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University of Pittsburgh
From its onset in 1999, the mission of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration was to "add value to organizations through ethical leadership." The Center achieves its mission through the creation and utilization of knowledge through cutting-edge research, experience-based teaching, and active community engagement.
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University of Stellenbosch Business School, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
The University of Stellenbosch demonstrates an overwhelming commitment to academic initiatives that serve human need, both in South Africa and in Africa as a whole. Its Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS) stands out in particular, however, both for its unique character and the scope of its vision.
Audencia Nantes School of Management, Institute for Global Responsibility and Entrepreneurship, Nantes, France
Audencia Nantes School of Management was the first institution of higher education in France to sign the United Nations Global Compact, and was heavily involved in defining the Principles of Responsible Management in Education (PRME). In 2005, Audencia established the Institute for Global Responsibility (currently titled the Institute for Global Responsibility and Entrepreneurship) which has helped Audencia fulfill the objectives of the UN Global Compact and PRME, and much more.
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Colegio de Administración de Empresas, Puerto Rico
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez is one of 11 campuses in the University of Puerto Rico system. One thing that distinguishes the Mayagüez campus, however, is its development of an interdisciplinary strategy for the integration of ethical content in the curricula of its academic programs. The Colegio de Administración de Empresas (ADEM) is a key driver in the implementation of this strategy, which is known as Ethics Across the Curriculum (EAC).
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
One of the primary objectives at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management is to push business beyond just being "less bad" or compliant, and instead changing the direction and way business is carried out, explains Beau Daane, Fowler Center Manager. In addition, the Center "leverages interdisciplinary scholarship and practice to help leaders capitalize on new profitable business opportunities to solve the world's growing social and environmental problems," and focuses its activities in both scholarship and outreach.
INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica, and Managua, Nicaragu
Most modern business schools have gradually awakened to the idea that
teaching ethical concepts and sustainable perspectives on business is important
for the education of future managers and business leaders. However, as the INCAE
Business School demonstrates, it’s one thing for a school to work to
incorporate such ideas into existing courses and programs, and another to be
quite literally founded on those principles.
George Washington University,
George Washington School of Business, Washington, D.C., USA
The Institute for Corporate Responsibility at
George Washington University is a central contributor to the efforts of the
George Washington School of Business to achieve preeminence in the fields of
business ethics and corporate social responsibility, through research, outreach,
and curricular development.
Northern Illinois University, College of
Business, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
In 2004, Northern Illinois University’s College of Business identified the need
for faculty to have open and honest discussions primarily with its undergraduate
students in regards to ethics. Subsequently, the school charged an Ethics Task
Force with the mission to integrate ethics college-wide, ensuring that the next
generation of managers have a solid ethical foundation. The task force responded
with the creation of the Building Ethical Leaders Using Integrated Ethics
Framework (BELIEF) Program.
Centre for Social Impact,
Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a collaborative partnership between four
of Australia’s top business schools: Melbourne Business School, Swinburne
University of Technology’s Faculty of Business and Enterprise, the Australian
School of Business at the University of New South Wales, and the University of
Western Australia Business School. CSI is devoted to creating beneficial social
impact in Australia through teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of
Cranfield School of Management,
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
For the past three years, the Cranfield School of Management has been host to
the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, devoted to creating and
disseminating the tools through which current and future managers can make
corporate responsibility and sustainability issues central to the business
strategy of their organizations.
Indian School of Business,
Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India
The Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions (CEMS) is an inter-disciplinary think
tank at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad that is devoted to the
creation of market-based solutions to the problems of the developing world in
general, and India in particular.
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
With the creation of the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) in 1976, Bentley
University has continually promoted a sense of ethics and social responsibility
through teaching, research, institutional practices, and corporate and community
relations for the past three decades.
Duquesne University, Palumbo School of Business Administration and Donahue Graduate School of Business, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
The mission of Duquesne University’s Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics is to
promote moral integrity and behavior through ethics education and training to
those who encounter, or are preparing to encounter, moral challenges in the
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, USA
Stanford University Graduate School of Business takes a multi-layered approach
to business ethics. It includes ethics in their core curriculum primarily
through two required courses. Students are required to take a course, which has
three principal objectives: to consider an important set of ethics systems;
increase the precision with which students think about, discuss, and practice
ethics; and provide opportunities to apply ethics systems to business problems.
Kansas State University, College of Business Administration, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Kansas State University has a long-standing tradition of requiring ethics
courses of its business students, embedding ethics coursework in its curriculum.
Part of that commitment stems from a core of four tenured/tenure-track
professors teaching ethics in addition to qualified adjuncts. Undergraduates
take a required course called "Business, Government, and Society." The required
course for MBAs is "Legal and Social Issues in Business," with an additional
elective course called 'Professional Ethics."