Inamori Ethics Prize
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Inamori Ethics Prize

As part of its mission to foster ethical leadership around the world, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence presents the Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony annually in September. Events include but are not limited to an Academic Symposium and Ceremony/Recipient Lecture.

The 2013 Inamori Ethics Prize was awarded to entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard, founder of the premier outdoor gear and clothing company, Patagonia, Inc. A legendary rock climber and avid outdoorsman, Chouinard is a global leader in corporate social responsibility with a keen focus on protecting the planet. He has channeled his personal passion for the natural world into a successful enterprise that sets a high standard for ethical practices. He was honored with the prize and delivered a public lecture on September 12, 2013. See the full event schedule.

First awarded in 2008, the Inamori Ethics Prize honors outstanding international ethical leaders who have used their influence and actions to greatly improve the condition of humankind. Learn about the prize.

Watch the 2013 Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony

Watch the 2013 Academic Symposium

See the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony & Lecture in English or Japanese.

David Suzuki and President Snyder

The Honoree

Entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard is the 2013 recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize, which will be awarded on Sept. 12, 2013. Learn about the recipient.