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IBES Masterarbeit “Why do Austrian firms collaborate for the social good? The interplay of costs and benefits for Austrian enterprises and society when contemplating collaborations.”

June 29, 2022

Daniela Frühauf, a graduate of the master’s program in Executive Management, wrote her master’s thesis on the subject of collaborations for the social good at the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) under the supervision of Maria Riegler. Determination, passion and perseverance were essential for her in the process of writing the thesis. IBES spoke to Daniela Frühauf,… […]

Change in the corporate socio-political positioning – Interview with Markus Scholz.

June 15, 2022

Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz spoke with the German Donors' Association about the political responsibility of companies and categorizes this new phenomenon based on current examples. […]

“Understand, Mediate, Defend” A wrap-up of the panel discussion “Society & Emotion: What do we learn from current crises?”

June 3, 2022

In permanent crisis mode, how do we react to events that can be interpreted in amazingly different ways through Fake News? On May 10, 2022, political scientist Mag. Natascha Strobl discussed this question with the two business ethicists Prof. Thomas Beschorner and FH-Prof. Markus Scholz. Dr. Daniela Ortiz moderated the event, hosted by the Institute […]

Rethinking Political Responsibility of Business

A review of the 11th Trans-Atlantic Business Ethics Conference (TABEC).

June 2, 2022

From May 5-7, 2022, the Institute for Business Ethics & Sustainable Strategy (IBES) of FHWien der WKW invited leading global business ethicists from North America and Europe to Vienna to discuss the topic: “Revisiting the Political Responsibility of Business”. In the wake of globalization, the influence of national governments on the private sector is waning, […]

11th Trans-Atlantic Business Ethics Conference (TABEC)

April 21, 2022
Category: Josef Ressel Center CARe

The Institute for Business Ethics & Sustainable Strategy (IBES) at FHWien of WKW will host a high-level conference on “Revisiting the Political Responsibility of Business” in Vienna from May 5-7, 2022.   “The Political Responsibility of Business.” In the context of TABEC – an exclusive, invitation-only conference – FHWien of WKW’s IBES, under the Chair […]

Profits from the emergency: Interview with Markus Scholz in the show WDR 5 Politikum

April 13, 2022

Pharmaceutical companies are well regarded in the pandemic. But in the long run, exorbitant profits could undermine the companies’ credibility, argues business ethicist Prof. Markus Scholz. After all, companies also bear political responsibility for the distribution of vaccines.   Listen to the entire interview here (in German). […]

Get out of Russia. Now. Guest commentary in Zeit online

April 13, 2022

Western corporations that are still active in Russia are making themselves accomplices of Vladimir Putin. There is no right business in the wrong war. In their guest commentary, Prof. Dr. Thomas Beschorner, Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo, Prof. Dr. Peter Seele and Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz underline the political responsibility of companies and their importance as […]

Preventing the next epidemic: vaccine initiative Cepi

April 13, 2022

The Cepi vaccine initiative aims to raise more than three billion euros. It relies on mRNA technology and the biotech company Moderna. In the article, Head of IBES Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz comments on Moderna’s patent release: “It is a positive step that Moderna is taking and a necessary step also to share the technological […]

Pushing Climate Neutrality in Businesses:
Interview with Prof. Jonatan Pinkse

March 29, 2022

Business activity is a major source of global carbon emissions. But how can we push businesses to deliver on the climate neutral (net-zero) agenda when their bottom line is at stake? That is what we asked Prof. Jonatan Pinkse in an interview with radio station Radio Radieschen. Last Thursday we had the pleasure to welcome […]

Risky Political Commitment of Corporations in the Case of War: an op-ed article by Markus Scholz in Wirtschaftswoche

March 7, 2022

Tesla founder Elon Musk supports Ukraine with his satellite internet. He is acting politically. Morally, that may be right. But his actions are not legitimate. It is furthermore extremely dangerous. In his op-de article in the newspaper Wirtschaftswoche, Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz, Head of Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES), analyzes the support […]