Global Ethics Day 2018

Join us for Global Ethics Day on October 17, 2018. Together, let’s work to make ethics matter.

Get ideas and inspiration, background material on issues of global ethics, and much more on the Resources page.

Explore photos and blog posts from Global Ethics Day events in 2017 and 2016.

And please let us know how you plan to participate, and send us your ideas for activities and events — we’ll list them here!

Please scroll down for the Participants List and a selection of your plans and ideas for Global Ethics Day 2018, and see photos of 2018 activities.

Global Ethics Day “Framing the Question,” Margaret Murphy, Artist-in-Residence, and students at Central Michigan University, October 2016

2018 Participants

Global Organizations

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) 
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
CFA Institute
C2G2 (Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative)
International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Women in International Security (WIIS)


Associaion of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Botswana
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Kenya
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malawi
Association of Chartererd Certified Accountants (ACCA), Mauritius
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Nigeria
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), South Africa
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Tanzania
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Zambia
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Zimbabwe
Braveheart International (Uganda)
Everyday Ethics (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
Ethics Practitioners’ Association (EPA) (South Africa)
Graphen Communications Company (Nigeria)
H.E.L.P. Foundation For Students Rights (Nigeria)
JP Executive Communications, Johannesburg (South Africa)
MTN Group (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
Sophiatown Community Psychological Services (South Africa)
University of Abuja (Nigeria)
University of Ghana


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Beijing (China)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Hong Kong, with CFA Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), India
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malaysia
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Pakistan
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Singapore, with Singapore Film Society
Alternative Development and Research Centre (India)
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB) (Pakistan)
Crowe Maldives LLP (Maldives)
Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (India)
Tuguegarao City Science High School (The Philippines)


Association Mtsosneli – Innovation Research Center (Georgia)
Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey (TEID)
Istinye University (ISU) Foreign Languages Institute, Istanbul (Turkey)
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University (SANGU) (Georgia)
Tajik State University of Law, Business, and Politics (Tajikistan)
VEON Armenia (Trademark Beeline)


All Ladies League Women Economic Forum Chapter of Belgrade (Serbia)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Czech Republic
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Romania
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom
Chamber of Certified Accountants (Czech Republic)
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (Sweden) (Ukraine)
International Association for Promoting Geoethics (Italy)
Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care (HPSC) (United Kingdom)
Medical University of Pleven (Bulgaria)
Philosophical Views Magazine (Serbia)
Universitário de Lisboa, Centro de Estudos Internacionais (Portugal)
University of Minho Centre for Ethics, Politics, and Society (Portgal)
UK Doorstep Choice (Ltd) (United Kingdom)
Vistula University with UN Global Compact (Polish Office) (Poland)
World Philosophy Network (Serbia)

Middle East

Capital Private School (Oman)
University of Buraimi College of Health Sciences (Oman)

North America

Army ROTC, Indiana University
Bard College, NY
Cargill (United States)
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, NY
The Center for International Ethics at Central Michigan University
Dickinson College, PA
Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, Washington DC
Ethics & International Affairs, NY
James Madison University, VA
The Knox School, NY
Mercer University School of Law, GA
Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University, SC
Pax Natura Foundation, UT
Saint Anselm University, Center for Ethics in Business and Governance, NH
South Shore Public Libraries (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Texas Tech University Ethics Center
Trust Across America (United States)
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, AK
University of California, San Diego
University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll, Ethics & Integrity
University of Utah 
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Caribbean Islands

NAGICO Insurances (St. Maarten)

Central America

Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH)

South America

Estácio (Brazil)
Group of Excellence and Sustainability (GEES) (Brazil)
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Venezuela)

Your Plans and Ideas

“We`ll organize a movie screening (selected movie “Rogue Trader”), we’ll place flip charts with open topics/questions to allow all employee to write their answers, thoughts regarding ethics in our company in in community at whole. The special communication from Compliance Function will be communicated to all employees.”  —Marieta, VEON Armenia (Trademark Beeline)

“In honor of your global ethics celebration next week, we have chosen to use that day to introduce a new and unique program, The Country Trust Index™ Rankings, that we have been developing since late last spring…Our mission is to help organizations build trust and this ranking is designed to create even greater exposure to the importance of elevating trust & ethics in institutions around the globe. The rankings will be posted on our website on October 17.” Barbara, Trust Across America

