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  • fund soc y educacionLa Fundación Europea Sociedad y Educación y la Fundación Ramón Areces celebrarán el próximo día 24 de junioConferencia "En busca de la calidad y la excelencia en la Educación Superior: ¿Obsesionan los rankings?" que tendrá lugar en la sede de Fundación Ramón Areces (calle Vitrubio, 5) y que contará con la participación de nuestra Cátedra, José Luis Fernández Fernández. Para obtener información completa debe simplemente pinchar el presente enlace. 

  • JOSE LUIS FDEZLes comunicamos que el Rector de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas ha nombrado al Profesor Dr. D. JoséLuisFernández Fernández, de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Director de la Cátedra de Ética Económica y Empresarial por un nuevo período de tres años, con efectos desde el 12 de abril de 2015

  • La Fundación López Quintás organiza la tercera edición del Triálogo Encuentro Ética y EmpreFUNDACION LOPEZ QUINTASsa, en el que intervendrán D Jaime Pereira García, director general de OMD HR Academy y Presidente de la Fundación Alfares, D.José Luis Fernández Fernández, director de la Cátedra de Ética Económica y Empresarial, U.P Comillas,y D Antonio García-Escribano Cruz. Presidente de la Fundación López Quintás como moderador. El acto tendrá lugar el día 3 de junio a las 19.00 h en la sala de conferencias de la U.P. Comillas, en la calle Alberto Aguilera, 23. Para inscribirse debe pinchar este enlace. 

  • Captura_de_pantalla_2015-02-24_a_las_12.24.27.pngOn 11 May, the Director of the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics, José Luis Fernández Fernández, will take part in the XXII Course on Human Values which comprises Axiology Studies. He will lead a conference entitled "Values in Business Management". It is a comprehensive course that starts on 8 April 2015 and finishes on 11 May of the same year.

  • catarsisIn the main hall with more than 400 attendees, on behalf of Spain and Latin America, José Luis Fernández Fernández presented 'Catarsis', the second book by Eduardo Gismera, lecturer of the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics. The author was grateful for the kindness shown by all members of the Chair. A book written from the opposite perspective of fear to encourage ethical behavior in modern organizations. We have also made a video so you can watch the full presentation.

  • Captura_de_pantalla_2015-02-18_a_las_06.59.40.pngCorporate Excellence holds their Corporate Governance Conference on Thursday, 5 March, 10.00 to 13.00, in the García Polavieja Room at ICADE. The recommendations document from the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) on the Code of Good Governance reform is soon to be published and involves a step forward for Spanish Corporate Governance reports. With the implementation of the new code, businesses must be aware of all details and recommendations in all legal aspects regarding management and control environments involved in this new context. Corporate Excellence – Center for Reputation Leadership in collaboration with the IE Business School, Garrigues, Villafañe & Asociados, the Institute of Internal Auditors and Comillas Pontifical University ICADE organize the first Corporate Governance Innovation Conference.

  • Captura_de_pantalla_2015-02-18_a_las_06.46.38.pngThe Corporate Social Consultancy and Comillas Solidaria, organize the seminar "The role of entrepreneurship as a force behind transformation". After an introductory session in which some thought will be given to what exclusion means nowadays, the Seminar will analyze the role of the company and entrepreneurs as agents for changing realities in different fields of exclusion (social, economic, cultural and geographic). Therefore, it entails answering questions such as: What role does the company play in minimizing inequalities? In the economic empowerment of employees? In building a more just world? The seminar will end with a session to present the progress achieved this year by the Corporate Social Consultancy, and the projects and challenges set for the 2015/2016 academic year.

  • eticadelasfinanzas“El profesional de las finanzas es un agente moral” [The finance professional is a moral figure] The financial ethics book was presented in Comillas and forms part of the Professional Ethics Collection which is promoted by UNIJES. It aims to create a fairer society in which money is made by contributing value. The presentation was given by the book's authors, Fernando Gómez Bezares and Raúl González Fabre, as well as José Luis Fernandez Fernández, Director of the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics and Emilio Ontiveros Baeza, Professor of Business Organization at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Click on the following link to read the full article...http://ht.ly/HFUNJ You can also watch the video with the full presentation on this website... http://ht.ly/HFWZs

  • logo comillasThe ICADE Corporate Social Consultancy presents its initiative “Innovaciong” on 28 October at 09:00. The ICADE Corporate Social Consultancy is a project under the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration via the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics. This initiative is composed of four companies of recognized standing and experience in working with people at risk of exclusion, and aims to establish a "cluster" of thought on how to act in the most efficient way when carrying out tasks. Follow this link to see the full program http://ht.ly/D5lDT.

