About us On these pages you can inform yourself about the history and the team of the Institute of Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen. The Institute for Business Ethics was founded in 1989 and was shaped over the following 20 years by the director of the institute, Prof. Dr. Peter Ulrich. Since 2011, the IWE is headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Beschorner and Prof. Dr. Florian Wettstein. In 2017, Prof. Dr. Martin Kolmar was welcomed as a third director at the IWE. The focus of our theoretical and empirical/practical research interest is on questions of the realization of corporate responsibility. You can find further information on our research orientation here.