Prof. Dr. Florian Wettstein

Professor of Business Ethics & Director of the Institute for Business Ethics

University of St. Gallen

Florian Wettstein is chair and professor of business ethics and director of the Institute for Business Ethics (IWE) at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.¬† Florian has published widely on topics at the intersection of corporate responsibility, business ethics and business and human rights. He is the author of Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution (Stanford University Press, 2009) and Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press. Florian is a past fellow of MIT’s “Program on Human Rights and Justice”.


Among others, he currently serves as Vice-President of the International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) and of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association. Florian and his team at IWE-HSG have followed and researched the Swiss commodity sector for many years and in a variety of project collaborations with the government, civil society organizations, commodity firms, and other academic institutions.