Business Ethics was a magazine focussing on corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility. Founded in 1987 and edited by Marjorie Kelly the quarterly magazine grew to have a circulation of approximately 10,000 readers. 
In January 2005 Kelly's company, Mavis Publications sold Business Ethics to Mountain Media, a company owned by Michael Connor. Initially Connor was Publisher and Executive Editor with Kelly continuing on as Editor. 
With the Spring 2006 edition Kelly announced that she had resigned as editor to take up a position at the Tellus Institute in Boston, "where I'm co-founding a new project called Corporation 20/20."  She noted that from that editon she would write occasionally for the magazine and be a "consulting editor."
In July 2006, Connor announced that it was "merging into The CRO, a new corporate membership organization for Corporate Responsibility Officers."  Connor described the end of Business Ethics magazine as reflecting "the mainstreaming of the corporate responsibility movement." 
Related Resources on SourceWatch
- "Business Publication Focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility Issues Will Have New Look, Web Site and Annual Summit", Media Release, January 17, 2005.
- Marjorie Kelly, "On Putting Out Volume 20, No. 1 : Reflections on departing as editor", Business Ethics, Spring 2006, Volume 20, No. 1.
- "Business Ethics Magazine Merges into The CRO - Launches New Membership Organization: Focus on Americaâ??s newest corporate leadership role: Corporate Responsibility Officers", Media Release, July 27, 2006.