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Executive Committee


Nicholas Capaldi, President and CEO

Nicholas Capaldi is Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University New Orleans, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Spiritual Capital. He is past-President of the National Center for Business Ethics.  He is currently the President and CEO of the Global Corporate Governance Institute (gcg-csr.org). He serves on the Advisory Board of European Corporate Responsibility Consultancy Partners.

Professor Capaldi received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.  He has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, and the National University of Singapore.   He is the author of 8 books, over 100 articles, editor of six anthologies,  member of the editorial board of six journals (including Social Responsibility Journal), and has served as editor of Public Affairs Quarterly.  He is Associate Editor of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (Springer).  His most recent book is America’s Spiritual Capital, co-authored with Ted Malloch.  He is the author of the Cambridge intellectual biography John Stuart Mill.  He is currently working on a  book entitled, Liberty vs. Equality in Political Economy:  From Locke and Rousseau to the Present.

Samuel O. Idowu, First Vice-President, Deputy CEO, and Director of Publications

Samuel O. Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at London Metropolitan University, UK and a Professor of CSR at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance and Accounting. He has led several edited books in CSR and is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springer’s reference books – Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (forthcoming). He is a Series Editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books. One of his edited books was ranked 18th in 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by, Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. He is on the Editorial Boards of International Business Management Journal and Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal.

René Schmidpeter, Vice-President and Director of Programs

René Schmidpeter is the academic head of the “Centre for Humane Market Economy” in Salzburg/AUSTRIA and teaches CSR and sustainability at several business schools in Europe and abroad. He studied business administration, applied European studies, social ethics and social politics in Germany, Great Britain and the USA. For almost 15 years, he has worked and done research in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable management. He is Editor of several publications on CSR, Sustainability and Business Ethics for Springer and gives advice to different business initiatives in the field of CSR in Europe.

Board of Directors

Nicholas Capaldi, President and CEO

Nicholas Capaldi is Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University New Orleans, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Spiritual Capital. He is past-President of the National Center for Business Ethics.  He is currently the President and CEO of the Global Corporate Governance Institute (gcg-csr.org). He serves on the Advisory Board of European Corporate Responsibility Consultancy Partners.

Professor Capaldi received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.  He has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, and the National University of Singapore.   He is the author of 8 books, over 100 articles, editor of six anthologies,  member of the editorial board of six journals (including Social Responsibility Journal), and has served as editor of Public Affairs Quarterly.  He is Associate Editor of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (Springer).  His most recent book is America’s Spiritual Capital, co-authored with Ted Malloch.  He is the author of the Cambridge intellectual biography John Stuart Mill.  He is currently working on a  book entitled, Liberty vs. Equality in Political Economy:  From Locke and Rousseau to the Present.

Samuel O. Idowu, First Vice-President, Deputy CEO, and Director of Publications

Samuel O. Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at London Metropolitan University, UK and a Professor of CSR at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance and Accounting. He has led several edited books in CSR and is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springer’s reference books – Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (forthcoming). He is a Series Editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books. One of his edited books was ranked 18th in 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by, Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. He is on the Editorial Boards of International Business Management Journal and Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal.

René Schmidpeter, Vice-President and Director of Programs

René Schmidpeter is the academic head of the “Centre for Humane Market Economy” in Salzburg/AUSTRIA and teaches CSR and sustainability at several business schools in Europe and abroad. He studied business administration, applied European studies, social ethics and social politics in Germany, Great Britain and the USA. For almost 15 years, he has worked and done research in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable management. He is Editor of several publications on CSR, Sustainability and Business Ethics for Springer and gives advice to different business initiatives in the field of CSR in Europe.

Rute Abreu


Rute Abreu is Professor in Accounting and Finance at the Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal. She teaches financial analysis, corporate finance, schedule and appraisal investment, auditing, financial accounting, taxation, firm valuation and social responsibility management. She received in 1996 her master degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and in 2009 the PhD Degree in Accounting and Finance from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. She usually develops activities with SRRNet and her research focus on CSR, corporate governance, accounting and firm valuation and it has been published in Corporate Governance, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Social Responsibility Review, International Journal of Digital Accounting Research, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, Portuguese Journal of Accounting and Management. Also, she participates on the blind referee process for various journals: Management Decision, Spanish Accounting Journal, Social Responsibility Journal, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation and Egitania Science. Regularly, she develops activities related with participation and organization, all over the world, conferences and meetings.

