CEBC provided national leadership, participating in an Advisory Group to The United States Sentencing Commission and at President George W. Bush’s Economic Forum on Corporate Responsibility and speaking on the value of building ethical cultures and its importance in restoring trust in the business community.
CEBC spoke to more than 18,000 people — in companies, trade groups, and national associations — emphasizing the importance of building ethical business cultures. The Center’s staff has published editorials and given interviews in regional and national media outlets reflecting on the need for rebuilding cultures of integrity.
CEBC supports public programming to promote building ethical cultures, examining the assets ethical cultures bring through the annual Minnesota Business Ethics Award™ and Educational Forum and the risks of failure through co-sponsorship in 2003, 2004 and 2005 of the White Collar Crime Symposium. The 2003 symposium was recognized by Twin Cities Business Monthly as the best business program of the year.
With the support of a grant from the McKnight Foundation, CEBC has developed the Minnesota Work-Life Champions Awards™ program to recognize flexible and supportive workplaces.
CEBC works with its Academic Partner, the University of St Thomas, teaching in classes to help orient students to the importance of ethical business leadership and collaborating with faculty whose research focuses on building ethical business cultures.
CEBC’s leads management simulations with MBA, undergraduate and high school students to explore ethical business challenges.
CEBC co-sponsors International Study Abroad Programs to immerse MBA students in the global challenges of corporate responsibility and ethical behavior in international cultures.
In partnership with Rotary Districts 5950 and 5960 and funded by an extraordinary restitution grant from the United States District Court, CEBC developed a pilot program for ethics education in high schools.