“As part of UCSD’s Changemaker Campus program, a number of activities are planned across campus for Global Ethics Day.”  —Diana, University of California, San Diego

“Our guest speaker is Krystina Crolla-Barker, who will be sharing her experience of recruiting young people to her research project in a talk entitled ‘Decision-making in young people affected by cancer: An ethical dilemma.'” —Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care (HPSC), United Kingdom

“On 17th October 2018 we are going to organize the annual conference of the Chamber with a topic regarding ‘Creative Accounting.’ We want to discuss issues what is still in the scope of accounting rules/requirements and what is beyond, what is unethical, what is illegal. The speakers are representatives of Czech Ministry of Finance, the Supreme Administrative Court, Chamber of Auditors and Business Associations. The members of our Chamber are under the Code of Ethics and we regularly discuss related issues.” —Libor, Chamber of Certified Accountants, Czech Republic

“We are going to pose a handful of ethical questions to our member organizations and affiliates around the globe about the importance of ethics in our line of work, and some salient debates. To do so, we will write blog posts on three specific ethical questions, and advertise these discussions to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.” Sarah, Women in International Security

“We would love to organize a 1 day ethics conference for school teachers who are involved in the ethics learning at schools and promote the the idea to support ethical teaching at schools.” Megi, Association Mtsodneli – Innovation Research Center, Georgia

“Three years ago we launched the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating to occur on Global Ethics Day. For the day, institutions around the world sign up to speak up and out against contract cheating. They are asked to do events on their campus, but specifically to conduct ‘white board declarations’ where people write on white boards why contract cheating is wrong and/or why they choose to excel with integrity. We ask them to spread these messages on social media using #defeatthecheat and #excelwithintegrity.” Tricia, International Center for Academic Integrity

“Dr. David Rutledge, Furman Emeritus Professor of Religion, will speak on ‘Extending the Boundaries of Our Caring: The Challenge of Global Ethics.'” — Nancy, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University, South Carolina

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)—an intergovernmental organisation based in Singapore with a constituency of 51 Asian and European countries, the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union—is organising a large-scale youth evening between 15-19 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The event, the 3rd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS3), is very much aligned with the Global Ethics Day as it is themed under the topic of “Ethical Leadership.” 

“The IAPG will celebrate the 2nd International Geoethics Day on 18 October 2018 .This initiative was born in 2017 with the aim to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society about the importance of geoethics. The geoethics day falls during the Earth Science Week and close to the Ethics Day and will be the occasion to strongly reaffirm the geoethical values in which geoscientists believe and that are the foundations of the IAPG.” — Giuseppe, The International Association for Promoting Geoethics, Italy

“Talking about what global ethics mean during Philosophy class” — Arieanto, The Knox School, New York

“We will be taking global ethics awareness to school children in Enugu – State, through activities like, tree planting, debate on global issues and the self esteem of the girl-child in school.”. —  Graphen Communications Company, Nigeria

Medical University of Pleven is planning a Day of Bioethics on October 17. Official languages are English and Bulgarian. For more information, click here:

“Our speaker will be Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, and she will be speaking about her experience as Ambassador in Nairobi at the time of the Embassy Bombing.  She also has a new book out on October 1st, entitled, Terrorism, Betrayal and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings. —  Chris, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

“On #globalethicsday2018 the business world wakes up to ethics with ACCA, Carnegie Council, and CFA Institute.”  Check out the ACCA microsite to find out about their events around the world, including film festivals in Hong Kong and Singapore, global ethics roundtables in Europe and Africa, and more:

“Join us on #globalethicsday2018, October 17, as we welcome award-winning author to campus! Helon will speak on “Religion, Politics and the Literary Landscape in Contemporary Nigeria.”  — Saint Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance, New Hampshire

“We are considering arranging a business breakfast, or a night afterwork event. This year we plan to invite speakers from UNIC (network of companies willing to promote integrity) or from some other NGO. Additionally, we’re considering showing some videos prior discussion.” — Oleg,, Ukraine

The Center for International Ethics at Central Michigan University is holding an event on October 12: “Ask the Ambassador with His Excellency Oh Joon, former S. Korean Ambassador to the United Nations.”

