Dr John Dalla Costa

The Founding Director of the Centre for Ethical Orientation, John Dalla Costa has worked with corporations, government agencies, NGOs, and numerous institutions to help foster a global ethic for the global economy. He is the author of six books, including The Ethical Imperative: Why Moral Leadership Is Good Business (1998). In addition to consulting, John has taught ethics and social responsibility to undergraduates, MBA students, and Executive-MBA candidates at the Schulich School of Business at York University (Toronto, Canada). He also served as a Founding Faculty member for the Directors College. With a Master of Divinity degree from Regis College at the University of Toronto, John worked on the inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue required for changing business culture. Among his Keynote speeches, John has addressed interfaith Trialogues (Jewish, Christian, Muslim) in Jakarta, Indonesia; Vienna, Austria; Amman, Jordan; and Caux, Switzerland. John is a Senior Fellow at the Dialogue Institute, Temple University (Philadelphia, U.S.A.). After being a life-long resident of Toronto, he and his wife, Lucinda Vardey, moved last year to Sansepolcro - a medieval town on the Tiber River in Tuscany, Italy. John is currently writing a book examining governance reform in the Catholic Church.