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UN Anti-Corruption Day & Data from Kroll-Ethisphere 2016 ABC Report
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Ethisphere Data Services

By | December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Each issue of Ethisphere Magazine pulls data and insights from research and databases. Ethisphere's Q2 issue, features data from the Kroll-Ethisphere 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. This data is particularly important because the United Nations marked December 9, 2016 as International Anti-Corruption Day and this year, the theme “United against corruption for development, peace and security,” Read More

SNEAK PEEK: The 2017 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Study
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Douglas Allen, Ethisphere Data Services

By | December 3rd, 2016|Ethics & Compliance Programs, Uncategorized|

Kroll has once again partnered with Ethisphere to measure the state of Anti-Bribery and Corruption as part of its 2017 benchmarking study. As we continue to gather the data, here’s a brief snapshot of emerging trends and insights we’ve received. If you’d like to participate in this survey and receive your exclusive digital copy of Read More

Novartis CEO Advice & Strategy: Making Your Mark
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By: Joseph Jimenez, CEO Novartis

By | October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Joseph Jimenez, CEO Novartis. In today’s business environment, change is constant. Companies must measure themselves against something that will stand the test of time: specifically, how are we trying to change the world? Without a clear purpose, organizations run the risk of becoming too focused on short-term returns, which can sometimes lead to Read More

‘Ostrich’ Theory Enforces 
Ill-Defined Duty to Investigate Clients’ Conduct
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Lawrence Spiegel, General Counsel, Skadden

By | October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Skadden. In recent years, the application of a “conscious avoidance” or “willful blindness” theory as the basis of attorneys’ liability for clients’ criminal conduct has been on the rise. In principle, this standard — commonly referred to as the “ostrich” theory — allows an attorney with no Read More

Report: The Future of Stakeholder Engagement
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By: Alison Taylor, Director, BSR

By | October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The concept that businesses exist to maximize shareholder value is still the dominant paradigm in corporate strategy today. However, it is coming under pressure in the face of increasing political, social and environmental disruption, and an unprecedented lack of trust in business. Civil society, business leaders and academics are increasingly coalescing around an alternative, which Read More

High-Character Employees Are the Key to Your Success
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By: Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

“Companies hire for competence and fire for character,” a CEO lamented on 60 Minutes.  That’s not unfortunate. It is a financial and legal catastrophe in the making, but that disaster is within your means to prevent. I spent several years studying job descriptions and interviewing C-suite executives around the world, and I discovered an ugly Read More

A View From the Top: C-Suite on Ethics and Culture
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By: The Ethisphere Institute

By | August 30th, 2016|Global Ethics Summit, RSS ETH Events, Uncategorized|

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 daily operations. “If you don’t demonstrate ethics to employees you won’t be able to get the talent that you need Read More

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne on The Diane Rehm Show
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By: The Diane Rehm Show

By | August 14th, 2016|Corporate Culture, Uncategorized|

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 The Workplace”. Listen here. Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne. In 2005, Gretchen Carlson began working for Fox News. She Read More

CHS Roundtable: Hot Topics in the Boardroom
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By: The Ethisphere Institute

By | July 13th, 2016|Board Oversight & Governance, RSS BELA Member, RSS ETH Events, Uncategorized|

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 and Ethics Executives and General Counsel convened to discuss tactics for engaging the Board and promoting compliance-driven conversations. Companies present Read More

U.K. FCA: Global Regulation in the Post-Crisis Era
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By: John Griffith-Jones, Chairman, UK FCA

By | July 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

This speech was originally posted on the UK Financial Conduct Authority's website. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ from the delivered version. In his first speech since Brexit, John Griffith-Jones, Chairman, FCA told attendees at TheCityUK Annual Conference that financial institutions should start considering alternative plans of how to proceed in light of the vote. Read More