University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business


University of Notre DameMendoza College of Business


We seek to strengthen the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions by fostering dialogue among academic and corporate leaders and by integrating the teaching of ethics throughout the business curriculum at Notre Dame.

  • Notre Dame Ethics week, which takes place annually in February at the Mendoza College of Business, brings in experts from a diverse array of industries to explore current ethics issues.The talks are free and open to the public, and are held in the Giovanini Commons located in the Mendoza College’s lower level unless otherwise noted.
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  • A Conference at the University of Notre Dame on "A Global Compact For Sustainable Development. Advancing Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si')". On April 3-4, 2016, the University of Notre Dame and the UN Global Compact will convene a meeting designed to educate students about the role of business in advancing the SDGs and to attract more companies to participate in the endeavor. The theme of the meeting is expressed well by Lise Kingo, the new UN Global Compact Executive Director: “From principled business practices to making long-term commitments aligned with the SDGs, we need more companies around the world to join the UN Global Compact and help to change the world around them.” Leading companies advancing the SDGs will address the meeting with their formula for success. Conference Website.
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  • New book on Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Business in Sustainable Development...more

  • As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, Father Williams shared his experiences with the man who led the fight to end the system of apartheid...more

  • A Report on the 2012-13 Academic Year in South Korea...more

  • New book on Sustainable Development...more

  • Father Williams, along with the two other members of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact and several staff members of the United Nations, drafted the RESPONSE See the document to the Papal Encyclical on the Environment.

  • The week of September 21st, 2015, was perhaps the busiest in the history of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. On Friday morning, September 25th, Pope Francis addressed the world-wide ┬áheads of state and government and focused on the key themes of his leadership expressed well in the June 2015 encyclical, On Care for Our Common Home (Laudate SiN). He focused on the dangers from “the environmental deterioration caused by human activity,” the need to show compassion for immigrants, refugees and all the poor, and the urgent need to work for peace in a troubled world...more

Some of the Leaders of the Business Ethics Field at the 2015 Society of Business Ethics Meeting.
From Left to Right: Manny Velasquez, Richard DeGeorge, Ollie Williams, CSC., Jerry Cavanagh, S.J. and Ken Goodpaster.

Leaders at the UN Global Compact attending the 15th Anniversary Celebration at the United Nations in June 2015.
From Left to Right: John Ruggie, Ollie Williams, CSC., Sir Mar Moody-Stuart, and Malcomb McIntosh.



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