Ted Roosevelt Malloch

Ted Roosevelt Malloch serves as Research Professor for the Spiritual Capital Initiative at Yale University. His most recent books concern the nature of virtuous enterprise, the practices of practical wisdom and "virtuous business," the pursuit of happiness, the virtues of generosity and thrift. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Roosevelt Group, a leading strategic management and thought leadership company and Managing Director of the Academy of Business in Society for North America. He has served on the executive board of the World Economic Forum (DAVOS); has

held an ambassadorial level position at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; worked in the US State Department and Senate; did capital markets at Salomon Brothers on Wall Street, and has sat on a number of corporate, mutual fund, and not-for-profit boards, including the University of Toronto International Governing Council, a Pew Charitable Trust board, and the Templeton Foundation. Ted earned his Ph.D. in international political economy from the University of Toronto and took his B.A. from Gordon College and an M.Litt. from the University of Aberdeen on a St. Andrews Fellowship.

Alexei Marcoux

Alexei Marcoux (BA University of San Francisco; MA, PhD Bowling Green State University) is Associate Professor of Business Ethics in Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business and founding co-editor of the Business Ethics Journal Review. A popular teacher and invited lecturer, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Saint Cloud State University, and the Social Philosophy & Policy Center. Professor Marcoux’s research focuses on the moral foundations of commercial transactions and embraces topics like reservation price deception and markets as models of liberal toleration. Currently, he is writing a scholarly monograph advancing a human-scale, transaction-focused business ethics entitled Business Ethics For the Rest of Us.

Nadia Nedzel

Professor Nedzel teaches local, national, international and comparative commercial law, including compliance, policy, and jurisprudence.  She practiced admiralty, international trade, and corporate compliance, and served the United States Circuit Court of Appeals as both a staff attorney and a judicial clerk to (now) Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart. She is a member of the Louisiana Advisory to the United States Civil Rights Commission. Before changing to Southern University Law Center, she was the Director of LL.M. Programs at Tulane Law School.

A dedicated scholar, her most recent work focuses on the interrelationship among the rule of law, market economy, technology and personal autonomy.  Her textbook on U.S. legal methods is used widely by international law students and has been translated into Chinese. Proficient in French, Spanish and (some) Russian, she has been a Visiting Research Scholar at Cambridge University, has taught or lectured in a number of countries, and served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Chile. 

Stephen Vertigans

Professor Stephen Vertigans is Head of School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.  His academic background is in sociology and he is particularly interested in applying sociological ways of thinking to the construction, implementation and consequences of corporate social responsibility programmes.  He has published widely on a range of subjects ranging from CSR activities in different parts of the world to forms of political militancy. At present Stephen is researching into the relationships between CSR associated policies and actions and forms of political violence, particularly in Africa and the Middle East.

Liangrong Zu, PhD

Dr. Zu is a senior specialist in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, business ethics and sustainability. He has been working for the United Nations and central government for about twenty years. Currently he is a Senior Program Officer, teaching and doing research at International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

Dr. Zu holds a master degree in economics of education in Beijing Normal University, and PhD in business and management at Nottingham University Business School, specializing in corporate social responsibility, business ethics, corporate governance and enterprise restructuring. He is the author of the book: “Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Restructuring and Firm’s Performance: Empirical Evidence from China” , and co-editor of co-editor of Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. He has also authored many articles published in Journal of Business Ethics and other national and international journals.

Martin Brueckner

Dr Martin Brueckner is co-director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability at Murdoch University, Perth – Western Australia. He is an educator and researcher in the sustainability field and has worked over the last fourteen years across different disciplines and universities in the areas of politics and political economy of sustainable development, sustainable communities and regional sustainability.  His research is focused on environmental politics, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship and published nationally and internationally.