  • logo fundacion onceOn 17 September, Professor José Luis Fernández Fernández took part in the presentation of the Shared Value Report of the ONCE Foundation, after having been invited by the President of the ONCE Group of Companies and Foundation. During the ceremony, which was attended by numerous key figures, topics were addressed including the importance of creating employment, people management or the necessary value networks.

  • LOGO EL MUNDOIn its Madrid edition on 15 September 2014, the daily newspaper El Mundo published a piece entitled "La revolución empieza en la Empresa" [Revolution begins in business] which stated that professionals, academics and social organizations are showing glimpses of a new corporate commitment model that places ethical values ahead of immediate profit. Among the people referenced are Almudena Rodríguez Beloso, Fernando Riaño Riaño and José Luis Fernández Fernández.

  • LOGO CURSO DOCTORANDOSThe IV Edition of the Doctoral Student Workshop, organized by the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics at Comillas Pontifical University, has begun. On 2 and 3 of July, several Doctoral students will discuss matters such as ethics and anthropology, logic of the gift and economic institutions, comprehensive evaluation of microfinance entities, corporate narrative, quality and information measurement techniques, among many more. They will be accompanied by senior members of the Chair and distinguished guests.

  • FUNDACION LOPEZ QUINTASOn 12 June at 18:30, the trialog "Encuentro Ética y Empresa" [When Ethics and Business Meet] took place in the Conference Hall at Alberto Aguilera, 23. It was moderated by Mr. Antonio José García-Escribano Cruz, President of the López Quintás Foundation, and included speakers such as Mr. Mario Alonso Puig, general and digestive system surgeon and expert in communication and leadership, and José Luis Fernández Fernández, Director of the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics at Comillas Pontifical University.

  • JFF MARINAOn 29 May, José Antonio Marquina visited our Chair in Ethics and we had the pleasure of listening to him in the Conference Hall at 19.00 where he spoke about the Sustainability Debate on "Education in the 21st Century". José Antonio Marina is a substitute professor of philosophy in La Cabrera Institute in Madrid, and received an honorary doctorate degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He studied philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid with his friend, Alvaro Pombo.

  • corporanzaOn 29 May at 11.00, the I Corporanza Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility were held so that this leading ecological cleaning organization and the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics could pay tribute to the good management of SMEs, inventors, start-ups and entrepreneurial projects of this nature in the regional Community of Madrid.

  • BOLETIN 11The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics has published its online newsletter. The following articles are of particular interest...

  • Lecturer Stefano Zamagni advocates for civil economy in his conference on 'The new Corporate Social Responsibility model: towards citizen responsibility' organized by the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics

  • 'Quiero Filosofía' [I want Philosophy] is founded; a space in which to reflect upon and share philosophy from outside the business sphere, promoted by 'Quierosalvarelmundohaciendomarketing' [Iwantosavetheworldthroughmarketing]

  • Braulio Pareja Cano, research assistant at the university and member of the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics, took part in the I TEDxUPComillas Congress "Inspirando el futuro" [Inspiring the future] on 16 October to talk about social enterprises.

  • The Director of the Chair in Ethics, José Luis Fernández, is among the experts consulted to assess the draft of the Spanish Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy presented by the Government in the framework of the National Reform Plan. Read article.

  • o Lecturer Stefano Zamagni visits our university again on 6 November. The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics has invited him to share his research findings during the conference "A new approach for Corporate Social Responsibility: towards citizen responsibility". If you wish to attend, please register here

  • o The XXI EBEN-Spain Conference was held in Comillas Pontifical University, coordinated by the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics. During the conference's opening and closing sessions, chaired by H.R.H Infanta Elena de Borbón y Grecia, respectively there was participation from Stephen Young, Director of the Caux Round Table, and Domingo Sugranyes, President of the Centesimus Annus-Pro Pontifice Foundation and director of several companies belonging to the Mapfre Group. Opening. Closing.

  • o Working session on "Human rights, companies and organizations" organized by the Ethics Journal and the Chair in Business Ethics. Professionals from different spheres discussed the key factors for sustainable globalization - Testimonies.

News from the 2012-2013 academic year

  • Masterclass on "Mobility, Technology, Higher Education and Competitiveness" organized by the London School of Economics and the Ramón Areces Foundation. From 7 to 10 May, Madrid. More information here

  • The 35 Shared-Responsibility Conferences gathered experts in Corporate Social Responsibility to discuss "Companies facing global CSR challenges". More information here. Repeated on RTVE

  • The I European Student Congress on Social Enterprise was held in the ICADE Business School. Convening can be consulted here. Comprehensive information on how the event was organized here.

  • The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics releases a report covering its 10 years of life. Read more (11Mb).

