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External Ethics Links

Academic Resource Links

AACSB Ethics Education Resource Center
This site contains a wealth of information on business ethics education, including a link to the AACSB International Ethics Education Task Force Report (Ethics Education in Business Schools, June 2004), accreditation standards with respect to business ethics education, exemplar practices by member colleges and universities, tools, readings lists and related links.  

Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics (Duquesne University)
The Beard Center promotes moral integrity and behavior through ethics education and training focused on the moral challenges in the business world. The web site contains information on the center’s student and corporate programs, related curriculum initiatives, and links to business ethics resources.

Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership (University of Pittsburgh)
The Berg Center is dedicated to exploring the link between ethics and leadership. The web site includes an overview and history of the center, an annual report of the center's activities, recent research by faculty members, and links to additional business ethics resources.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
The Center for Corporate Citizenship is committed to redefining business success as creating measurable gains for business and society. Its vision is that business should use its assets to help assure economic prosperity and a just and sustainable world. The web site contains information about a broad range of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, including strategic philanthropy, corporate citizenship, and case studies of CSR in action.

Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, established in 1997, is dedicated to sponsoring and disseminating leading-edge research on critical topics in business ethics. The center focuses on global business ethics, corporate governance, social contracts, deception, disclosure, bribery, and corruption. The web site provides information on the center’s mission, current research projects, events, and a series of links to ethics-related sites. 

Center for Business and Society
The Center, at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, supports and encourages intellectual inquiry into the role of business in society, including a focus on business ethics and leadership. The center sponsors a yearly symposium on Business and Professional Ethics, and the Summit Award recognizing national corporate programs that contribute to firm financial performance through outstanding social or environmental contributions. The site includes information on all center programs and events.

Center for Ethics at Emory University
Emory’s Center for Ethics supports informed discussion of ethics, with a particular emphasis on health science and care. The web site includes a link to the center’s “Ethics and Servant Leadership” program, an “ethics news around the world” section, and video presentations and papers on a broad range of ethical issues.

Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University
This informative website contains an ethical “toolbox” that includes an array of useful materials – from a quiz that indicates your “ethical style” and an overview of corporate ethics programs, to Socrates’ perspectives on “doing the right thing” and a strategy for resolving ethical dilemmas.

Duke University Fuqua/Coach K Center for Leadership and Ethics (COLE)
The center’s mission is to advance leadership and ethics through research and education. A unique feature is its link to college athletics, with Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski as an executive-in-residence. The web site also includes a link to Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University
The Safra Foundation Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in public and professional life. In addition to information about various programs at Harvard (including Faculty Fellowships in Ethics), the web site provides links to Harvard course syllabi on ethics and leadership, the practice of architecture, and government.

Ethics Update (University of San Diego)
Ethics Update is a very useful site that contains a wealth of information on ethical theory, ethics videos, cases and reviews, and a series of applied ethics vignettes, from computer and IT ethics, to environmental ethics, to war, peace and terrorism.

Human Rights Research and Education Centre (University of Ottawa)
The Centre's emphasis is on business ethics, stakeholder relations and general issues associated with corporate social responsibility and trade, investment and social justice. The website contains links to a "Virtual Human Rights Library" (Documentation section), Canadian Human Rights organizations/websites, and Human Rights Law in Canada.  

Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide (University of Notre Dame)
The institute advocates business ethics in a global setting. The site provides an overview of the various initiative and activities at Notre Dame that promote ethical business conduct, and provides links to various readings and online ethics resources.

Kansas State University’s ETHICSclassroom
KSU’s ETHICSclassroom is an interactive forum for people interested in reviewing current issues involving values, morals, and ethics across American society. The site includes links to an interactive forum devoted to ethics issues, learning links for ethics and social responsibility, and an interactive case study on ethical issues that is updated each month.

Practical Ethics Center (University of Montana-Missoula)
Emphasis is placed on ethics in the professions, including such diverse areas as agriculture, environmental studies, journalism, pharmacy and public administration. The site includes links to the center's newsletters, activities, research, courses (including an asynchronous, online course throughout the year), and its weekly radio show, "Ethically Speaking."



Association Resource Links

Aspen Institute
Founded in 1950, the Aspen Institute is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the institute seeks to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.

Business for Social Responsibility
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global organization that supports companies to achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR’s web site provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies. A nonprofit organization, BSR promotes cross-sector collaboration and contributes to global efforts to advance the field of corporate social responsibility.

Caux Round Table
The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of business leaders working to promote moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles that emphasize principled capitalism and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity as the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society. The web site provides a link to the CRT Principles, current projects, publications and a series of useful tools and guidelines (Resources section) for ethical and responsible business leadership.

CFA Centre for Financial Market Integrity
The CFA’s Centre for Financial Market Integrity sets the standards for ethics and professional excellence and advocates fair and transparent capital markets. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation is quickly becoming the global recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of investment professionals. The website includes a wealth of information on professional development opportunities, the CFA designation, and ethical and performance standards in the profession.

Council for Ethics in Economics
The Council for Ethics in Economics is an association of leaders in business, higher education, religion and other professions working together to strengthen the ethical fabric of business and economic life. The council carries out this mission by identifying and responding to emerging issues important to the pursuit of business ethics, assisting in the resolution of these issues locally, nationally and internationally. The web site includes links to Ethics in Economics (the Council's quarterly journal), the council's programs, and an online catalogue of educational materials (including business ethics case studies, videos and publications).
This Earthsurviving web site is dedicated to the environment and those concerned groups and individuals who work to make it better for everyone. It acts as a clearinghouse of projects at the local level where people are making a difference. The site includes opportunities to share environmental project news with others and discuss, in a respectful and mature way, socially responsible and ecologically sound initiatives and issues intended to make the world both safer and fairer.

