Centers and Organizations Working in Business Ethics
(Updated October 2015)
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Focus: to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day. AEI research is conducted through seven primary research divisions: Economics, Foreign and Defense Policy, Politics and Public Opinion, Education, Health, Energy and the Environment and Society and Culture.
American Political Science Association
Committee on Professional Ethics
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Focus: To encourage the application of rigorous ethical and intellectual standards in the profession.
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
618 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Focus: Encouraging high quality interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics.
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
2 First National Plaza
20 South Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Focus: To concentrate in the fields of professional responsibility and legal ethics.
Banta Center for Business, Ethics & Society
University of Redlands
P.O. Box 3080
1200 E. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373
Focus: To facilitate discussion and interaction with business leaders, promote student achievement in ethics and community service, develop ethics across the curriculum and share best practices with practitioners and educators.
The Bauer Center for Business Ethics
C. T. Bauer College of Business
334 Melcher Hall
University of Houston
4750 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6021
Focus: Introducing students to business ethics. Requires a capstone course; encourages faculty
to cover ethics.
Better Business Bureau
290 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Suite 102
Marlborough, MA 01752-4705
Focus: To create a community of trustworthy businesses, denounce substandard marketplace behavior, and encourage and support best practices.
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Carroll School of Management
55 Lee Road Mailing address
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3942 Carroll School of Management
Tel: (617)-552-4545 140 Commonwealth Ave
Focus: Learning, Practice, Results and In Good Company
Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Focus: To renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice through executive education programs, practitioner. Focused research and out.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
88 Kearny Street 12th Floor 5 Union Square West, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108 New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 415-984-3200 Tel: 212-370-7707
Fax: 415-984-3201 Fax: 646-758-8150
Focus: To develop sustainable business strategies and solution through consulting, research and cross sector collaboration.
BSC Sustainability Services
Focus: To help clients create business values by building sustainability within their culture and operations.
Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
Focus: To extend educational opportunity and promote the peaceful resolution of conflict.
The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center
The Wharton School
Jon M. Huntsman Hall Room 668
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340
Focus: Research in business ethics topics, global business ethics, corporate governance, and social
Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750316
Dallas, TX 75275-0316
Focus: contemporary issues; and celebrate ethics that reflect SMU's fundamental goals throughout the campus and in the Greater Dallas community.
Case Western Reserve University Center
For Professional Ethics
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Focus: Aid students, faculty, and professionals w/ personal and professional ethics. Offers a newsletter, etc.
Center for Advance Study in the Behavioral Sciences
75 Alta Road
Stanford, CA 94305
Focus: To improve contributions of the social and behavioral sciences and humanities by facilitating interdisciplinary perspectives, depth of inquiry, integration of knowledge, and application to real world concerns.
Center for Applied Christian Ethics
117 Blanchard Hall
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
Focus: To promote and encourage the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions.
Center for Applied & Professional Ethics
Department of Religious Studies
California State University
121 Trinity Hall
Chico, CA 95929
Focus: Promotes ethical reflection inside and outside of the university. Sponsors public lectures and discussions; assists teaching and research, etc.
Center for Business Ethics
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
Focus: Align effective business performance with ethical business conduct. Offering leadership; lectures, executive education programs such as Managing Ethics in Organizations, graduate certificate program in business ethics, faculty workshops, and publications.
Center for Business Ethics
Cameron School of Business
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Avenue
Houston, TX 77006
Focus: To work with the corporate community to help business people and students make good choices that will benefit themselves, their businesses, and their community.
Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
Focus: To help students and other Xavier stakeholders recognize and deal with values-related issues in the workplace.
Center for Character & Social Responsibility
621 Commonwealth Avenue, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Focus: To stimulate a national dialogue on issues of moral education, thus helping scholars to become more competent in the study of ethics and character in our nation’s schools.
Center for Creative Leadership
Attn: Client Services
One Leadership Place
Greensboro, NC 27410
Focus: Focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere.
Center for Ethical Business Cultures
1000 LaSalle Avenue, TMH 331
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005
Tel: 651-962-4120 or 1 800-328-6819 Ext. 2-4120
Focus: Works to encourage current and future business leaders to build ethical cultures in their organizations and high standards of integrity in their communities.
