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25th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference (IVBEC)

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Hosted by the Center for Global Business Stewardship at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University, DePaul University and Niagara University

25th October – 27th October 2018

Conference Venue: New York Marriott Downtown, NYC

Paper Abstracts/Proposals due April 1st, 2018

The Center for Global Business Stewardship at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University invites proposals for the 2018 International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference (IVBEC) to be held in New York City’s Marriott Downtown in October. This conference attracts leading academics to examine, discuss and develop the role of business ethics and sustainability in economic, political, corporate and social life today.  Please visit our website for more conference details and a link to the Call for Papers with specific submission guidelines atIVBEC 2018 (if link does not open, please type the following into your browser:

The theme of the IVBEC 2018 conference, People, Planet, Progress: Business Ethics for a Global Society, addresses topics in all areas of business and professional ethics, with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations in 2015. Keynote addresses by UN and business leaders, panel sessions, academic paper sessions, and editor-led paper development workshops will be used to spur discussion amongst conference participants on ethics and sustainability in business. The conference will feature work that highlights the progress made in achieving global development goals and the challenges that remain in institutionalizing them.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of IVBEC is a great opportunity to take stock of our progress, and to look to the future for innovative solutions to business and society’s most pressing sustainability dilemmas. We encourage proposals from academics, business professionals and young scholars that relate to the role that ethical business plays in the implementation and integration of the SDGs in the organizational ethos, and that move us toward a better understanding of targets, measurement and ethical adjustment in our policies and processes.  Given this special celebration, the conference will feature two important special sessions: (1) its first-ever Business Ethics Editors’ Panel Workshop run as a paper development workshop to help researchers understand how to best get their business ethics research published; and, (2) a Behavioral Experiments in Business Ethics Session, organized by a team of leading researchers in this area.  Submitting to this session would be handled the same as submitting to the conference more generally but should mention in the abstract that it is a submission for consideration at the Behavioral Experiments in Business Ethics.

We hope that this opportunity to bring together scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines in a forum for discussion about the critical business ethics challenges we all face will motivate collaboration between the education and business sectors needed to model responsible leadership with positive social impact.

For questions, please email: or call +1-718-990-6477

Linda M. Sama, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and

Joseph F. Adams Professor of Management

Director GLOBE Program – Global Microloan Program

Executive Director – Center for Global Business Stewardship

Chair – IVBEC 2018