Background to Professional and Ethical Standards Having consulted extensively with members globally and using the knowledge of experts in the field of ethics, a set of global professional and ethical standards for all our members has been written and agreed by RICS Governing Council. These provide clarity for members, with supporting information offering greater detail and guidance. RICS' global framework for professional and ethical standards There are five standards. All members must demonstrate that they:
OASIS Loss Modelling Framework An article referenced from AdvisenFPN.com for Dow Jones Newswires ("Insurers Grow More Skeptical of Catastrophe Models," at 3:38 p.m. EDT, misstated the title of an executive in the third paragraph. The correct version follows:) --Insurers giving greater scrutiny to models that measure potential losses from natural disasters --Major change in one widely used model partially responsible for shift Muhammad Yunus - Nobel Lecture Nobel Lecture, Oslo, December 10, 2006. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Grameen Bank and I are deeply honoured to receive this most prestigious of awards. ISO Social Responsibility MAY 2011: ECOLOGIA's Handbook for Implementers of ISO 26000 ECOLOGIA has prepared this 33-page Handbook to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses, who want to improve their impacts on their communities through developing their corporate social responsibility activities. In Summer 2011, ECOLOGIA will be working with a limited number of businesses in Vermont and in China, using the Handbook. The Handbook includes: overview of the standard and its goals, and what it can offer users workbook, featuring questions, tables to fill out, graphics, charts, real-life examples, and sections such as "Engaging Your Stakeholders: How to Begin the Process" definitions,principles and action suggestions for each of the seven core subjects: Organizational governance Human rights Labor practices Environment Fair operating practices Consumer issues Community involvement and development
Course: Ethical Standards Walkthrough Who is this course for? This module is designed for all RICS members at all levels Course Content The e-learning takes you through the RICS's new Global Professional and Ethical Standards that was launched in March 2012. IPCC: emissions cuts are about ethics as well as economics The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that global greenhouse gas emissions have grown faster than ever over the last decade. Taking action to achieve the world’s goal of limiting global warming to 2°C will mean making dramatic cuts in emissions. This raises not just technical and economic challenges, but also profound questions of ethics and values – such as the responsibility we bear towards future generations, and our attitude to the risk of very severe climate change damages.
Corporate social responsibility The term "corporate social responsibility" became popular in the 1960s and has remained a term used indiscriminately by many to cover legal and moral responsibility more narrowly construed. Proponents argue that corporations increase long term profits by operating with a CSR perspective, while critics argue that CSR distracts from business' economic role. A 2000 study compared existing econometric studies of the relationship between social and financial performance, concluding that the contradictory results of previous studies reporting positive, negative, and neutral financial impact, were due to flawed empirical analysis and claimed when the study is properly specified, CSR has a neutral impact on financial outcomes. Critics questioned the "lofty" and sometimes "unrealistic expectations" in CSR. or that CSR is merely window-dressing, or an attempt to pre-empt the role of governments as a watchdog over powerful multinational corporations. Definition Approaches
Professional and Ethical Standards We have five professional and ethical standards. These provide clarity for our members, who must demonstrate that they adhere to them. The supporting information in this area provides additional information and guidance. theconversation Analysis and Comment (49) In the wake of this month’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on ways to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, accusations began to fly in the media that the report had been censored… The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report tells us that CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise and that, unchecked, climate change will likely…