John Dalla Costa
Expert on Business Ethics & Trust | Bestselling Author
Organizations are aiming too low. Pulled by numerous pressures for performance, leaders have become overachievers in pragmatism but under-estimators of what creates worth and worthiness. With shifting expectations from globalization, sustainable development, fair trade, equitable outsourcing, governance reform, and environmental stewardship, boards, executives, and managers increasingly face criteria for excellence that are simultaneously moral as well as strategic. John Dalla Costa, founding director of The Centre for Ethical Orientation, leads audiences through the principles and practices that bring dignity and meaning to the work we do, while enhancing creativity and integrity in the workplace.
The author of four internationally published books, John has spoken at conferences around the world including the Bilbao Conference on “Business as Calling” in Spain, the Vienna Peace Summit in Austria, the London Form in the UK, The Jakarta Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia, and at the Global Business Forum at the United Nations Millennial Summit in New York.
John’s articles have appeared in the Financial Post, the Report on Business Magazine, Marketing Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.
For several years John taught in the Executive Management Program at Queen’s University. He is currently the ethics and integrity instructor in the Conference Board of Canada’s Director’s College.
John is a graduate of the Owner/President Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. In 2001, he completed a Masters of Divinity Degree (Summa Cum Laude) at Regis College at the University of Toronto. He was also inducted into the Jesuit honour society Alpha Sigma Nu.