Meet the team


Professor Emma Borg

Emma is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading and Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research. Her business ethics research focuses on the relationship between the private sector and the state, and ways to improve ethical behaviour in business. She has published in the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics: a European Review and has run and/or contributed to a range of events designed to open up the conversation between philosophers and stakeholders in business ethics debates (including business people, local and national government, lawyers and journalists). Since 2018, she has worked closely with a local not-for-profit organisation, Ethical Reading, to investigate how ethical standards in business can be raised across the Reading area.

Professor Brad Hooker

Brad Hooker has degrees in Philosophy from Princeton and Oxford. He moved from Virginia Commonwealth University to University of Reading in 1993. His book Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality was published by Oxford University Press in 2000. His main research focus now is fairness. He was President of the British Philosophical Association 2006-2009, editor of the journal Utilitas 2011-2016, and is currently Vice-President of the Mind Association. He has supervised 40 PhD students.

Charlotte Unruh

Charlotte Unruh is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. In her research, she investigates the morality of actions that have harmful effects on future generations. Since 2018, she has been an ambassador for the German think tank Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations. Charlotte is especially interested in the role business can play in working towards a sustainable future.