On June 3rd we held the launch for our Center for Business Ethics. John Dienhart, the Frank Shrontz Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, is directing the center and taking the lead in organizing. He has been ably assisted this year by his graduate student assistant, Aaron Hayden. Faculty, staff, students, advisory board members, and other supporters gathered for the launch ceremony.
As a business school at a Jesuit, Catholic university, Albers has long placed an emphasis on business ethics, and in more recent decades, social responsibility, and in the last decade, sustainability. Since the Albers School was founded in 1947, a concern for ethics and values has been part of our DNA and it has been part of the student experience for decades.
The overarching theme of the center will be the importance of creating an ethical business culture in organizations. Key activities of the center will include assisting Albers faculty with integrating ethics and social responsibility into the classes they teach, as well as organizing workshops and conferences that bring together academics and practitioners to address ethical issues.
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