ETHICS AND INNOVATION SHARE
A COMMON GOAL:


To improve the well-being of humanity.

 

Innovation, by definition, is aimed at creating new useful goods and improving the quality of life

That is why we can say that the fundamentals of innovation are ethical, as ethics by itself is concerned with ensuring human well-being

 

Innovation is the development of solutions that meet new or existing needs in a unique way. An innovative environment increases employee motivation, creativity and productivity. It is one of the key elements driving human progress


 

HOW DOES INNOVATION ADD VALUE?

 

Obviously, nothing comes for free. Innovative and disruptive technologies lead to side effects that do not necessarily positively affect all stakeholders. That is why we consider all ethical aspects of our investments. The aim is to manage innovation and to innovate "responsibly"
 

Innovation must be beneficial for both society and companies. Thus, we pay careful attention to products developed by the companies in which we are invested, as well as the applications of these developments

 

Among the most critical ethical issues we have to deal with:

 

  • Misuse of new biological developments (bio-threats)
     
  • Programming/repairing genes or creating new cells that do not exist in nature (synthetic biology)
     
  • Autonomous weapons (who decides the target? kill anything that moves?)
     
  • Autonomous driving (safer but who is responsible in the case of an accident?)
     
  • Human enhancement (a two-way society of those who can afford and those who can not?)
     
  • Vulnerability (cyber security) as everything is interconnected; and IoT will further complicate the problem
     
  • Personal data generation and protection (who is the owner?)
     
  • Social issues - ongoing automation/ robotization put at risk not only the "unskilled" workforce (Uberize them), but also the "skilled" one
     

 


 

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