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Center for Business Ethics


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.

Online Resources

HCBE's Executive Fellows held a discussion on how to recognize and create ethical cultures within organizations. It was edited into a book, which will shortly be available on Amazon. The preface to the book can be found here.

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.

Social Media Pages

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Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

As a signatory institution, Bentley University has been committed to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) from its earliest days. PRME is an initiative based on Six Principles: Purpose, Values, Method, Research, Partnership, and Dialogue. PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

The following “Communication on Progress” reports summarize Bentley University’s activities associated with PRME and the UN Global Compact.

The Ethics Buzz Newsletter

Ethics Buzz is a newsletter prepared by Bentley students once per semester, highlighting what's going on in the world of business ethics, and sharing news about the HCBE's events and programs.

Codes of Conduct and CSR Reports

HCBE maintains links to hundreds of corporate codes of conduct and CSR reports. Click here to see the complete lists.