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Erica Salmon Byrne

About Erica Salmon Byrne

Erica Salmon Byrne is the Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance for The Ethisphere Institute, where she has responsibility for the organization’s data and services business and works with Ethisphere’s community of clients to assess ethics and compliance programs and promote best practices across industries. Erica also serves as the Executive Director of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance. She can be reached at erica.salmonbyrne@ethisphere.com

A Clear Correlation: Ethical Companies Outperform
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By | 2017-06-09T19:34:48+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs, Featured Expert|

For over a decade, Ethisphere has annually been recognizing companies on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Year after year, we’ve found that publicly traded companies on that list consistently outperform the markets, with firms in last year’s edition outperforming the S&P 500 by 3.3 percent. What’s the cause? The debate continues. Do these companies Read More

Byrne on Governance: Culture and Purpose
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-05-26T23:48:59+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Corporate Culture|

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Professional. Purpose is not what you do or even how you do it—it’s why you do it. The what and the how will change over time. Just think of how different the way you get things done now is from 5 Read More

Our Take: Culture Survey vs. Engagement Survey
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-15T20:42:57+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Corporate Culture|

Ethisphere recently hosted a webinar featuring key findings from our Ethical Culture and Perceptions Assessment. As we always do, we highlighted a few leading practices from our dataset. In particular, we noted that 76 percent of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees include questions designed to measure employee perceptions of an ethical culture on Read More

Culture at Fox News: Governance Failure or Something Worse?
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-17T16:58:32+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Corporate Culture|

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Professional November 2016 edition. Much has been written about the allegations of significant and pervasive harassment that have been leveled at Roger Ailes and the culture he created at Fox News. There are a variety of culture lessons that can be learned from exploring Read More

The Board’s Obligation: Enabling Ethical Leadership
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-15T20:42:58+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Corporate Culture|

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in SCCE's Compliance & Ethics Professional October, 2016 edition. Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP, Ethisphere. When considering an organization’s culture, it is clear that all corporate actors play a role in its development. The Board of Directors is clearly not excluded from consideration. Gone are the days—if they Read More

Culture Measurement – A Recap on Pillars of A Good Culture Survey
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-15T20:43:03+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Corporate Culture|

Welcome once again to my series on culture measurement. If you’re just tuning into this series, you can find post two and the original article here. In my last two posts I’ve discussed half of the pillars of a good culture survey. I hope many of you can join me next week for our webcast on creating Read More

Culture Measurement – A Series on our Pillars
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-15T20:43:04+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

If you’re just tuning into this series, you can find post one and the original article here. Part of the reason to measure culture is to figure out if it is as strong as you think it is – and where it is weakest. It isn’t an inherent pillar of culture, so I haven’t mentioned Read More

The Data Behind the Impact of Executive Involvement
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-15T20:43:04+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Anti-Corruption & Bribery|

This article originally appeared in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ magazine, Compliance & Ethics Professional, May 2016 edition. BYRNE ON GOVERNANCE In March, the Ethisphere Institute and Kroll released “The 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Report,” summarizing the results of survey work conducted earlier in the year. The survey included responses from over 260 compliance and Read More

Culture Measurement – A Series on our Pillars
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-01-15T20:43:06+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Corporate Culture, RSS BELA Member|

Welcome to the first of a series of blogposts by Ethisphere's EVP and Executive Director of Business Ethics Leadership Alliance , Previously, Ms. Salmon Byrne was a member of the NYSE Governance Services Executive team. She led data and analytics strategy and oversaw the Advisory Services team. Her depth of experience includes evaluating the programs of large multi-national Read More