Center for Ethics and Business
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8385
Focus: Fosters discussions on difficulty, costs, rewards, etc. of ethical business. Holds an annual two week event; offers web site resources.
Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Focus: Teaching and research in business ethics and entrepreneurship.
Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
Michigan State University
East Fee Hall
965 Fee Rd Room C-208
East Lansing MI, 48824
Focus: Bring Ethics and humanities thought to healthcare and science. An educational resource via teaching, writing, speaking, research, etc.
Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Focus: Spreading ethics knowledge and practice. Offers and ethics minor, seminars, etc.
Center for Ethics
University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
Focus: Promote ethics, responsibility in academics and business research; numerous programs, including an annual breakfast, award.
Center for Ethics and Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 148
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Focus: Dedicated to advancing applied ethics and political philosophy through the integration of first quality theoretical reflection and a discerning engagement with the practical settings in which important ethical issues arise.
Center for Ethics and Public Service
University of Miami
1311 Miller Drive – G287, Room G287 P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146 Coral Gables, FL 33124
Tel: 305-284-3934 Fax: 305-284-3934
Focus: Is to provide legal representation to low-income communities in the fields of children's rights, public health entitlements, and nonprofit economic development, as well as legal ethics education and professional training to the Law School, University, and Florida business, civic, and legal communities.
Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business
University of Notre Dame
255 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Focus: To strengthen the Judeo Christian ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions by fostering dialogue among academic and corporate leaders, as well as by research and publications and to coordinate and integrate the teaching of ethics throughout the business curriculum at Notre Dame.
Center for Integrity in Business
Center Integrity in Business
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West, Ste. 201
Seattle, WA 98119
Focus: To be a healthy, transformed, integrity-seeking business community working for a more just and sustainable world.
Center for Professional and Applied Ethics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
Focus: Grow moral awareness, ethics skills of faculty, students, and professionals. Courses, graduate certificate program, speakers, publications, etc.
Center for Professional Ethics
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
Focus: The mission of the St. Mary’s University Center for Professional Ethics is to establish a multi-disciplinary framework for thoughtful research and discussion into the primacy of action in concrete moral decision making across the range of business, science, medicine, politics, teaching, law and economics.
Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society
College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illini Center, Fourth Floor
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Focus: To develop a national vision that articulates societal expectations of a professional's responsibility and accountability at both the individual and organizational level.
Center for Religion, Ethics, and Social Policy
117, 119 Anabel Taylor Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
Focus: Help build a just and sustainable society, works through campus neighboring areas in various projects.
Center for the Study of Ethics
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-5999
Focus: To promote study of ethics in students, faculty and community and to work through curriculum, forums, workshops and publications.
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Illinois Institute of Technology
CSEP Hermann Hall, Room 204 & 205
3241 S. Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Focus: Promote education and scholarship concerning the professions. Publications, ethics bowl, online codes of ethics section, workshop.
Center for Study of Ethics in Society
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
3024 Moore Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5328
Focus: Is to encourage and support research, teaching, and service to the university and community in areas of applied and professional ethics.
Center for Sustainable Enterprise
Kenan-Flager Business School
University of North Carolina
300 Kenan Center Drive, McColl Building, Campus Box 3490
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
Focus: To help leaders learn how to make a profit, while doing the right thing for people and the planet.
Center for the Teaching & Study of Applied Ethics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1006 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0321
Focus: To highlight the importance of critical thinking and moral reasoning in resolving ethical dilemmas and to encourage its exploration in the context of different disciplines and methods of inquiry.
Center for Values and Social Policy
University of Colorado
Campus Box 232
Boulder, CO 80309
Focus: To address the needs and interests of the local and broader community.
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
99 Chauncy Street, 6th. Floor
Boston, MA 02111-1703
Focus: To integrate sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.
1133 19th Street, NW, 9th floor,
Washington, DC 20036
Focus: To restore the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
PO Box 20046
Stanford, CA 94309-0046
Focus: To promote the responsible use of computer technology.
