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 [...]
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 [...]
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. Steve@IntegrityII.com (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 [...]
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 [...]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Corporate misconduct is nothing new to the American public. Headlines announcing business transgressions crop up with depressing regularity. According to one survey, only 15 percent of Americans believe business leaders to be truthful.