Henry Mintzberg’s claim that business school curricula were largely irrelevant for business managers followed by the global financial crisis of 2008/2009 put business schools under close social scrutiny. Why do top MBA graduates want to work for large investment banks or leading management consulting firms? What about social investing? Sustainable business? Environmental impact?


Leading business school and program accreditors such as the AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA strongly recommended that business schools revamp their curricula so that ethics and CSR were no longer restricted to specific courses. Instead, these two critically important topics should be taught in all levels of business education. How far have the business schools come?


Having served as the President of the Swiss Anti-Fraud Association, elevating business ethics, fighting corruption and fraud are topics that are dear to my heart. I feel and see the need to bring these themes to public attention on a regular basis. How to do this? 41 North Business School will organize panel discussions on these topics and will invite interesting speakers to present real cases.


The first of 41 North’s Panel Discussions on Ethics, CSR and Fight against Corruption and Fraud will invite such renown players as KPMG, PwC, Etik ve İtibar Derneği in addition to inviting exciting and interesting speakers who have first-hand knowledge and/or involvement in globally known and tried cases of corruption and fraud.