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A competition for the best business ethics dissertations

Polpharma has become a strategic partner of Verba Veritatis, a competition organised by the Conference of Financial Enterprises and Kozminski University. Entries into the 13th edition of the competition are welcome until 31 July 2018. The authors of the best business ethics dissertations will receive financial awards worth a total of at least PLN 10,000.

The competition has been created to enhance young people’s knowledge of business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance.

The competition is intended for students and graduates of public and non-public higher education centres in Poland, authors of BA, MA, doctoral and post-graduate level theses defended not earlier that on 1 January 2015 at a university based in the Republic of Poland. The dissertations should address one of the following topics:

  • business ethics,
  • ethical considerations in economics, management theory and related research areas,
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR),
  • corporate governance,
  • social innovation in the economy,
  • good practices in the financial market with a special emphasis on consumer finance,
  • preventing economic fraud.

“At Polpharma, we are well aware of the importance of disseminating and respecting standards of ethics in business. We also know that a large part of the graduates will soon join many companies or set up their own businesses. It is important that they realise that ethics is an essential part of business. To contribute to the dissemination of good practices and to the education of the next generation of conscious businesspeople, we were pleased to become a strategic partner of the Verba Veritatis competition,” says Magdalena Rzeszotalska, Corporate Communications and CSR Director at Polpharma.

A total of 272 theses written at 53 universities have been entered into the 12 editions of the competition organised so far. This year’s VERBA VERITATIS competition is held under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Investment and Development, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, the Federation of Consumers, the Responsible Business Forum, the Parliament of the Students of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Ombudsman, as well as under the media patronage of odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl, Biznes (nie)etyczny and karierawfinansach.pl.

The results will be announced and the prizes will be given out in November 2018. For more details visit