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Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)

  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
    From the website: "The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a comprehensive, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics.

    Through its individual and institutional members, APPE supports and trains the next generation of faculty and professionals, works to improve ethical conduct in the workplace, and to advance public dialogue in ethics and values.

Business & Human Rights Resource Center

  • Business & Human Rights Resource Center
    From the website: "We work with everyone to advance human rights in business. We track the human rights abuse and advances of companies around the world, and help the vulnerable eradicate abuse."

    Regional researchers "draw global attention to the human rights impacts (positive and negative) of companies in their region, seek responses from companies when civil society raises concerns, and establish close contacts with grassroots NGOs, local businesspeople and others."

Business for Social Responsibility

  • Business for Social Responsibility
    From the website: "Our mission is to work with business to create a just and sustainable world. We envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources."

Caux Round Table (CRT)

  • Caux Round Table (CRT)
    From the website: "The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business through which principled capitalism can flourish and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society."

Ethical Trading Initiative

  • Ethical Trading Initiative
    From the website: "The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

    Ethical trade means that retailers, brands and their suppliers take responsibility for improving the working conditions of the people who make the products they sell."

Ethics Resource Center

  • Ethics Resource Center
    From the website: "ERC’s expertise informs the public dialogue on ethics and ethical behavior. ERC researchers analyze current and emerging issues and produce new ideas and benchmarks that matter for the public trust."


  • Ethisphere®
    From the website: "The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. We have a deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character.

    Ethisphere believes integrity and transparency impact the public trust and the bottom line of any organization."

Institute for Global Ethics

  • Institute for Global Ethics
    From the website: "Our interest is in providing effective tools and processes in every sector of society, worldwide.

    Our methodology focuses on individuals' attitudes and behaviors with consideration to their cultures and contexts. With an easily-adapted, inquiry-based approach, we can help every type of organization improve decision-making and related behaviors, and restore discourse when decisions are challenging or divisive."

Institute of Business Ethics

  • Institute of Business Ethics
    From the website: "The Institute of Business Ethics was established in 1986 to encourage high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values.

    Our purpose is to promote high standards of business practice based on ethical values. We raise awareness of business ethics through the dissemination of knowledge and good practice. We raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically."

International Business Ethics Institute

  • International Business Ethics Institute
    From the website: "IBEI was the first organization devoted to helping organizations develop truly global ethics and integrity programs.

    IBEI specializes in global organizational integrity and ethics programs, helps multinational organizations to look beyond national boundaries when considering questions of integrity, ethics, and responsibility, and assists international organizations in clarifying definitions of integrity that transcend geographical and cultural borders."

Society for Business Ethics

  • Society for Business Ethics
    From the website: "Society for Business Ethics is here to keep thinking and discussion surrounding business ethics alive and well. To accomplish this, we strive to:

    Promote the study of business ethics,

    Provide a forum in which moral, legal, empirical, and philosophical issues of business ethics may be openly discussed and analyzed,

    Provide a means by which those interested in and concerned with business ethics may exchange ideas,

    Promote research and scholarship through the regular publication of the journal Business Ethics Quarterly...and more.

Transparency International

  • Transparency International
    From the website: "One global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

    In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change."

United Nations Global Compact

  • United Nations Global Compact
    From the website: "The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

    By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere."

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