“It’s notoriously difficult to evaluate ethics at the corporate level; Ethisphere has identified the most important criteria for doing so.” – Thomas Donaldson, Professor, The Wharton School

The World’s Most Ethical Companies Methodology Advisory Panel is comprised of leading attorneys and government officials, professors and organization leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.

Esteemed members of the World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel include:

  • Committee Chair: Stefan Linssen, Editor-in-Chief, The Ethisphere Institute
  • Max Bazerman, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Michael Hershman, President and CEO, The Fairfax Group
  • Turney Stevens, Dean, College of Business, Lipscomb University
  • Steve Churchwell, Partner, DLA Piper US LLP
  • Thomas Donaldson, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Beverly Kracher, Professor, Creighton University
  • Alex Brigham , Executive Director, The Ethisphere Institute
  • Kriss Deiglmeier, Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • David Logan, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Corporate Citizenship Company
  • Brian Moriarty,Director, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
  • Martin Weinstein, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Note: The methodology advisory panel is only involved in reviewing and commenting on WME’s Methodology and is not involved in selecting companies.

*former members of the methodology panel, beginning in 2007, included:
  • Karen Paul, Professor, Florida International University
  • Rama Velamuri, Associate Professor, China Europe International Business School
  • Chris MacDonald, PhD, President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics
  • Traci Melvin, Deputy Dir. Ethics Bethesda, MD
  • John Dienhart PhD, Director, Northwest Ethics Network, Seattle University
  • Sean Gilbert, Technical Director, The Global Reporting Initiative
  • Jenny Kim, Senior Associate, Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • George W. Ash, Partner,Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • Patrick Barwise, Professor, London Business School