Academic Advisory Committee

Dr. Hualiang Lu 

Dr. Hualiang Lu is professor at School of Business Administration at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, and acting director of the International Centre of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (http://csr.njue.edu.cn ). Dr. Lu received his Ph.D. from Wageningen University in the field of management studies.

His research interests encompass corporate social responsibility, business ethics, corporate innovation and sustainability. He has published about 20 articles in peer reviewed journals includingSupply Chain Management, British Food Journal, Agribusiness: An International Journal, NJAS: Wageningen Journal of Life Science, China Agricultural Economics Review and in a variety of national journals and books.

Marian Eabrasu

Marian Eabrasu is Professor at the Champagne School of Management (France) where he teaches Ethics and Economics. He has previously been Assistant Professor at the Paris VIII University (France), and research fellow at the International Centre for Economic Research (Italy). His research interests are at the crossroads of three main areas: Corporate Social Responsibility (good practices in CSR, ISO 26000, tax evasion), moral philosophy (theories of justice), as well as economic theory and policy (subjective theory of value, normative economics). The results of his research are available in several international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Business and Society Review etc.

Renginee Pillay

Renginee is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex School of Law. Her research and teaching focus on company law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Before joining the University of Essex, she taught at the University of Surrey, the University of Kent, the University of Buckingham and the University of Mauritius. She is also a Visiting Professor in Company Law at Paris Descartes (Paris V), France. 

Mara Del Baldo

Mara Del Baldo is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, of Financial Accounting and of Economics of Sustainability and Accountability at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy), Department of Economics, Society and Politics. She has been in academia for nearly 15 years during which she has taught to undergraduate, master graduate and PhD students. Before entering the academia, she worked for 2 year in a management consultancy company and for 13 years in a credit institution as vice directorship and branch directorship positions. She is Visiting Professor in different European Universities (New Bulgarian University - Bulgaria; University of  Vigo  - Spain;  Jurai Dobrila University of Pula Croatia).

Her main research interests include: Entrepreneurship and small businesses Management; Intellectual capital and entrepreneurial capital; Accountability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender; Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and business ethics; SMEs and networking strategies; Territorial Social Responsibility and territorial sustainable governance; Public-private network for promoting CSR; Financial and integrated reporting; Accountability  and social, ethical and environmental accounting - SEAR). Management of cultural goods - Management of ecclesiastical heritage(ecclesiastic and diocesan museums); CSR in cultural organizations.

She is the member of Italian society of business economics and accounting (SIDREA); Italian Society of Sciences of Tourism (SISTUR);  ASPI – Association for the study of SMEs; o GBS Italian Group for developing the Social balance standards; (www.gruppobilanciosociale.org); and of International scientific communities, including the European Council for Small Business, the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR Italy); the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) Italian Chapter; the European SPES Institute (Leuven, Belgium) and SIG Member (Special Interest Groups) as part of EURAM membership) on the Topics related to corporate governance; gender equality and Diversity in Management.

Nayan Mitra

Mrs.  Nayan Mitra has over fifteen  years of diverse professional experience in the areas of education, social and corporate sectors. As a Developmental and CSR Consultant, she has worked closely with  some of the eminent Corporations and NGOs of India.

Her ‘calling’ lies in providing sustainable interventions among the  most disadvantageous sections of women and children, and  to better  their quality of life. She has conducted several social researches for multi-lateral agencies; the findings of which have become important bases for future action. Mrs. Mitra is in the Advisory level and the Board member of a number of renowned  NGOs of India, whose work has received exemplary status in regional, national and international circuits.

She has been a resource person in a number of Conferences and eminent Institutions of higher learning and has important research publications in national and international Academic journals and books to her credit. She was a finalist of the prestigious Chevening Gurukul Scholarship for Leadership and Excellence – 2013 for her contribution to the social sector.

Stephen Hicks

Stephen R. C. Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Illinois, USA.

He is the author of three books:

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy Publishing, 2004; Expanded Edition, 2011).

Nietzsche and the Nazis (Ockham’s Razor, 2010).

The Art of Reasoning: Readings for Logical Analysis (co-edited with David Kelley, W. W. Norton & Co., 1994, second edition 1998).

