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René Villemure




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As a professional ethicist since 1998, his perspective is highly sought after by governments, politicians, and executives from large public and private organizations in North America, Europe, and Africa.

Over the years, René Villemure has given more than 675 lectures, taught over 65,000 people in more than 700 organizations around the world, and participated in over 375 media interviews, in French and English.

Visionary, he created such concepts as Ethical Reports©, the Ethical Management Model©, the Ethics & Values© method and in 2014, >BoardEthics©, a program, which measures the ethical comprehension and awareness of boards members and senior management

René Villemure is a founding member of Cercle K2, a French think tank, and a member of the Design Decode group.

He recently spoke at the Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence, the National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit, the Digital Leadership Summit, 20th MEDEF’s Summer University, the most prestigious event in the French business community, at the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC) and also acted as judge at the United Nation’s TaxCOOP 2017 Forum for Success.

René Villemure has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sherbrooke.


From yesterday to tomorrow

  1. Founding of the Quebec Institute for Applied Ethics

  2. Founding of Éthikos

  3. Publication of the first Reflections on Ethics article

  4. Chair of Ethical Management

    Recognized in 2005 by the Chair of Ethical Management at HEC-Montréal as one of 120 international figures who made key contributions to the development of integral ethics.

  5. Publication of 50th Reflections on Ethics article

  6. Began teaching ethics at Laval University’s Directors College

  7. Recognized as a “Pathfinder to the Future" in 2010 by the Observatoire des tendances (Paris)

  8. Publication of 100th Reflections on Ethics article

  9. Creator of the ebook «Qu’est-ce que la Beauté?» (What is Beauty?)

  10. Launch of BoardEthics/L’Éthique pour le conseil

  11. International Organization of la Francophonie

    Speech writer and campaign strategist for Michaëlle Jean in conncection with her accession to the position of Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie.

  12. Award of Recognition from Laval University’s Directors College

  13. Launch of the talk entitled “The World in 2030”

  14. Co-creator of the project “Les 10 commandements du monde des Affaires”

    (The 10 Commandments of the Business World) in collaboration with the newspaper Les Affaires.

  15. Member of the group DESIGN-DECODE

  16. Creation of album booklet for Norigine, Éditions Radio-France

  17. Launch of the talk “The Meaning of Time”

  18. Launch of the talk “A Deeper Understanding of Ethics”

  19. Member of the committee created by Québec Cinéma to examine the Claude Jutra affair

    Publication of the manifesto Quand le réflexe tient lieu de réflexion (When Habits Replace Reflection).

  20. Member and teacher at La Factry School of Creativity Sciences

  21. Guest lecturer at the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

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