26

Conferences & Symposium

16

Years

60

Countries

40000

Participants

The World Forum for Ethics in Business is a one day conference. We will bring together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and non profit leaders to integrate ethics and social responsibility into the DNA of business & innovation.

“People from around the world are sitting and thinking what kind of world we want to have? What kind of world we are inheriting? The world which is suffering, which is depleted of resources, which is bankrupt with moral values and ethical values, or a safe, beautiful planet for everybody” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Ethics in Business Award conferred to Hon. Mr. Jigmi Yoser Thinley, Former Prime Minister of Bhutan

Solar Impulse awarded for their record-breaking solo flight of 5 days without fuel around the world

Ms. Katarina Witt, Outstanding Individual Ethics in Sports Award recipient

Late H. E. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former United Nations Secretary-General
He said: “Virtue and Ethics are a fine balance between two flaws: lack and excess”

ARNALDO ABRUZZINI
Secretary General, Eurochambres
“Well-being for many means creating wealth for the society”

HUGUETTE LABELLE
Chair, Transparency International – Introduced 5 values as the framework for ethical-business, ‘Fairness, Stewardship, Integrity, Transparency and Accountability’

E. BORUT PAHOR
President of Slovenia – “The Time is Right, Now!”

WILFRIED LEMKE
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace recipients of the Ethics in Sports award at FIFA

DAVID WALSH, multiple award-winning journalist, Chief Sports writer of the Sunday Times. David was a key journalist in uncovering the doping system around Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service Cycling Team

JULIA GOGOLEVA – student
“I’m convinced that the conference helped me master my leadership skills”

PROF. JERZY BUZEK 
Former President of European Parliament, Former Prime Minister of Poland
“The remedy for today’s problems is nothing but a return to the values and ethical solutions”

PIOTR MAZURKIEWICZ
Former Secretary General, Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community – “We need not just ethics, but good ethics.”

PROF. ROLF-DIETER HEUER
Director-General, CERN 
“Adopting a rigorous, transparent, and ethical behavior, then true success will be achieved.“

SUNG-JOO KIM
Chairwoman of Sungjoo Group, President of the Korean Red Cross received the Ethics in Business Awards

PETR LOUKAL
Olympic Badminton Athlete & member of WADA Athlete Committee [discussing the amount of money circulating in sports and that sports is drifting away from its pure, original purpose]

Vision

To pursue a much needed ethical foundation for business & innovation

About Us

16 years of commitment to good governance

  • 40,000 attendees from 70 countries
  • Convened annually at the European Parliament in Brussels
  • Conferences in 13 countries
  • Special consultative status with United Nation’s ECOSOC

Be Inspired

Be inspired with success stories of how startups and large enterprises are rising to tackle threats to humanity and the environment

Explore the impact of ethical choices in creating high achieving, yet human-centric business.

Gain, practical skills & inspire ideas from industry leaders on integrating ethics and innovation

To pursue and establish an indispensable ethical foundation of business in a globalized world.

The Agenda

More details coming soon

Climate Change

Fall 2021

Join us in addressing one of the most pressing topics on the planet.

Climate Change is the single biggest challenge facing our planet today, survival for our planet and our people is not possible without commitment and follow through action from business leaders.

On the same stage we will have thoughtful, serious critics along with businesses sharing how they put environmental sustainability at the core of their business.

 

Ethics in AI

Fall 2021

Take a deep dive into the impact of artificial intelligence and big data on business and culture.

AI has the potential to help every sector of the economy, but is building artificial intelligence that could rival human intelligence safe? Join and interact with experts in AI

Ethical & Impact Investing

Fall 2021

Explore how innovation grounded in ethics, powers long term growth and creates high achieving, yet human centric businesses.

Be inspired with success stories of how startups and large enterprises are rising to tackle the biggest problems facing our society and planet.

Learn about novel ideas and advanced technologies that can promote human wellbeing.

