Academic Centers

Centers for ethics research

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Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership

The Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership is dedicated to advancing ethical leadership in business with an emphasis on the role of individual character and values. The center, established in 2011, will support curricula and research devoted to the study of character ethics, as well as host annual conferences, lectures, workshops and other initiatives in order to disseminate practical ethics-related content to the business community in the United States as well as around the world.

Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide

Created in 2001, the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide seeks to advocate ethical business conduct in a global setting by examining ethics-related issues in an organizational setting. Through scholarship, innovative pedagogies, workshops and conceptual frameworks, the Institute serves as an expert source on business ethics for the practitioner community. It hosts an annual ethics conference that brings together renowned scholars to examine current issues and approaches in the study of business ethics, as well as the "Excellence in Ethics: Dissertation Proposal Competition," which is open to doctoral students worldwide.

Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business

The Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business has as its mission to strengthen the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions by fostering dialogue among academic and corporate leaders. The center plays an integral role in advancing the greater good on a global stage through hosting conferences and events related to the UN Global Compact and scholarship devoted to Peace Through Commerce.

Together with the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide, the Center hosts the Berges Lecture Series, an annual fall series of talks by senior executives speaking on their experiences of the ethical dimensions of business, and the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award, given to a company or executive who has demonstrated exemplary ethical, environmental, social and governance practices.