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International Ethics Organizations

Centers and Organizations Working in Business Ethics

(Updated October 2015)
 

Africa | Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Chile | China | England | Germany | Hungary | The Netherlands | Russia | South Africa | Spain | Switzerland
 

Africa

Ethics Institute of East Africa (Ethicea)
Strathmore University Business Centre
Ole Sangale Road-Off-Lang'ata Road Nairobi, Kenya
PO Box 79150-00200
Nairobi Kenya
Tel: +254 020-2698254
Email: info@ethicea.org
Web: www.ethicea.org
Focus: To be the leading ethics and integrity social and economic reference organization in the East African region.

Australia

Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics (AAPAE)
C/- The Secretary
GPO Box 1692
Melbourne VIC 3001
Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 417 580 851
Email: info@aapae.org.au
Web: http://aapae.org.au/
Focus: To encourage awareness of applied ethics as a significant area of concern, and to foster discussion of issues in applied ethics.

Australian Business Ethics Network
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Tel: +61 2 9351 2222
Email: cneesham@swin.edu.au
Web: http://aben.org.au/
Focus: To strengthen ethical practices in the public institutions, commercial entities, trade and professional associations throughout Australia, by linking up academics and practitioners working on ethics issues, and sharing their knowledge and insights

Australian Institute of Ethics and the Professions
c/o St. John's College, The University of Queensland
College Road
St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia 4067
Australia
Tel: 0011 61 7 3842 6679
Fax: 0015 61 7 3870 5124
Email: h.munro@uq.edu.au
Web: www.uq.edu.au/aiep
Focus: Seeks to provide a non-partisan forum for the exchange of ideas on the ethics of the professions and aims to serve the various professions as well as offer, where appropriate, critical discussion of existing practices and the values and ethics that govern them.

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 119,
Kingston ACT 2604
Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2-6272-6284 (Michele Lamb)
Email: cappe@csu.edu.au
Web: www.cappe.edu.au
Focus: Aims to assist members of the community to make more ethically informed choices by making available the considerable resources of the rich tradition in philosophical theory, as well as other information, such as empirical research and the statement of fundamental human rights in international instruments of human rights.

Global Sustainability Institute
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001
Australia
Tel: + 61 3 9925 0600
Email: think.green@rmit.edu.au
Web: http://www.rmit.edu.au/thinkgreen
Focus: Dedicated to providing a forum for companies, government and other organizations to discuss their experiences, concerns and challenges around global sustainability in a safe and respectful environment, where their commercial interests and matters of confidentiality are not compromised.

Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance
Room 2.27 Technology Building (M07)
Griffith University
Messines Ridge Road
Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
Australia
Tel: (07) 3735 7547 or +61 7 3735 7547
Fax: (07) 3735 4132
Email: c.connors@griffith.edu.au
Web: https://www.griffith.edu.au/criminology-law/institute-ethics-governance-law
Focus: Seeks to improve the measurement of corruption and works to map 'integrity systems' that counter corruption and build ethics into individual agencies nationally and internationally.

St. James Ethics Centre, TheLvl 2, Legion House
161 Castlereagh St. Sydney
NSW 2000
Australia
Tel: +61 2 8267 5700
Web: www.ethics.org.au
Focus: To encourage and assist individuals and organizations to include the ethical dimension in their daily lives, and thereby help to create a better world.

Austria

Institute for Social Ethics
Faculty of Catholic Theology
University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43-1-4277-30001
Fax: +43-1-4277-9300
Email: systheol@uibk.ac.at
Web: http://ktf.univie.ac.at/en/news/
Focus: International Relations, Ethics, Work, Politics, Women, Business Ethics/Ethics in Economy.

Belgium

Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale
Université catholique de Louvain
Place Montesquieu, 3
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgique
Belgium
Tel: 32 10 47 39 51
Fax: 32 10 47 39 52
Web: www.uclouvain.be/chaire-hoover
Focus: Aims to stimulate ethical reflection in teaching and research of the Faculty of Economic, Social and policies of the Catholic University of Louvain, and help build a clear and informed debate on ethical issues facing our society in areas within the disciplines of the Faculty.