845 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6600
Focus: To create and disseminate knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society.
Corporate Compliance Insights
14850 Montfort Drive, Suite 106
Dallas, Texas 75254
Focus: Created a knowledge-sharing forum designed to educate and encourage informed interaction within the corporate compliance, governance and risk community.
Council for Ethical Leadership
One College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
Focus: To encourage ethical dialogue, to promote best ethical practices, and to develop new ethical leaders.
Council of Ethical Organizations
214 S. Payne Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Focus: To promote ethical and legal conduct in business, government and the professions.
David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, The
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
335 Mervis Hall Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Focus: Explore the link between ethics and leadership, accomplished through research, education and sponsored activities.
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
124 Mount Auburn St, Suite 520 N
Cambridge, MA 02138
Focus: Teaching/research on ethical issues in public and professional life, moral choice in business, education, government, etc.; varied resources.
Ethical Markets Media
P.O. Box 5190
St. Augustine, FL. 32085
Focus: To promote the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical, and just economy worldwide.
Ethics & Compliance Officer Association
411 Waverly Oaks Road, Suite 324
Waltham, MA 02452
Focus: To be the provider of ethics, compliance and corporate governance resources to ethics and compliance professionals worldwide, to provide members with access to an unparalleled network of ethics and compliance professionals, and a global forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies.
6031 Haldeman Center, 2nd Floor
27 North Main Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Focus: Foster study of applied and professional life. The institute offers many programs, including courses, and discussion.
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Focus: dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life.
6000 Meadows Road, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Focus: To ensure that individuals can communicate issues and concerns associated with unethical or illegal activities safely and honestly with an organization's management or the board of directors while maintaining confidentiality.
Ethics Resource Center Inc.
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 201
Arlington, VA 22202
Focus: Strengthen ethical leadership worldwide. Organizational ethics, assessing compliance programs, white papers.
Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics
Albers School of Business and Economics901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: 206 296-5700
Focus: To enhance the prestige and visibility of the Albers School of Business and Economics as a leader in value and ethical based business leadership education.
Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable
Focus: Dedicated to promoting ethical business practices and serving as a forum for the exchange of information and strategies regarding implementation, administration and the compliance of ethical business conduct programs.
Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics
University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles Street; Academic Center 204
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779
Tel: 410-837-5379 or 410-837-5322
Focus: Promote awareness and discussion of ethics at the University. Provides faculty, internships and public programs.
Institute for Applied & Professional Ethics
202 Ellis Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Focus: Promotes the application of techniques for making principled ethical decisions in an ever changing world.
Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Focus: To facilitate ethical deliberation by stirring the moral conscience and by developing models for ethical decision making in business and the professions, particularly aimed at students, business and community.
Institute for Ethical Leadership
Rutgers Business School
1 Washington Park, 10th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Focus: To promote and strengthen sustainable ethical leadership to enhance civil society. Moreover, the mission is to create awareness and education about the importance of ethical leadership.
Institute for Global Ethics
Headquarters New York Address:
10 East Doty St., Suite 825 525 Madison Avenue, Suite #10
Madison, WI 53703 New York, NY 10022
Tel: 888- 607-0883
Tel: 608- 204-5902
Focus: Promoting ethical behavior through research, discourse, and action. Provide services to strengthen ethics in organizations, etc.
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1842
New York, NY 10115
Focus: Leading in corporate social responsibility movement. Publications; member’s factor social values into investments.
International Business Ethics Institute
1776 I Street, NW, 9th Floor
Washington D.C., 20006
Focus: To foster global business practices that promote equitable economic development, resource sustainability, and just forms of government.
International Center For Academic Integrity
126 Hardin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-5138
Focus: Provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers and administrators.
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
415 South St, MS 086
Waltham, MA 02453-2728
Focus: Respond to conflict and injustice through ethical practice, lectures, courses, publications, seminars, etc.
International Center for Ethics in Business
University of Kansas
1300 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045-7585
Focus: To promote individual and corporate integrity through research, teaching, and training on the nature, conditions, and consequences of ethical conduct and to disseminate such knowledge to a wide business and academic audience.
