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A View From the Top: C-Suite on Ethics and Culture

By: The Ethisphere Institute

August 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Companies often hear that ethics can serve as a differentiator, competitive advantage, and performance enhancer, and V. Ann Hailey, Independent Director and Chair of Audit Committee, Realogy, added that organizations need to effectively align and embed ethics into their Read More

Ethics, Emissions And Omissions At Volkswagen

By: Charles M. Elson, Craig K. Ferrere and Nicholas Goossen

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The importance of appropriate board composition, theory and structure in assuring a corporate culture that promotes integrity and success. Charles Elson, Business & Economics. The current conflagration enveloping Volkswagen (VW), involving a massive Read More

Update on the UK Bribery Act: Avoiding Liability Under Section 7

By: Palmina Fava, Partner, Sunayna Ramdeo & Jeanette Kang, Paul Hastings

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Palmina M. Fava (pictured right) is a Partner in the Litigation Department, based in the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. More on the authors below. On July 1, 2011, when the UK Bribery Read More

An Ethics Executive’s Take: “Good Enough” is NEVER Good Enough

By: Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive, The Auto Club Group

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive. Audit, Compliance & Ethics professionals are not generally known for settling for mediocrity or resting upon their laurels. We spend our careers focused upon identifying, documenting, and mitigating risks. Read More

Food Fraud: Are Your Company Ethics at Risk?

By: Sally Bernstein, Principal, PwC

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sally Bernstein, PwC. Sally Bernstein is a principal in PwC’s retail and consumer practice, with over 25 years of experience. She leads PwC’s US Food Supply and Integrity Services practice focused on helping Read More

From Littler: SEC Issues Cease-and-Desist Order

By: Kevin E. Griffith & Earl (Chip) M. Jones, Littler

August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

This post is courtesy our partners at Littler Mendelson. Earl (Chip) M. Jones III. On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against Read More

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne on The Diane Rehm Show

By: The Diane Rehm Show

August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP and Executive Director of Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) recently joined The Diane Rehm Show to discuss “The Lawsuit Against Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and Sexual Harassment In Read More

How to Identify and Respond to Signs of Human Trafficking

By: Mari L. Synder, VP, CSR, Marriott International, Inc

August 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Mari L. Snyder, Marriott International, Inc. Mari L. Snyder serves as Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Marriott International, Inc. This summer, we at Marriott International are starting to roll out new, comprehensive Read More

LinkedIn Corporation: Innovating Every Aspect of Ethics and Compliance

By: Amyn Thawer, Head of Global Compliance & Integrity, LinkedIn

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Amyn Thawer, LinkedIn Corporation. A public company for only five years, LinkedIn Corporation has proven itself to be a pioneer in its development of progressive policies built on a foundation of sound ethical Read More

Questions Chief Compliance Officers Should Ask in A Job Interview

By: Maurice Gilbert, CEO, CCI

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Maurice Gilbert, CEO, Corporate Compliance Insights. In today’s regulatory climate, the Chief Compliance Officer faces increased personal liability for corporate wrongdoing. There are ways CCO’s can minimize personal risk on the job -- Read More

Asia Ethics Summit to Address AML Compliance in Singapore

The Ethisphere Institute

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched two new departments to help the country identify and address lapses in anti-money laundering controls. According to news reports, one area of the new division will assume Read More

The Intersection Between Ethics, Improvisation and Gaming

By: Erica Salmon Byrne and WGN Plus

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

In a recent podcast aired on WGN Plus and hosted by Second City Works, the B2B arm of The Second City, the world’s leading comedy theatre and school of improvisation, Ethisphere's Erica Salmon Byrne, ‎EVP and Executive Director of Read More

What it Takes to Make it to the World’s Most Ethical Companies List

By: Ken Daly, President, NY Operations, National Grid

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Ken Daly (pictured right) is President of the New York business of National Grid, which serves 4 million natural gas and electric customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Upstate New York. Over Read More

Athletes Not the Only Ones Chasing Gold in Rio as Brazil Mines for Better Culture

By: Aarti Maharaj

August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off last week with the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro where athletes, leaders, executives and foreign dignitaries gathered to celebrate the world of sports as the country continues to Read More

