Programs and Events

2nd Annual Ethics Case Competition

The center pursues several strategies convening business professionals, scholars and the public to explore issues at the intersection of thought and practice in business ethics and corporate responsibility. Topics may encompass individual and leadership responsibilities, organizational dynamics and culture, or difficult and complex societal challenges.

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Upcoming Events

Minneapolis Fed President to Keynote Ethics Awards on May 10

Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank will deliver the keynote speech at the 18th annual Minnesota Business Ethics Awards luncheon on May 10, 2017. The awards luncheon will recognize MBEA finalists and three award recipients – a small, a mid-sized and a… Continue reading

Success and Luck Author Robert Frank to Speak April 18 at St. Thomas

In Success and Luck: Good fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy, Robert Frank asks how important is luck? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. Yet liberals are also… Continue reading

Events Archive

Professional Advisors and the Challenge of an Aging Clients

October 5, 2016 This is an exploratory discussion among invited guests familiar with the challenges confronting professional advisors in law, financial services and health care who may encounter clients with diminishing capacity to make informed, autonomous decisions.  Policy and regulations guiding these professions are built… Continue reading

CEBC Leaders Forum

September 23, 2016 A recurring conversation among a group of small and mid-sized business leaders focusing on ethical leadership and building ethical business cultures. Participants are CEBC members and guests.  The CEBC Leaders Forum meets three times each year.  Participation in the group is by… Continue reading

Ethical Business Leadership: Setting the Tone for Ethics and Compliance at the Top

September 14, 2016 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Organized and co-hosted by CEBC, PwC and Fredrikson & Byron, the workshop presenters include: Dulce J. Foster, Fredrikson & Byron Ryan Murphy, PwC Joseph T. Dixon III, Fredrikson & Byron Ron James, President and CEO, Dawn Elm, Ph.D.,… Continue reading

CEBC Ethics Case Competition

The 2017 CEBC Ethics Case Competition, sponsored by St. Jude Medical and organized by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC), is an interactive way to deepen your understanding of the importance of creating ethical and profitable business cultures.

Take advantage of this opportunity to enrich your ethics experience – a University of St. Thomas trademark – strengthen your analytical skills and build relationships with Twin Cities business executives and UST faculty.


Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA)

Celebrating and honoring the deep commitment of a business organization to ethical excellence is at the heart of the annual Minnesota Business Ethics Awards (MBEA).  This tradition, co-founded by CEBC and the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) – Twin Cities in 1999, highlights the importance of building ethical business cultures for individual businesses and for the broader Minnesota business community.

A list of past recipients can be viewed at

To learn more about the MBEA, please visit