Episode 51 — Interview of Dr. Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative

August 13, 2018

Dr. Pat Harned is the CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI). The mission of the ECI is to empower organizations to build and sustain high quality ethics & compliance programs. Dr. Harned is a leading compliance advocate and strategist. The ECI has been at the forefront of developing compliance standards and best practices. In […]

Ethics and Compliance Initiative CEO On The Dispiriting Trend of Retaliation

August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018, Corporate Board Member | Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), has a doctorate in character. Harned earned a doctorate in philosophy education from the University of Pittsburgh, but specifically she learned how people develop character and influence organizations. This makes her an ideal fit for her current role at […]

Compliance is good, but not enough

August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018, SmartBrief | “We’ve got this,” you say to yourself. “Our organization has a robust compliance program. We can point to a myriad of ways that we have adhered to all the expected requirements. We’ve dedicated ample resources, and we have implemented a host of internal controls and program initiatives. If ever we have […]

“Compliance Teams Tackle New Responsibilities in Age of #MeToo”

July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018, Ignites (Subscription Only) | While HR may get all the heat when claims of sexual harassment surface, compliance teams can also play a major role in protecting against workplace predators and the reputations of their firms, consultants and lawyers say. Read more.

Measuring the Impact of Ethics and Compliance Programs

July 30, 2018

July 27, 2018, FCPA Ethics and Compliance | One of the key metrics of a corporate compliance program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs. Slowly but surely a body of work is being built up to demonstrate that companies which invest in greater compliance are more profitable.

Board Oversight: Fostering An Ethically Competitive Company

July 18, 2018

Corporate Board Member | Establishing a competitive culture and incentivizing employee performance is a critical component of any financially thriving company. But what happens when the competitive pendulum swings too far?

The board’s role in promoting an ethical culture

July 1, 2018

Journal of Accountancy | Board members generally recognize their responsibility to oversee ethics and compliance, said Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, a U.S. think tank. What they struggle with, she said, “[is] to know what questions to ask and what information to look for. I don’t think directors are particularly well-versed in […]

Global Workplace Survey: Ethics & Compliance Programs, At Any Level, Create Significant ROI and Improved Culture

June 28, 2018

For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at ryan@brawnercommunications.com VIENNA, Va., June 28, 2018 — The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the oldest ethics research and best practice community in the US, today released the second installment of the 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES).  The report’s findings focus on the impact that an ethics and compliance (E&C) program has in the workplace, […]

Why Hollywood Needs to Lead the Way in Showing How to Create a Safer Workplace

June 21, 2018

Variety Magazine | Ladies and gentlemen in media and entertainment, now is your time. You’ve been through a lot lately, but the eyes of the world are on you. On behalf of your fans, I implore you to make the most of it.

Is the World Becoming Safer for Whistle-Blowers?

June 19, 2018

Strategy Business | It is one thing to change the law to reward or protect whistle-blowers after they have come forward. It is quite another to build a culture that encourages people to come forward in the first place. And in this regard, it is clear that there is much work to do. The most recent […]