Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance

Logo of the Centre for Responsible Banking and FinanceSchool of Management of the University of St. Andrews, UK

“The Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance (CRBF) aims to better understand current issues and challenges facing corporates, financial institutions and financial markets. A particular feature of the centre is its orientation toward empirical research which increases an understanding of corporate governance, social, environmental, ethical and trust issues for financial and non-financial firms.”

Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Logo of the Center for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)ERSC funded research center, UK

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) “explores not just the economic aspects of this challenge [of sustainability], but also its social, political and philosophical dimensions. We address the implications of sustainable prosperity at the level of households and firms; and we explore sector-level and macro-economic implications of different pathways to prosperity.”

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

EIPE logoErasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) “is the world’s leading research institute in philosophy and economics and host to a highly acclaimed graduate programme. The research topics covered at EIPE span all branches of philosophy and economics, including foundations of economic theory, rationality, economic methodology and ethical aspects of economics.”

Impact Weighted Accounts Project

Logo Harvard Business SchoolBusiness School of Harvard University, USA

“The mission of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project […] is to drive the creation of financial accounts that reflect a company’s financial, social, and environmental performance. Our ambition is ultimately to create accounting statements that transparently capture external impacts in a way that drives investor and managerial decision making. ”

Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

logo of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and EthicsGeorgetown University, USA

“The Institute’s comprehensive approach to the study of markets and ethics extends beyond the exploration of ethical questions related to business people functioning in the organizational setting to include issues surrounding law and law enforcement policy and the pressures of conducting business in a political environment with rules that are subject to change.”

Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

Logo Stigler CenterBooth Business School & Law School, University of Chicago, USA

The Stigler Center performs “research on regulatory capture, crony capitalism, and the various forms of subversion of competition by special interest groups.” Three key elements are: “1) the appreciation for the role of private markets in promoting human welfare; 2) an understanding of the role that legal infrastructure has on market performance; 3) the realization that the design of this legal infrastructure is all too often captured by the incumbents to prevent entry and competition, rather than to promote human welfare.”