The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center is Business Ethics at Wharton
The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics is excited to join forces with several Wharton research centers and labs to form the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative. The ESG Initiative will expand the boundaries of business research and education to deliver essential insights for academics, students, and industry professionals.
Normative Business Ethics
This pillar actively supports Wharton faculty and graduate students, as well as other scholarly partners on research projects that explore ethical issues in business from critical and evaluative perspectives.
Business Ethics & Neuroscience
This program area is composed of three distinct and interrelated streams of business ethics inquiry: i) research on individual differences in the cognitive processes underlying ethical decision-making.
Corporate Governance & Accountability
This third program area of the Zicklin Center explores a host of issues relating to the enforcement of regulations from corporate accountability for political spending to standards of corporate liability and culpability.
This program area focuses on the regulation, self-regulation, and co-regulation of token offerings from a multi-jurisdictional perspective.
Business Development & Innovation
This pillar supports Wharton faculty, graduate students and other scholarly partners undertaking research projects that focus on the new role business can play in development innovation.
Moral Psychology & Business Ethics
This pillar focuses on empirical questions in business ethics, such as: How do individuals and firms make moral decisions that impact the business world? What strategies and reforms can be adopted to increase ethical behavior in organizations? In addition to providing research support to psychologists studying business ethics, the Center also hosts workshops and other speaker events.
This program area actively supports Wharton faculty and graduate students, as well as other scholarly partners on research projects that explore underlying issues at the intersection of finance, law, politics, and history.
Business and Human Rights
This pillar will support emerging interdisciplinary research on Business and Human Rights and provide a platform to discuss corporate human rights challenges in different industry sectors.
Announcing the 2020 Ideas For Action Competition
The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center at Wharton are pleased to announce the 2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) competition, which engages young people (18-35 years old) to develop innovative solutions in support of the implementation of the SDGs (https://ideas4action.org). Note that the Competition Guidelines for 2020 will mirror those for 2019 [https://ideas4action.org/2019-competition/]. The deadline for submission is February 29, 2020. Due to the increased interest, in 2019 we received 3,100 applications from 142 countries and territories, and more than 7,000 registered teams, we are moving to a new platform for registration and applications submission, which will be available in the second half of November.
March 27, 2020
Online Technologies and Respect for Human Rights
in Conflict and High-Risk Areas
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
October 18, 2019
Conference on Corporate Political Spending:
Why There Is a Need to Revisit the Model Code of Conduct to Manage Today’s Heightened Risks