The World Forum for Ethics and Business is a registered public interest foundation (“fondation d’utilité publique” – N° 822.216.342) based in Belgium. The mandate of the Forum includes all manners of pursuing and establishing the indispensable ethical foundations of business in a globalized world.


  • Provide a platform for the promotion and defense of ethical approaches to business enterprise and corporate governance;
  • Facilitate global dialogue and foster cooperation among the private sector, the academic world, government agencies, international organisations, the media, spiritual as well as secular communities and all other stakeholders with the end in view of fostering decency, maximizing human values and building wider public trust in business;
  • Recruit the broadest possible support for trends, initiatives and projects that would encourage or enhance ethical and/or spiritual motivations, practices, norms and goals in the business world.
  • Assume responsibility for continuing the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business


  • Regularly convene the International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business as well as other pertinent public forums and conferences ;
  • Organise meetings, trainings and workshops, including leadership seminars and summits, for the benefit of relevant stakeholders, such as the World Youth Forum for young leaders ;
  • Undertake projects to raise awareness on the critical link between business and spirituality as well as human values ;
  • Give public recognition and award prizes to outstanding individuals and companies for their exemplary work and service ;
  • Raise funds and build resources in support of the mission and objectives of the foundation.
  • Cooperate and work closely with the International Association for Human Values to realize common aims and objectives

The immediate priorities of the Forum are to:

  • Increase global awareness of ethics In business
  • Facilitate sharing of global best practices
  • Enable and support leaders to act ethically
  • Forge coalitions for collective action

Our principles


Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

Executive Management

Partnering organisations are the International Association for Human Values , the World Bank Group  and The Earth Charter Initiative.

The WFEB thanks the sponsors of the 2nd World Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports, 2016:




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