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Ethics in Business Initiative


The mission of the San Antonio Ethics in Business Initiative is to promote ethical business conduct for the benefit of the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the community.

The San Antonio Ethics in Business Initiative is a program of the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, in collaboration with the UTSA College of Business. The Ecumenical Center presents the San Antonio Ethics in Business Awards in order to:

  • Foster a climate of ethical integrity in the community by recognizing ethical practices of businesses, organizations and individuals.
  • Promote awareness and educate business students in ethical business practices.
  • Heighten awareness in the community of the Ecumenical Center programs and services available to strengthen businesses.
  • To support the healing work of the Ecumenical Center and to fund scholarships for UTSA College of Business students.

The Process

Mentors are selected from businesses, nonprofits, and individuals that have demonstrated exceedingly high ethical conduct, integrity, and civic responsibility as reflected in their dealings with individuals, businesses, employees and the community. These all-stars participate in a mentoring project with students at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business.

The students spend approximately 8 to 10 hours over the fall semester interviewing and conducting research with the all-stars as part of their semester course work. It is a transformational process.

The Event

The Ethics in Business Awards are presented at an event held in the Spring of each year.

The Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the event benefit the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health to strengthen individuals, families and organizations and the UTSA College of Business to further the study and teachings of ethical business practices.

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