The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center is Business Ethics at Wharton
The Center was established in 1997 to study and support private sector responsibility and public accountability; promote thinking and scholarship on business and normative ethics; and provide research assistance to the Center’s many stakeholders.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
October 18, 2019
Why There Is a Need to Revisit the Model Code of Conduct to Manage Today’s Heightened Risks
September 5-7, 2019
The Evolution of Digital Assets
April 18-19, 2019
March 27-30, 2019
Digital Assets and Decentralized Finance
February 28 – March 1, 2019
4th Roundtable on Corporate Political Accountability:
Corporate Political Spending and Risk in the Age of Trump
February 14 – 16, 2019
Progressive Corporate Criminal Liability