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Trinity Business Ethics Speaker Series

"Questions about values, value, profit and purpose continue to inform our understanding of how the academic field of business ethics can contribute to a more prosperous society." - Prof Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School

Watch the 2021-22 series highlights

Trinity Business Ethics Series 2021-22

Hosted by the School’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), this series explores contemporary issues in the field of business ethics. Leading scholars and practitioners will present research on a wide range of topics, including corporate sustainability, responsible management education, sustainable finance, etc.

Once again, the series will be delivered online, and will usually be presented at 17:00 (Irish Standard Time, UTC:01:00) on Thursdays throughout the academic year. The sessions are open to all Trinity staff, students and the general public. 

See details of the workshops and how to register below.
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2021-22 Speakers

2021-22 Watch Back


Dr Christine Shropshire - Women on Corporate Boards

Christine Shropshire is an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.



Paul Polman & Sanda Ojiambo- Net Positive.

On 3 February 2022, Trinity Business School (Trinity College Dublin) and the Mendoza College of Business (University of Notre Dame) hosted Paul Polman (former CEO of Unilever and vice-chair of the UN Global Compact) and Sanda Ojiambo (executive director of the UN Global Compact).



Professor Piet Naude - Contemporary Management Education

Piet Naudé is Professor of Ethics and former director at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Our audience availed of a presentation on his new book “Contemporary Management Education: Eight Questions That Will Shape its Future in the 21st Century” and heard questions by Mary-Lee Rhodes, Director of the Centre for Social Innovation at Trinity Business School.



Professor Dirk Schoenmaker - Sustainability of Transitions and Investments

Dirk Schoenmaker is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Director of the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation. He is also a Fellow at the think tank Bruegel. His research covers the fields of sustainable finance, central banking, financial supervision and European banking. Before joining RSM, Dirk worked at the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Bank of England. Dirk is (co-)author of Principles of Sustainable Finance (OUP), Financial Markets and Institutions: A European Perspective (CUP) and Governance of International Banking: The Financial Trilemma (OUP).



Professor Julie Battilana - Power, For All

Julie Battilana is the Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Her research in the Politics of Change and teaching of the Power and Influence course led her to write a new book titled “Power for ALL How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business” which she discussed with our Professor in Business Ethics, Maximilian Schormair.

Trinity Business Ethics Series (2020-2021)