• Nils Ole Oermann

  • Vincenzo Boccia

  • Gianluigi Nuzzi

  • Michele Ainis

Ethics and business

The moral roots for a new development

From Germany’s role of great “European moral authority”, despite the nation's unexpected internal scandals, to the importance of investigative journalism uncovering, analyzing and establishing the cultural end of the First Republic. Always keeping in mind the social function of a “good” business and the cultural function of “good taste”, in a nation that risks to forget both of them. The first edition of the Oscar Pomilio Forum compares different aspects of one single principle: the need for a moral inspiration as the basis for any authentic business plan.

Lectio Magistralis

  • The duties of an ethical business

    "What ought I do?" Professor Nils Ole Oermann, director of the programme on religion, politics and economy at the Humboldt University of Berlin, starts with this popular “moral question” by Immanuel Kant his speech at the 2012 Oscar Pomilio Forum.

Ethic Award

  • Nils Ole Oermann

    For the constant activity of reflection, dissemination and awareness raising on the importance of ethics in economy and politics, not only as a scholar but also in the role of consultant and advisor for companies and institutions all over Europe.


  • Ethics and business

    Ethics and business: a necessary bond according Vincenzo Boccia, National President of Piccola Industria, who identifies in the sense of individual responsibility and collective sense of community the driving force of a proper, conscious, modern, forward-looking and honest entrepreneurial vision.

  • Ethics and legislation

    Professor of Public-law Institutions at the University Roma Tre and author on relevant Italian newspapers, Michele Ainis includes in the category of duties the ethical dimension of every Constitution, with a comprehensive reflection on the Italian Constitution and on merit as the connection between freedom and equality.

  • Ethics and media

    Credibility is an essential value for media: Gianluigi Nuzzi, journalist and TV anchorman, reflects on investigative journalism, a true civic service which expresses its ethical dimension in being comprehensive, independent, brave.


  • Nils Ole Oermann

    Professor of Economic ethics, Humboldt University of Berlin

    Director of the program on religion, politics and economy at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Former Personal Advisor of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Kohler. Advisor of the Finance Ministry Wolfgang Schauble from Angela Merkel’s  Government.

  • Vincenzo Boccia

    Honorary President of Assafrica & Mediterraneo

    Honorary President of Assafrica & Mediterraneo, MD of Arti Grafiche Boccia SpA, he is currently President of Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry).


  • Gianluigi Nuzzi

    Journalist and TV anchorman

    Journalist and TV anchorman, correspondent for the newspaper Libero, former contributor for Corriere della Sera, he is the author of investigative books such as “Vaticano Spa”. After hosting “Gli Intoccabili” on La7 channel and “Quarto Grado” on Rete4 channel, he is currently vice-director of Videonews – Mediaset.

  • Michele Ainis

    Constitutionalist, University Roma Tre

    Full Professor of Public-law Institutions at the University Roma Tre, he is columnist for important Italian newspapers such as Corriere della Sera, Il Riformista, Italia Oggi, Panorama, Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa.