Warnborough Masteral graduate, Arend van Campen, was specially selected to be part of a team of twelve PhD candidates on a large-scale research programme which aims to pool scientific knowledge about business ethics in the Netherlands. The team is led by seven professors of business ethics from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and four other Dutch universities. The collaboration is unique because it involves five Dutch universities and the PhD candidates are all eminent within the corporate world. The PhD team will conduct innovative applied research into the future relevance of business ethics in the corporate sector over the next five years. Arend’s Masteral thesis focused on ethics and social responsibility in the oil and gas industries, in which he has worked for many years. The thesis contained many explosive (pardon the pun) elements including behind-the-scenes knowledge of how such large companies were able to behave responsibly (or not). We wish Arend good luck with his PhD quest and hope that the research will reveal lots more ground-breaking information. For more on the unique project, click here.