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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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Verizon Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics

Professor Daryl Koehn of DePaul University delivered a lecture entitled, "What's ethically wrong with behavioral economics?" on Nov. 19, 2019.

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HCBE's Executive Fellows discuss ethical culture

The discussion focused on how to recognize and create ethical cultures within organizations. It was edited into a book, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.


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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