What is Business Ethics Summit

Business Ethics Summit, powered by Core, is the first international forum involving the most relevant Italian and international stakeholders and will be held on Friday, June 9 from 9 a.m. at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City.

The Event

The event aims to analyze the theme of ethics applied to business through the comparison and analysis of best practices and case studies.

Ethical Dilemmas

Today, all companies are called upon to reflect on their ability to manage the onset of ethical dilemmas that may affect their decision-making process. Applying certain ethical and moral principles to the corporate dimension can help create attractive businesses both internally and externally and inspire the transformation of the business into the engine of sustainable and equitable economic growth.


Vatican representatives, corporate managers, experts and academics, government representatives, and business journalists will attend the event, divided into Opening Remarks, Comments, and Challengers. Participants' contributions will explore the relationship between ethics and business and the possibility of companies to be ethically guided according to the "from growth to prosperity" principle that places financial growth in a holistic dimension oriented towards collective well-being.

Meet The Philosophers

John Stuart Mill

Human Economy

"Among the works of man, which human life is rightly employed in perfecting, the first in importance surely is man himself."


Climate Economy

"It is absurd to make external circumstances responsible and not oneself, and to make oneself responsible for noble acts and pleasant objects responsible for base ones."

Immanuel Kant

Tech Economy

"All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason."


Impact Economy

"A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, in desiring to attain himself, helps others to attain."

Sam Altman

"In business, the best ethical decisions are often the best business decisions in the long run."

Human Economy

Tech Economy

Impact Economy

Climate Economy


  • 9 June 2023

09:45 AM

Human Economy

When financial growth embraces an ethical approach, it is possible to create the conditions for collective well-being, activating virtuous circles that put the human dimension at the center of business. In this context, the positive effects of corporate policies are able to affect the physical and mental health of individuals, thus contributing to social prosperity.

10.40 PM

Climate Economy

Is it possible to combine economic growth and action against climate change? Companies are now called to rethink their activities in a sustainable key by designing climate mitigation policies in order to achieve the objectives of economic and social development, generate wealth and protect the planet.

11.45 PM

Tech Economy

Despite the multiple benefits deriving from the integration of new technologies into our lives, their unregulated use can highlight their pitfalls and undermine user trust. To limit these effects, the use of digital assets cannot be separated from an ethical approach that regulates their role and emphasizes their positive impact for the community, starting with the progressive virtualization of experiences and the related benefits for the environment.

12.40 PM

Impact Economy

Investing ethically means generating a return for the entire society: following the three guidelines: Profit, People, Planet, are the keys for starting new virtuous projects of sustainable development that involve investments with an ethical, social and environmental matrix. Through social entrepreneurship and philanthropy it is possible to balance profit and collective interest, guaranteeing greater well-being for all.



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