Best Practice Forum An all-new way to participate, engage and learn from today’s leading thinkers, subject-matter experts and experienced practitioners. This Best Practice Forum, Measuring Your Program Maturity – How to Assess Your Overall Ethics & Compliance Program takes place in New York, NY. This session will explore E&C programs must evolve and adapt in order to continually maximize the value they provide to their organizations. Periodic assessments play a critical role in this process. [...]
[VIDEO] Anita Hill urges workers in Hollywood and entertainment to take Hollywood Survey developed by ECI.
UPDATE [2/26/20]: The survey has now concluded. Thank you for your participation. In a new video Anita Hill urges those in the entertainment industry to take the Hollywood Survey. The survey was developed by ECI for the Hollywood Commission. Click here to participate in the Hollywood Survey or forward the survey to someone in the industry.
Each year, ECI convenes ethics & compliance practitioners from all over the world to learn the latest innovations in the industry, learn practical strategies for leading E&C programs and peer-to-peer networking. IMPACT 2020, The Ultimate Benchmarking Conference, promises to be the premier E&C event of the year. Watch the video below and see why you should make the case to attend IMPACT in Boston, April 21-23!
This report is the final of four installments in our 2019 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES) series. For the last GBES® report of the decade, ECI expanded upon its existing research into organizational culture through several new lines of inquiry. This report reinforces the critical role that supervisors play in influencing employee behavior within organizations. When compared to employees who worked for supervisors with weak leadership skills, employees working for supervisors with strong leadership [...]
Early-bird registration for ECI's IMPACT 2020 is now open! This year's IMPACT 2020 Annual Conference will highlight forward-thinking practitioners and innovators that give organizations the tools they need to lead high-performing ethics and compliance programs. At IMPACT 2020, you will find an exciting and dynamic blend of inspirational keynotes, highly informative and practical breakout sessions, benchmarking discussions and peer networking opportunities for an ethics and compliance conference unlike any other. Presenting a special keynote talk [...]
Our world has lost a remarkable man, The Honorable Stephen D. Potts. Steve was a public servant, an honorable statesman, and a kind-hearted soul. He was deeply committed to ethical conduct in organizations, which he embodied throughout his professional career. Among his achievements, he served as Associate Counsel to the President under George W Bush and as Director of the US Office of Government Ethics under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Steve was [...]
The reporting of observed misconduct and the rates at which retaliation occur are among the most fundamental indicators of the state of integrity in the workplace and the overall health of an organization’s culture. Organizations with strong ethics cultures empower their employees to report misconduct and make it clear that retaliation against reporters is never tolerated. In order to assess the state of ethics cultures around the world, the 2019 GBES examined six specific types [...]
Our latest Global Business Ethics Survey focuses on the effect that organizational values and ethical leadership have on an organization. We know that culture is a critical component in every organization. Employees in organizations with a strong ethics culture know what type of behavior is expected as well as what type of behavior is unacceptable. Therefore, it is imperative that organizations that wish to develop a strong organizational culture focus on reinforcing a wide array [...]
Few would argue about the importance of communication and trust in the workplace; these are well-known ingredients for harmonious working relationships and a productive working environment. But less is known about the reasons that communication and trust are so essential – especially within the ethics & compliance (E&C) space. To remedy this, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) asked several targeted questions in its most recent Global Business Ethics Survey™ (GBES™). ECI sought to learn [...]
A decade ago, companies made headlines for problems such as bribery, financial manipulation, and fraud. The attention has shifted, though. For the past year, mistreatment of employees, especially abusive behavior, sexual harassment and discrimination, has joined data privacy as a critical issue of our time. #MeToo and #TimesUp have given a name to the larger effort to unearth problems that have festered and to find a path towards safer more respectful workplaces. Efforts to expose [...]