This book, Values and Ethics for the 21st Century, is the fourth in the series published annually by the community OpenMind, aimed at disseminating knowledge at its best.
For this book we have chosen ethics and values as the main topic. That is because we need shared values and ethics, they are vital for the proper functioning of the economic, political and social network and, therefore, for the well-being and development of the potential of every world citizen.
Our intention with regard to this book is to discuss how we can understand and avail ourselves of universal ethical principles in order to meet the great challenges that the 21st century has placed before us.
The authors have made a great effort, without diminishing the rigor, to offer clear views of the major ethical challenges in their respective areas, and even tangible.
The book is divided into five parts: ethics in a global world; ethics in science and technology; ethics, development, poverty and the environment; ethics in business; and, finally, ethics in finance.