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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.

Business Ethics News

  • Social Sector Sign

    Social Sector Program Launches

    New effort targets nonprofit leaders

    Center supports work to create an ethical culture in the social sector

    The Behavioral Movement in Business

    Authors Hersh Shefrin and Ann Tenbrunsel speak at the Business Ethics Partnership event, The Behavioral Movement in Business, on May 11, 2016.

    Business Ethics Stories