René Villemure

International Speaker/Ethicist in Montréal, Québec, Canada

René Villemure

International Speaker/Ethicist in Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Nothing escapes meaning

Playing with words, asking questions, is what I do.

Philosophy, culture and society fascinates me.


Field visionary and global innovator, René Villemure devised as early as 1998 such concepts as Ethical Reports©, Ethical Management Model©. He authored the design of the Ethics & Values© model.

In 2005, he was recognized by the Chair in Ethical Management at HEC-Montreal as one of "120 international figures" who made key contributions to the development of integral ethics.

Since 2009, René Villemure teaches "Corporate Governance & Ethics" at Laval University’s Director’s College and regularly holds ethics seminars at the Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), in Paris.

In 2010, he was identified as one of the "200 Pathfinders to the Future" by the Observatoire des tendances. He also had the honor of penning the preface to Henry Mintzberg's latest book.

In 2012, René Villemure designed key programs: Brand Ethical DNA©, Ethics Without Borders©, and Socially Exemplary Organizations©.

In 2014, he created the BoardEthics / L'Éthique pour le conseil programs.

He has been an Associate Member of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation since 2014 and the Literacy Foundation since 2016.

In his spare times, he writes on Beauty, Linguistics and Aesthetics.

René Villemure holds a degree in Philosophy from the Université de Sherbrooke.

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    • Philosophy
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