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Institute for Business & Professional Ethics


Local insights, global ethics

Founded in 1985, the Institute for Business & Professional Ethics (IBPE) was established as a joint effort of  the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University.

The purpose of the IBPE is to encourage ethical deliberation in decision-makers by stirring their moral conscience, encouraging moral imagination, and stimulating research into business innovation and practices. We serve as a forum for exploring and fostering ethical practices in Chicago-area business organizations at DePaul with programs for our students, faculty and the business community.

Benefit Corporations Gateway

IBPE Workshop

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Workshop: How to Create a Benefit Corporation & Gain a Competitive Advantage

This course covers the concept of Benefit Corporation, its development and its local and global reach. It also covers the benefits and provisions of becoming a benefit corporation, as well as the process of becoming one. It also covers the concept of social responsibility, and how it can be of strategic value to an organization.

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