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W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics

Pioneering the Field of Business Ethics Since 1976
The W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) at Bentley University is one of the world's leading research and educational institutes in the field of business ethics. It is also among the oldest and most respected, having been established in 1976.

The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics Stands with Black Lives Matter
HCBE strongly affirms Black Lives Matter. We will not forget George Floyd nor the countless other black Americans who have been victims of state-sponsored violence, oppression, and injustice. We stand with the Bentley University community against this injustice and call on all businesses to recognize that they have an ethical obligation to conduct their work in a way that opposes systemic racism in their dealings with all their stakeholders. HCBE is privileged to work with a group of Bentley students from diverse backgrounds known as “Sullivan Scholars.” They are named in honor of the great civil rights leader, Rev. Leon Sullivan, and the principles he formulated to enable multinational firms to do business in South Africa while opposing the racist regime of apartheid. While apartheid was defeated, the struggle against racial violence, oppression, and injustice goes on. We at the Hoffman Center recommit ourselves to the spirit of the Sullivan Principles, and resolve to advance the cause of racial justice, both on our campus and in the wider world.

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HCBE’s Annual Report Is Available

The report reviews many of the Center’s principal activities during a year of considerable change.

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Daryl Koehn’s Verizon Lecture Monograph Is Here

Prof. Koehn critically examines a leading economic theory influencing many business decisions.


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HCBE staffer & Bentley students work for peace through education

Since 2010, HCBE Director of Programs, Robert McNulty, has worked with Bentley students and  the Service Learning program to deliver online tutoring to students in war-torn Afghanistan.

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W. Michael Hoffman Center
for Business Ethics

Bentley University
Adamian Academic Center 108
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Phone: 781.891.2981
Fax: 781.891.2988