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From Ethics to Spirituality

    In his paper on “From ethics to spirituality: Laszlo Zsolnai on human motivations” (in Luk Bouckaert, Knut J. Ims, and Peter Rona (Eds.): Art, Spirituality and Economics. Liber Amicorum for Laszlo Zsolnai. Springer, 2018. pp. 83-95.) Zsolt Boda argues that an important part of Laszlo Zsolnai’s oeuvre focuses on the individual: the model of economic actor, human motivations in decision making, and the problem of the modern self. The paper will, first, present his intellectual journey… Read More »From Ethics to Spirituality

    Lecturing On Frugal Consumption in Los Angeles

      On November 19, 2021, Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture on “Spiritual Humanism – The Case for Frugal Consumption” in the “Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance” course of the Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, Los Angeles. In his lecture Zsolnai discussed the problems of the dominating overconsumption patterns of Western societies, namely welfare malaises, global inequality, and ecological overshot. He argued for frugal consumption that can be characterized as (i) mindful (as it serves… Read More »Lecturing On Frugal Consumption in Los Angeles

      The Business of Happiness and Wellbeing

        Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture in the “Happiness Talk Series” of Rekhi Centre for The Science of Happiness at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on October 30, 2021. He introduced the Western (Aristotelian) and the Eastern (Buddhist) conceptions of happiness and discussed the contemporary approaches to wellbeing. He argued that the purpose of the firm should be redefined. Instead of maximizing profit, firms should maximize the wellbeing of all the stakeholders. He presented cases… Read More »The Business of Happiness and Wellbeing

        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

          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

            Webinar Series in Bombay, India

              From January 15 – February 5, 2021 Paul Shrivastava (Penn State University), Eleanor O’Higgins (University College Dublin), Peter Pruzan (Coepnhagen Business School) and Laszlo Zsolnai conducted a webinar series on Ethics, Sustainability and Spirituality at the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Bombay, India. Webinar Series in Bombay, India

              Courses on Sustainable Value Creation

                In 2020 the Business Ethics Center developed and taught a variety of online courses for the Corvinus University of Budapest. Courses were executed in collaboration with high profile international faculty from the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, France, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates. In May 11-15, 2020 an intensive course entitled “Value Creation for a Sustainable World” were taught for 150 students. Modules of the course included the following: Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest): Business in… Read More »Courses on Sustainable Value Creation

                Spirituality, Sustainability and Leadership – Online Course in India

                  With V. Adinarayanan and Smrithi Rekha Adinarayanan Laszlo Zsolnai was teaching an online course on Spirituality, Sustainability and Leadership. The course is organized by the Anaadi Foundation in Tamil Nadu, India in June 22- 26, 2020 from 8 pm – 9 pm Indian Standard Time (16.30-17.30 CET). Spirituality, Sustainability and Leadership – Online Course in India Spirituality, Sustainability and Leadership Introduction Integral Ecology Responsible Leadership Creating Sustainable Futures

                  Bodo Ecological MBA program

                    The Business Ethics Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest organized a new Business Ethics and CSR  module in the Ecological Economics MBA program of the Bodo Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway. The module was taught in Budapest in September 23-25, 2013. “Business Ethics and CSR” module, MBA in Ecological Economics Program, Bodo Graduate School of Business The Crisis of Materialistic Management CSR and the Paradox of Business Ethics The Moral Economic Man

                    Ethics of Systems Thinking

                      March 27, 2013 Laszlo Zsolnai was teaching a class on Ethics of Systems Thinking in the Critical Thinking course taught by Professor Joanne Ciulla at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA. Using a number of case studies from Hungary, Bhutan, and USA he emphasized that systems theory requires to paying equal attention to all the relevant value dimensions of the system, blocking trade-offs among non-substitutable values, and considering the long-term, indirect effects. Ethics… Read More »Ethics of Systems Thinking