a mismatch between global food supplies and human nutritional needs. Agribusiness has a strong impact on rural employment. Furthermore, modern agricultural biotechnologies have consequences for human and animal welfare. Finally, intensive production systems have effects on the sustainability of the global environment. The way we are going to organize the food and agriculture system, direct the production, transformation and distribution of food and other agricultural goods touch spheres that are inherently of ethical concern. This also explains why agriculture has become a matter of public policy. Several most controversial discussed issues in the realm of agriculture as highlighted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are: Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Well-fare and Livestock Husbandry, Patenting and Ethics in Intellectual Property in food and agriculture and Ethical Issues in Agricultural Research.

Google announces AI ethics panel. By Dave Lee, BBC.com
28.03.2019

Google announces AI ethics panel. By Dave Lee, BBC.com

Google has launched a global advisory council to offer guidance on ethical issues relating to artificial intelligence, automation and related technologies.

The panel consists of eight people and includes former US deputy secretary of state, and a University of Bath associate professor.

The group will "consider some of Google's most complex challenges”, the firm said.

The panel was announced at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital, a conference organised the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

St. Paul's University and Daystar University Join the Globethics.net Consortium
27.03.2019

St. Paul's University and Daystar University Join the Globethics.net Consortium

Globethics.net welcomes St. Paul's University and Daystar University as institutional members of the Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education.

During a three-day tour of Kenya, Dr Christoph Stückelberger represented Globethics.net at a number of events to promote the newly established Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education. Included in the trip's itinerary was St. Paul's University (SPU) and Daystar University.

During his time at SPU, Dr Stückelberger, a former alumnus, met with the university Vice-Chancellor, Joseph Galgalo, who was impressed by the consortium project.

SPU is an established university in the African continent and boasts four campuses with an enrolment of over 7,000 students.

Between Technophobia and Technoutopia – Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence
07.03.2019

Between Technophobia and Technoutopia – Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Whether or not we accept it, know it or deny it, we now live on a new planet, one in which virtual space and the development and deployment of algorithms and artificial intelligence has an increasing importance.

Algorithms are processes made up of formulas to solve problems. With the advent of artificial intelligence a learning element is introduced into such processes that simulate human intelligence with the possibility of judgement and action and the potential that the results could contravene human values, laws and rights. There is an antinomy between techno utopia and technophobia, a problem that ethical reflection and action can and must solve to strike the balance between effective and beneficial progress and actual and potential harm.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
19.12.2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

Dear friends!

On behalf of the Coordinating Council "Ethical Enterprise" We wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas - bright holidays of kindness, faith and love!

The year 2019 has been declared the Year of Theater in Russia, so let it bring a lot of inspiration and creative energy for the most daring projects!

May this New Year retain all the best and fulfill the cherished dreams, be great and memorable!

Co-founders of the Council

Galina Fomina

Ferdinando Pelazzo

The new Globethics.net book Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values (Global Series no. 17)
04.12.2018

The new Globethics.net book Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values (Global Series no. 17)

The new Globethics.net book Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values (Global Series no. 17) was launched on 15 November 2018 in New Delhi at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.

The 500-pages book that features 25 contributions from authors in all continents was handed over to the Supreme Court Judge of India by volume editors Professor Christoph Stückelberger (Globethics.net President) and Dr. Pavan Duggal (Globethics.net Board member).

The book covers a wind range of topics on ethics, disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, autonomous weapons (and its positive and negative impact on jobs), on health, social media use and on net neutrality.

The regular meeting of the Coordination Council
09.11.2018

The regular meeting of the Coordination Council

On November 7, 2018, the regular meeting of the Coordination Council was held.

The issues of introducing ethics into higher education programs were discussed, among which, in particular, "Ethics of Sustainable Development (17 UN goals)", "Ethics and Information Protection", "Antifrod" ...

The special guest of the Meeting was the Founder of the international ethics platform "Globalethics" Professor Christoph Stukelberger.

Finance should correspond to ETHICS
13.07.2015

Finance should correspond to ETHICS

On July 9 in Embassy of Italy in Russia GEEC took part in a presentation of abook "As money walked on the world, the Italian history" by Svetlana Reznik.

The book is intended for secondary school studentsand introduces to children such concepts as money, profit, marketing, exchange rate, and various aspects of business and banking.

The faculty of finance and banking of RANEPA joined an initiative of the UN global contract
15.05.2015

The faculty of finance and banking of RANEPA joined an initiative of the UN global contract

The faculty off inance and banking of RANEPA joined Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative of the UNglobal contract. Supporting PRME, the faculty accepts obligationsof creation of the mission, values, teaching and research activity, partnership and communications according to the principles of social responsibility and sustainable development in the global business environment.

First specialistsin mediation graduated from RANEPA
19.02.2015

First specialistsin mediation graduated from RANEPA

In February, the first class in the "Basics of mediation" course graduated from the Presidential Academy. The educational course was conducted by cardinal Paul Poupard recommendations.

The presidential academy visited by cardinal Paul Poupard
04.11.2013

The presidential academy visited by cardinal Paul Poupard

On November 1 at RANEPA the Fourth Russian-Italian Symposium was held. The role of education in creating a society oriented on business ethics served as the event's main topic. The Department of Banking and Finance at RANEPA served as organizer of the event along with the Russian-Italian committee for ethical entrepreneurship which is supported by the Moscow Patriarchy, the Foundation of Cardinal Paul Poupard, the Association of Russian Banks, UBI Banca, and Sberbank Russia.

On photo: 

  • Seda Nasibyan, the dean of faculty of finance and banking of RANEPA,
  • Vladimir Mau, Rector of RANEPA,
  • Cardinal Paul Poupard, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture and President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,
  • Gagerin Tosunyan, President of the Association of Russian Banks,
  • Alexander Murichev, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). 
  • Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation
  • RANEPA
  • UBI Banca
  • The “Life Line” Charitable Fund
  • The Association of Russian Banks (ARB)
  • Russian Union of Industrialists and Enterpreneurs (RSPP)
  • Moscow association of businessmen