Organizational & Corporate Ethics Pillar

The need for a central ethics resource in the greater Atlanta region is rising dramatically. Georgia is courting new businesses, particularly in the technology sector, where ethical challenges and their broad implications for society are the topics of national discussion. Of the largest cities hosting Fortune 1000 companies, however, Atlanta stands alone in having no organizations or training for corporate and organizational ethics leadership, no ethics roundtables, and no significant business ethics programs at major universities. The opportunity is not only regional; recent opinion polls show public trust in business eroding at a startling pace in the United States and internationally. Indeed, we face a global crisis in ethical leadership.

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The Emory Center for Ethics (CFE) is the premier ethics body in the southeastern United States and among the leading ethics centers in the nation. Our center has spent many years carefully developing and implementing a Corporate and Organizational Ethics Program, which engages in ethics consultation, training, and ethics crisis management for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Given the stature of the Center for Ethics and the business environment of Atlanta, we have the opportunity to become the national model for corporate and organizational ethics.

The CFE recently renovated a new space to hold corporate and organizational executive and board trainings. This will create a major business ethics resource for corporations and nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta region and beyond. We are seeking support to allow a significant acceleration and expansion of the program to serve both Georgia and the nation’s growing need for ethics consultation and training.