• Bridges, airplanes, and bullet trains are marvels of engineering, delivering enormous value to society. Businesses are, too.

    Bridges, airplanes, and bullet trains are marvels of engineering, delivering enormous value to society. Businesses are, too.

    Left: Brooklyn Bridge. Right: Tacoma Narrows Bridge, collapsing four months after opening in 1940.

  • When bridges, planes, and trains collapse or crash, a host of agencies and experts investigate, ascertain causes, and issue recommendations to reduce the chances of a future catastrophe...

    When bridges, planes, and trains collapse or crash, a host of agencies and experts investigate, ascertain causes, and issue recommendations to reduce the chances of a future catastrophe...

    Left: cruise ship from the Tokyo water bus fleet. Right: illustration of the Titanic sinking in 1912.

  • ...Similarly, our goal is to help businesses become ethically "crash-proof."

    ...Similarly, our goal is to help businesses become ethically "crash-proof."

    Left: Spaceship Endeavour and carrier plane over the Golden Gate Bridge. Right: wreckage from Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which remains under investigation.

About Us
EthicalSystems.org is a non-profit collaboration of researchers, most of whom are based in American business schools. We all share the conviction—backed up by research—that in the long run, good ethics is good business. We believe that integrity in business can be enhanced by wise leaders who take a systems approach to their organizations and the environments in which they operate. All collaborators participate as a public service, dedicated to a common mission.

Our Mission
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in implementing, studying, or teaching a systems approach to better business practices. We hope to engage businesspeople, students, and the academic community.

To get started, see our Executive Summary. If you want to dig deeper into any topic, click on the "Research" tab above. You'll also find resources for teaching ethical systems design on our "Teaching" tab.

 

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