Global Ethics Day 2020

Together, let’s work to make ethics matter. Global Ethics Day takes place on the third Wednesday of every October, landing on October 21 in 2020.

Scroll down for the participants map, participants list, and a selection of your plans and ideas for Global Ethics Day 2020. Click here to see photos and here to see videos and of this year’s activities.

Get ideas and inspiration from our resources page or explore Global Ethics Day events in 2019, 20182017, and 2016.

Please let us know how you plan to participate, and we’ll list them here.

Auditor General South Africa celebrates Global Ethics Day 2019.

Featured 2020 Participants

Global Organizations

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
C2G (Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative)
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
CFA Institute
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (
Intel Corporation
International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated


Advocacy for Social Justice and Ethical Values Initiative (Nigeria)
Auditor General South Africa 
Centre for Strategies and Security for the Sahel Sahara (Centre4s) (Mauritania)
Ethics Monitoring & Management Services (South Africa)
The Ethics Practitioners’ Association (South Africa)
The Independent Institute of EducationIIE MSA Campus (South Africa)
MTN Group (South Africa)
Sophiatown Community Psychological Services (South Africa)
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa)


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Hong Kong)
CFA Institute (Hong Kong)
Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology at University of the Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan)
Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan
NLC India Limited
Prudential Assurance Company (Singapore)
Society of Business Ethics & Responsibility – SOBER Pakistan
Sukkur IBA University (Pakistan)


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Australia and New Zealand)
The Banking and Finance Oath
Speech Pathology Australia

Caribbean Islands

Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants
CFA Society (Cayman Islands)
Office of the Auditor General of the Cayman Islands


The Agricultural and Food Ethics Association of Turkey (TARGET)
Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association (Turkey)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Russia)
CFA Society (Ukraine)
Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey (TEID)
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
Ukrainian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors
Ukrenergo (Ukraine)


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom)
CFA Society (Greece)
CFA Society (Slovenia)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom)
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (United Kingdom)
EthicalConsult (Germany)
Gargzdu “Vaivorykstes” Gymnasium (Lithuania)
The Green Land (The Netherlands)
Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, and Security at Birmingham University (United Kingdom)
Institute of Business Ethics (United Kingdom)
International Association for Promoting Geoethics (Italy) (Bulgaria)
National Bank of Slovakia 
Northumbria University (United Kingdom)
Ouriginal (Sweden)
Trilateral Research (United Kingdom & Ireland)
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Iberdrola Chair in Economic and Business Ethics (Spain)
University College Cork (Ireland)
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad (Romania)

North America

Atkins Center for Ethics at Carlow University, PA
BYU Management Society, Salt Lake City Chapter, UT
Central Michigan University (Center for International Ethics and Honors Program)
Ethics Special Interest Group, FEMA Higher Education Program
Fairmont State University, WV
Georgia Philosophical Society 
Institute for Global Leadership, MA
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, DC
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Pure Earth (Mexico)
Saint Anselm College (International Relations Club), NH
Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
University of California San Diego
WEAL Innovations Lab

South America

Estácio de Sá University (Brazil)
Federal Fluminense University (Brazil)
Group of Ethics and Sustainability (GEES CRASP) (Brazil)
IDATHA (Uruguay)

Your Plans and Ideas

The Global Ethics Day sub-committee of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the FEMA Higher Education Program is hosting a video scholarship competition to highlight the ethics of access and equity in emergency management. Voters from across the globe will vote for the most impactful video and finalists can win up to $1,000. These videos will help inform ongoing emergency management education and scholarship. Click here for more. Dr. Andrea Adams, Ethics Special Interest Group of the FEMA Higher Education Program, United States

At Estácio de Sá University in Brazil, we are hosting an event titled “Vamos pensar em Global Ethics?Click here for our report on Global Ethics Day 2020. — Fernanda, Estácio de Sá University, Brazil

This year, the Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association will create a video where people of different occupations talk about the importance of ethics. Watch the video here. — Nur, Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association, Turkey

For Global Ethics Day 2020, University of Fribourg will host an event titled “Ethics, Science, and Medicine: Marriage of Convenience or Marriage of Love?” Watch the program here. — Farida, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagsaki, we are installing a 30 poster exhibition sent by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On Global Ethics Day on October 21, we are having a Zoom session with a Hibakusha (survivor). Click here to learn more about the project. — Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, Center for International Ethics, Central Michigan University

The Ethics Practitioners’ Association (EPA) has the privilege of hosting Mandy Wiener, multi-award-winning reporter, acclaimed author and host of the 702 Midday Report, for a webinar scheduled for Tuesday 27 October. Mandy will be speaking on her latest book, The Whistleblowers, where she partnered with acclaimed photographer Felix Dlangamandla to capture the human narrative behind these special justice-seekers. To secure a space at this Global Ethics Day event please email [email protected]Yael, The Ethics Practitioners’ Association, South Africa

