Ethical Blindness

About the online training programme

People often have an inappropriate view on reality. In addition, they could have difficulty interpreting reality, which leads to misconceptions or misperceptions, and, eventually, even to ethical blindness. After all, when making decisions, people are embedded in context. This context may be so strong that one feels forced to take certain decisions. Some of these feelings may be experienced only unconsciously, leading to a certain automatic acting, as if someone is on autopilot. This way, one can become ethically blind, meaning that one is unaware of making wrong decisions.

Course contents

This series of courses consists of the following video lessons, as well as an exam:

  1. Environmental influences
  2. Subjectivity of ethicalness
  3. Ethical versus unethical cultures
  4. Complexity of today’s world
  5. Complexity brings dilemmas
  6. Culture sets context
  7. Rationality versus mental traps
  8. A strong context
  9. Pressure
  10. Fear
  11. Drivers of ethical blindness


“MAC’s courses are very suitable for our employees; good quality content is what we look for.”

Rob Veersma
Global Energy Community
“Really well structured and easy to follow content that is varied in delivery in order to keep the reader engaged. Looking forward to seeing more from the MAC in the future!”

Erika Rabadia
Manager Trading Surveillance

Our Labels

Entrima and Market Abuse Centre (MAC) are the two labels we operate to provide learning services for professionals in the commodity & energy markets.

Content & Context

Entrima’s mission is to transfer knowledge regarding the business, controls & operations of parties in (or relating to) the wholesale markets.

Conduct & Culture

MAC’s mission is to facilitate the prevention & detection of misconduct and to foster proper behaviour in organisations. This is achieved via training, periodic updates and increased awareness.

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Market Abuse Centre facilitates prevention & detection of market abuse. We set learning standards for minimum required knowledge and provide training accordingly.


We offer a comprehensive curriculum of online self-study training courses regarding a wide variety of topics.

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