Penn and Wharton faculty, in consultation with business, NGO, and government representatives, have established a global initiative on business and the natural environment. With leadership from the business school, IGEL brings a unique business orientation and top intellectual/research capacity to bear on some of the most important long-term environmental challenges facing the future of humanity today.
The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research was established in 1997. The mission of the Center is to sponsor and disseminate leading edge research on critical topics in business ethics. It provides students, educators, business leaders, and policy makers with research to meet the ethical, governance, and compliance challenges that arise in complex business transactions. The Zicklin Center supports research that examines those organizational incentives and disincentives that promote ethical business practices, along with the firm-level features, processes, and decision making associated with failures of governance, compliance, and integrity.