Investigating with Integrity: Lessons Learned & Ways to Avoid Bias

By: Max Roche, Anti-Fraud Unit, STMicroelectronics

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Maximilien Roche, STMicroelectronics. As professionals tasked with examining and reporting on the activities of others, investigators are expected to operate with a high level of integrity. As a matter of fact, “integrity” is Read More

Measuring the Impact of Human Trafficking Policies

By: Amy Sobel, VP, Anti-Trafficking Campaign, Human Rights First

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Amy Sobel, VP, Human Rights First. In recent years, public awareness of human trafficking has increased, along with anti-trafficking action in Congress. Yet the problem persists. It’s a human rights catastrophe, claiming more than Read More

BELA NYC: Experts Say A Dose of Data is the Best Medicine For Your Ailing Culture

By: Aarti Maharaj

July 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Hosted in New York City, our most recent Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) roundtable provided an interactive forum for compliance and ethics executives from top global companies to delve deeper into key strategies for building Read More

[WATCH] Convercent CEO: One-On-One at Ethisphere’s 2016 Global Ethics Summit

By: The Ethisphere Institute

July 24th, 2016|0 Comments

At Ethisphere’s 8th Annual Global Ethics Summit in New York City, our Chief Content Officer Stefan Linssen had the opportunity to catch up with Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Convercent about top areas of concern for Read More

Featured Expert:

CSR Survey: Companies Do Better in Business by Doing Better in the Community

By: Catherine Blades and Jon Sullivan, Aflac

August 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Update: Today, Aflac released its 2015 Corporate Social Report. To view and download this interactive report, click here. Editor's note: This article originally appeared in Ethisphere’s Q1, 2016 issue. It’s the millennials… well, thanks to Read More

Ethisphere Podcasts:

Ethicast

A biweekly, business podcast series hosted by the Ethisphere Institute. It features interviews with members of the C-Suite, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Ethics Officers from industry leading companies and provides listeners with new insights and practical advice on corporate ethics, governance, culture and much more.

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Executives on Ethical DNA and Values That Inspire

Tune into Robert Bostrom, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Listen Here

Pay-Gap in Practice: Company Responsibility

Join Roger Brossy, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group; Timothy Listen Here

CEOs on Ethical Advantage and Performance

Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein, Listen Here

Panasonic General Counsel on Ethics and Compliance

In this Ethicast, Damien Atkins, General Counsel of the Panasonic Listen Here

Around the Circuit:

Video of the Week: Re-Introducing the Code: A Second Chance to Make a First Impression. At Ethisphere’s 2016 Global Ethics Summit, this panel focused on the Code of Conduct. The trend now is to refresh the Code through more meaningful methodologies to ensure robust implementation and adherence. Click here for more information about the speakers.

Special Reports:

A Special Report on: Human Rights

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” - Nelson Mandela Human rights abuses remain a significant challenge worldwide. As Ernie Allen, founder and former CEO of the International Center for Read More

Takeaways from the 2016 Global Ethics Summit

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

More than 450 global executives from nearly every corner of the C-Suite gathered in New York City for Ethisphere's 8th Annual Global Ethics Summit on March 9-10, 2016 to share leading practices to help companies Read More

Anti-Corruption:

Asia Ethics Summit to Address AML Compliance in Singapore

The Ethisphere Institute

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched two new departments to help the country identify and address lapses in anti-money laundering controls. According to news reports, one area of the new division will assume Read More

Investigating with Integrity: Lessons Learned & Ways to Avoid Bias

By: Max Roche, Anti-Fraud Unit, STMicroelectronics

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Maximilien Roche, STMicroelectronics. As professionals tasked with examining and reporting on the activities of others, investigators are expected to operate with a high level of integrity. As a matter of fact, “integrity” is Read More

A New Standard: A Preview of ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems

By: Leslie A. Benton and Worth D. MacMurray

July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Leslie A. Benton is the Vice President of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement of the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org). Worth D. MacMurray is the former Senior Vice President - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer Read More

Corruption in Latin America: Is 2016 A Watershed?

