The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Schwab 2016) is constantly reshaping our way of living, working, interacting in social and digital contexts, and it is impacting on healthcare, education, business, etc. New innovations bring along new ethical challenges and questions, relating to the purpose and use of these new technologies, their contribution to human flourishing and the good of society, and their availability to people globally. These ethical challenges must be systematically addressed, not only in everyday practice, but also in academic debate. In light of technological changes in the post-COVID-19 context, business ethics, as a discipline, is witnessing a renewal on a wide range of topic areas: What are the new relevant questions that business ethics needs to address? In the aftermath of various crises, how should business ethics critically respond and richly contribute to this pivotal moment in the history of humanity? Looking to the future, how can business ethics scholarship keep pace with continuous transformation?
Through plenary and parallel sessions, this conference will provide a platform for reflective thinking, constructive dialogue, and for sharing of insights in order to address the proliferation of ethical questions and challenges in a rapidly changing world. The conference will provide an opportunity to bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world to take time to reflect on and debate various issues from a business ethics perspective. The language for the conference will be English.