The Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society is the forum of the University of Redlands for conversation, inquiry and debate on Ethics as the foundation for excellence in individual and organizational decision-making.
Our programs recognize the importance of ethical thinking and behavior to a healthy and successful professional life. Through our Lecture Series, we bring together practitioners, scholars and students from diverse industries and disciplines to discuss how ethics can best be practiced in the communities we belong. We promote student achievement in Ethics and Community Service through the Walker Student Awards and Banta Community Awards. We also sustain curricular and scholarly initiatives in Ethics through research assistantships and faculty and conference support. Finally, we engage our local community through our outreach activities and programs.
The Banta Center was endowed in 2006 by David Banta ’63, founder of Banta Asset Management, LP, and his wife, Stephanie Beale Banta ’63. The Center is a testament to their compassionate and sensitive understanding of the role of ethics in contemporary business, as well as their commitment to fostering continued personal and professional growth at Redlands.