• 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.

Our Mission is to make the world's best research available and accessible, for free, to anyone interested in improving the ethical culture and behavior of an organization.  

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.

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.

 

 

Video Production by Daniel Fenjves