20th Anniversary of the Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest

On December 3, 2013 the Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The Center is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe. It was established in 1993 by the late József Kindler and Laszlo Zsolnai. The functioning of the Center is based on the conviction that ethics is a relevant aspect of all levels of economic activity, from individual and organizational to societal and global. Business ethics is practiced by the Center as a postmodern kind of scientific inquiry where normative and descriptive elements are not separated but intermingled. We are trying to create a practice-oriented synthesis of interdisciplinary ethics which focuses on the new reality of business and society in the 21st century.

The short animated video "Is Business Ethics Hopeless?" represents the basic position of the Center on ethical issues. A comprehesive report on the Center's activities and project is available: BEC-20 years-11-17-2013 final.pdf