The ISBEE Fund
Even as business ethics has become an urgent topic in emerging countries with a growing number of people working in business ethics, their participation is often limited by financial constraints. The purpose of the ISBEE Fund is to enable people from developing countries and economies in transition to attend and participate in international business ethics meetings, in both quadrennial ISBEE congresses and regional conferences. The experience of ISBEE – including past congresses in Tokyo (1996), Sao Paulo (2000), Melbourne (2004), Cape Town (2008), and Warsaw (2012) – has shown that such participation is a very effective way of promoting business ethics worldwide. The meetings themselves offer unique opportunities to personally communicate with people from all parts of the world. Moreover, these encounters are enhanced by serious preparations such as writing papers and attending pre-congress meetings and by follow-up activities such as local initiatives, lectures and publications.
Contributing to the ISBEE Fund
ISBEE seeks to provide access to as many scholars possible. The average cost to fully subsidize the participation of one participant at the July 2016 ISBEE World Congress in Shanghai, China is US$3,100. ISBEE seeks to provide access as many such scholars as possible. As of 2015, ISBEE is exempt from federal income tax under United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). ISBEE fund donations are subject to tax regulations in other jurisdictions.