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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on Ethics

Solving the Challenges of the Agenda 2030

  • Explores the basis for sustainable investment decisions in businesses of the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Promotes life-long learning and education on gender equality to eliminate gender stereotypes and unconscious bias

  • Introduces best practise through business cases

Part of the book series: Sustainable Finance (SUFI)

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. How Businesses Can Impact Agenda 2030

    • Larisa B. Miller
    Pages 57-64
  3. Women and Ethics During the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    • Ángeles Heras Caballero
    Pages 65-69
  4. 4IR’s Ethical Impact and the Role of Women

    • Andrea Accuosto Suárez
    Pages 95-114
  5. Digital Equity and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    • Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck
    Pages 115-120
  6. Gender in Engineering: Assessing Women’s Performance in University Education

    • Montserrat Cabré, Josefina Fernández, Tomás A. Mantecón
    Pages 121-137
  7. Challenges of Education in the 4th Industrial Revolution

    • Ángela López, Elena Ibáñez
    Pages 139-150
  8. It’s Personal: 4IR and the Future of Learning

    • Vidisha Mishra, Gergana Vladova
    Pages 151-158
  9. Quality Education by Investment

    • Katharina Schüller
    Pages 159-182
  10. Financing of Start-Ups via Initial Coin Offerings and Gender Equality

    • María de la Concepción Chamorro Domínguez
    Pages 183-197
  11. 4IR and Ethical Impacts: Startups Ecosystems and Gender Equality

    • Gloria Lorenzo, Yolanda Díaz Villarrubia, Regina Llopis
    Pages 253-266

About this book

This book tackles the ethical problems of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) and offers readers an overview of the ethical challenges connected to Artificial Intelligence (AI), encryption and the finance industry. It specifically focuses on the situation of females in these industries, from women lawyers, judges, attorneys-at-law, investors and bankers, to portfolio managers, solicitors and civil servants. As the 4IR is more than “just” a technology-driven transformation, this book is a call to policymakers and business leaders to harness new technologies in order to create a more inclusive, human-centered future. It offers many practical cases of proactive change agents, and offers solutions to the ethical challenges in connection with implementing revolutionary disruptive products that often eliminate the intermediary. 
In addition, the book addresses sustainable finance in startups. In this context, education, training, agility and life-long learning in financial literacy are some of the key solutions highlighted here. The respective contributors supply a diverse range of perspectives, so as to promote a multi-stakeholder approach. 

Keywords

  • Digitalization and ethics
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Public procurement and supply chain
  • Women-owned start ups
  • SDG 5 - gender equality
  • 4 IR
  • Women leadership
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainability

Editors and Affiliations

  • President European Women Lawyers Association, Founding Partner 3C Compliance, Brussels, Belgium

    Katharina Miller

  • CEO. Eccos Impact GmbH, President of SwissFinTechLadies, Cham, Zug, Switzerland

    Karen Wendt

About the editors

Katharina Miller is a committed non-executive member of various corporate boards (Sustainable Panel of Telefónica, Spain, KOKORO World Trends SICAV, Spain, PANDA GmbH, Germany, and Assurance Services GmbH, Germany), with an extensive legal, operational and risk management experience. She is a qualified lawyer in Germany and Spain with over 10 years of international practice across Western Europe, founding partner of the corporate compliance & ethics legal boutique 3C Compliance, an adjunct professor at various compliance & data protection courses, ambassador of the Global Leadership Academy, Germany, president of European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) and a delegate for Spain at the G20/W20. 

Karen Wendt merges 20 years investment banking with social and green economy finance, leadership 4.0, design thinking and ideation. She implements value based decision making, choice architecture and theories of change and advises on Sustainable Development Goals Economics (SDG Economics) in her programme scaling4impact. She is also the president of the SwissFinTechLadies with the mission to close the female funding gap. As an expert at CV Labs’ blockchain incubator and F10 accelerator, she helps startups learn about sustainable financial innovation, ecosystem building and scaling their impact.

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Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-57020-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)