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Princeton Program on Humanities for Business

The Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative, the European SPES Institute – Leuven, and the Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest jointly organize a webinar series on Humanities for Business in 11–16 October 2021. The program presents the grand traditions of the Humanities as an untapped resource for business-world problems. In a time where the Humanities are viewed as in decline or in threat of collapse altogether, the webinars will enact and extend… Read More »Princeton Program on Humanities for Business

Inspiring Moral Thinkers

Socrates, Aristotle, Albert Schweitzer, Hans Jonas, Carol Gilligan, Mother Theresa, Immanuel Kant, Gandhi, St. Francis of Assisi, His Holines the Dalai Lama

Annual Report 2020

The Annual Report 2020 summarizes the main projects and activities of the Busness Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest. Business Ethics Center – Annual Report 2020

PhD Specialization in Ethics and Business Spirituality

In 2021 the Business Ethics Center will start a PhD Specialization in Business Ethics and Spirituality within the Doctoral School of Business and Management of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The PhD Specialization consists of two interrelated modules: Business Ethics & Ethical Business, and Religious Economic Thought & Spiritual Business Models. The Business Ethics & Ethical Business module covers issues like the Moral Economic Man, Ethics and the Theory of the Firm, Citizenship and Responsibility… Read More »PhD Specialization in Ethics and Business Spirituality

Economy & Religion Program

Under the leadership of Laszlo Zsolnai the Economy & Religion Program has been established at the Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest in February 2021. The Economy & Religion Program aims to explore and study the multiple roles that religion and spirituality plays in the functioning of the economy. It focuses on the contemporary issues of capitalism in relation to ethics and morality, ecology and sustainability, and social inequality and cultural diversity.… Read More »Economy & Religion Program

Why do we need new business models for a sustainable Earth?

In our book Progressive Business Models, we write about the changing role of business in the “Anthropocene” era, the epoch since human life on Earth began to have an impact on the nature of our planet. The severe deterioration of the Earth can be tracked to current patterns of production and consumption, as business activities have come to dominate nearly all the life spheres almost everywhere in the world. Big business has been seen to play… Read More »Why do we need new business models for a sustainable Earth?

Fight in the Artic

For millennia, a thick layer of sea ice has defended the pristine, beautiful and utterly unique marine world of the Artic waters around Svalbard, in the Barents Sea. But global warming is melting the ice and industrial fishing has started moving in, leaving a trail of destruction behind. Svalbard’s seas hold some of the last pristine environments left on earth, home to some of our planet’s most incredible and mysterious creatures which thrived in this… Read More »Fight in the Artic

Tribute to Peter Pruzan

In April 2016 we celebrated the 80th anniversary of Peter Pruzan, Professor Emeritus at Copenhagen Business School and Visiting Professor at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in India. Peter Pruzan made important contributions to systems science, management, and business ethics. He is a leading scholar in spiritually-based leadership and one of the initiators of the Europe-India dialogue on spirituality and management. This occasion I recall my most important  encounters with Peter Pruzan during the last… Read More »Tribute to Peter Pruzan

Phishing for Phools

In their book “Phishing for Pools. The Economics of Manipulation and Deception” Nobel-prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Schiller argue that in a free economy when opportunities appear, phishers are always there to manipulate and deceive customers. The book engagingly documents this phenomenon in the markets for alcohol, tobacco, gambling, food, houses, cars, pharmaceuticals, and on the financial markets. Akerlof and Shiller identify two main sources of phishing: one is distorted information and the other is psychological bias.  In… Read More »Phishing for Phools

Angels and Economics

Angels are non-physical beings who perform benevolent acts as intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and Earth. The role of angels includes protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God’s tasks. What is remarkably about angels is the fact that they do good things without consuming physical matter or energy and hence they do not make any negative impact on the geochemistry of the Earth. The ecological footprint of angels is zero but their overall… Read More »Angels and Economics