Head of Business Ethics Department

Professor of Business Ethics and Analysis of Business Problems

CaixaBank Chair of Sustainability and Social Impact

CBS - Center for Business in Society

• Doctor in Philosophy, University of Navarra
• Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra

Joan Fontrodona is professor and director of the Business Ethics Department at IESE Business School. He is also holder of the CaixaBank Chair of Sustainability and Social Impact and director of the Center for Business in Society (CBS). He holds a PhD in Philosophy (University of Navarra) and a Master in Business Administration (IESE Business School). Currently, he is member of the ABIS Board (The Academy of Business and Society) and member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish United Nations Global Compact. He also is a member of the commission for Social Responsibility of the Board of Auditors and Censors of Catalonia and of the Deontological Commission of FENIN. He was President of EBEN-Spain (the Spanish branch of the European Business Ethics Network) as well as of the Board Committee of Foretica, in representation of individual members.

He is the IESE representative at the Global Compact of the United Nations and at the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education.

He has written and collaborated to several books on Business Ethics and was a guest editor in several special issues of scientific journals, such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics and, Business Ethics: European Review. He also is a member of advisory and editorial boards in different medias and publications related to Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Areas of interest

* Corporate social responsibility
* Business ethics policies and practices
* Anthropological and ethical foundations for management
* Ethics in decision-making
* Business and society relations


Journal Articles (refereed)

FONTRODONA, J., MELÉ, D. (2022). Thinking about the future of work. Promoting dignity and human flourishing. Humanistic Management Journal, 7 (2), 181-188. doi:10.1007/s41463-022-00136-2.
JIMÉNEZ-YÁÑEZ, R.-M., FONTRODONA, J. (2022). The impact of the SDGs on non-financial corporate communications. An analysis of CaixaBank reports (2013-2019). Iberica (43), 235-259. doi:10.17398/2340-2784.43.235.
SANZ, P., FONTRODONA, J. (2019). Moderation as a Moral Competence: Integrating Perspectives for a Better Understanding of Temperance in the Workplace. Journal of Business Ethics, 155 (4), 981 - 994. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3899-x.
FONTRODONA, J., RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P. (2018). Ethical Challenges in Strategic Management: The 19th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society. Journal of Business Ethics, 152 (4), 887 - 898. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3825-2.
MELÉ, D., FONTRODONA, J. (2017). Christian Ethics and Spirituality in Leading Business Organizations: Editorial Introduction. Journal of Business Ethics, 145 (4), 671 - 679. doi:10.1007/s10551-016-3323-3.
MELÉ, D., ROSANAS, J. M., FONTRODONA, J. (2017). Ethics in Finance and Accounting: Editorial Introduction. Journal of Business Ethics, 140 (4), 609 - 613. doi:10.1007/s10551-016-3328-y.
BEADLE, R., SISON, A., FONTRODONA, J. (2015). Introduction-Virtue and Virtuousness: When will the Twain ever Meet? Business Ethics: A European Review, 24 (S2), 67 - 77. doi:10.1111/beer.12098.
FONTRODONA, J., SISON, A. (2015). Work, Virtues, and Flourishing: A Special Issue from the EBEN 25th Annual Conference. Journal of Business Ethics, 128 (4), 701 - 703. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2071-5.
RUIZ-PALOMINO, P., MARTÍNEZ-CAÑAS, R., FONTRODONA, J. (2013). Ethical Culture and Employee Outcomes. The Mediating Role of Person-Organization Fit. Journal of Business Ethics, 116 (1), 173 - 188. doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1453-9.
SISON, A., FONTRODONA, J. (2013). Participating in the Common Good of the Firm. Journal of Business Ethics, 113 (4), 611 - 625. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1684-4.

Working Papers

MACGREGOR, S. P., FONTRODONA, J. (2008). Exploring the fit between CSR and innovation (DI-759-E).
ARGANDOÑA, A., FONTRODONA, J., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P. (2008). El perfil emergente del directivo de RSC (Responsabilidad Social Corporativa) (DI-756).
SISON, A., FONTRODONA, J. (2005). Ethical aspects of e-commerce: data subjects and content (DI-586-E).
FONTRODONA, J., SANTOS, J. (2004). Clima ético de la empresa española: Grado de implantación de prácticas éticas (DI-538).

Articles in other publications

FONTRODONA, J., CASASNOVAS, G. (2017). Benefit vs. Profit. The B Corp Movement Redefines the Role of Business. Alumni Magazine (144), pp. 24 - 27.
FONTRODONA, J., CASASNOVAS, G. (2017). 'Benefit' vs 'profit'. El movimiento b corporation redefine el rol de las empresas. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (144), pp. 28 - 31.
FONTRODONA, J., SANZ FERNÁNDEZ, P. (2016). Las claves de una cultura empresarial positiva. Directivos y Empresas, pp. 64 - 68.
FONTRODONA, J., SANZ FERNÁNDEZ, P. (2015). Las claves de una cultura empresarial positiva. El valor de los valores. IESE Insight (27), pp. 15 - 22.
FONTRODONA, J., SANZ FERNÁNDEZ, P. (2015). The Keys to a Positive Business Culture. The Value of Values. IESE Insight (27), pp. 15 - 22.


