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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at ryan@brawnercommunications.com ARLINGTON, Va. , March 19, 2018 -- Reporting of suspected wrongdoing in organizations nationally has reached a historic high, while rates of retaliation for reporting of suspected wrongdoing have doubled in the last two years, according to the Ethics & Compliance Initiative's (ECI) Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES).  Sixty-nine percent of employees said they reported the misconduct they observed; a 19% increase and all-time high since the inception of ECI's research.  When asked if employees had experienced ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at ryan@brawnercommunications.com ARLINGTON, Va. , Feb. 14, 2018 -- The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) today announced a new direction and timeline for its highly regarded National Business Ethics Survey® (NBES®) and Global Business Ethics Survey™ (GBES). Effective immediately, both studies will be combined under the imprimatur of the Global Business Ethics Survey™ (GBES). New findings from the research will be released on a quarterly basis. Since 1994, ECI's National Business Ethics Survey has provided the US benchmark on workplace ethics. ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at ryan@brawnercommunications.com   ARLINGTON, Va. , Feb. 7, 2018   -- The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation's oldest ethics research and best practice community, today announces a partnership with Ethical Systems, a research collaboration comprised of the nation's leading scholars specializing in the study of ethical culture and behavior in organizations.  As two respected thought leaders who share a common interest in advancing the highest standards of ethical behavior in organizations, this partnership will provide a platform for ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at ryan@brawnercommunications.com ARLINGTON, VA, February 5, 2018 -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of ethical cultures in workplaces, today released a special case study on the topic of sexual misconduct.  The case, entitled #RespectAtWork, is designed to help managers facilitate a conversation with their employees about ways to respond to sexual misconduct, and the importance of working together to maintain a respectful workplace.  The release includes an accompanying Leader's Guide.  ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at ryan@brawnercommunications.com ARLINGTON, VA, January 30, 2018 -   The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation's authority on ethics research and advancement of ethical performance, announces that Dr. Patricia Harned , CEO, has been recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust in 2018 by Trust Across America.  Trust Across America acknowledges and rewards the exceptional work of the nation's finest trailblazers who enhance organizational trustworthiness around the world. The honor illustrates Dr. Harned's unparalleled devotion ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at  ryan@brawnercommunications.com ARLINGTON, VA, October 19, 2017  -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation’s oldest ethics research and membership organization, with the support of L’Oréal, today released its latest report: Ethical Leadership Around the World – and Why it Matters . ECI has fostered ethics and compliance (E&C) professionals with insight and research on the most pressing issues for the E&C industry since 1922, and this new report importantly underscores the critical role management plays in reducing stakeholder ...
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Today is National Compliance Officer Day. To all our members, have a great day of recognition for helping others do the right thing and shaping the ethical culture of your organizations. For the past few weeks ECI has highlighted our members - established CECOs and new CECOs. If you missed any of these conversations visit ECIconnects . A conversation with Emmanuel Lulin and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. Emmanuel Lulin Senior Vice-President & Chief Ethics Officer L’ORÉAL David Childers (DC) - Emmanuel, you lead the compliance efforts for a global brand, serve as a board member of ECI and are the recipient ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Chris DePIPPO and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. Chris DePIPPO, CCEP VP, Ethics, Compliance, and Government Affairs DXC Technology David Childers (DC) : Please meet Chris DePIPPO. Chris is Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer with responsibility to lead the global ...
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Biz Talk Radio, September 10, 2017 | Jim Campbell and ECI CEO, Pat Harned, discuss building cultures of strong ethics and integrity in corporate America.  Listen here .
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Cynthia Patton and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC): Please meet Cynthia M. Patton. Cynthia serves as Senior Vice president and Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for Amgen’s worldwide compliance and business ethics organization. Cynthia joined Amgen in 2005, and most recently ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Ben Bard and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) – Please meet Ben Bard. Ben is Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer for Archer Daniels Midland Company. In that role, he leads ADM’s Office of Compliance and oversees the company’s global compliance policies and programs, ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Harold Tinkler and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Harold, you spent 41 years with Deloitte.  That within itself is amazing.  You began your career with Deloitte in audit when it was part of the “Big Eight”, made partner and then shifted to create Deloitte’s Ethics & ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Jeff Benjamin and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Please meet our friend, Jeff Benjamin, recently retired General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Avon. Jeff is a pioneer in the E&C field, helping to establish an ethics & compliance program ...
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To the Members and Stakeholders of the ECI Community: As America's oldest nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of integrity in organizations, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) has proven through our research that leadership commitment to core ethical values and attention to a strong ethical culture are essential to an organization's success.  Simply said, words and actions matter. The events of the past few days - initiated by the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA - have sparked a global dialogue about morality that we, as an ethics organization, feel a responsibility to address.  We condemn the violent behavior and the expressions of hatred ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Megan Burke Roudebush and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Please meet Megan Burke Roudebush, Chief Compliance Officer of Crescent Grove Advisors. Megan has 13 years of financial services experience, has a JD and an MBA by background and this is her first Chief Compliance ...
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ECI members in the northern hemisphere have probably already heard about the solar eclipse that is expected to take place on August 21,2017. While most people think of it as a fun thing to see, at ECI we think there's a bit of a parallel to the work we do every day. How? In just a few moments, everything can change. For just over 2 minutes, the moon will cover the sun. It is out of the ordinary, and based on the laws of nature, it is out of bounds. Does that matter? Just ask the 7.4 million people from all around the world watching within a 60-70-mile-wide path as the phenomenon crosses the US in just under 3 hours. Where there ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Scott Roney and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Please meet a good friend and former Chairman of ECI's board, Scott Roney. Scott is the Vice President - Global Compliance for Adient, and was formerly a partner in the law firm Compliance Systems Legal Group (CSLG), a ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned Sunday, July 30 marks the 15th anniversary of the enactment of Pub.L. 107-204; also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or SOX. Introduced as the broadest-sweeping legislation to affect corporations and public accounting since the 1933 securities act, SOX made a significant impact on audit, accounting, and financial reporting practices in public corporations, worldwide. It also provided a wake-up call for private companies, and believe it or not, it has become a standard for nonprofit organizations as well. The Ethics & Compliance ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, June 29, 2017 -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) released today a report on " ETHICS & COMPLIANCE TRAINING: WHAT GETS RESULTS " based upon findings from two new surveys of employee and employers regarding their perceptions of ethics and compliance training programs. This ECI research report, sponsored by KPMG, offers an exclusive ethics and compliance perspective on training, a subject that has often been explored.  Among the key findings in the report is the critical importance ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned Many years ago when I worked in higher education, I looked forward to the commencement ceremonies held at the end of the academic year. They were my favorite events to attend. I loved the pomp and circumstance. It was fun to witness a new set of graduates joyfully celebrating their accomplishments, and anticipating — with hope — their entry in the workforce. I paid special attention to the faculty as they processed down the aisle wearing their academic regalia. Every gown and hood told the story of the institution, the discipline of ...
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