Building on the success of High School Ethics Bowls in the US and Philosothons around Australasia this initiative commenced 2013 with the first ever international Ethics Olympiad trials. Schools from Australia and the United States participated in the event which required students to demonstrate higher order thinking and exceptional communication skills. The founder of US Ethics Bowls, Robert Ladenson has recently written-

In civilized
life, law
floats in a
sea of
ethics. Earl
Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct
from those of other professions, such as medicine, law,
engineering, dentistry, or nursing. Peter Singer