Business Ethics Leaders have University Ties

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Harry Halloran and James Mitchell are among the 100 most influential people in business ethics, according to a recent survey by the Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

Halloran is chairman and CEO of American Refining Group and Energy Unlimited. He led the development of the University of St. Thomas’ SAIP Institute, which helps companies assess and enhance their ethical performance using the Self-Assessment and Improvement Process. Halloran provided financial backing for the institute’s launch and, in 2008, donated $10 million to support the university’s efforts to promote business ethics.

Mitchell is the retired chairman, president and CEO of IDS Life and an executive fellow of the University of St. Thomas’ Center for Ethical Business Cultures. In his role as fellow, Mitchell offers insights and tools that equip leaders to confront day-to-day challenges and shape business ethics.

These leaders join an eminent list of individuals who helped positively shape the business ethics landscape in 2008, including president-elect Barack Obama, Paul Krugman and Anne Mulcahy.

Originally published: 01/07/2009, Ethisphere