Ethics in Action

What is Ethics in Action?


It’s an inspiring movement.

It’s about conversations and stories.

It’s finding the courage to take action.

It’s about making an impact!


Ethics Awards Nomination Period April 16-May 31, 2020


Do you know a person who is doing work to create a workplace, school, or neighborhood?

Do you know a person who is standing up, standing out, or rising to a healthy challenge in their actions?

Is someone drawing on their core ethical values during the state of emergency to make lives better?

Let’s lift up their stories!


The 2020 nomination period is April 16 through May 31, 2020. On April 16, we’ll post a link here to our nomination page.

*The nomination process has been enhanced in the following ways:

  • Focus on PEOPLE who are creating healthy workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods
  • Seeks out STORIES OF IMPACT shared by nominators and story supporters
  • Lifts up the details of personal stories that inspire ethical change
  • Recipients will be surprised at the fall Ethics in Action Honors Luncheon (formerly called the Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon).

We hope you are inspired by our renewed focus on people and stories of ethics in action!

Especially in these uncertain times, there are so many stories of courage, leadership, insight, and morals. Share them with us by nominating someone for an ethics award!

Read our Frequently Asked Questions HERE to learn more about the changes to the nomination process.


3/16/2020: Due to the state of emergency, the Ethics in Action Breakfast scheduled for April 16, 2020 is postponed. We look forward to rescheduling the event at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Steffen, Communications and Events Manager, at [email protected]

Ethics in Action Honors Luncheon

Come to Honor. Leave Connected.

The Ethics in Action Honors Luncheon is a celebratory luncheon honoring the people who create healthy workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods. Ethie Awards are given to people for the stories of how they rise up to challenges, stand up for others, and stand out in their actions.

This event was previously known as the Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon.


The 2020 Ethics in Action Honors Luncheon is on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Radisson Conference Center. We've changed the date and location based on feedback from guests.