Ask Any ESG Question: Our Journey
Our mission is to answer any ESG question on any company for any stakeholder. We are driven by our goal to simplify ESG reporting, saving companies time and resources while enhancing transparency, and putting an end to greenwashing. Our platform offers a user-friendly solution for employees responsible for responding to ESG surveys. Our journey to our current position was not a linear one, this article outlines the path we have taken to today.
Biotech Versus Fintech: A Competitive Analysis of CDR Performance
The EthicsGrade 2022 Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) report reveals that biotech firms outperform FinTechs in terms of ethical performance. We explore the key reasons behind biotechs’ superior performance and analyze the factors that contribute to their emerging success in CDR and AI ethics.
Financial Services: A Sector Analysis
The financial services sector makes up the backbone of the economy, and thus holds an important role in our functioning as a society. This article will present current trends in the financial services sector and highlight the companies with the highest, lowest, and most improved digital ethics standings according to an EthicsGrade scoring.
AI Mobility and Governance in Africa: Navigating ESG Opportunities and Challenges
This article explores the ESG impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on mobility in and governance of Africa. As the continent undergoes rapid urbanization, AI technologies like ride-sharing and electric mobility solutions are being considered to address transportation challenges. Collaboration between governments, technology companies, and civil society is crucial for aligning AI deployment with Africa's values and developmental goals.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report Showcases Cybersecurity as a Priority
Learn more about the importance of cybersecurity: The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Reporting requirements, the EU’s Digital Operations Resilience Act and Ransomware Payments. This piece is based on a news comment by CEO Charles Radclyffe.
May’s AI News: Key Moments and Why They Matter
AI News narratives in May include: CEOs met VP Kamala Harris to address concerns, Biden emphasized AI safety. National Science Foundation funded responsible AI research. 150+ African workers unionized for better conditions in AI content moderation. Geoffrey Hinton left Google to discuss AI risks. Norway's $1.4tn fund called for AI governance, UK allocated £100m for AI sector advancement. Audio deepfakes' impact on misinformation is highlighting the need for ethical AI governance.
A Polymath in this New Renaissance: An Interview with Valerie Morginat
We interviewed Responsible AI Governance thought leader Valerie Morignat. The discussion varies with topics such as not fitting into one box and the need for creativity in AI ethics. The importance of stories (even those we tell ourselves). Then to scuba diving and its likeness to virtual reality: a disembodied experience of immersion. Finally, discussing AI as an Ancient wish seen in myths, religious texts and legends & the importance of a supportive community.
April's AI News: Key Moments and Why They Matter.
April offered us four key news stories in digital ethics. Here we summarise them and discuss why they matter. These include countries banning ChatGPT, the release of the UKs AI White Paper, the Open letter to “pause” AI, and a ChatBot-encouraged death. We hope to inform readers of current news narratives and make them accessible to users of emerging technologies.
Regulating AI: An Overview of Existing and Forthcoming Governance Frameworks
This article highlights three current laws used to govern AI: the GDPR, CODA and DMCA. Each law is shared with a summary of goals, tangible impacts, and a case study of its enforcement. The implications of reappropriating old laws made to govern humans for digital technologies are discussed. Finally, incoming AI- and digitalisation-specific regulations, namely the Online Safety Bill and AI Act, are outlined with their implications and potential use cases.
The AI Liability Directive: The Business Case for DPIAs and the Need for Granular Digital Risk Assessments
The AI Liability Directive is a valuable update to existing EU law surrounding liability rules, and paves the way for a more trustworthy approach to the integration of AI into public and private enterprises. The Directive ensures that those harmed by AI systems are not disproportionately affected by the time and expense of litigation. This article reviews the business case for DPIAs, impacts of the Directive and the Need for Granular Digital Risk Assessments.
Women4AI Daring Circle Seminar: Working Towards Inclusive AI
Women4AI Daring Circle, a working group facilitated by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, focuses on designing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a way that drives inclusion, both in its development and its application. The group held a seminar with over 70 women discussing how AI can be more inclusive, this piece summarizes the key takeaways.
Dating Platforms: An Industry Analysis
Dating apps like Tinder, Hinge and Badoo are valued by many internet users for their capacity to expose people to a broader set of potential romantic and sexual partners. Usership of dating apps has increased from 200 million in 2015 to over 300 million in 2021 and revenues have increased from under 2 to over 4 billion in the same period. At EthicsGrade, we’d hope that the growth of the industry would be matched with a maturing framework for a gold standard of ethics and governance.
What is greenwashing? Why is it important? And what can we do?
In the world of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, the term "greenwashing" is frequently used and discussed. To shed light on this concept, we’re going to explore what greenwashing entails with the help of ChatGPT.
Real-world Impacts of ChatGPT on Google, Employment, and Schooling
There are three particularly significant impacts of ChatGPT emerging: on google, employment and schooling. Firstly, a look into Microsoft’s intended incorporation of ChatGPT into Bing as no magic bullet. Secondly, automation of tasks that were previously accomplished by humans and the impact it may have on labor demand. Finally, Educators are raising questions about how they will be able to detect if a student has used ChatGPT to write their assignments.
A Users Guide to ESG at EthicsGrade: What is it? Why should you care? and How does AI fit in?
ESG is finding new applications as a means of informing socially responsible investment decisions. So, what is ESG? Why does it matter for everybody? And how does our coverage of corporate digital responsibility fit into the discussion? This article answers these questions and, in doing so, gives a good sense of why you should be paying attention to the work at EthicsGrade.
The Athens Roundtable: The EU AI Act and the Rule of Law
The Fourth Annual Athens Roundtable was an attempt to approach democracy from its bedrock: the rule of law, which, in its simplest form, asserts that no one stands above it, no matter the country or community. This piece summarizes the key takeaways and the bottom line from the panel focused on an enforceable EU AI Act.
Who is Responsible for the Actions of AI?
We must question who is Responsible for the Actions of AI? We must question who is held accountable for both the risk and reward of AI action without accountability blocks moral and legal culpability. What stakeholders could be held responsible for both the risk and reward of AI action, without accountability AI use could block moral and legal culpability. Sadly, the responsibility for the risks and rewards of robotics can be misplaced or not placed at all.
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Early Lessons from Elon Musk’s New Twitter
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has so far undone much of the progress made by the company towards responsible Machine Learning practice. The wide social push-back may indicate the demand for socially responsible platforms. In contrast to Musk’s radical approach to organisational reform, we at EthicsGrade believe that substantial improvements (in ESG) are often best achieved through building upon the work of existing teams.