The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values
Coastal Carolina University
PO Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
Focus: To cultivate awareness throughout the academic and surrounding communities of the importance and lifelong rewards of personal and professional integrity.
Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics
Arizona State University
Discovery Hall, Room 213
Tempe, AZ 85287-4503
Focus: Create an ethical culture in the university and the community. Offers award for public virtue, conferences, and courses.
Josephson Institute of Ethics
9841 Airport Blvd., #300
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel: 310-846-4800 or 800-711-2670
Focus: Improve society’s ethical culture by changing decision making. It offers various programs and workshops, and training seminars.
Kegley Institute of Ethics
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Focus: To inspire our community to recognize the value of thinking about and engaging in ethical behavior.
Kenan Institute for Ethics
102 West Duke Building
1364 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 USA
Focus: Support study/teaching of ethics, moral reflection and commitment in life. It offers numerous programs, conferences, lectures, grants/awards, etc.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
3700 O St., N.W.
4th Floor. Healy Hall
Washington, DC 20057
Focus: Serve as an ethics center for research, study, debate, policy makers. It offers publications, courses, programs, and an online library.
Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Focus: Promoting integration of ethics in legal practice.
Mansfield Ethics & Public Affairs Program
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
Attn: Program on Ethics and Public Affairs MLIB 464
Mansfield Library, 4th Level
Missoula, MT 59812
Focus: Promote teaching, research, service in applied and professional ethics. Offers various programs, including Ethics Bowl; will tailor grad Ph.D.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0633
Focus: Resource for those wishing to apply an ethical approach to world issue. Ethics areas include business, global, government, technology, etc.
Olsson Center for Applied Ethics
The Darden School
University of Virginia
100 Darden Boulevard
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
Focus: Resource for integrating ethics into business decision making lectures, publications, research projects, teaching.
Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics & American Institutions
618 East Third Street
Bloomington IN 47405-3862
Focus: Studying ethical issues and initiating research and teaching. Offers public seminars, workshops and lectures; publications.
Program on Ethics & Public Life
218 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-3201
Focus: To help equip students with the tools to become responsible citizens and professionals in an increasingly complex world.
Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Rock Ethics Institute
Pennsylvania State University
131 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802-5201
Focus: Help people to develop tools to identify ethical challenges, weigh options, consider other viewpoints, and take a stand for their beliefs and the interests of others.
Society for Business Ethics
North Michigan Avenue
Focus: To keep thinking and discussion surrounding business ethics alive and well.
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
6500 Barrie Rd Ste 250
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Focus: to champion ethical practice and compliance standards in all organizations and to provide the necessary resources for compliance professionals and others who share these principles.
Social Venture Network
P.O. Box 29221
San Francisco, CA 94129-0221
Focus: Inspires a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet, and to provide forums, information, and initiatives that enable leaders to work together to transform the way the world does business.
Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Ave, 515D
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 353-9720
University-wide Committee on ethics
Medford, MA 02155
Focus: To foster an integrative approach to ethics discourse and to serve as a resource to the University for ethics-related Issues in teaching, research, and practice.
University Center for Human Values
304 Louis Marx Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
Focus: Promote research, teaching, discussion of ethics and values at Princeton. Offers programs, publications, and videos, etc.
US Business Council for Sustainability
US BCSD 411 W. Monroe St
Austin, TX 78704
Focus: To show companies, first hand, the benefit of sustainable development.
The Wharton Ethics Program
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
3730 Walnut Street
600 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340
Focus: To enable students to develop the critical skills and analytical frameworks essential to identify, characterize, and resolve ethical problems likely to arise in their business careers.
William B. and Evelyn Burkenroad Institute
A. B. Freeman School of Business
7 McAlister Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118
Focus: To increase the understanding of and promote through research and education the ethical decision making of business leaders.
Woltemade Center for Economics, Business & Entrepreneurship
Ohio Wesleyan University
Corns Building, Second Floor
78 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Focus: To enhance teaching, learning, research and community service at Ohio Wesleyan University, with the primary focus on the Economics Department and the fields of economics, management, entrepreneurship, accounting and international business.