Past Speakers

Ms. Sung-joo Kim
Chairwoman of Sungjoo Group, President of the Korean Red Cross
Ms. Huguette Labelle
Chair, Transparency International
Jorgo Riss
Director, Greenpeace International
H.E. Andris Piebalgs
The European Commissioner for Development
David Howman
The former WADA Director General and current Chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit. 
Andre Borschberg
CEO and pilot at Solar Impulse
Prof. Rich Lyons
Chief Innovation and Enterpreneurship Officer UC Berkley, former Dean
Mr. Dele Olojede
Nigerian journalist, winner if the Pulitzer Prize

13 Years of Advocacy and Action around the Globe

Our Global Partners

What Past Speakers Have Said

Prof. Jerry Buzek
Former President of Europrean Parliament,
Former Prime Minister of Poland

The remedy for today’s problems is nothing but a return to the values and ethical solution – both in political and business activity.

Mr. Arnaldo Abruzzini
Secretary General, Eurochambres

Well-being for many means creating wealth for the society. This is the contribution of business to modern societal challenges, framed in the set of shared value of today’s society.

Ms. Huguette Labelle
Chair, Transparency International

More business leaders need to unite in becoming a force for good in our society. Business ethics begin in the boardroom, but must be spread throughout the entire organisation, right to the front line.

Mr. Jigmi Yoser Thinley
Former Prime Minister of Bhutan

We need a wise and ethical vision that will bring all of humanity together. Such a vision must arise from an understanding of what constitutes development, personal wealth and societal prosperity in the human context.

H. E. Borut Pahor
President of Slovenia

Modern market economy will have two pillars: profit and social responsibility. The supporting pillar of the social responsibility is the ethical dimension. We need a general and personal ethical behaviour.

Ms. Sung-Joo Kim
Chairwoman of Sungjoo Group, President of the Korean Red Cross

I strongly believe that women’s intelligence and leadership will re-shape the global socio-economic structure with a new value system.

Prof. Rolf Dieter Heuer
Director General, CERN

Scientific breakthroughs require a balanced mix of excellence, positive competition, and capability to share. Only if all the individuals involved adopt a rigorous, transparent, and ethical behaviour, then true success will be achieved.

Rev. Piotr Mazurkiewicz
Former Secretary General, Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

We need not just ethics, but good ethics. Good ethics is only possible through the conscious spiritual effort of human beings.

Dr. Myron S. Scholes
Noble Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences

The most important need, in my view, is spirituality and the expansion of consciousness to really enhance this idea of ethics within a chaotic society.

Previous Events

Ethics in Innovation, Silicon Valley 2018

Exploring novel ideas that can promote human wellbeing & solve the biggest problems facing our society and planet…

Redefining the place for ethics in the 4.0 era

The World Forum for Ethics in Business and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition teamed up for a conference series to facilitate the urgent need for a multi-stakeholder debate on ethics in innovation. The first conference of this kind was held from 26-27 June 2017 in Munich

Global Leadership Forum, New Delhi 2016

The two-days ‘Global Leadership Forum’ saw world leaders deliberating the need for decisive leadership…

Ethics in business award winner 2015

The two-days ‘Global Leadership Forum’ saw world leaders deliberating the need for decisive leadership….

World Summit of Ethics and Leadership in Sports - FIFA 2016

2nd Word Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports confers Ethics in Sports Award Solar Impulse, the FC Basel…

Leadership Symposium - European Parliament 2015

Held on 20th November in Brussels, the current unrest and refugee crisis…

Leadership Summit London 2015

LeaderShift for Transformation. What leadership is needed to face the challenges of the future? …

Ethics in Business at the United Nations 2013

International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business 1st July 2013, United Nations Geneva, Palais des Nations

Mexico World Forum for Ethics in Business 2016

With the first conference held in Mexico on 6th December 2016, WFEB launched their activities in the Latin America region.

Singapore international Leadership Symposium 2012

“The Time is Right, Now!”Business and Human Values are often seen as two separate worlds. It is believed that those who are focusing on human values…

Nepal Business Ethics for a Prosperous 2014

Nepal’s Prime Minister, leading ministers, CEOs and representatives from other sectors converged at the recent National Symposium on Ethics in Business in Kathmandu to elaborate on ethical practices for sustainable, successful business.

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