The Centre celebrates its 29th anniversary on 15th March 2017
The Centre will send
a representative to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) National
Conference in November 2017 to maintain its links with British industry
and to forge new ones.
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Sector Ethics, Cambridge, has been a collaborator on the Higher Education Ethics project to provide the UK's first Ethics Framework for Universities and other Higher Education establishments.
The Centre is continuing work with lawyers and chartered accountants in the UK, and other countries, on the relevance to them of Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and Ethics.
Dr Rosamund Thomas, the Centre's Director, was the Gourlay Visiting Professor in Business Ethics at Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, for four weeks from 6th September 2014. She welcomed this invitation and looks forward to continuing to work with Australian colleagues.
The Centre will continue to liaise with
the European Commission and European Parliament on corporate social
responsibility (CSR) and environmental ethics/sustainable development
The Centre held a UK-Brazil conference/seminar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on 24th June 2013 - in association with the UK Economic & Social Research Council.
The Centre is accepting an invitation
from the Government of
the People's Republic of China to visit China during 2017/18 to discuss
'Ethics in Government'.
Ongoing comparative research on 'Government
Ethics' and 'Business Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility' between
Europe and China will continue by the Centre.
The Centre held a UK-China conference/seminar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on 12th April 2013 - in association with the UK Economic & Social Research Council
Dr Rosamund Thomas participated as an expert at a workshop on Corruption at the Central European Business School, Budapest, on 26-27 March 2012
The Centre's Director is considering
an invitation to visit India in 2017.
Funds from business corporations and
other bodies are sought for joint research projects on 'Environmental
Sustainability in India', and 'Ethics in Government and Anti-Corruption'.
The Centre held a UK-India conference/seminar at Magdalene College, Cambridge on 8th April 2013 - in association with the UK Economic & Social Research Council
The Centre looks forward to continuing to interact with the CSR Lebanon Forum, Beirut.
The Centre held a UK-Russia conference/seminar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on 17th June 2013 - in association with the UK Economic & Social Research Council.
The Centre is entering its thirteenth year of close collaboration with Spanish corporations on 'Business Ethics' and 'Corporate Social Responsibility' and with Spanish Universities. Dr Thomas the Centre's Director, then Chair of Research Group RC48 of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), attended the IPSA Conference, Madrid, 8 - 12 July 2017.
United States of America
Centre for Business and Public Sector
Ethics (USA) is to be launched in 2017 to further the work between the UK Centre
and North America.
US and British corporations particularly interested in supporting this
North Atlantic initiative are invited to be lead sponsors. Interested
parties should contact the Centre's Director.
The Centre values its links with the
United Nations, the World Bank, OECD, International Labour Office (ILO),
and other international bodies, which have established policies in the
fields of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Government
Ethics, Anti-Corruption and Environmental Sustainability and will develop
The Centre seeks to strengthen all these links
and activities to further the aims of international relations and research
as well as 'best practice' in business, government and the professions.
All these future developments of the
Centre, together with the ongoing research and related work, depend on
corporate funding and other donations and grants (
please see the Donations page if you would be willing to support the Centre's
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