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The W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics sees great opportunities in collaborative efforts to promote ethical business practices, and to this end, provides to its visitors and the public a rich collection of resources.

HCBE’s online resources

• Surveys and studies
• Codes of conduct
• CSR reports

Business and Society Review is the academic journal of the HCBE. It is published quarterly and covers the latest in scholarly research in business ethics. 

HCBE has an extensive multimedia library that contains one of the largest collections in the United States of business ethics books, journals, videos, and resources for practitioners. Our collection of books includes the hard-to-find proceedings of HCBE’s original conferences on business ethics from the 1970’s and 1980’s, which were some of the first conferences on business ethics in the world.

In the early days of the field, scholars associated with HCBE produced a number of path-breaking books, including The Ethical Edge (1995), Values Added (1997), and Ethics Matters (2000). In recent years, Wiley’s Foundations of Business Ethics series has been under the general editorship of W. Michael Hoffman and Robert Frederick. Together with Mark Schwartz, Hoffman and Frederick collaborated on a textbook, Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality, now in its 5th edition, and also published by Wiley. 

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Bentley University, as a member of the U.N. Global Compact Academic Network, is committed to the U.N.’s Principles for Responsible Business and Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Principle 1 — Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Principle 2 — Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.

Principle 3 — Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

Principle 4 — Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Principle 5 — Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

Principle 6 — Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialogue and debate among educators, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

COMMUNICATION ON PROGRESS

Our PRME Sharing Information on Progress and UNGC Communication on Engagement Report for AY 2016-18 (pdf) is available for download.

Our PRME Sharing Information on Progress and UNGC Communication on Engagement Report for AY 2014-16 (pdf file) is available for download.

Our PRME Sharing Information on Progress and UNGC Communication on Engagement Report for AY 2012-14 (pdf file) is available for download. 

Our PRME Sharing Information on Progress and UNGC Communication on Progress Report for AY 2011-12 (pdf file) is available for download.

Our Sharing Information on Progress Report for AY 2010-11 (pdf file) is available for download.

Our Sharing Information on Progress Report for AY 2009-10 (pdf file) is available for download.

Our Communication on Progress Update for AY 2008-2009 (pdf file) is available for download.

Our Communication on Progress Update for AY 2007-2008 (pdf file) is available for download.

Our Communication on Progress for Academic Year 2006-2007 (pdf file) is available for download.

The Ethics Buzz Newsletter

October 2019