We’re marking Global Ethics Day 2020 by kicking off the “Big Ethics and Sustainability Conversation” on the role of the accountancy profession in creating a more ethical and sustainable world. This one-hour global webinar invites our audience to share their views and to put their questions to our panel of international thought leaders and sustainability trailblazers. — Lindsay, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom

We are hosting an online forum on ethics in Artificial Intelligence with a guest speaker from the Human Brain Project to help academy graduates develop an ethics toolkit that will guide and support their work with data. — Esteban, IDATHA, Uruguay

In Sofia, we will be hosting an open-air drawing and open-air exhibition with participants from ethics and integrity associations. We would like to start this a tradition and celebrate every year. — George,, Bulgaria

CFA Institute posted this article to encourage participation in Global Ethics Day 2020. Additionally, we are co-hosting programs with ACCA that include a virtual film festival with Netflix watch parties and accompanying panel discussions on Zoom. ACCA Australia and New Zealand are also hosting a webinar titled “Transparency and ethical considerations for a sustainable future – Uncovering the three A’s: Awareness, Analysis and Action.”  — Nicole, CFA Institute

The Intel ethics and legal compliance team is leveraging Global Ethics 2020 as a way to reinforce the importance of integrity in our business and the criticality of speaking up when something seems inconsistent with our company’s code of conduct or core values.” — Carol, Intel Corporation

UC San Diego Changemaker Institute in partnership with the Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE) is hosting a three-part webinar series focused on global ethics of today’s most pressing issues. In observance of Global Ethics Day on October 21, and the upcoming 2020 election, the first session will focus on the “Global Ethics of Affirmative Action.” — Diana, University of California San Diego

To further our mission to promote moral and ethical leadership, we will be hosting our annual Moral and Ethical Leadership Conference on October 20, 22, 27, and 29, coinciding with Global Ethics Day. Fitting for our experience during 2020, our conference theme is “Rise Up to Meet Our Challenges.” — ​Ian, BYU Management Society, Salt Lake City Chapter

On Global Ethics Day 2020, we will be hosting a panel discussion, “Riot Ethics: Protest, Property, and the Politics of Non-Violence.” — ​Justin, The Atkins Center for Ethics at Carlow University

Leading up to and on Global Ethics Day, we are facilitating small team “Ethics Storytelling Workshops” within organizations in a Johannesburg community of practice. Using ethics related prompts, participants write about and tell of their experiences of COVID-19 pandemic conditions as well as other events that cause them moral unease. The themes transpiring from the storytelling workshops will inform interest group discussions and “Ethics Cafés” over the next months. — ​Zelda, Sophiatown Community Psychological Services, South Africa

The Green Land is hosting an online “Global Ethics Data Party” on Wednesday, October 21. We will celebrate data ethics with conversations on ethical frameworks and ethical leadership in the world of data. — ​Pauline, The Green Land, The Netherlands

We conduct a major review of the code of ethics for speech pathologists every ten years. In light of the global pandemic, we are planning to launch our 2020 code of ethics virtually on Global Ethics Day. — ​Nadia, Speech Pathology Australia

This year, we are holding a Zoom conference that will unite three different regions of Lithuania: Gargždai, Šiauliai, & Klaipėda. We will be inviting students to discuss the place of ethics and morality in the modern world. — ​Ilma, Gargzdu “Vaivorykstes” Gymnasium, Lithuania

In recent years, the Georgia Philosophical Society has met only once a year for a full-day conference. In light of recent events, we thought that philosophers might like a chance to share some ideas and reflections virtually. So, in association with Global Ethics Day, we are hosting an online workshop on Thursday October 22 and Friday October 23. — ​Creighton, Georgia Philosophical Society, United States

This year, I will be discussing the issues of ethics in public diplomacy with my students in the graduate course on American Studies, “U.S. Public Diplomacy Since 1945.” — ​Mariami, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

SAICA has dedicated the month of October to several ethics webinar broadcasts. We will also be offering three free training sessions for members where the practical application of business ethics, professional ethics, and personal ethics principles will be explored. — ​Mandie, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

We are going to hold an online forum titled “Professional Ethics in Action” dedicated to Global Ethics Day with speakers on relevant topics and issues. We will also provide certificates to graduates of our “Ethics of a Professional Accountant” online course. — ​Valentina, Ukrainian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors

CFA Society Ukraine plans to raise awareness about the connection of ethics and trust to financial professionals with a wider audience. We are developing a number of publications on the role of ethics in building trust, awarding ethics certificates, holding a student competition, and having an online discussion panel on ethics.” — ​Alina, CFA Society Ukraine

I will be dedicating the Fall 2020 episodes of my television show “Imagine Worcester and the World” to #GlobalEthicsDay2020. — Virginia, Institute for Global Leadership

The Knox School, NY celebrates Global Ethics Day 2019.
Queen's University Belfast (United Kingdom) celebrates Global Ethics Day 2019.
CERB, Pakistan Business Council, ACCA, CFA, and the British High Commission celebrate Global Ethics Day 2019.
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