By: Thomaz Favaro, Control Risks

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Thomaz Favaro, Control Risks. Thomaz Favaro is the Sao Paulo-based lead analyst for Brazil at Control Risks, the global political, integrity and security consultancy. The final unfolding in 2016 of the “Car Wash” Read More

Corporate Governance & Audit:

From PwC: Shareholder Engagement on Executive Compensation

PwC Governance Insights Center

July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Boards are engaging more often with shareholders and other stakeholders about executive compensation. We take a close look at the drivers behind the interest Read More

Opinion: Financial Statements are Outliving their Usefulness for Investors

By: Baruch Lev, NYU Stern

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on NYU Stern. Baruch Lev, NYU Stern. It used to be that earnings moved stock markets, but now even the “calamity” of missing analysts’ consensus forecast of Read More

PwC: 10 Minutes on Hedge Fund Activism & Latest Strategies

By: PwC Governance Insights Center

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Strategies for staying out of activist cross hairs The numbers are sobering: nine of the Fortune-100 and 38 of the Fortune-500 companies dealt with Read More

CHS Roundtable: Hot Topics in the Boardroom

By: The Ethisphere Institute

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments

CHS Inc., a leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States recently hosted an Ethisphere Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) roundtable at its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota where Corporate Compliance Read More

Ethics & Compliance:

Update on the UK Bribery Act: Avoiding Liability Under Section 7

By: Palmina Fava, Partner, Sunayna Ramdeo & Jeanette Kang, Paul Hastings

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Palmina M. Fava (pictured right) is a Partner in the Litigation Department, based in the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. More on the authors below. On July 1, 2011, when the UK Bribery Read More

An Ethics Executive’s Take: “Good Enough” is NEVER Good Enough

By: Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive, The Auto Club Group

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive. Audit, Compliance & Ethics professionals are not generally known for settling for mediocrity or resting upon their laurels. We spend our careers focused upon identifying, documenting, and mitigating risks. Read More

Food Fraud: Are Your Company Ethics at Risk?

By: Sally Bernstein, Principal, PwC

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sally Bernstein, PwC. Sally Bernstein is a principal in PwC’s retail and consumer practice, with over 25 years of experience. She leads PwC’s US Food Supply and Integrity Services practice focused on helping Read More

From Littler: SEC Issues Cease-and-Desist Order

By: Kevin E. Griffith & Earl (Chip) M. Jones, Littler

August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

This post is courtesy our partners at Littler Mendelson. Earl (Chip) M. Jones III. On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against Read More

Corporate Culture:

Ethics, Emissions And Omissions At Volkswagen

By: Charles M. Elson, Craig K. Ferrere and Nicholas Goossen

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The importance of appropriate board composition, theory and structure in assuring a corporate culture that promotes integrity and success. Charles Elson, Business & Economics. The current conflagration enveloping Volkswagen (VW), involving a massive Read More

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne on The Diane Rehm Show

By: The Diane Rehm Show

August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP and Executive Director of Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) recently joined The Diane Rehm Show to discuss “The Lawsuit Against Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and Sexual Harassment In Read More

The Intersection Between Ethics, Improvisation and Gaming

By: Erica Salmon Byrne and WGN Plus

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

In a recent podcast aired on WGN Plus and hosted by Second City Works, the B2B arm of The Second City, the world’s leading comedy theatre and school of improvisation, Ethisphere's Erica Salmon Byrne, ‎EVP and Executive Director of Read More

Athletes Not the Only Ones Chasing Gold in Rio as Brazil Mines for Better Culture

By: Aarti Maharaj

August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off last week with the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro where athletes, leaders, executives and foreign dignitaries gathered to celebrate the world of sports as the country continues to Read More

Reputation:

What it Takes to Make it to the World’s Most Ethical Companies List

By: Ken Daly, President, NY Operations, National Grid

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Ken Daly (pictured right) is President of the New York business of National Grid, which serves 4 million natural gas and electric customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Upstate New York. Over Read More

Sharing Citizenship: Unleashing the Skills and Passion of Your Employees

By: J.P. Bilbrey, CEO, The Hershey Company

June 14th, 2016|0 Comments

J.P. Bilbrey is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer for The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. More Read More

From Diligent: 10 Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communications

By: Diligent Corporation

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Mark Twain once said: “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead”. As corporate secretaries, we regularly face this challenge in relation to board communication: management Read More

Renewable Energy: An Ethical Decision or Simple Economics

By: Angus Duguid

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Angus Duguid  has worked in the international design and construction industry for 18 years leading projects in both the public and private sectors. Duguid (pictured right) was a senior director at a major engineering company responsible for commercial Read More