Ethics & Compliance Roundtable

Coming spring 2018 ethics and compliance roundtable at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, two male students in a classroom setting

The Ethics & Compliance Roundtable brings together students, faculty and the business community to discuss current topics surrounding business ethics and compliance.

PG&E, Kaiser Permanente,, Starbucks Coffee Co., Genentech, Foundation, FedEx, Bank of San Francisco, and the Gap Inc. have all participated in previous events.

Ethics is very important to a business for a number of reasons. A business that behaves ethically attracts more customers, stakeholders and quality employees. Unethical behavior, on the other hand, can damage a company’s reputation, negatively impacting its bottom line and market value.

Each year, San Francisco State University’s College of Business and the Center for Ethics & Sustainable Business hosts a Business Ethics Week. This year’s Business Ethics Week, held November 6-9 on SF State's main campus as well as its downtown campus, included speakers from Deloitte, Oracle, MCE Social Capital, and Roche (Genentech). The annual event involves over 5,500 undergraduate and graduate business students and faculty members as they hear from business and industry experts on topics related to business ethics, corporate and social responsibility, the environment and sustainable business.

Dates and Times

  • One-Day Roundtable to be held spring 2018


San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94103


$75 per person.

Alumni receive a special discount pric of $50. This event is complimentary to current SF State students and staff with a coupon code. Program pricing and dates subject to change.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone who is interested in developing stronger entrepreneurial skills. Students should be resourceful, resilient and mature, as well as be open to feedback and adapting to change. Participants who are able to bring intellectual rigor, natural curiosity and drive to get out and apply what they learn in the program will see a successful transformation of themselves by the end of the program.


2 – 6 p.m. Facilitated discussions

6 – 7 p.m. Networking and refreshments