The Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO) aims at driving the dialog between social studies and philosophy. It seeks to revitalize the ethical thought in society and to promote critical thinking about the role of ethics in management, leadership, and communication in organizations. Its work focuses on research, training, and consultancy services.

IECO was founded in 2009 by the COSO Foundation and it is affiliated to the University of Valencia. Since then, it has partnered universities in a great number of institutions of different countries to promote interdisciplinary research on the ethical dimension of human behavior, from both, an academic and a business environment. The Institute provides its members with technical and humanistic research training that is tailored to their professional needs.