  • Comillas Pontifical University will play host to the XXI EBEN Spain National Conference on 19 and 20 June, which will address the topic 'Building confidence: intuitions and proposals from the viewpoint of ethics for sustainable enterprises'. More information on www.upcomillas.es/eben

  • The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics organizes the III Doctoral Student Workshop on Business Ethics and CSR. 17 and 18 June. More information and registration here.

  • New Sustainability Debate ceremony to address "The Third Sector in the 21st Century. Key issues for dialog". Organized by the Ethics Journal and the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics. More information and registration.

  • The third edition of the Permanent Participatory Research Seminar on Ethical Leadership which is organized by the Chair in conjunction with the López Quintás Foundation. Information and registration.

  • The Chair in Ethics inaugurates the Internal Seminar on "Social Responsibility in the face of crisis" which will gather experts in the field over the course of the 2012-2013 academic year. More information here

  • "Researching for a sustainable world", title of the speech that Lecturer José Luis Fernández Fernández delivered during the inauguration ceremony of the 2012-2013 academic year at Comillas Pontifical University. Watch video.

News from the 2011-2012 academic year

  • On 16 and 17 July the Corporate Excellence Center sponsors the conference GAINING BACK TRUST. THE REPUTATION OF THE ECONOMY IN THE NEW CORPORATE PARDIGM in El Escorial as part of the summer courses organized by the Complutense University of Madrid. Various members of our Chair will be present at the discussion. Information and registration.

  • New Sustainability Debate conference organized by the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics in conjunction with the Ethics Journal to address Myths and facts of sustainable cities. Efraim Centeno, Director of the ICAI Institute for Research in Technology will moderate the interventions from the following speakers: Juantxo López de Uralde from EQUO, Gildo Seisdedos from the Urban Innovation Club, and Jesús Sánchez Barricarte from Vodafone. Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 9:00 to 10:30 in the García Polavieja Room at ICADE. Registration.

  • On 26 April the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics and the University's Former Alumni Relations Office will organize the Open Classroom on Social Innovation and Sustainable Enterprisewhich will take place at 19:00 in the Conference Hall at ICADE. There will be participation from speakers such as Joan Antoni Melé from Triodos Bank, María Zapata from the Ashoka Foundation, and Guadalupe de la Mata from the European Investment Bank. There will be collaboration from the Ethics Journal. Information and registration here.

  • The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics researcher, Marta González Álvarez, author of the guide 'Más responsables entre todos'[more responsible among us all] with which the Chamber of Commerce and the City Council of Burgos want to promote the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in new SMEs in the city. Recently appointed a member of the Advisor on CSR for SME in the guide the researcher includes the 12 steps which should be followed during the implementation process of this management strategy, which is intended to create more ethical and socially responsible business activity. Read article.

  • "What 21st Century Leaders can Learn from 16th Century Jesuits": The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics is honoured to invite the academic and business community to attend the Guest Lecture on Mission and Leadership, delivered by Christopher Lowney, that will be held on March 21st at 7pm in Sala de Conferencias - ICADE (Alberto Aguilera, 23). Info and registration.

  • On 12 March at 19:00, the Chair in Ethics is organizing a lecture to be given by Joan Quintana i Forns and Ana de Andrés on Relational Coaching entitled "Forging strong and responsible relationships". The event will take place in the Conference Hall at the ICADE Business School. More information here.

  • Transparency, ethics and regulation are identified as the driving forces that can be used to prevent repetition of the dramatic economic and financial crisis that we experienced, according to the speakers at the Sustainability Debate conference who participated in the round table debate "10 years after Enron: what lessons have we not learned which are at the source of the crisis?". Read article here

  • The Chair in Economic and Business Ethics at ICADE and the Ethics Journal have signed a cooperation agreement to work together on the promotion of Sustainable Development. The aim is to dynamize the combined debate and reflection through seminars and symposiums. In addition, the coordinated dissemination of ideas and research regarding ethics and sustainability will be promoted. More information here

  • The Global Ethics Forum has just opened the registration period to attend the International Conference Center CICG, from 28 to 30 June 2012 in Geneva. The Forum gathers experts and leaders from business, academic, governmental and Third Sector spheres to address Business Ethics, this year with the theme: "Seeds for Successful Transformation 2012: The Value of Values in Responsible Business". More information here

  • Between the months of June and July, the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University will be implementing an International Academic Program (PAI) comprising four specialized symposiums delivered by prestigious professors from Harvard University, intended for professionals, teachers and researchers from Ibero-American and Spanish universities. The program serves as a prime meeting place to exchange experiences among European and American universities with the aim of contributing to research and knowledge enhancement, supporting university teachers by keeping them up to date with continuous training. More information here

  • Start of the 2011-2012 Permanent Seminar organized by the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics on "Challenges for Responsible Enterprises for a Sustainable Economy (II)". Expert speakers and participants will commit to monthly sessions to discuss the agenda for Spanish companies in the coming years, placing a special focus on several key issues that affect the sphere of ethics and responsible management: environment and business-society relations. Calendar and Registration.