Corporate Social Responsibility Europe
Rue Victor Oudart 7
1030 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: 322-541-1610
Fax: 322-502-8458
Email: info@csreurope.org
Web: www.csreurope.org
Focus: To support member companies in integrating CSR into the way they do business, every day.

European Corporate Governance Institute
c/o The Royal Academy of Belgium
Palais des Academies
1 Rue Ducale
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: 41-44-632-40-08
Fax: 41-44-632-10-97
Email: ghertig@ethz.ch
Web: www.ecgi.org/index.htm
Focus: To provide a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.

Canada

Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy
One Yonge Street
Suite 1801
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7
Canada
Tel: 416-368-7525
Fax: 416-369-0515
Email: neil@ethicscentre.ca
Web: www.ethicscentre.ca
Focus: To promote and maintain an ethical orientation and culture in Canadian organizations and to champion the application of ethical values in the decision-making process of business and other organizations.

Centre for Professional & Applied Ethics
447 University College

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Canada
Tel: 204-474-6713
Email: schafer@cc.umanitoba.ca
Web: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/philosophy/ethics/
Focus: Not to commit to any one answer or set of answers to the troubling questions raised by modern technological society; but to be firmly committed to the full, fair, and free discussion of every issue and to the advancement of knowledge in this vital area of human endeavor.

EthicScan Canada Ltd
Lawrence Plaza Postal Outlet
P.O. Box 54034
Toronto, Ontario M6A 3B7
Canada
Tel: 416-783-6776
Fax: 416-783-7386
Email: info@ethicscan.ca
Web: www.ethicscan.ca/
Focus: To help organizations and individuals behave more ethically. This includes socially responsible consuming, managing, investing and partnering.

Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada
Email: service@epac-apec.ca
Web: http://www.epac-apec.ca/
Focus: To enable individuals to work successfully in the field of ethics in organizations by enhancing the quality and availability of ethics advice and services across Canada.

Groupe de recherche Ethos
Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
300, allée des Ursulines, C.P. 3300
Rimouski (Québec) Canada G5L 3A1
Tel: 418-723-1986 or 1 800 511-3382
Fax: 418-724-1525
Email: uqar@uqar.qc.ca
Web: http://www.uqar.ca/ethos/
Focus: To establish contact between researchers interested in research ethics, to encourage the pooling and sharing of knowledge, the formation of research teams and training of graduate students; to establish partnerships with universities in Quebec, in various Canadian provinces and abroad in interdisciplinary research ethics; to establish means of communication for disseminating scientific knowledge in ethics, whether by organizing seminars, symposia, congresses, symposia or through scholarly journals, monographs or specialized collections.

W. Maurice Young Center for Applied Ethics
University of British Columbia
227-6356 Agricultural Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
Canada
Tel: 604-822-2772
Fax: 604-822-8627
E-mail: david.silver@ubc.ca
Web: www.ethics.ubc.ca
Focus: To advance the research agenda of applied ethics, conceived as the application of normative theory and social science to core issues in science and technology ethics and policy, organizational ethics, animal welfare and the environment, and research ethics.

Chile

Programa de Ética Empresarial y Económica

Programa de Ética Empresarial y Económica
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Erasmo Escala 1835, Santiago
Chile
Tel: 56-2-28897366
Fax: (56 2) 26920303
Email: peee@uahurtado.cl
Web: http://mailing.uahurtado.cl/boletin_peee/septiembre.html
Focus: To research and consult on topics within the scope of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and economic ethics.

China

Centre for Applied Ethics
DLB 641, 6/F, David C. Lam Building
Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
China
Tel: 852-3411-7274
Fax: 852-3411-5151
Email: cae@hkbu.edu.hk
Web: http://cae.hkbu.edu.hk/index.html
Focus: Strives to stimulate critical reasoning about fundamental ethical concerns in contemporary society, to raise awareness of moral values, and to further strengthen the University's commitment to research and whole person education. Actively promotes and coordinates research in the areas of bioethics, business ethics, professional ethics, and social ethics. It encourages the development of ethics across the curriculum.

Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre
Tel: 852-2587-9812
Fax: 852-2519-7762
Email: hkedc@crd.icac.org.hk
Web: http://www.icac.org.hk/hkedc/
Focus: To harness support from the business community to enforce the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, which defines corrupt offences in both public and private sectors. Apart from law enforcement, we firmly believe that high ethical standards are the best means to crush corruption.

England

Ashridges Centre for Business and Sustainability
Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
HP4 1NS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1442 841 178
Fax: +44 0-1442-841209
Email: rebecca.coatswith@ashridge.hult.edu
Web: https://www.ashridge.org.uk/
Focus: To lead influential research and thought leadership in collaboration with external partners, and work collaboratively across Ashridge to support Ashridge’s education and consulting work around leadership and change for sustainability.

Centre for Business & Public Sector Ethics
Number 131
23 King Street
Cambridge CB1 1AH
England
Tel: +44 (0)1954 710086
Fax: +44 (0)1954 710103
Email: info@ethicscentre.org
Web: www.ethicscentre.org/
Focus: To research complex ethical, social and environmental issues.

European Baha’I Business Forum
Web: www.ebbf.org
Focus: To promote ethical values, personal virtues, and moral leadership in business as well as in organizations of social change.

Institute of Business Ethics
24 Greencoat Place
London, SW1P 1BE
England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7798 6040
Fax: +44 (0)20 7798 6044
Email: info@ibe.org.uk
Web: www.ibe.org.uk
Focus: To help organizations to strengthen their ethics culture and encourage high standards of business behavior based on ethical values. We assist in the development, implementation and embedding of effective and relevant ethics and corporate responsibility policies and programs.

Institute for Global Ethics (UK Trust)
3-4 Bentinck Street
London W1U 2EE
England
Tel: 020-7405-5709
Email: igeuk@globalethics.org.uk
Web: http://www.globalethics.org/uk-trust.php
Focus: To promote ethical behavior in individuals, institutions and nations through research, public discourse and practical action. We define ethical behavior as that which is honest, responsible, respectful, fair and compassionate.

Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
University of Leeds
8-12 Fenton Street
Leeds LS2 9JT
England
Tel: +44 (0) 113-343-7799
Fax: +44 (0) 113-343-1726
Email: enquiries@idea.leeds.ac.uk
Web: http://www.idea.leeds.ac.uk/
Focus: To help students, professionals and employees identify, analyze and respond to the ethical issues they encounter in their disciplines and their working lives.

International Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Nottingham
Nottingham University Business School
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham NG8 1BB
England
Tel: +44 (0)115 846 6976
Fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667
Email: iccsr@nottingham.ac.uk
Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ICCSR/
Focus: Research and teaching.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Chartered Accountants’ Hall
1 Moorgate Place
London EC2R 6EA
England
Tel: +44 (0)1908 248 250
Email: contactus@icaew.com
Web: www.icaew.co.uk
Focus: To provide our members with knowledge and guidance based on the highest ethical and technical standards.

Institute of Applied Ethics
University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1482 346311

Fax: +44(0)1482 466511
Email: S.M.Uniacke@hull.ac.uk
Web: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/iae.aspx
Focus: To provide an interdisciplinary focus for research concerned with ethical issues in contemporary life in the workplace and marketplace through word, action and prayer.

Germany

Global Ethic Foundation
Waldhäuser Strasse 23
72076 Tübingen
Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7071 62646
Fax: +49 (0) 7071 610140
Email: office@weltethos.org
Web: www.global-ethic.org
Focus: To anchor the Global Ethic issues in teacher training and in-service training and to strengthen interreligious and intercultural knowledge in school.

Transparency International Secretariat
Alt-Moabit 96
10559 Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49 30 3438 200
Fax: +49 30 3470 3912
Email: ti@transparency.org
Web: http://www.transparency.org/
Focus: To lead the fight against corruption, bring people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. Transparency International Secretariat is a non-governmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption.

Hungary

Business Ethics Center
Corvinus University of Budapest
P.O. Box 489
H-1828
Hungary
Tel/Fax: 36-1-482-5153
Email: zsolnai@bkae.hu
Web: ethics.bkae.hu/html/bec_education.htm
Focus: To promote ideas and techniques of business ethics in higher education, academic research, and business life. 

