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Business Ethics

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is a catalyst for dialogue on the best way to create an ethical organizational culture within Silicon Valley businesses and around the globe.

We offer a wealth of resources in business ethics. Our programs focus on businesses in the Silicon Valley, whose practices are a bellwether for the performance of worldwide companies especially in the technology sector, but also more broadly. We believe that it is especially important to impact business leaders, as tone at the top influences the entire ethical culture of an organization. We work with senior management teams, corporate boards, ethics and compliance officers, human resource and leadership development professionals.

Business Ethics Podcasts

Corporate Decision-Making

When business and national interests conflict

David Yosifon, Santa Clara Law Professor, explores how corporations consider the impact of their business decisions on their home country and its interests. Commentary response from Dick Levy, Sutter Health director and former CEO & Chair of Varian Medical Systems. Read Professor Yosifon's published article, Is Corporate Patriotism a Virtue?

Cisco's Roxane Marenberg on Business Ethics Internships

Internships offer unique opportunities for undergraduates to learn how complex ethical issues are handled in large corporations and beyond.

Business Ethics Videos


    Authors Hersh Shefrin and Ann Tenbrunsel speak at a Business Ethics Partnership event on May 11, 2016.

    SCU Philosophy Professor Shannon Vallor speaks about her new book, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting.

      Business Ethics Commentary