How to reduce risk and outperform with your ethics and compliance program

September 13, 2018

The truth is that if you have implemented a comprehensive compliance program in your organization, you have done a very good thing. Every effort by an organization to encourage appropriate business conduct makes a difference. You are not…

ECI Releases New Resource that Identifies Key Metrics to Measure the Quality of Ethics & Compliance Programs

September 11, 2018

VIENNA, VA – September 11, 2018 – The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) today released a new development resource that identifies the key metrics that  ethics officers can use  to measure the quality of their ethics & compliance programs. The High-Quality Program (HQP) Measurement Framework gives organizations of all sizes a program maturity model to determine […]

Compliance Is Good But Not Enough

September 4, 2018

Quality Digest | ‘We’ve got this,” you say to yourself. “Our organization has a robust compliance program. We can point to myriad 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 we ever have to defend our efforts to […]

Tone At The Top Matters When It Comes To Policing Ethics

August 15, 2018

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 ECI, which serves as a membership organization for […]

The Board’s Role In Curbing Ethical Issues

August 14, 2018

Board Member |  Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), joins Corporate Board Member for part two of our conversation with her about ethics. She talks about the role the board plays in curbing ethics issues and why these issues have become so top of mind for corporations. Read more.

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.