About the Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust, and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights from our Ethics Quotient, and works with the world’s largest companies to enhance culture capital with the insights from our culture assessment data set, which is grounded in our 8 Pillars of Ethical Culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA).

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November 2006
The first edition of Ethisphere Magazine is published.

May 2007
The first edition of the World’s Most Ethical Companies list is published.

December 2007
The inaugural list of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics is released.

January 2008
The Ethics Inside Certification is released.

February 2008
The inaugural Ethics and Compliance Forum is hosted. This event will later be called the Global Ethics Summit.

March 2008
The methodology for the Compliance Leader Verification process is developed.

December 2010
The first Ethisphere Magazine dedicated to a specific compliance topic, the Anti-corruption Issue, is published. The Trust Issue would be published in Q2 of 2012.

June 2013
Invitation to speak at the Ford Trend Conference on “Trust is the New Black.”

July 2013
Inaugural Latin America Ethics Summit hosted in São Paulo, Brazil.

December 2013
Inaugural Asia Ethics Summit hosted in Hong Kong, China. 

May 2014
Introduction of benchmarking against the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

September 2014
Major revisions and updates are made to the Ethics Quotient Survey.

February 2015
Invitation to speak at the Global Law Summit on How Ethics Continues to Elevate Worldwide Company Success.

March 2015
Launch of a 28 market media tour with Aflac.

June 2015
Invitation to speak at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Compass Conference on Defining the Standard for Organizational Ethics.

January 2016
Ethisphere celebrates 10 years by hosting a 10 year anniversary gala dinner for the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition.