Episode 2 in our financial ethics video training series is out!

February 25th, 2014 by Kara in Videos

  Episode 2: Does Financial Ethics Make Sense? The second episode of the financial ethics video training series, “Ethics in Finance is Good!” produced by Seven Pillars Institute shows why financial ethics has been largely neglected by the finance academy and until recently perhaps (with glacial progress), the financial industry. Spoiler alert: Financial ethics does make sense.   On moral relativism: “Consider the example of the Greeks and Callatians. The Greeks believed it was wrong to eat the dead; the Callatians believed it was right. Does it follow, from the mere fact that they ...

Applying Confucian Virtues in Finance

February 13th, 2014 by Kara in Essays, Ethics 101

By: Charlotte L.Y. Tang   Confucianism was founded in the late Spring and Autumn Period in ancient China (~770BC- ~476BC). The key figure and founder of the philosophy is Confucius.. Confucianism blossomed throughout ancient Chinese history with the help of philosophers and emperors, such as Mengzi. In ancient times, Confucianism was not only prominent in mainstream public opinion and as social requirement but also formed the core of some legal systems. Confucian principles were adopted as the legal standard.. Centered on venerating others and respecting oneself, Confucianism was also a popular tool used by emperors ...