ALTAREJOS, F., RODRÍGUEZ, A., FONTRODONA, J. (2014). Sfide educative della globalizzazione. Verso una società solidale. Ariccia: Aracne.
FONTRODONA, J., GUILLÉN, M., RODRÍGUEZ, A. (2010). La ética de la empresa en la encrucijada. Barañain: Eunsa.
FONTRODONA, J., GUILLÉN, M., RODRÍGUEZ, A. (2010). L'etica d'impresa al crocevia. Guida a una gestione etica degli affari. Ariccia: Aracne.
ARGANDOÑA, A., FONTRODONA, J., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P., DIAGEO ESPAÑA S.A. (2009). Libro Blanco del consumo responsable de alcohol en España. Impulsando un cambio de actitudes y patrones de consumo. Barcelona: IESE.
SISON, A., FONTRODONA, J., VÉLAZ, I. (2005). Tras la euforia. Guía ética para directivos en la nueva economía. Harlow, England: Prentice Hall.

Edited books

ROA, F., FONTRODONA, J., SISON, A., ET AL. (2003). Globalización, Internet y marketing: Una respuesta ética.
FERNÁNDEZ, J., AGUILAR, J., FONTRODONA, J., ET AL. (2001). La ética en los negocios. Barcelona: Ariel.
FONTRODONA, J., RODRÍGUEZ-SEDANO, A. (1997). El empresario en el nuevo marco socio-económico. Santander: Foro de Empresarios de Cantabria.

Book Chapters

MELÉ, D., FONTRODONA, J. (2021). Ethics and corporate social responsibility. In Poff, Deborah C. ; Michalos, Alex C. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics (pp. 1-5). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
GUILLÉN, J. L., FONTRODONA, J. (2018). Mindfulness and Its Impact on Ethical Behavior in Companies. In Mercado J. (eds), Personal Flourishing in Organizations (pp. 121 - 140). Berlin: Springer.
FONTRODONA, J. (2013). The Relation Between Ethics and Social Innovation. In Thomas Osburg and René Schmidpeter (eds.) (Ed.), Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future (pp. 23 - 34). Berlin: Springer.
MACGREGOR, S. P., FONTRODONA, J., HERNÁNDEZ, J. (2010). Towards a sustainable innovation model for small enterprises. In Celine Louche, Samuel O. Idowu and Walter Leal Filho (eds.) (Eds.), Innovative CSR: From Risk Management to Value Creation (pp. 305 - 330). Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.
JACOPIN, T., POISSON, S., FONTRODONA, J. (2009). Iberdrola: A Utility's Approach to Sustainability and Stakeholder Management. In N. Craig Smith, Gilbert Lenssen (eds.) (Eds.), Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility (pp. 55 - 77). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.


PARDO TORREGROSA, J., FONTRODONA, J. (2022). Ética y criptomonedas. Hacia un modelo ético y sostenible de monedas digitales - Cuaderno no 54. IESE.
PARDO TORREGROSA, J., FONTRODONA, J. (2022). La empresa ante la despoblación. Cuaderno 53: La responsabilidad de la empresa en la dinamización de zonas rurales. IESE.
PARDO TORREGROSA, J., FONTRODONA, J. (2022). Turismo sostenible. Cuaderno 52: Bases para la recuperación del sector turístico desde la cultura de la sostenibilidad. IESE.
MULLER, P., FONTRODONA, J. (2022). Tecnología y recursos humanos.. Cuaderno 51: Una mirada al futuro del trabajo. IESE.
MULLER, P., FONTRODONA, J. (2021). Taxonomía medioambiental y productos financieros verdes. Finanzas para una nueva Europa. IESE.


FONTRODONA, J., MARTÍN DEL ARCO, G. (1995). Promoinsa. IESE, TD-105.
MAEZTU J. P.,, FONTRODONA, J. (1994). Dipronor, S.L. (A). IESE, TD-91-E.
MAEZTU J. P.,, FONTRODONA, J. (1994). Dipronor, S.L. (B). IESE, TD-92-E.
MAEZTU J. P.,, FONTRODONA, J. (1994). Dipronor, S.L. (C). IESE, TD-93.
MAEZTU J. P.,, FONTRODONA, J. (1994). Dipronor, S.L. (A). IESE, TD-91.

Technical Notes

CARDONA SORIANO, P., FONTRODONA, J., PÉREZ LÓPEZ, J. A. (1992). La motivación humana. IESE, FHN-245.
CARDONA SORIANO, P., FONTRODONA, J., PÉREZ LÓPEZ, J. A. (1991). Los problemas de acción: como definirlos y evaluarlos. IESE, FHN-231.