International Ethics Organizations

Centers and Organizations Working in Business Ethics

(Updated Winter 2013-2014)

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

 

Africa

Ethics Institute of East Africa (Ethicea)
Shelter Forum Offices
Sore Rd, 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/o School of History & Philosophy
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia
Tel: 02-9385-2320
Fax: 02-9385-1029
Email: aapae@unsw.edu.au
Web: www.arts.unsw.edu.au/aapae
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
RMIT College of Business
Building 108, 239 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Victoria,
Australia
Tel: 613-9925-5555
Fax: 613-9925-5624
Email: businessevents@rmit.edu.au
Web: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/research_projects/ethicsproject/index.shtml
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
c/o St. John's College
College Road
St. Lucia, Queensland 4067
Australia
Tel: 0011-617-3842-6679
Fax: 0015-617-3870-5124
Email: h.munro@mailbox.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.

Center for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics
Locked Bag 119,
Kingston Act 2604
Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2-6272-6284
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: 613-9925-2000
Email: global@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: +61 (0)7 3735-6907
Fax: +61 (0)7 3735-6985
Email: kceljag-enquiry@griffith.edu.au
Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/criminology-law/key-centre-ethics-law-justice-governance
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, The
GPO Box 3599
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia
Tel: 6102-9299-9566
Fax: 6102-9299-9477
Email: contact@ethics.org.au
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

Faculty of Catholic Theology Department of Social Ethics
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1, A-6020 Innsbruck
1st Floor Room 143
Austria
Tel: +43-1-4277-31001
Email: systheol@uibk.ac.at
Web: http://ktf.univie.ac.at/site/se/english/staff
Focus: International Relations, Ethics, Work, Politics, Women, Business Ethics/Ethics in Economy.

Belgium

Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale
Place Montesquieu, 3
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgique, Belgium
Tel: 321-047-3951
Fax: 321-047-3952
Email: davio@etes.ucl.ac.be
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
Email: jorgen.holmquist@gmail.com
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: hmyj@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: tara.vogelsang@ad.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
P.O. Box 54034
Toronto, Ontario M6A3B7
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
Universite du Quebec a Rimouski
300, allee des Ursulines
Rimouski, Quebec G5L 3A1
Canada
Tel: 418-723-1986
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
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Erasmo Escala 1835
Santiago,
Chile
Tel: 562-889-7366
Email: peee@uahurtado.cl
Web: http://mailing.uahurtado.cl/boletin_peee/septiembre.html
Focus: To research and consulting 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: cae.hkbu.edu.hk
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
2 F, ICAC Building
303 Java Road
North Point, Hong Kong
China
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 Society
Ashridge
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 1NS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 0-1442-841178
Fax: +44 0-1442-841209
Email: eileen.mullins@ashbridge.org.uk
Web: http://www.ashridge.com/website/content.nsf/wFARACB/Ashridge+Centre+for+Business+and+Sustainability?opendocument
Focus: To lead influential research and thought leadership in collaboration with external partners, and works 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: 44-01954-710086
Fax: 44-01954-710103
Email: info@ethicscentre.org
Web: www.ethicscentre.org/
Focus: To research complex ethical, social and environmental issues.

European Baha’I Business Forum
Email: info@ebbf.org
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: 44-020-7798-6040
Fax: 44-020-7798-6044
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)
4 Dyers Building
Holborn, London
EC1N 2QP
England
Tel: 020-7405-5709
Fax: 020-7245-3883
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
The 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 to 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
Wollaton Road
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
Moorgate Place
London EC2R 6EA
England
Tel: 44-0-1908-248-250
Fax: 44-0-20-7920-0547
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.

Social Values Research Centre
University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 01-482-346311
Fax: 44 01-482-466511
Email: S.M.Uniacke@hull.ac.uk
Web: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/sjsi.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: 0-7071-62646
Fax: 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: 4930-3438-200
Fax: 4930-3470-3912
Email: brussels@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
3rd Floor Sakurai Bldg.
4-5-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Japan 102-0083
Tel: 81-3-3221-1477
Email: office@berc.gr.jp
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 a moral capitalism.

Ethics Institute
University Utrecht
Janskerkhof 13a, room 1.06
3512 BL Utrecht 
The Netherlands
P.O. Box
80.103
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: 31-30-2534399
Email: info@ethics.uu.nl
Web: http://www.uu.nl/faculty/humanities/en/organisation/departments/department-of-philosophy-and-religious-studies/ethicsinstitute/Pages/default.aspx
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
P.O. Box 130
3620 AC Breukelen
The Netherlands
Tel: 31-346-291-290
Fax: 31-346-264-204
Email g.crijns@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 Corporate Governance
11/13 Krukhov Canal
Saint Petersburg 190068
Russian Federation
Tel: 812-324-67-06
Fax: 812-327-31-25
Email: infor@cfbe.ru
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
Private Bag X20 Hatfield, Pretoria 0028
South Africa
Tel: +27 0 12 420-3111
Fax: +27 0 12 420-4555
Email: csc@up.ac.za
Web: http://www.up.ac.za
Focus: To empowering 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 and 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
Av. Pearson, 21
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Tel: 34-93-253-42-00
Email: cbs@iese.edu
Web: www.iese.edu/en/RCC/CBS/Home/CBSHome.asp
Focus: To promote social responsibility and sustainable development in businesses.

Etica, Economia y Direccion
Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
Alberto Aguilera, 23
28015 Madrid
Spain
Tel: 34-91-542-2800
Fax: 34-91-559-6569
Email: oia@oia.upcomillas.es
Web: www.upco.es

European Business Ethics Network
Mario Silar - EBEN Secretariat
C/Elizmendi 31, Bajo B
31621 Sarriguren
Navarra - SPAIN
Tel. 34-948-425-600 ext. 2489
Fax 34-948-425-636
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
P.O Box 3909
CH-6002 Luzern
Switzerland
Tel: +41-(0)41-310-12-61
Fax: +41-(0)41-311-22-14
Web: www.caux.iofc.org
Focus: To promote peace, prevent conflicts, build trust and encourage intercultural dialogue.

Ethics Center at the University of Zurich
Zolikerstr. 117
CH-8008 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: 41-634-8511
Fax: 41-634-85-07
Email: sekretariat@sozethik.uzh.ch
Web: http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/index.html
Focus: To conduct and coordinate both research and teaching in ethics.

Institute for Business Ethics
University of St. Gallen
Tannenstrasse 19,
CH-9000 St.Gallen
Switzerland
Tel: 41-71-224-2644
Fax: 41-71-224-2881
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.

Institure for Social Ethics, Faculty of Theology
University of Luzern
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O Box 4466
6002 Lucerne
Switzerland
Tel: 41-(0)41-229-50-00
Fax: 41-(0)41-229-50-01
Email: ise@unilu.ch
Web: www.unilu.ch/ise/
Focus: Scientific research and teaching in or on the various fields and levels of social ethics.