Japan

Business Ethics Resource Center
4-5-4 Sakurai Building 3rd Floor
Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Japan 102-0083
Tel: 03(3221)1477
Fax: 03(3221)1478
Web: www.berc.gr.jp
Focus: To study management practices in business ethics. 

Netherlands, The

Caux Round Table
Amaliastraat 10
2514 JC The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-70-360-5260
Fax: +31-70-361-7209
Email: maartendepous@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.cauxroundtable.org
Focus: To promote moral capitalism.

Ethics Institute
University Utrecht

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.03
3512 BL Utrecht 
P.O. Box 80.103
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 253 43 99
Email: info@ethics.uu.nl
Web: http://www.uu.nl/en/research/ethics-institute
Focus: To explore and clarify practical moral problems and to teach students how to reflect on the moral dimensions in their field of study.

European Institute for Business Ethics
Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Straatweg 25
3621 BG Breukelen
P.O. Box 130
3620 AC Breukelen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)346 291 211
Email info@nyenrode.nl
Web: www.nyenrode.nl
Focus: To promote ethical conduct in organizations, both in the profit sector and the non-profit sector, through education, research and organizational development.

Russia

Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Web: www.ethicsrussia.org/
Focus: To foster national standards of business conduct in the Russian Federation through innovation and alignment of best practices of ethics, anti-corruption compliance and corporate governance

South Africa

Centre for Business and Professional Ethics
University of Pretoria                                                                          Postal address
cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street                                               Private Bag X20
Hatfield                                                                                               Hatfield 0028
South Africa
Tel: +27 12 (0) 420 4111
Web: http://www.up.ac.za
Focus: To empower people to become moral leaders in their places of work, to inspire individuals and organizations and to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to lead by example. To put structures and policies in place to strengthen the moral ethos of South African workplaces. 

Spain

Center for Business and Society, University of Navarra, Spain
IESE Business School
Avenda Pearson, 21
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 93 253 42 00
Email: cbs@iese.edu
Web: http://www.iese.edu/en/programs/by-campus/barcelona/
Focus: To promote social responsibility and sustainable development in businesses.

Ética, Economía y Dirección
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
C. Alberto Aguilera, 23
Madrid-28015
Spain
Tel: (+34) 91 542 28 00
Email: oia@oia.upcomillas.es
Web: http://www.upcomillas.es/es/

European Business Ethics Network
Mario Šilar - EBEN Secretariat
C/Elizmendi 31, Bajo B
31621 Sarriguren
Navarra - SPAIN
Email: sercretariat@eben-net.org
Web: www.eben-net.org
Focus: To promote ethics and excellence in businesses, to increase awareness about ethical challenges in the global marketplace and to enable dialogue on the role of business in society.

Switzerland

Caux: International Conference Center for Moral Re-Armament
Rue de Varembé 1                                                                                      Postal address
P.O. Box 3                                                                                                   P.O Box 3909
CH–1211 Genève 20                                                                                  CH-6002 Luzern
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)22 749 16 20
Fax: +41 (0)22 733 02 67
Web: www.caux.iofc.org
Focus: To promote peace, prevent conflicts, build trust and encourage intercultural dialogue.

Centre for Ethics at the University of Zurich
Institute for Social Ethics

Zolikerstr. 117
CH-8008 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 634 85 11
Fax: 41 44 634 85 07
Email: sekretariat@sozethik.uzh.ch

Web: http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/index.html

Focus: To conduct and coordinate both research and education in ethics.

Institute for Business Ethics
University of St. Gallen
Girtannerstrasse 8
CH-9010 St. Gallen
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)71 224 26 44
Fax: +41 (0)71 224 28 81
Web: http://www.iwe.unisg.ch/en.aspx
Focus: To supply the discussion on economic and business ethics in theory and practice with fruitful impulses.

Institute of Social Ethics
Lucerne University 
Frohburgstrasse 3.B42
P.O Box 4466
6002 Lucerne
Switzerland
Tel: +41 41 229 52 26
Email: lucia.sidler@unilu.ch
Web: www.unilu.ch/ise/
Focus: Scientific research and teaching on the various fields and levels of social ethics.