The Annual EBEN 

Research Conference

 is in Paris 

 12-13 October 2023

ESSCA School of Management
on its Parisian campus in Boulogne Billancourt 

“Multiple responsibilities of organisations: grasp all, lose all?”

Details are here

Submission deadline: May 15th, 2023


The 34th EBEN Annual Conference is being hosted by EBEN ITALY 

May 24th-26th 2023 at unibo or

Bologna University’s Rimini Campus on the Adriatic Coast 

“Poverty, Profit and Ethics in dialogue toward new Business paradigms”

Details are here


EBEN Belgium hosted an excellent ESG or Environmental, Social and Governance event on  Friday 25th November 2022 from Brussels with details below and at


The 2022 EBEN Research Conference was held from 28th September 2022 discussing topics including strategies for business ethics, sustainable finance and whistle-blowing. This is the schedule.

GEKoS Global Ethics Key of Sustainability

EBEN Romania hosted online GEKoS events on

Friday 20th May 2022 and 14th May 2021 from Bucharest 

with speakers including GEKoS President Ed Freeman, EBEN President Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, former President Geert Demuijnck, Yotam Lurie, Iuliu Sttocklosa and speakers from Italy, Russia, Japan, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Ireland, Brunei and more as well as hosts Romania, chaired by EBEN Romania’s Adriana Grigorescu

Global Ethics–Key of Sustainability GEKoS


2021: Global EthicsKey of Sustainability 


At the 2022 event EBENI’s Julian Clarke presented some of his research into the myriad of societal challenges posed by leaders with Personality Disorders, with a specific focus on a Ruthless Absence of Conscience.




4 EBEN Online Workshops were held during Spring 2021 as the usual two major annual conferences were a casualty of the Covid pandemic:

April 28th– May 20th 2021

Prior to Covid the EBEN international conferences that were planned for 2020 were:

EBEN 33rd Annual Conference

June 23-26 2020, Saint Petersburg:

“In Search of Excellence: Self-Regulation of Market Ethics”


EBEN Research Conference 

September 28-29 2020, Frankfurt am Main:


Prior to Covid the most recent event in Ireland we were supportive of was:

26th International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference (IVBEC) 2019

October 24th to October 26th, 2019

Dublin City University, All Hallows Campus, Ireland

EBENI Chair Julian Clarke gave a presentation entitled 

“The Leadership Fallacy: The Challenge Posed by Self-Centred Leaders”

at which he proposed the following definition of a “Disordered Leader”:

“Someone trusted with supervisory, managerial or leadership responsibilities who, due to what may be indicative of a mental and/or personality disorder(s), could be considered to be incapable of consistently responsible, trustworthy, harmonious, prosocial and accountable management or leadership with integrity, including prioritising the interests of stakeholders other than themselves, especially when this may impede satisfying their self-interest.”


The EBEN international conferences held prior to Covid were:

EBEN Research Conference 2019

Roskilde, Denmark

26-28 September 2019 

Further details are at

EBEN Annual Conference 2019

Valencia, Spain

12-14 June 2019 

“The enterprise at the service of society in the 21st century”

Further details are at

EBEN Research Conference 2018

Vienna, Austria

6-8 September 2018 

“Beyond Corruption – Fraudulent Behaviour in and of Corporations”


Theories on Corruption and Fraudulent Business Practices Empirical Findings on Corporate Misbehavior Case Studies on Corporate Scandals Compliance and Corporate Misbehavior Organiser: EBEN Austria in cooperation with Vienna Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics / University of Applied Science Vienna

Conference Venue:        Palais Eschenbach, Eschenbachgasse 9/11, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Prior local events we were supportive appropriately included:


Creating a culture of continuous improvement

IRELAND Friday 28th September 2018

This standalone event was also Module 6  of a six-module Ethical Leadership programme held during 2017 and 2018 at Lismullin Conference Centre near Navan, County Meath, Ireland, 40 minutes from Dublin. The previous event on 1st June asked:

Can an organisation’s culture be changed?

This stand alone event featuring Enrique Aznar and  Connor Flanagan which is being held at Lismullin on Friday 1st June is also 5th of a 6 model programme, further details below.

Having heard Enrique, with a background in Values Transformation and Corporate Governance in large well-known firms, speaking and leading such events a number of times since his first involvement in 2013, this partly case study led event  is highly recommended.

