Global Ethic Foundation


In 2012 the Global Ethic Foundation (Stiftung Weltethos) together with the Karl Schlecht Foundation (Karl Schlecht Stiftung / KSG) and the University of Tübingen in Germany founded the Global Ethic Institute (Weltethos-Institut) at the University of Tübingen. It is financed by the KSG.


The institute works in research and teaching, dealing primarily with the issues of economic, globalisation, and business ethics and with the goal of anchoring the Global Ethic idea long-term in the economy. The institute’s work is interdisciplinary and and its educational offerings are used by students in all areas of study. The institute offers events for the general public in the areas of economic ethics and sociopolitical matters as well as global ethics issues.

The Global Ethic Institute is headed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hemel (Director) and Dr. Bernd Villhauer (Managing Director). It is a member of the UN initiative Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) as part of the Global Compact, the Gesellschaft für Nachhaltigkeit (GfN) (Society for Sustainability), the Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik (International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics) and the Humanistic Management Network.

Further information can be found at the institute’s website.