Global Ethics Day 2019

Together, let’s work to make ethics matter. Global Ethics Day takes place on the third Wednesday of every October, landing on October 16 in 2019.

Get ideas and inspiration, background material on issues of global ethics, and much more on the resources page.

Explore photos and blog posts from Global Ethics Day events in 20182017, and 2016.

This year, students from around the globe will be participating in Carnegie Council’s student essay contest on internet responsibility—deadline: Global Ethics Day 2019.

Please let us know how you plan to participate, and send us your ideas for activities and events — we’ll list them here!

Scroll down for the Participants Map, Participants List, and a selection of your plans and ideas for Global Ethics Day 2019. Click here to see photos and here to see videos of this year’s activities.

Planting a tree for Global Ethics Day 2018 at BRAC University, Bangladesh

2019 Participants


Global Organizations

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
C2G (Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative)
CFA Institute
Intel Corporation
International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
International Society for Military Ethics in Europe (Euro-ISME)
Otis Elevator Company
Women in International Security (WIIS)


Advocacy for Social Justice and Ethical Values Initiative (Nigeria)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Botswana)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Ethiopia)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Ghana)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Kenya)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Malawi)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Nigeria)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (South Africa)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Uganda)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Zimbabwe)
Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (Kenya)
Auditor General South Africa 
CPF Financial Services Limited (Kenya)
Ethics Practitioners’ Association (South Africa)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi
MegaBank (Gambia)
Ordre National des Experts-Comptables (Morocco)
Outreach Social Care Project – OSCAR (Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa)
Sophiatown Community Psychological Services (South Africa)
University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg School of Accountancy (South Africa)
Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Beijing, China)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Guangzhou, China)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Hong Kong, with CFA Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Shanghai, China)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Shenzen, China)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Malaysia)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Singapore
Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, The Pakistan Business Council with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Pakistan, CFA Society (Pakistan), and the British Deputy High Commission
CFA Society (India) with the International Management Institute (New Delhi)
CFA Society (Malaysia)
CFA Society (Singapore)
GCA Consultants (Pakistan)
Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan
PEACE (Promoting Ethics and Continuing Education) Foundation (India)


The Ethics Centre (Australia)
CFA Society (Australia)
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Australasia (Australia)

Caribbean Islands

Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants
Cay-Shred (Cayman Islands)
NAGICO Insurances (St. Maarten)

Central America

Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH)


American Studies Students Scientific Group, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Russia)
Association Mtsosneli – Innovation Research Center (Georgia)
Circular Economy Club Batumi (Georgia)
CFA Society (Ukraine)
Ethicontrol (Ukraine)
Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey (TEID)
International Non-Profit Ethics Organization (Russia)
Skolkovo Business School (Russia)
Tajik State University of Law, Business, and Politics (Tajikistan)
Ukrenergo (Ukraine)
VEON Armenia (Trademark Beeline)


All Ladies League Women Economic Forum Chapter of Belgrade (Serbia)
Arts University Bournemouth (United Kingdom)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and CFA Institute at European Parliament (Belgium)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Bulgaria)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Romania)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) Headquarters (The Netherlands)
BookingGo (United Kingdom)
Centre de recherche des écoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (France)
Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (United Kingdom)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom)
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (United Kingdom)
Coats Group (United Kingdom)
CFA Society (United Kingdom)
Ecologisers: The Young People’s International Anti-Litter Charity (United Kingdom)
Ethics and Compliance Forum (Italy)
European Central Bank (Germany)
European Network for Academic Integrity (Czech Republic)
Faculty of National Economy at University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Flogas (Ireland)
Gozo College Rabat Primary School (Malta)
International Association for Promoting Geoethics (Italy)
Medical University of Pleven (Bulgaria)
Philosophical Views Journal (Serbia)
Queen’s Management School (United Kingdom)
Routledge (United Kingdom)
Silvalea (United Kingdom)
Sostenibilidad Etica (Spain)
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Universidad Pontificia Comillas – Cátedra Iberdrola de Ética Económica y Empresarial (Spain)
Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)
University of Derby (United Kingdom)
The World Philosophy Network (Serbia)


Middle East

Quantum Education Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
University of Wollongong in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

