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The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

The Daniels Fund created the Daniels Ethics Initiative to build a collaborative group of Colleges and Universities that work together to build a comprehensive curriculum for teaching Business Ethics. This initiative is guided by Bill Daniels’ personal values of business ethics and fairness. Please visit the Daniels Fund website for more information on the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and Bill Daniels.


Eller College of Management: Center for Leadership Ethics
University of Arizona

Each year, the Eller College of Management: Center for Leadership Ethics at the University of Arizona organizes its annual Ellers Collegiate Ethics Case Competition (CECC), and the University of Utah is represented by two business undergraduate students. For more information on the CECC, please visit the Ellers Collegiate Ethics Case Competition website.

Babson College

Mary C. Gentile, Director, Giving Voice to Values, and Senior Research Scholar

Mary C. Gentile is the Creator and Director of Giving Voice to Values and Senior Research Scholar at Babson College. Previously at Harvard Business School from 1985–1995 and a consultant on management education and leadership development, Gentile is the author of numerous books and articles.

Giving Voice to Values Curriculum

Rather than the usual focus on ethical analysis, Giving Voice to Values (GVV) focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: What would I say and do if I were going to act on my values?

Drawing on the actual experiences of managers as well as multi-disciplinary research, GVV helps students identify the many ways to voice their values in the workplace. It provides the opportunity to script and practice in front of peers, equipping future business leaders not only to know what is right, but how to make it happen.

The GVV curriculum is free to educators.

Caux Round Table

Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director

The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of experienced business leaders, who work with business and political leaders to design the intellectual strategies, management tools and practices to strengthen private enterprise and public governance to improve our global community. Please see CRT’s website for further information and ethics resources.

Partnering Organizations

Junior Achievement of Utah

Junior Achievement of Utah has reached over 70,000 students in Utah with their curriculum. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

KUED – Channel 7

KUED is full-service Public Broadcasting Service public television located in Salt Lake City, Utah, broadcasting locally in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. It is one of two PBS member stations serving the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area. KUED is owned by the University of Utah.

WesTech Engineering, Inc.

WesTech engineers and manufactures process equipment and working solutions for water, wastewater and industrial applications. Drawing upon nearly half a century of experience, we provide our customers around the world with the best value and solutions for their process needs. The water technologies we advance and apply benefit not only our customers, but society as a whole.

Zions Bank

Zions Bank is a full-service bank offering commercial, installment and mortgage loans; trust services; foreign banking services; electronic and online banking services; automatic deposit and nationwide banking and transfer services; as well as the more familiar checking and savings programs with a dedication to ethics.

Office of Sustainibility, University of Utah

The Office of Sustainability is committed to establishing the University of Utah as a leader in working towards a more sustainable future for the University campus and the broader Utah community.

Office of Student Affairs, University of Utah

Student Affairs at the University of Utah offers student clubs and organizations, recreational activities, intramural sports clubs and teams, countless lectures, concerts, speakers, leadership skills, including unlimited service activities.

Ethics Resource Center

The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions. ERC has created and provides an extensive “Ethics Toolkit” comprised of “practical tools to help you design a comprehensive ethics program in your organization.”

Recommended Reading

Boardman, C., Sandomir, A. N., and Sondak, H. (2012). Foundations of business thought. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishing.

Gentile, M. C. (2010) Giving voice to values: How to speak your mind when you know what’s right. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Young, S. (2003). Moral capitalism: Reconciling private interest with the public good. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.: San Francisco, CA.