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Future Developments

United Kingdom
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.

Centre for Business and Public 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.

Australia
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.

Brussels
The Centre will continue to liaise with the European Commission and European Parliament on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental ethics/sustainable development during 2017.

Brazil

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.


China

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


Hungary
Dr Rosamund Thomas participated as an expert at a workshop on Corruption at the Central European Business School, Budapest, on 26-27 March 2012


India
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


Lebanon
The Centre looks forward to continuing to interact with the CSR Lebanon Forum, Beirut.


Russia
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.


Spain
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.


International
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 them further.

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 work )


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