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Business Ethics

The Center explores ethical issues in corporate governance, global business, leadership, executive compensation, and other areas of business ethics.


What is Business Ethics?

Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses the role of business ethics in determining how we act as individuals in business and how we structure our business organizations.

Trends in Business Ethics

Ann Skeet, director of Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses human rights concerns, representation of diverse stakeholders, and metrics for a business' environment, sustainability, and governance practices.

How Diversity Serves Good Governance

BlackRock Managing Director Michelle Edkins urges diversity for boards of directors.

Commentary on Business Ethics

    Talking in the Workplace

    A panel discusses free speech and diversity in the workplace as part of an all-day Workplace Diversity Dialogue.

    Business Ethics Programs

    Workplace Diversity Dialogues

    The problems women and minorities face in Silicon Valley can be solvable if the issues are considered as ethical dilemmas. We will explore the issues both philosophically and practically in this dialogue series during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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    Partners in Business Ethics

    Executives and scholars come together in a forum designed to increase the members’ knowledge about effectively managing ethics in business organizations.

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    Business Ethics Internships

    Santa Clara University students are placed in ethics and compliance positions at major companies in Silicon Valley, including Adobe, Cisco Systems, Intel, and NetApp.

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    Ethical Culture Assessment

    This leadership and governance tool provides companies with objective data concerning the degree to which their organizations have ethical cultures, and then identifies needed steps to correct any shortcomings.

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