The EBEN Research Conference 2022, Darmstadt, Germany

Business ethics has emerged as an academic teaching and research discipline focusing on practical relevance, that is, moral conflict management and prevention in business contexts, and education of future and present business professionals.

A strategic dialogue is needed in times of several parallel crises: the Covid-19 crisis with all its uncertainties and a European war since February this year, in addition to an increasingly noticeable climate crisis as we are all experiencing currently. Such a dialogue can either focus more traditionally on business ethics theory and practice, or use overlapping and competing terminologies and frames of reference - such as corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, and most prominently: sustainability  in addition or instead.

The Schader-Stiftung and the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) invite academics and business practitioners to the EBEN Research Conference 2022 in the Schader-Forum in Darmstadt.

Topics will be strategies for business ethics and sustainability research and practice throughout Europe. Additionally, there is a choice between two parallel tracks on the second day. Track one will focus on sustainable finance and is based on paper presentations. Track two will focus on whistle-blowing and is based on a mix of dialogue design and presentations about projects in progress.

Questions to be discussed during plenary sessions and tracks include:

  • What are our strengths and weaknesses, and what opportunities and threats do we face as responsible individuals and communities (such EBEN or similar networks in the field of social sciences) in a societal and global climate of crises and uncertainties?
  • How can one make sustainable finance work in practice? What would a sustainable finance model look like for financial institutions?
  • What is wise and legitimate whistle-blowing, i.e. neither abused nor under-exploited?
  • What mix of normative-sceptical, empirical and practice-focused approaches can and should be used for investigating whistle-blowing appropriately?

The number of participants on site is limited and only possible by complying with the current infection protection policies of the Schader Foundation. More details here. The corresponding contacts for the conference are Tatiana Soto Bermudez  and Dennis Weis.


In our division of labour with the Schader Foundation all practicalities are handled by the Schader Foundation, so you need to sign up using the Schader homepage, click  teilnehmen:


For any content questions feel free to contact the organizing committee, Jacob Rendttorff, Eberhard Schnebel or Johannes Brinkmann.

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