His writings have been translated into thirteen languages: Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, Persian, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Swedish, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian, Cantonese, and Arabic.  He has published in academic journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Teaching Philosophy, and Review of Metaphysics, as well as other publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Baltimore Sun.  In 2010, he won his university’s Excellence in Teaching Award.  He has been Visiting Professor of Business Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., a Visiting Fellow at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Senior Fellow at The Objectivist Center in New York.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Guelph, Canada, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Kanji Tanimoto

Kanji Tanimoto is Professor in Business and Society at the School of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan. He recently was Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin in 2010 and 2014. Prior to joining Waseda, he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University. He received his doctorate in business administration from Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University.

He is Founder and President of an academy: Japan Forum of Business and Society, which is the first academic society in this field in Japan. He is an editorial member of some journals. He serves on the program committee of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility at Humboldt University. He has been consulting and providing advices to leading Japanese companies on CSR management over the last 20 years. He also has engaged some Japanese Government committees on business & society and social business.

His research interests are the relationship between business and society, corporate social responsibility, social business and social innovation. He has published numerous books and papers on these topics.

Gabriel Eweje

Gabriel is an Associate Professor within the School of Management (Albany campus), Massey Business School, Massey University, New Zealand. He is also Director of the CSR and Sustainability Research Group– a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Massey Business School. He is the Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Governance – An International Journal of Business in Society, and Associate Editor, Business Ethics: A European Review. His background is mostly in teaching, research and consultancy in international business, developing economies, corporate social responsibility, business/nonprofit relationship, social enterprise and sustainability related disciplines. Previously, he worked as a Research Fellow at the United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS), Tokyo, Japan, and taught for several years at Royal Holloway University of London, England. His PhD from University of London focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and Activities of Multinational Oil and Mining companies in Developing Countries. He also worked as a Research Fellow with International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London on a project on how mining and minerals can contribute to sustainable development (MMSD). His research interest lies around the issues of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability related disciplines. He has also published his work in international academic journals and presented his research findings at international conferences.

Mark Anthony Camilleri

Mark Anthony Camilleri is a resident academic lecturer in the Department of Corporate Communication within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta. He lectures marketing-related subjects in a joint / dual masters programme run by the University of Malta in collaboration with King’s College, University of London. Dr Camilleri is a PhD graduate from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He acquired relevant academic experience in teaching and lecturing business subjects at graduate and post-graduate levels in Hong Kong, Malta and the UK.  His current research interests include corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, sustainable tourism and creating shared value. Dr. Camilleri held executive roles within the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. His duties and responsibilities comprised leadership positions, specifically in business planning, market research, revenue management (yield management) and integrated marketing communications.  His experience spans from marketing information systems, crunching big data, analytics and customer relationship management to public relations, marketing communications, branding exercises and reputation management (using both conventional tools and contemporary digital marketing tactics).

Dr Camilleri is a frequent speaker and reviewer at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) Marketing and Public Policy annual conference. He has published papers in Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Corporate Reputation Review, Tourism Planning and Development and the International Journal of Leadership in Education as well as in the proceedings of AMA Conferences. His short contributions are often featured in popular media outlets such as the Times of Malta, Business2Community, Social Media Today, Triple Pundit, CSRwire and the Shared Value Initiative.

Joop Remmé

Joop Remmé has a background in consultancy and teaching. As a consultant he has worked on management development, ethics and organisational learning for both major companies, such as ABN AMRO and Shell, as well as smaller companies.

He has been teaching for many years on business ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational change on four continents. He has specialized in stakeholder management and in integrity/ anti-corruption, and he has published on both subjects. He has resided on the Board of the Netherlands Business Ethics Network and the Board of the Society for Organisational Learning/ NL, and he currently resides on the Board of Transparency International – Netherlands, where he is responsible for education and consultancy. He is on the editorial board of the international Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (JCSR) at Springer.