  • On 22 November between 10:00 and 14:00, the Spanish Global Compact Network and ESADE are organizing a conference on Academic Institutions, CSR and the Principles for Responsible Management Education, which will take place in the Auditorium, 1st Floor, Building 2 of the ESADE campus in Madrid (C/Mateo Inurria 25-27). Schedule

  • On 20 October the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics, in collaboration with the Lopez Quintás Foundation is organizing the Conference Forum on Ethical Leadership, which is intended for business people, managers and professionals who wish to carry out their business activity in a way that combines economic wealth with human quality, professional excellence and social and ethical responsibility. During the conference, the Permanent Research Seminar on Ethical Leadership through Participation (SPIEL) will be delivered and will take place throughout the academic year with a reduced number of places available. More information.

  • Sustainability Debate is a new debate forum promoted by the Chair in Economic and Business Ethics in collaboration with the Ethics Journal. The first round table debate will be held on 17 February at 9:00 in the ICADE campus and will be called "10 years after Enron. what lessons have we not learned which are at the source of the crisis? - Registration

News from the 2010-2011 academic year

  • End of the 2010-2011 Javier Benjumea Chair Permanent Seminar: The eighth and final session of the Permanent Seminar will be held on Thursday 19 May. It has been developed by the Javier Benjumea (Focus-Abengoa) Chair in Economic and Business Ethics throughout this academic year and will address "The greatest challenges for business in the 21st Century". The session will take place at 19:00 in the García Polavieja Room, in the ICADE campus at C/ Alberto Aguilera 23 and will be moderated by the Director of the seminar, Professor Juan Benavides Delgado. Information.

  • 6th Session of the Permanent Seminar on "Business-Society Relations".

  • Start of the 2010-2011 Permanent Seminar organized by the Javier Benjumea (Focus-Abengoa) Chair on "The greatest challenges of business in the 21st century". Expert speakers and participants will commit to monthly sessions to discuss the agenda for Spanish companies in the coming years, placing a special focus on several key issues that affect the sphere of ethics and responsible management: environment and business-society relations. Calendar.

  • On 20 October, the Javier Benjumea (Focus-Abengoa) Chair, in collaboration with the López Quintás Foundation, is organizing the Conference Forum on Ethical Leadership which is intended for business owners, managers and professionals who wish to carry out their business activity in a way that combines economic wealth with human quality, professional excellence and social and ethical responsibility. During the conference, the Permanent Research Seminar on Ethical Leadership through Participation (SPIEL) will be delivered and will take place throughout the academic year with a reduced number of places available. More information.

  • "Application period to participate in the II Doctoral Student Workshop is now open.The workshop has been organized by the Javier Benjumea (Focus-Albengoa) Chair in collaboration with Bankinter.. The workshop will be held in Los Molinos (Madrid) on 7 and 8 July 2010. It is open for participation from doctoral students who have obtained the DEA qualification and who are beginning or currently conducting their doctoral theses on Business Ethics or Corporate Social Responsibility in any Spanish or Portuguese university. More information"

  • First Dialog Conference in La Granja: Reflection on the role and validity of capital markets. The first Dialog Conference took place on 25 and 26 November at La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia. It was organized by the company Quierosalvarelmundohaciendomarketing and by IESE CBS with support from Forética, Global Market and the San Ildefonso-La Granja City Council. This first edition gathered experts from the academic sphere, CSR and the markets to talk about stock exchanges, the financial system and the possible improvements to its operation. The conclusions drawn from the discussion may be consulted on www.dialogosenlagranja.es, along with an explanatory video and a list of participants, among which was José Luis Fernández, Director of the Javier Benjumea (Focus-Abengoa) Chair in Economic and Business Ethics at Comillas Pontifical University.

News from the 2009-2010 academic year

  • Presentation of the PRME in Spain. The United Nations initiative aimed at promoting CSR in educational institutions was presented in Madrid on 25 November during a ceremony organized by the Global Compact in the IE Business School. The Javier Benjumea (Focus-Albengoa) Chair was represented by a speech delivered by professor José Luis Fernández during the ceremony. More information here.

  • "Conference on Public Speaking for Researchers and Doctoral Students". On 10 December 2009, professor José Luis Parada from the Francisco de Vitoria University will deliver a session in the Reception Hall in the ICADE campus at C/ Alberto Aguilera 23 on how to speak in public in the most common situations faced by researchers and doctoral students. 18:00 to 21:00. It is necessary to register in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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