Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

......Current Collaborations.......t

The KBEI works with and supports other organizations and individuals to further its mission of being a leading resource for business persons, students, faculty and administrators who seek to understand the relationship between business, the common good, and a life well-lived.


  • The Koeze Business Ethics Initiative is partnering with scholars at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business for a research project on the relationship between business and social capital.


  • The KBEI Business Ethics Fellow serves as a resource for Seidman students, faculty and administrators.  The Fellow delivers talks in classes, at faculty lunches, and other scheduled events on the lessons he or she has learned over the course of a successful career in business This year's KBEI Business Ethics Fellow is Jeff Padnos.


  • The KBEI director Michael DeWilde sits on the West Michigan B Corps Board, which serves to provide references and resources for companies exploring B Corps status. The KBEI supports events that raise awareness of the B Corps mission. The nonprofit B Labs certifies businesses as B Corporations, which are businesses that have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. 

  • Local First Quick Impact Assessment
    provided by B Lab, Local First, and BALLE
    Determine how much good your company does for the local economy - and see how you stack up against other businesses in the nation. Local First is proud to introduce the Quick Impact Assessment, a free online tool to help you 'measure what matters.'

  • Professor Michael DeWilde is collaborating with Making Choices Michigan on programming for advance care directives aimed at the business community, health care professionals and the general population. The KBEI works with MCM, the Clark Retirement Community, and health care providers on ethics-at-the-end-of-life issues.

Page last modified October 5, 2014