Marc Le Menestrel is founder and executive director of the Foundation for a New Ethical Business. A former professional athlete and executive in an oil company, Marc Le Menestrel is an academic entrepreneur. Marc studies and teaches the articulation of economic values with subjective values such as ethical values, aesthetic feelings, cultural tastes or spiritual concerns. Marc is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business of University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and Visiting Professor of Ethics at the Social Innovation Center of INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France). He is also affiliated to the Barcelona School of Management and to the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
The Foundation for a New Ethical Business researches, teaches and promotes new ways of doing business at the service of human values, social justice and environmental sustainability.
There already exist business organizations which acknowledge their role beyond seeking profit. They are inspiring models that define a new business paradigm: caring for people, society and the environment. We want to nurture this growing spirit of ethical business at the scientific, educational, and institutional levels.
The Foundation contributes to the academic corpus that studies new ethical businesses. It is hosting a network of fellows involved in teaching and research, and integrates research projects that advance knowledge about ethical business.
The Foundation proposes programs that teach state-of-the-art approaches towards the emerging forms of new ethical business. Faculty from the academic, business, social and political world are invited to contribute.
Promoting Ethical Business
The Foundation serves as a platform for business organizations that engage in these new ethical ways of doing business. Inspiring examples of such business organizations are living proofs of this emerging business paradigm and help business students and society at large to dream about ttheir own contribution.