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Down with Lobbyists! Or Not?

Ethics and Leadership News | March 05, 2012

The brutal fact is that spending money on lobby groups often pays off for companies. Gillian Tett of the Financial Times discusses insights from the Business and Politics conference.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership | Read Article

Why do we need social capital markets? Sir Ronald Cohen at the 2012 Klion Forum

Ethics and Leadership News | February 29, 2012

Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures, spoke at the annual Stanley R. Klion Forum.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Capital Markets and Investments, Leadership | Read Article

Strategic Leaders Need Vision, Says General George Casey

Ethics and Leadership News | February 20, 2012

Retired general George Casey, the 36th chief of staff of the US Army, shared his expertise on strategic leadership with Columbia Business School students, including military veterans, on Tuesday, February 7, at the School.

Topics: Leadership, Operations, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

Report: Number of Women Executives Remains Low

Ethics and Leadership News | November 15, 2011

A new report reveals the number of women holding leadership positions in New York's top companies continues to rise at a sluggish pace.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article

2011 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics Awarded to IKEA's CEO

Ethics and Leadership News | November 03, 2011

Mikael Ohlsson, president and CEO for the IKEA Group, received the 2011 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics, an annual award presented by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article

Panel Highlights Need to Increase Diversity in Corporate Leadership

Ethics and Leadership News | October 13, 2011

The Student Leadership and Ethics Board brought together industry leaders and activists to discuss diversity on corporate boards.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article

Henry Kravis '69: Meaningful Success Requires Integrity

Ethics and Leadership News | May 17, 2011

Henry Kravis '69 urges the School's newest alumni to take responsibility for shaping society.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article

Columbia's Future Leaders Gather to Discuss Revolutionizing the Future

Ethics and Leadership News | May 03, 2011

The Columbia Future Leaders symposium convened 120 students from across the University for a day-long event centered around Building Leaders: Revolutionizing the Future.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article

Rebuilding Trust & Restoring Confidence: Students Complete Leadership and Ethics Events Series

Ethics and Leadership News | May 02, 2011

The Student Leadership and Ethics Board hosted a series of events under the emerging theme of Rebuilding Trust & Restoring Confidence.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership, World Business | Read Article

Students Initiate Teaching Prize Highlighting Leadership, Ethics, and Governance

Ethics and Leadership News | April 05, 2011

The Individual, Business, and Society (IBS) Teaching Prize will honor a Columbia Business School faculty member for outstanding teaching of leadership, ethics, and governance within the core and flex core curriculum.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article


Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

Watch the trailer for our interactive debate exploring the value of financial markets, the interaction between government and innovation, and what role markets should play in society.

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This event was presented by Fred Friendly Seminars in partnership with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum.

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2014 Klion Forum

When: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: 3022 Broadway
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
New York, NY 10027

Register Now >

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Join Ms. Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, and Ms. Ellen Kaden, chief legal and government affairs officer of Campbell Soup, for a fireside chat moderated by Professor Bruce Kogut on board governance and maintaining high ethical principles in a competitive market.

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Featured Video

With rapidly changing consumer tastes, many food companies are looking to expand their markets at home and overseas. How does an iconic American company stay relevant?

Featured Research

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Identifies "structural breaks" — privatization, for example, or globalization — and assesses why powerful actors across countries behave similarly or differently in terms of network properties and corporate governance.


Program Brochure

View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business