Mark Pastin walked away from a full, tenured professorship to prove that it is possible to create lasting ethical change in organizations. Since 1993, Mark has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Ethical Organizations, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote ethics in business, government and the professions.
Throughout these careers, Mark has pursued practical approaches to ethical issues. When working toward his Ph.D. at Harvard University, Mark studied under two of the leading ethicists of the past hundred years, Roderick Firth and John Rawls. His studies focused on the unique human attributes that allow individuals to gain insight into ethical issues.
Mark realized that you could not claim ethical insight if this insight did not translate into ethical action. Simply put, the only relevant laboratory for ethical knowledge is the world in which we live and work. It is this insight that drove Mark to build a global consultancy in the area of organizational ethics.