Remembering W. Michael Hoffman

December 12, 2018

Remembering W. Michael Hoffman 1943 – 2018 Pioneer in the E&C industry, longstanding member of the ECI community, and trusted friend.  You will be missed.

The Importance of Ethics Communications and Accountability

November 16, 2018

The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (“ECI”) continues to publish important surveys and studies. In a recent report (available here), the ECI cited important research from its Q3 Global Business Ethics Survey (“GBES”) demonstrating the value of ethical communications and trust in an organization.

Ethics Ambassadors expand the reach and effectiveness of your ethics & compliance program.

October 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIENNA, VA October 23, 2018 Ethics Ambassadors expand the reach and effectiveness of your ethics & compliance program. The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) today released a Best Practices Paper that provides a guide to implementing ethics ambassador programs in organizations, and includes information relating to their effectiveness. The report recommends a four-step […]

While the Cat’s Away

October 5, 2018

Ethical Boardroom Magazine| by Pat Harned |    When I was 10 years old, my mother took a full-time job in a nearby office so that she could provide a second source of income for our family. My siblings and I were old enough not to need a babysitter, so every day after school we became […]

Employees are 15 times more likely to “do the right thing” with proactive communication from leadership.

October 3, 2018

VIENNA, VA – October 3, 2018 – The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation’s oldest ethics research center, today released the third installment of its landmark, longitudinal study on global workplace ethics, the Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES). The report focuses on the importance and correlation of proactive communication from senior-level management and executives in […]

#MeToo: Movement or Moment?

September 28, 2018

The #MeToo movement went viral in October 2017. Today, it continues to spread awareness about sexual harassment and misconduct, but it appears little has been done by organization leaders to produce much substantial change in their workplaces.

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 […]