Catalina Sitnikov

Catalina Sitnikov is Professor at University of Craiova (Romania), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.  She has PhD title in Management since 2000, Habilitation title in Management since 2014 and since February 2015 is PhD supervisor in Management.  For 3 years activated as Visiting Lecturer at Helsinki University of Technology, Lahti Center (Finland).  Since 1995, she has been teaching undergraduate, master graduate and PhD students.  She teaches Quality Management, Total Quality Management and Management.  Her main research areas include: management, strategic management, and mostly quality management, instruments and models specific to the stages of quality planning, control and improvement, quality management strategies, ISO standards, CSR from the perspective of quality management and specific standards and instruments.

Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea

Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is a professor of human resources management at the University of Craiova, Romania. Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management, Project Management, Social Audit, Corporate Social Responsibility, Negotiation Techniques at University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Romania. Visiting Professor teaching and research in Cross-Cultural Management BEM Bordeaux
Management School, 680, Cours de la Libération, Talence, France. Visiting Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management at University of Corsica “Pasquale Paoli”, IAE Corte, Corte Corsica, France.  Visiting Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management, Intercultural Management at Saint-Etienne School of Management (SESOM).  Professor Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is Romanian ambassador for ARGH (Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines – http://www.reims-ms.fr/agrh/02-presentation/04-ambassadeurs.html) and member of the Académie des Sciences du Management de Paris - http://www.asmparis.org/csdr/view/30.  She is member in many organising committee for national and international conferences. She stimulated and encouraged the cooperation between her university and the other universities around the world (for example, Co-operation with staff and teacher from other International Universities in various scientific projects – For example universities form France, USA, UK, Swiss, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Holland).

Maria Aluchna

Maria Aluchna is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management Theory, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. She specializes in corporate governance, strategic management and corporate social responsibility. She teaches “Corporate governance”, “Transition in Central and Eastern Europe” and  “Strategic management”. She was awarded Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst (DAAD) scholarship for research stay at Universität Passau and Polish-American Fulbright Commission scholarship for the research stay at Columbia University. Maria Aluchna is the member of European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), European Academy of Management (EURAM), the editorial teams of Journal of Knowlegde Globalization and European Journal of Economics and Management as well as of the Polish journals - “Przegl?d Organizacji [Organization Review] and e-Mentor. She is the team member at the law firm G?uchowski, Siemi?tkowski i Zwara and the team member of the CSR group at the Polish Ministry of Economy.

Linda O’Riordan

Linda O'Riordan is a Professor at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Germany, in the Faculty of Business Studies and International Management. She writes, researches, consults, and lectures in the field of responsible management and sustainable inclusive approaches to organising business in society. She is the author, co-author, and lead editor of various research books, papers, and articles, as well as a reviewer of various leading journals in the field of Responsible Stakeholder Management, and Sustainable New Business Models. Her work has been repeatedly published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics.

Kiymet Caliyurt

Prof.Dr.Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt, CFE, CPA graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her Masters and Ph.D degrees are in Accounting and Finance from the Social Graduate School, Marmara University. Her research interests are in accounting, auditing, fraud, social responsibility, corporate governance, finance and business ethics, with a special interest in NGOs and aviation management. She is the founder of the International Group on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility (IGonGFE&SR) and the president of the International Conference Series on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility (IConGFE&SR). Prof.Caliyurt is book series editor for Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance and Fraud: Theory and Application by Springer. She also founded the International Women and Business Group, which organizes a global, annual international conference titled "International Women and Business Conference" and publishes book series titled "Women and Sustainable Business" by Gower Publishing, UK. Kiymet has published papers and book chapters both nationally and internationally on fraud, social responsibility, ethics in accounting/finance/aviation disciplines and NGOs.

Scott Davis

Originally from Australia, Scott Davis has lived and worked for over thirty years in Japan. Previously a researcher at the Japan Institute of Labour and a Professor at the School of Management at Reitaku University, Davis has held the position of Professor of Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility at the College of Business at Rikkyo University in Tokyo since 2006. Davis also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Seven & I Holdings Corporation, the Bridgestone Corporation, the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Incorporated and consults for many of Japan’s major corporations, industrial associations, government and international agencies on strategic and organizational issues. He is the currently the director of the Master in International Business programme at the Rikkyo University Graduate School of business and the founder and director of the Good Business Initiative – an integrated programme of theory and experiential/action learning courses within the Rikkyo University College of Business designed promote the development of responsible business leaders.