Resources on Ethics in Society, the Workplace, and in Higher Education
The following organizations provide ethics resource material and readings that may be of interest to the general public, business professionals, members of higher education, bloggers, researchers and others interested in the role of ethics in society.
BusinessEthics.ca - A Canadian resource for business ethics, the Center promotes the study of ethical dilemmas, values and decision-making in the world of commerce and is run by business ethics scholar, Chris MacDonald.
Business Ethics: The Magazine of Corporate Responsibility (BSR) -- A global organization that helps member companies achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies.
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions: Illinois State University – Provides links to university ethics centers and case studies in many professions.
Conscioused - Does blogging and offers courses on the skills and knowledge we mostly need in the workplace and in life that aren’t taught in universities. Skills like effective communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, self-knowledge, money management, and entrepreneurship are addressed.
eben.org (European Business Ethics Network) - Promotes business ethics within European private, public and voluntary sector organizations and includes news, events, discussion forum, membership details and training programs. It also links to many additional ethics resources in Europe.
E-Ethics Center - Provides resources to develop business ethics programs and teaching materials.
Institute for Global Ethics Provides training and consulting services to groups, which are asked to consider why ethics matters, explore shared values, understand the role of values in decision-making, assess the moral courage needed to act, and contemplate how all of these component parts impact the culture of an organization.
International Center for Academic Integrity - The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) addresses issues such as cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations on academic integrity and holds an annual conference.
Josephson Institute of Ethics - The Center is devoted to increasing the ethical commitment, competence, and practice in all segments of society. It does this through training and consulting to help companies improve their workplace cultures and is supported by a comprehensive program devoted to improving ethics in society.
Moral Philosophy: Ethics Unwrapped (University of Texas at Austin) – Provides excellent teaching materials for ethics instruction including cases and videos.
Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia - An international leader in the field of business ethics, the Olsson Center serves as a critical resource for executives, scholars, students and Darden alumni who are faced with the challenges of integrating ethical thinking into business decision-making. It shares research, publications and videos.
Pilant's Business Ethics Blogs - James Pilant posts ethics blogs from thought leaders through his community of ethics writers.
Re: The Auditors – Francine McKenna blogs about critical issues facing the accounting profession.
Society for Business Ethics - The Society is an international organization of scholars and others interested in business ethics that provides a forum for those interested in research, teaching, or the practical application of ethical principles and concepts to the management of businesses.
The Business Ethics Blog - Chris MacDonald, Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education & Research Program at the University of Toronto, blogs about corporate ethics issues.
The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - The Center sponsors and disseminates leading edge research on critical topics in business ethics by providing students, educators, business leaders, and policy makers with research to meet the ethical, governance, and compliance challenges that arise in complex business transactions.
The Center for Public Integrity – Writings on all things related to political ethics.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University - The Center provides cases, curricula, videos, and courses that have been successfully used in the classroom and by organizations. It also offers writings on ethical issues, CSR, and sustainability by leaders in their fields.
Transparency International – This organization is devoted to fighting corruption of all kinds around the world. It provides research and publication about corruption.
W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University - CBE is guided by its mission to promote integrity and trust in business by encouraging the establishment of ethical cultures in businesses everywhere. The Center pursues this through the application of expertise, research, education and a collaborative approach to the dissemination of best practices.
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