Alex Plinio

Faculty Profile

Mr. Alex Plinio is the co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School (RBS). Former President/CEO of AFS-USA, the largest nonprofit international and intercultural student exchange program in the United States, Alex Plinio previously held senior executive positions at...

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“Perception is as important as reality in these situations” said Alex Plinio in NJ.com ethics story

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The three Sussex County Community College trustees who were paid by an engineering firm they also hired at the school weren’t aware of their ethical obligations required by state law and the school’s ethics code, an independent investigation found Monday. But experts now say they doubt that finding. “It would be unusual for three members to not know their responsibilities,” added Alex Plinio, co-...

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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership wins a Hermes Platinum Award for animated video promoting its work

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals awards the Hermes Platinum and Gold awards annually to the work of communication departments, advertising agencies and other public relations and marketing businesses in one of the largest competitions in the world.

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Struggling with a dilemma? Institute for Ethical Leadership launches helpful resource: "Ask the Rutgers Ethicist"

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"We don’t live, work, or learn in a vacuum, therefore; we shouldn’t have to make ethical decisions in a vacuum, or without trusted advisers,” said Judy Young, executive director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. “Every individual must make her or his own decisions, but Ask the Rutgers Ethicist will provide a safe, confidential resource to guide individuals through a dilemma.”

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Victoria Foundation partners with Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership to strengthen next generation of Greater Newark nonprofit leaders

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Not only will this education and experience enhance their professional growth, but it will build a network of skilled nonprofit professionals who can work together to strengthen their organizations and the communities they serve as well as solve authentic problems plagued by our city,” said Irene Cooper Basch, executive officer of Victoria Foundation.

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Competitive application process selects 15 Newark nonprofit leaders for Victoria Foundation Emerging Leaders Program

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a competitive application process, a group of emerging leaders from 15 Greater Newark nonprofit organizations have been selected to participate in the second cohort of the Victoria Foundation Emerging Leaders Program (PDF) at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. Over a twelve-month period, the group will meet once a month from September...

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New Jersey nonprofit executives chosen to participate in Prudential Foundation Fellows Program at Rutgers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Over a two-year period, the group of executives will meet once a month in a comprehensive approach to developing both personal and professional leadership skills and competencies.

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New Jersey Nonprofit Executives Participate in Long-Term Leadership Program Sponsored by The Prudential Foundation at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Senior executives from 14 New Jersey nonprofit organizations have been selected to participate in the second cohort of The Prudential Foundation Nonprofit Executive Fellows Program at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School.  Over a two-year period, this  group of executives meets once a month from September through June to take part in this comprehensive...

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Ethical Leadership Conference Shines a Light on Higher Education

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

As each new story of a high-profile company grappling with bribery and corruption scandals, workplace misconduct and potential FCPA exposure breaks, it’s becoming more and more evident that the business world is becoming less and less ethical. In this environment, a conference on ethical leadership is well-placed, especially when it has a focus on ethics in higher education. At the 2012 Ethical...

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Rutgers Leads National Discussion on Higher Education Governance & Ethical Leadership

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership will host its Third Annual Ethical Leadership Conference on May 3 & 4, 2012.  Each year the Institute for Ethical Leadership hosts a conference to address ethical issues within the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.  This year senior leadership from colleges and universities around the country will come together to discuss what...

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Rutgers Leads National Discussion on Higher Education Governance and Ethical Leadership among Business, University Leaders

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership will host its Third Annual Ethical Leadership Conference on May 3 and 4. Each year the Institute for Ethical Leadership hosts a conference to address ethical issues within the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. Read the full article

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Creating an Ethical Business Culture

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Calls for better ethics education at business schools are growing in the wake of the financial crisis and the Occupy movement. In this interview, two business school leaders discuss innovative ways that different schools are injecting business ethics into their curricula.First up is Adlai Wertman, founding director of USC's Society and Business Lab. Wertman is expert on the interplay between...

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Hoboken Mayor Zimmer to participate in 'State of Ethics' panel at Rutgers

Friday, May 7, 2010

Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership co-founder Alex Plinio will lead a discussion called "What has become of our values?" the day of the report's release from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rutgers Business School. Panelists include Hoboken's own Dawn Zimmer, along with Theresa McCoy, Manager for Education Grant Programs, Merck Company Foundation; and Lauren Ferrari, Director, Office of Business...

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Learning difference between right and wrong

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What is perhaps the most compelling argument for the new Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University can be found approximately one mile south of the school's Newark campus. "Honestly, you can open the newspaper. Hardly a day goes by when I don't see some ethical problem occurring," said Alex Plinio, a former Prudential Financial executive who is co-founder of the institute, which...

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Ethics institute guides future N.J. political and business leaders

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Honestly, you can open the newspaper. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t see some ethical problem occurring," said Alex Plinio, a former Prudential Financial executive who is co-founder of The Institute of Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School, which opened this summer. "Not long ago I saw two or three people on the same day, indictments, or people going to jail — politicians,...

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