John Dalla Costa is the founder of the Centre for Ethical Orientation (CEO), a Toronto-based consultancy working with business, the public sector and non-government groups to foster ethical excellence in operations and outcomes.

In addition to models for governance and organizational change, CEO has designed and developed processes for integrating ethics within strategy and culture.

The author of four books published internationally, 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 U.K., 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 Magazine, the Report on Business Magazine, Marketing Magazine (Canada and the U.K.), and The International Herald Tribune. An essay by John was also included in a special issue published by the Conference Board of New York, exploring with twenty other thought-leaders the corporate governance implications from 9/11.

For several years John taught in the Executive Management Program at Queen’s University. He is 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, John 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.

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