North America

Business Ethics Alliance, NE
Carlow University, PA
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, NY
The Center for International Ethics at Central Michigan University
CFA Society, Washington, DC
Clemson University, SC
Columbia University, NY
Dickinson College, PA
Ethics & International Affairs, NY
Fighter Steel Productions, NY
GWU Elliott School of International Affairs LEAP Initiative, Washington DC
Illinois State House District 71
James Madison University’s Ethical Reasoning in Action, VA
The Knox School, NY
Mercer University, GA
The NE PA Ethics Institute at Misericordia University, PA
Novelle Research, WA
The Pax Natura Foundation, UT
Red Lion Controls, PA
Saint Anselm College, NH
St. Peter Rotary Club, MN
Texas Tech University Ethics Center
University of California San Diego
University of Oklahoma Integrity Council
University of Pittsburgh, PA
University of Utah
Westminster College, UT

South America

Aprendendo a Pensar (Brazil)
Brazilian Association of Professionals for Sustainable Development (ABRAPS) (Brazil)
Group of Ethics and Sustainability (GEES CRASP) (Brazil)
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)
Universidad del Bío-Bío (Chile)
Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Universidade Estácio de Sá (Brazil)

Your Plans and Ideas

“In recognition of Global Ethics Day, State Representative Tony McCombie, along with several of her legislative colleagues, announced plans to introduce legislation to create a State Ethics Task Force to tighten ethics rules within Illinois government.” — Illinois State House District 71, United States

“We held presentations and roundtables with invited experts on the following hot ethical issues at present such as artificial intelligence, cultural diversity impacts, and social networks. At the end of the day we added a symbolic touch—we launched a time capsule to be opened on Global Ethics Day 2030. This time capsule is both physical and digital, as it is saved in the cloud. It will contain answers from short questionnaires on perceptions of ethical behavior in Brazil in private companies, NGOs, government, and society both nowadays and their forecast for 2030.” — Germano, GEES, Brazil

“In cooperation with the research center of the French Military Academy, we have organized a conference in Paris on 16 October on the ‘Ethics of the Enhanced Soldier.’ All 130 places available at the venue have been taken and we are looking forward to an important conference with participants from a wide variety of European countries.” — John, The International Society for Military Ethics in Europe (Euro-ISME), United Kingdom

“The International Relations Club members will discuss the current Hong Kong protests and the erosion of their people’s democracy by a foreign power, which leaves an uncertain future for millions of people. There will be a presentation followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the campus community.” — Nicholas, Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire, United States

“We will have a radio program in Radiotelevision Española that will be conducted by two members of the chair, Laura Prieto, director of Alliance 2030 in Radio 5 and Radio Esterior de España, and Javier Camacho, Director of Sostenibilidad Etica.” — José, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

“We will launch a Compliance Week in our company. Employees can write down what ethics means for them, take a photo, and post it on our intranet portalthe photos with the most likes will receive fitness trackers!” — Gleb, Ukrenergo, Ukraine

“Professor David Ritchie has kindly accepted our invitation to celebrate this beautiful day talking to our faculty and students about ‘Global Ethics and Human Rights.’ We will also decorate the auditorium with pink balloons and messages collected from our university community in celebration of the Pink October campaign.” — Fernanda, Estacio De Sá University, Brazil

“We are planning to launch an event for discussing the arbitrary restrictions to political freedoms. So, we intend to reflect on the importance of ethics in the public sphere and especially in government affairs, as well as campaigning in order to raise awareness to combat corruption and grand corruption in Latin America.” — Simon, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela

“We are planning to widen our initiative this year. We’ve initiated the survey of CFA Charterholders and CFA Candidate on Ethics and Professionalism in Ukraine-the results to be published on the Global Ethics Day. Also, on the eve of the Global Ethics Day we will hold workshop on ethics for the management team of National bank of Ukraine.” — Alina, CFA Society Ukraine

“AUB Human is delighted to be supporting Global Ethics Day 2019 and running a symposium titled: Ethics and Creative Practice. The symposium will be exploring the role of ethics in an interconnected world and confronting the issues that will face creatives both personally and professionally.” — Alice, Arts University Bournemouth, United Kingdom

