The Forum is organized by the Research Centre Politeia in cooperation with the University of Milan and the Promotion Committee composed of a several well-known Italian companies.
Stimulated in great part by the activities and discussion promoted by the European Commission, Italy is witnessing a growing interest in business ethics and corporate social responsibility and various companies are promoting reflection and programmes on these issues.
The aim of the Annual Forum is to provide the necessary academic support for these programmes, organizing a conference in which the CEO of national and international companies and experts in business ethics and corporate social responsibility from the most prestigious international research centres will have the opportunity to discuss the emerging issues of ethics in the global economic system. The objective of the Forum is to contribute to increasing the awareness and knowledge among companies about the ethics and social responsibilities of economic organizations – and to contribute to filling the gap between ‘practitioners’ and ‘experts’. The Forum will provide the opportunity to bring together and establish networks with experts involved in theoretical and empirical research in the areas of business ethics and CSR and also the opportunity to discuss and interact with top managers of great companies.
Politeia is responsible for the academic organization and supervision of the Forum, while the Promotion Committee defines the annual agenda and the Sponsorship of the Forum.