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Oct 4, 2023
18:00 - 19:00


Every growing company faces growing pains, and in the absence of clear ethical guidance, some of these growing pains can become ethical issues that threaten a company’s life.
Learning to manage ethical culture is a vital part of growing a healthy company and foundational to a company’s ability to innovate responsibly.

Ethics can seem complex, and sometimes it can be, but ethics can be easier – IF – those leading a company are prepared and ready to face the challenges that lie ahead.
After this presentation, audience members will have become familiar with ways to comprehensively prepare their companies for the complexities brought about by AI in a global context which is increasingly demanding higher standards from businesses in terms of social responsibility, ESG, fairness, and more.

Join us for a multi-faceted look at the unique ethical challenges
organizations face in today’s ever-evolving technological landscape.

Companies are under extreme pressure to begin accounting for how they are performing, not only financially, but in other key matters as well. For example, environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) have become a critical area of focus. Technology ethics are a growing focus because new technologies are giving us more power to act, which means that we have to make choices we didn’t have to make before. While in the past our actions were involuntarily constrained by our weakness, now, with so much technological power, we have to learn how to be voluntarily constrained by our judgment: our ethics.

Some companies may be doing well right now, but it is another thing to be prepared in a deep sense for whatever the world will throw at your organization: a pandemic, international geopolitics and war, and technology constantly changing society in fundamental ways. There are so many questions about the appropriate use of technology that it is difficult to know where to start.

Professor Debackere along with thought-leaders from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, will guide the discussion and provide real-life examples of some of the challenges. You will get a first look at a new initiative, Ethics@Leuven, led by professor Helder De Schutter.

Interested to join this online debate? Please e-mail to martine.peetermans@amicilovanienses.org


Organized by Amici Lovanienses and co-promoted by KU Leuven Research & Development - Stichting Leuven.Inc – Belcham - Belwest - Markkula Center.

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