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    Column By Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D., President, ERC
    The Importance of Leadership in Times of Crisis. Column By Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D. President, ERC
    March 25, 2010

    Every research study yields some surprises, but we never expected to see findings like the ones resulting from the 2009 update to our National Business Ethics Survey (NBES). One of the largest surprises was the apparent link between the state of the nation’s economy and the strength of ethics in the workplace. 

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    Column By Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D., President, ERC
    Financial Crisis: Living With the Legacy
    September 3, 2009

    A financial blow-up of, say, AIG dimensions is nasty for the company involved, its employees and its shareholders.  It’s the legacy of the blow-up that the rest of us have to live with.

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    Column By Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D., President, ERC
    Do the Right Thing When Times are Tough
    April 27, 2009

    Among the many tales of ethical lapses at Enron, one of the more poignant and painful episodes involved an employee meeting that happened just before the company fell to pieces in late 2001.

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    The Policy Report By Paula J. Desio, ERC Chair on Ethics Policy:
    New Rules for Federal Contractors: You Must Disclose Wrongdoing
    February 18, 2009
    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote the “highest degree of integrity and honesty” in the procurement process, the federal government now requires self-disclosure of misconduct by all companies performing government contracts.

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    The Policy Report By Paula J. Desio, ERC Chair on Ethics Policy:
    Ethics and Compliance Programs May Get Their Day in Court. Will they soon provide a legal defense to criminal liability?
    December 30, 2008
    The fate of an obscure Greek shipping corporation, Ionia Management, recently convicted in a U.S. court of dumping oily waste at sea, may well lead to reconsideration of the basic legal tenet of federal corporate criminal liability.

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    ERC Urges McCain and Obama To Stress Ethics in Washington
    October 28, 2008
    Citing two years of political campaign pledges to bring "change" to the nation's capital, the Ethics Resource Center has urged both major presidential candidates to make ethics a high priority in a new administration.

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    The SCCE 4th Annual International Compliance and Ethics Awards
    September 22, 2008
    ERC’s president, Patricia J. Harned, accepted the award on behalf of ERC from SCCE vice president Adam Turteltaub at the conference of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics in Chicago.

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    Building Trust: Transparency, Accountability Are the Best Defense
    August 7, 2008
    Does an Enron scandal taint all publicly traded companies in the public’s mind?  And if it does, what can corporations do about it?

    Huge growth in the size of the investing public in the past 20 years is one reason the premise probably is correct, said Michael Oxley, addressing the event co-hosted by ERC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

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    Good Fellows | ERC Fellows Gather Twice a Year to Discuss Emerging Issues in the Ethics Field
    June 16, 2008
    The Ethics Resource Center is famous for its deep-dive ethics surveys and benchmarking expertise. Just as integral is its ERC Fellows program, 60-plus ethics and compliance professionals and academics who pool their talents to extend the reach and quality of ethics programs in the workplace.

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    New at ERC: An Online Community for Ethics Professionals
    April 30, 2008
    For the past two years, the Ethics Resource Center has been working to create an online meeting place for ethics professionals – a place to share ideas with peers, discuss best practices and delve more deeply into ERC’s extensive storehouse of data, knowledge and expertise.

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