Nearly 50 such one day events have been held  since their inception in 2006. Having been involved from the outset and attended most of these, often featuring professors from leading international business schools, these highly interactive one day events have been of a consistently high ‘MBA’ standard featuring ample opportunity for discussion not only during main and breakout sessions but also at lunch and dinner, organised by their catering school! The setting is superb with 5 star overnight accommodation for those travelling some distance and their own grounds permitting both peaceful reflection and hearty discussions with business people from many positions and sectors. No need to travel overseas for events of this quality! Booking at +3531 676 0731. Anyone who can resist the homemade shortbread biscuits deserves to be applauded by Oscar Wilde who appropriately remarked for an integrity related event: “I can resist everything – except temptation”. Participants are requested NOT to use a weighing scales before or after the event!!  Lismullin also features a Catering School so the quality of everything culinary matches that of the business discussion and debate! Details of the previous modules and some of the other Lismullin events are lower down on the homepage of this website.

Map:  (Driving: M3 Exit 7 for Skryne / Johnstown; left at roundabout then left a few hundred metres later)


EBEN Annual Conference 2018

Tilburg, the Netherlands

  27-29 June 2018 

“Reinventing Capitalism – Business Ethics and its contribution to the “Doux Commmerce


EBEN Annual Conference 2018

EBEN Research Conference 2017

Athens  6-8 September 2017 Ethics, the Economy and the Idea of Justice”

30th EBEN Annual Conference Finland  14-16 June 2017 “Searching for Sustainability in Future Working Life” 

Place: Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland

The 2017 EBEN Annual Conference took place from June 14-16, at the University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics, JSBE (Finland), and was preceded by a one-day workshop for doctoral students on June 13.


Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize 2016/17

Open to young authors, the Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize promotes greater awareness of the importance of ethics in financial activities. The competition invites young professionals and academics under 35 years of age to submit unpublished papers:

  • maximum of 5000 words
  • analytical or practical topics• rigourous argumentation
  • innovativeapproach
  • clear conclusions.

An international jury, comprising prominent experts in finance and ethics, will designate  one or more prize winners and allocate the sum of USD 20,000 between them. The deadline was June 2016 but the event will be held in Switzerland on 31st July 2017.

29th EBEN Annual Conference 

Nottingham, England  20-22 June 2016  

The 2016 EBEN Annual Conference  was organised by Nottingham Trent University (UK)  with the theme: “”The Development of Responsible and Sustainable Business Practices”” 

In 2016 the EBEN annual conference was run in parallel with the 3rd UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter Conference and involved some joint sessions. There were two interrelated sub-themes, convened by two separate teams of conveners:

  1. Sub-theme 1: Changing habits, rethinking business models

  2. Sub-theme 2: Pedagogy beyond the business school

12th European Business Ethics Forum

Paris, 4-6 February 2015

This Forum was  aimed at those responsible for the ethics, compliance or business conduct programmes within their organisations. Participants shared with their peers practical information and experiences relating to current best practices and explore together some of the problems that are raised in doing business ethically around the globe. Further details at:

5th annual International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference 

Florida, USA, March 2-4 

Accountability, Metrics and Critique

Crisis Communication is a key determinant in organisational reputation and the 5th annual ICRC Conference calls professionals and academics to discuss the rising demand for accountability for all types of crisis and risk communication. We have attended and spoken at this superb event and can testify that it seamlessly combines the contributions of industry professionals and academics at the Nicholson School of Communication of the University of Central Florida, the 2nd largest university in the US. The Guest Networking Reception will be hosted at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center!

Ethics in Finance Award 2015

Deadline 15th April 

This competition was open to people under 35 and features a Prize of USD 20,000 for essays on “Innovative Ideas for Ethics in Finance”.

Further details including prior years essays are at: EBEN Ireland hosted the 2011 EBEN Research  Conference “Does Integrity Matter?” in Dublin which featured two full plenary sessions on Integrity in Finance.

Some of the papers are summarised under ‘Conference 2011′ on this website.

3rd biannual Symposium on Ethics & Social Responsibility Research 

Badajoz, Spain,  28-29 May 2015  

This symposium, organized by M@rkDO Research Group and INVE Research Group, of the University of Extremadura, was in collaboration with the Business Research Unit of the ISCTE-IUL, will feature Prof Madan Pillutla (London Business School, UK) who will keynote on “Morality, Social Indentity and Ethical Behaviour“.

As well as ethics, sustainability and social responsibility in organisations, the complexities of individual ethical decision-making processes in organisational settings and the prevention of misconduct were addressed in the context of economic crises.

