Business ethics is the study of proper business policies and practices regarding potentially controversial issues, such as corporate governance , insider trading , bribery, discrimination, corporate social responsibility and fiduciary responsibilities. I do not care to pursue that line of thought further, as it is not germane to the ethics of business, whose sole concern is the present reality rather than the notion of a non-corporeal existence, though it bears mentioning as a matter of differentiating the ethics of business from the ethics of religion, as well as the ethical considerations that an individual may choose to make for religious reasons.
Therefore, by harming himself, the individual may also be creating a consequence to other parties, and the action is no longer beyond the scope of ethics: a person who harms oneself is to do harm to those who are dependent on their social connection to that person.
Though several specific areas of delicate and subtle quandaries remain, many of the original legal and ethical debates have been fought, offering business decision-makers arguably clear guidance on appropriate behavior in the workplace (ie sexual harassment).
The consideration of the ethics of an object becomes slightly less absurd if the object has the potential to do harm: a berry that is poisonous might do harm to someone who consumes it, a rock with a sharp edge might do harm to someone who treads upon it, a tree might do harm if it should fall upon someone.
An RBE can participate in the transition to a market economy by improving its business performance; by helping build social capital in its economy; and by working with leaders in business, government, and civil society to develop the essential market-oriented legal framework and reliable judicial institutions.