Together4Integrity: Overcoming Crisis with Hiltrud Werner, Tobias Heine and Dr. Katja Nagel

Earlier this year, Hiltrud Werner, Board of Management, Integrity & Legal Affairs for Volkswagen AG, gave an insightful keynote presentation at ECI's IMPACT Virtual Ethics and Compliance Conference. Werner's presentation delivered a detailed look at Volkswagen AG's Together4Integrity (T4I) program, a strategic undertaking that strives to ensure ethics and compliance is top of mind across all business sectors and to position the organization as a role model for integrity. Volkswagen AG is staunchly transparent and

By |2020-10-15T04:43:09-04:00Friday, September 4, 2020|Corporate Culture|

Top 5 Reasons You Should Conduct an Employee Survey Now

Hearing from your employees is always important, and now is no different. In fact, with many employees working remotely or differently, it is more important than ever to check-in with your employees and assesses their experiences with the changing workplace. Below are the top 5 reasons why it is essential to conduct an employee survey now, even during the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the workplace changes it has thrust upon organizations.1. You don’t know

By |2020-09-03T10:44:11-04:00Wednesday, August 26, 2020|Corporate Culture|

2020 Global Business Ethics Survey Report: Pressure in the Workplace

Organizations cannot effectively function if the rules and policies that serve as the guidepost for employees’ actions and behaviors are not followed. Over the years, Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) research has found that the pressure employees may experience to compromise their organization’s ethics standards, policies or the law is linked with an increased likelihood to observe misconduct. In brief—pressure goes hand in hand with higher prevalence rates of misconduct. GET THE ALL NEW

By |2020-09-03T09:45:18-04:00Wednesday, August 19, 2020|GBES|

In Memoriam: Brent Scowcroft, Foreign Policy Expert and Former ECI Board Member

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative and Ethics Resource Center communities are saddened to learn about the loss of Brent Scowcroft. Scowcroft, a foreign policy expert and former Ethics Resource Center board member died today at the age of 95. Scowcroft served in the United States Air Force before continuing his career  in international relations, eventually going on to serve as a White House policy  advisor under seven presidential administrations. In addition to his foreign policy

By |2020-08-27T12:24:49-04:00Friday, August 7, 2020|Leadership|

Q&A with the DoJ: Featuring Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division

ECI is excited to announce a monumental event for the E&C community. In his first public speaking engagement since his appointment earlier this month, Brian Rabbitt, Head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division will discuss the recent updates to two guidance documents on corporate compliance. Rabbitt will answer your questions in a Q&A-style discussion facilitated by Pat Harned, Chief Executive Officer, ECI. The session will be followed by a panel discussion with David Ogden, former

By |2020-07-09T09:00:29-04:00Thursday, July 9, 2020|Legal Questions|

An Important Message to Our Members and Stakeholders

At the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), we share the grief and anger felt by so many at the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others whose lives have been needlessly ended. We also have a sense of hope as we see people around the world joining together to call for an end to the deeply-rooted injustice of racism that has persisted far too long in our society. We condemn

By |2020-06-10T23:15:40-04:00Friday, June 5, 2020|Leadership|

George Floyd and the Rule of 88

ECI regularly publishes articles and op-eds by contributing writers. The opinions expressed and reflected in these articles are those of the authors and not necessarily those of ECI. by Steve Priest Steve is Founder of Integrity Insight International, an ethics and compliance consulting firm. (Context. I have been a white man my whole life. I have been a business ethics consultant half of that. Although I have done work in 51 countries, the majority

By |2020-06-10T23:16:06-04:00Wednesday, June 3, 2020|Leadership|

Five Questions Every E&C Professional Should Ask Themselves

The ethics and compliance space is a rapidly shifting, accelerating field of work and study that is affecting an expanding number of industries and organizations. In order to thrive during this time of expansion and change, it is crucial for the industry to attract talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It is also important that E&C practitioners develop a wide array of soft and hard skills, continuing their professional development throughout the course of

By |2020-08-13T11:54:18-04:00Thursday, May 28, 2020|Research|

Optimizing Risk Management Using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics have changed the ways in which organizations create products and do business. In the tech industry, AI lets self-driving cars know how to stop at red lights, while in the medical field it is being used to detect and develop vaccines for COVID-19. Big data is powerful and if you learn to leverage it correctly, it could help ethics and compliance practitioners develop complex risk management procedures and

By |2020-07-23T16:39:28-04:00Friday, May 22, 2020|Risk Management|

IMPACT 2020 is now available on-demand! Stream sessions that you missed from our Annual Conference!

Our IMPACT 2020 Virtual Conference delivered three days of powerful keynotes and benchmarking sessions as well as critical continuing education credits at the industry’s premier annual ethics and compliance conference this past April. With the COVID-19 crisis transcending the way the world does business, IMPACT 2020 delivered content and insights from smartest strategists and leading thinkers in the field. A quick recap of some of the content covered: The Neuroleadership Institute's Dr. David Rock delivered

By |2020-05-21T22:55:47-04:00Monday, May 18, 2020|Event News|
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