Further details at

28th EBEN Annual Conference 

Istanbul,  26-28 June 2015  

The 2015 EBEN Annual Conference  was organised by the Hacettepe University in Istanbul with the theme: “Business Ethics, Peace and Environmental Issues”  Fans of Liverpool FC hd the opportunity to visit where the Miracle in Istanbul happened a decade after they beat AC Milan,  having been 0-3 down at half-time in the Champions League Final to capture the club’s fifth European Cup!! All other non football details can be found on the conference website.

Global Ethics Forum 

Geneva, Switzerland  25-27 June 2015  

The Global Ethics Forum (GEF) is’s flagship, international, multistakeholder, think-and-do tank event for values-based transformation. GEF 2015’s topic was Responsible Leadership in Action: The Value of Values.  The conference took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 25 to 27 June 2015.  Its focus on action meant workshops are at the heart of the programme, the goal being the discussion of existing tools for responsible leadership on the first day, and the development of plans to amplify the impact of these tools on the second day.

Society for Business Ethics 2015 Annual Meeting

Vancouver, Canada, August 6-9

As well as great content at this major event, a superb location this year at the Metropolitan Hotel near historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver close to amazing sites such as Stanley Park, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Theatre,and Granville Island. Further details at:  SBE sponsors the Business Ethics Quarterly Journal:

EBEN Research Conference 

Copenhagen,  1-3 October 2015

The 2015 EBEN Research Conference took place in Copenhagen. The conference theme was “Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics”. The organisers led by the tremendous prof Jacob Dahl Rendtorff  had the primary focus was on the theoretical foundations of business ethics, and in particular on the PHILOSOPHY OF MANAGEMENT. This implies identifying and discussing conflicts as well as agreement with regard to the philosophical and other foundations of business and management.

2014 and previous years events:


Transformational Leadership 

November 21st 2014  Navan

30 mins from Dublin The 2014 EBEN Ireland event was on TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP and ETHICAL LEADERSHIP opportunities in the area of Data Protection.

IESE Barcelona

June 30th – July 1st 2014

The 18th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society ETHICS IN ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, AND BANKING: TOWARD A MORE COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATION was held at IESE Business School, Barcelona, June 30 – July 1st 2014. This truly superb bi-annual event was again organised by the wonderful  Prof. Domènec Melé who can be contacted on +34 93 253 42 00 or


Society for Business Ethics 2014 Annual Meeting

August 1-3 2014, Philadelphia

Further details at: particularly SBE sponsors the Business Ethics Quarterly Journal:

EBEN Research Conference

October 9-11 2014  Lisbon

Following the EBEN Annual Conference 2014 which was held in Berlin June 12-14. the 2014 EBEN Research Conference took place in Lisbon at INDEG-IUL – ISCTE Executive Education, The theme of the EBEN RC was “Ethics in a Time of Crisis”.


Cleraun Media Integrity Conference 

October 17-19 2014  Dublin 

Investigative Journalism 

Getting it Right Next Time was the 15th bi-annual Cleraun Media Integrity Conference, whose location has been moved from Cleraun to the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin 2.

As ever the event featured the créme de la créme of Irish and international journalism, with the focus this year on helping filmmakers and journalists deal with financial complexity, bribery, corruption and whistleblowing.

The full schedule of high calibre speakers and panellists is at:

IVBEC Conference

October 29 – November 1 2014  Dublin

21st Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, All Hallows College, November 2014 Theme of the IVBEC 2014 was Vincentian Business Ethics POSTER IMAGE The Impact of Business Ethics on Public Life

Further details on our home page and at

4th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference

Sydney, 1st and 2nd December 2014 Deadline for submissions is 31st July. PRIOR EVENTS: Research Symposium Tuesday 17 June 2014 Reading

Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Business Ethics & Business/Economic History: “The Challenges of Capitalism for the Common Good”

This one day research symposium took place at Henley Business School, the University of Reading. EBEN Annual Conference June 12-14 Berlin

The 2014  European Business Ethics Network EBEN Annual Conference 2014 was held in Berlin at the European School of Management and Technology, June 12-14, preceded by a Doctoral Workshop.  The theme of the EBEN conference is “Business Ethics in a European Perspective – A Case for Unity in Diversity?

