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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.

Our Mission

HCBE is a nonprofit educational, research and consulting organization whose vision is a world in which all businesses contribute positively to society through their ethically sound and responsible operations. Our mission is to give leadership in the creation of organizational cultures that align effective business performance with ethical business conduct. We endeavor to do so by the application of expertise, research, education and a collaborative approach to disseminating best practices. HCBE strives to connect ethical thought and action, inspire ethical leadership, enrich ethical knowledge and promote ethical collaboration.

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Brown Bag Business Ethics Research Series

HCBE invites a select group of distinguished academics to present their work-in-progress on topics in business ethics, broadly construed, to the Bentley community.

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Verizon Professorship in Business Ethics Oct. 19-21,2021

Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, and Director of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics in the Smeal College of Business 

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HCBE staffer & Bentley students work for peace through education

Since 2010, HCBE Former 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
Email: cbeinfo@bentley.edu