“The Vistula University and the Global Compact (Polish office) will organize the screening of the movie ‘Center of the Storm’ followed by panel discussion in memoriam of former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.” — Bartlomiej, Vistula University, Poland

“I plan to teach a class on human rights and global justice to our students.” — Todd, Army ROTC, Indiana University

“Ethics Practitioners’ Association (EPA), the professional body for ethics practitioners in Africa will celebrate it’s first year of existence on Global Ethics Day, 17 October 2018. In partnership with MTN, EPA will host a breakfast celebration and platform for member ethics practitioners to engage in ethics conversation focused on the growth of the EPA professional body, global values and practical implementation of MTN’s ethics program.” — Laura, Ethics Practitioners’ Association (EPA), South Africa

“Canvassing Everyday Ethics’s corporate clients to acknowledge and partake in Global Ethics Day activities.” — Laura, Everyday Ethics (Pty) Ltd, South Africa 

“We are organizing a series of events at both the School of Journalism and the School of Law. First, a conference on journalism, ethics and fake news. Second, we are having a gathering for sharing ideas on how to better promote ethics on campus. ”  — Simon, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela

“For 2018, our School of Journalism and Strategic Media chosen Steven A. Holmes, Executive Director of CNN Worldwide Office of Standards and Practices, to be the 2018 visiting distinguished professor.  The Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity has invited Steven to give a lecture for Global Ethics Day. Mr. Holmes’ topics of interest are journalism ethics, diversity in the newsroom, challenges in covering the news at the White House, and fake news. — Hannah, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

“The MTN Group of companies with its 22 operations across Africa and the Middle East will be taking hands with The Ethics Practitioners’ Association to celebrate Global Ethics Day at the MTN head office in Gauteng Province, South Africa; we will host a celebratory breakfast where we will reflect on a global ethic and associated values, and we will share learnings from the implementation of ethics governance and management practice across the MTN Group of companies, specifically considering challenges in developing an ethical organisation culture across 63 nationalities and the 22 countries in which we operate.

“We are planning Ethics related quizzes on our online staff recognition platform, MTN Shine, to raise awareness about our commitment to conduct business ethically by honouring our Code of Ethics as we generate profit, and by protecting the planet and our people and communities wherever we operate. We also want to link our support of the Sustainable Development Goals to being an ethically-minded company.” — Johanna, MTN Group (Pty) Ltd

“Having students respond to the question “What does an ethical campus look like?” on poster and making a video compilation of the responses. Later in the evening our university’s Vice President of Student Affairs will be answering the same question and will lead a discussion on the topic for members of the community.” — Scott, James Madison University

“Sophiatown Community Psychological Services will be hosting a morning workshop on Global Ethics Day for NGO’s in our community of practice in the wider Johannesburg area.
The workshop is titled ETHICS MATTER TO NGO’S.
The programme includes the following:
INTRODUCTORY SESSION: Ethics matter, but what does it mean?
FOCUS SESSIONS (Run concurrently)
– Duty of Care – The Cornerstone of NGO Integrity
– Safe Working Spaces – Sexual Harassment, An Absolute NO
– Funding Relationships with Integrity
Each session will be facilitated by ethics and field specific experts.” — Zelda, South Africa

“We are planning to take a campus survey in 50 campuses and a documentary of the lack of quality tertiary education [in Nigeria]. On October 17, we will hold a Nation-wide Students rights conference to commemorate the Global Ethics Day where we will release the survey report and the students abuse documentary.” — Olympus, H.E.L.P. Foundation for Students Rights, Nigeria

“I shall spearhead activities in support to the Global Ethics Day, such as: Essay Writing Contest; Poster Writing Contest; Slogan-making Contest; Posting of quotes on social media.” — Amir, Tuguegarao City Science High School, The Philippines

“Panel discussion on the topic “Ethics in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy” followed by model diplomacy activities. It will help participants to experience what it is like to make ethical decisions while discussing some of the real world foreign policy issues.” — Mariami, American Studies Students’ Scientific Group at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 

“I would suggest a competition for the best work in the field of ethics, lectures in this field, as well as an art competition on this topic. Just keep up the success!” — Olivera, World Philosophy Network, Serbia

Global Ethics Day: Students at Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement prepare for Global Ethics Day 2018
Global Ethics Day: Students at Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement prepare for Global Ethics Day 2018
Global Ethics Day: Students at Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement prepare for Global Ethics Day 2018

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