The 24th Lismullin Leadership Forum  was held  just outside Dublin on June 6th 2014. The prior 23 have been superb! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Enrique Aznar from VimpelCom in Moscow will address “Ethical Leadership – The Need for a Moral Compass” with Matt Kavanagh from Dublin proving “Ethics is Good for Business” with some Irish examples. Contact or +3531 676 0731

IRELAND: November 19th and 20th 2013 – Dublin: EBEN Ireland Conference “Corporate Conscience” Further details available from this site, both the home page and under Conference 2013!

IRELAND: May 16-17 2013 – Dublin Conference Centre “Actions for Better Business – 12th Annual European Corporate Governance & Company Law Conference 2013”

Part of Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, supported by PwC, Arthur Cox and the Irish Stock Exchange.   Debate includes European Commission’s plans to modernise corporate governance and company law as set out in the recent Action Plan: European company law and corporate governance – a modern legal framework for more engaged shareholder and sustainable companies. With an overall objective of making companies more competitive and sustainable, the event also highlights corporate governance best practices and the key role corporate governance plays for sustainable business and future economic stability and investment. Further information: A short, confidential survey:

SPAIN:  June 6-8 2013 – Pamplona: EBEN Research Conference

 “Corporate Reputation: Being and Looking Good” Further details at: EBEN Research Conference 2013 USA:  August 8-11 2013 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida: Society for Business Ethics 2013 Annual Meeting Although held this year at the Walt Disney resort, this is far from a ‘mickey mouse’ conference! Indeed having attended it in Philadelphia in 2007 we can confirm it is one of the world’s leading business ethics events! Further details at:


FRANCE: September 12-14 2013 – Lille: EBEN Annual Conference “License to Operate” This year’s EBEN Annual Conference will take place in Lille, France, at EDHEC Business School, September 12-14, preceded by a Doctoral Workshop on September 11.

Further details at EBEN Annual Conference 2013 IRELAND: September 20 2013 – Lismullin Leadership Forum EBENI Chair Julian Clarke will be hosting a discussion on TRUST RESTORATION at the Lismullin Leadership Forum near Navan, half an hour from Dublin. Moscow based Enrique Aznar will first be hosting a case study led discussion on Enron’s Jeffrey Skilling, Bernie Madoff and other ‘Smartest Guys in the Room’ involved with serious fraud as well as three mini cases on dealing with difficult people entitled “how managers, teams and corporations can drive you crazy”. Enrique Aznar is Group Chief Compliance Officer with VimpelCom, the world’s 6th largest mobile network operator by subscribers (214 million) with over 60,000 employees and annual revenues of $23bn. It is listed as an ADS on the New York Stock Exchange. Enrique’s previous positions included Millicom International Cellular, Nokia Siemens Networks’ Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer,  Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer EMEA for Tyco International. Earlier, he worked with Dell Inc, Freshfields, PwC and Arthur Andersen.

Anyone wishing to attend can contact organiser Paul Harman on or +35386 859 6052. We have attended most of the prior 20 tri-annual events and they have been of a consistently high quality opening up intriguing discussions between business people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

USA: October 17th-19th 2013 – Chicago: 20th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference ‘‘Business Ethics in the 21st Century: The Globalization of Corporate Responsibilities’’

AFRICA: October 30th-November 1st 2013 – Lagos Business School, Nigeria: 14th Annual Business Ethics Network – Africa Conference The Business Ethics Network of Africa’s mission is to strengthen the commitment and competence of Africans to do business with moral integrity by facilitating interaction between academics and practitioners who share an interest in business ethics. In order to achieve this mission BEN-Africa is committed to achieving the following goals:

  • To facilitate interaction between academics and practitioners who share an interest in business ethics
  • To gather and disseminate information on business ethics in Africa
  • To strengthen the commitment and competence of our members to improve the business ethics record of Africa.

This year, the scope of the conference has been broadened to include sessions that cater for the academic practitioner and networking wings of the organisation. These sessions will include, among other things, academic presentations and keynote speeches on matters related to business ethics; workshops with a focus on matters of mutual concern for academics, practitioners and professionals; networking opportunities to build relationships and allow people to organise projects for post-conference work; learning journeys to expose attendees to local and contextual matters of business ethics (including social, business, educational and cultural perspectives); and an opportunity to consolidate on vision and strategy for BEN-Africa. Due to this broadened scope, less conference slots will be allocated to the delivery of formal academic presentations. An implication of this is that the selection process for academic presentations will be quite rigorous. Papers for the conference will not be restricted to a specific theme.


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