European Business Ethics Network
The European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) is an international network dedicated to the promotion of business ethics in European private industry, public sector organizations, voluntary organizations, and academia. EBEN is a not-for-profit association, registered in the Netherlands. The web site includes information on the Network, its activities, newsletter and publications.

Ethics and Compliance Officer Association
The Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) is the professional association exclusively for managers of ethics, compliance and business conduct programs. The ECOA provides ethics officers with training and a variety of conferences and meetings for exchanging best practices. The site includes a wealth of information on new initiatives in the business ethics arena, including links to study reports, conferences, and access to the ECOA’s library reports and research documents (Resources section of the site).

Ethics Resource Center
A content-rich site that includes information on organizational codes of conduct (code construction and content, common ethics code provisions, tips for writing an effective code), an on-line Ethics Effectiveness Quick Test, character development initiatives, and global ethics (including a brief overview of ethics centers around the world).

Fair Factories Clearinghouse
The Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) is a collaborative industry effort involving retail and consumer brand companies and retail trade associations to create a system for managing and sharing factory information and social compliance audit reports. Its focus is to share noncompetitive information about workplace conditions that can inform sourcing decisions by retailers and brands and help to improve factory workplace conditions around the world. The web site contains information on the FCC, its member companies and associations, and its various initiatives.
Since 1995 the Corporate Governance site at has focused on facilitating the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth.  The site contains a rich array of news items, links to related sites of interest, commentary, and advocacy geared to the active investor. 

Information System Ethics, Association for Information Systems
The site focuses on the role of cyberethics in information systems management. Information and links are provided to readings, case studies, syllabi and resources on cyberethics (including guidelines for on-line research and the Association of Information Systems Code of Research Conduct).

Institute for Global Ethics
The mission of the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is to promote ethical behavior in individuals, institutions and nations through research, public discourse and practical action. Headed by Rushworth Kidder, Bentley's 2005 Verizon Visiting Professor of Business Ethics and Information Technology, IGE's web site contains links to white papers on ethics and ethical reasoning, an overview of ethical literacy, and the Ethics Newsline [], a free, online source for weekly information on ethics and current events.

Institute for Responsible Business, Universiteit Nyenrode, The Netherlands
The institute is dedicated to research, education and consulting focused on enhancing ethical awareness and increasing ethical accountability. The web site includes links to Money and Morals (a 2003 report, in English, on socially responsible investing among Dutch pension funds), the institute's programs and initiatives, and educational products.

Society for Business Ethics
The Society for Business Ethics (SBE) is an international organization of scholars engaged in the academic study of business ethics and others with interest in the field. The web site includes a wealth of information about and links to business ethics resources.

Society of Financial Service Professionals
The Society of Financial Service Professionals’ (SFSP) mission is to advance the professionalism of credentialed members in a broad range of disciplines to enable them to better serve their clients’ financial needs. The site has a section on Ethics and the SFSP’s American Business Ethics Award, Code of Professional Responsibility for financial service professionals, disciplinary procedures, and related Ethics Survey Reports.

Transparency International
A non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to combating corruption across the globe. The site includes an overview of current initiatives, events and activities, a yearly global corruption report, and a series of useful "tools" including integrity pacts, business principles for counteracting bribery, and a corruption fighter's "tool kit."



Company-Specific Links and Ethics Resources

The site includes a statement of Guardsmark’s commitment to an ethical foundation for its business. A downloadable pdf copy of the company’s Code of Ethics is available. Guardsmark was the recipient of the 1996 national American Business Ethics Award and the 2002 Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Corporate Citizenship Award. The CED noted Guardsmark’s “uncompromising dedication to excellence and overriding commitment to place principle over profit.”

Detailed information is provided on PricewaterhouseCooper's Code of Conduct ("Living Our Values"), a video commentary on the PwC Code by Global CEO Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr. and Global Ethics Leader Barbara Kipp, and an interview with Ms. Kipp on why PwC has a Code of Conduct that emphasizes "The way we do business."

Raytheon's Business Ethics and Compliance Home Page includes a company Resource Center with information on Raytheon's Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct and specific information on a range of specific challenges, including doing business overseas, dealing with intellectual property, ethical conduct for supplier relationships, and environmental ethics. Additional links include an "Ethics Quick Test," international compliance considerations, corporate governance and community relations.

Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears' Corporate Values and Code of Conduct webpage includes an overview of the company's core values and an illustrative list of questions and answers related to its code. Additional information is provided on corporate governance guidelines and Sears' Community Relations programs.

State Street Corporation
As a world leader in financial services, State Street Corporation’s web site includes a detailed overview of its (global) Community Affairs Division and its emphasis on volunteerism, global philanthropy and community development. The site includes a link to the company’s Community Affairs Annual Report – Worldview 2003 – that provides an overview of its approach to corporate social responsibility.

Texas Instruments
The site provides an overview of the importance of ethics at Texas Instruments (TI), the Ethics Organization at TI, the TI Ethics Quick Test, and links to TI Ethics Publications.

The "About Verizon" web page contains information on the company's Code of Business Conduct, diversity initiatives, corporate governance guidelines, and Verizon's role in the community. Detailed information is provided on many of the company's social programs, including Verizon Reads (which focuses on outreach to illiterate adults and children) and the Verizon Wireless Hopeline (which focuses on using wireless technology to combat domestic violence).