The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) is a non-profit professional organisation that seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically. Alongside its research, publishing, advisory and training activities, IBE works with universities and business schools to promote the study of business ethics, and runs an annual student essay competition.
We’re very pleased to announce that Charles Sherwood, a graduand from our Philosophy and Public Policy MSc programme, has been awarded first prize in the postgraduate category of the IBE Student Essay Competition for his essay “Doing the Right Thing: Business Ethics, Moral Indeterminacy & Existentialism”.
Charles was enrolled on our Philosophy and Public Policy MSc programme in 2016/7. During his time in the Department, Charles studied for our Organisational and Business Ethics Course with Dr Susanne Burri, looking at the application of ethical theory to business contexts.
In receipt of his award, Charles writes:
The LSE philosophy masters, and in particular the business ethics module, has offered a wonderful opportunity to test rigorously and analytically ideas developed over a three-and-a-half decade career in business. This award is added encouragement for those reflections and hugely appreciated.