“We have organized a roundtable discussion entitled, ‘Water & Ethics: A Moral Drought?’ about the global water crisis. The panelist will discuss the crisis with our drinking water in the United States, building wells in Africa and its impact on the community, and other ethical issues related to water resource management.” — Chrys, Carlow University, Pennsylvania 

“This year we have adopted a theme of ‘Championing Ethics Together’ and have arranged that on the day, all 3,500 employees of the organization will affix their hand-print and signature to canvases as a commitment to ethical behavior. All leadership are further tasked with preparing commitment message that will be captured on the day and broadcast to highlight the commitment from leadership. The day will close with various talks on ethics.” — Rajitha, Auditor General South Africa

“This year, we have planned three grand events in major cities of Pakistan to mark the Global Ethics Day 2019. These events will drive the dialogue between key stakeholders including c-level industry executives and other senior professionals on some of the pressing issues related to ethics and how, by using the power of ethics, businesses could be more sustained and become responsible.” — Talib, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, The Pakistan Business Council

“During Global Ethics Day, we will promote sustainable livelihoods, conservation, skills development, health and education, targeting the disadvantaged and underprivileged communities.” — Patrick, Outreach Social Care Project, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

“On October 15, will welcome Michael Klosson, Vice President for Policy and Humanitarian Response in International Programs for Save the Children for a seminar lecture. On October 16, we will welcome alum and senator Tammy Duckworth for a conversation on national security.” — Hajar, GWU Elliot School of International Affairs LEAP Initiative, Washington, DC, United States

“We will be hosting a Global Ethics Day workshop, beginning with the keynote, ‘Ethics Management – Calling NPOs to Action,’ by Leon van Vuuren, executive director of professional and business ethics at The Ethics Institute. This is followed by concurrent sessions titled, ‘Key Issues for Ethical Leadership in the NPO Sector,’ ‘Integrity of Services – A Present Day Ethics Challenge,’ and ‘Justice, Vulnerable Witnesses, and Ethics.’ — Zelda, Sophiatown Community Psychological Services, South Africa 

“We will have a whole day event. Find the program here.” — Véronique, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

“Seminars with our network across 21 territories within the Caribbean region, use of posters in public places within and around our offices to get the views of general public and staff, as well as social media posting regarding ethical dilemmas and focus areas.” — Kyria, NAGICO Insurances, St. Maarten

“We will dedicate an exclusive panel on October 16 to discuss ethics and sustainable development at our biggest event of the year – ODS Talks. The speaker is a great ethics expert, George Barcat, and our panel is organized by the younger ABRAPS members. At our event last year we had about 1,000 participants over the two days and we expect a similar number this year.” Marcio, Brazilian Association of Professionals for Sustainable Development (ABRAPS)

“Partnership with ‘Beyond 400’, which is an initiative through Virginia’s Campus Compact program to commemorate 400 years of slavery in America and support discussions about America’s progress and next steps.” Katrina, James Madison University’s Ethical Reasoning in Action, Virginia, United States

“Healthcare staff, university students, and family members involved with eldercare will increase their knowledge of significant ethical issues which face them and their clients in the provision of eldercare services.” James, The NE PA Ethics Institute at Misericordia University, Pennsylvania, United States

“The Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia (BEIM) is marking Global Ethics Day 2019 with the 5th round table 2019, themed ‘Ethics and the Business Climate in Malaysia.’ 100 captains of industries will be invited to participate and an executive summary will be published following the round table deliberations.” Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia

“We are planning a free, whole day event discussing ethics and its challenges and possibilities in the near future, as well as its relation with sustainability and the SDG.” German, GEES-CRASP, Brazil

“We will plan a conference for participants from the corporate sector concentrating on #EthicsMatter and misconduct case studies.” — Oleg, Ethicontrol, Ukraine

“I want to organize a TEDx event on ethics and morals in São Paulo on October 16, 2019.” — Xiko, Aprendendo a Pensar, Brazil

Skolkovo Business School will be organizing lectures, panel discussions, and debates on different ethical topics with representatives from government, business and academia. “We plan to run this event annually as the main event of the new Centre for Business Ethics at Skolkovo Business School.”  — Tom, Skolkovo Business School, Russia

Global Ethics Day 2018 at University of Arkansas
Global Ethics Day 2018 at the Pakistan Business Council
Global Ethics Day 2018 at BRAC University, Bangladesh

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