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CEOs from Campbell Soup, Hasbro, Cleveland Clinic, Voya Financial and More Elevate the Conversation on Ethics and Culture in Ethisphere’s Newest Publication, the Executive Briefing

The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing features insights from some of the world’s top CEOs and business leaders discussing the important role of ethics in driving company performance and success.

New York, NY – July 1, 2015 – Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing the standard of ethical business practices, announced today the list of contributors to it’s latest publication, The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. The quarterly Executive Briefing was launched in 2014 as an opportunity for CEOs, board members and other business leaders committed to the idea of the link between ethics and performance to share ideas and best practices with their peers around building a strong global culture of ethics.

“We recognize the power of companies to effect change around the globe and understand that change starts at the top of an organization,” explained Ethisphere’s Publisher, Stefan Linssen. “The Executive Briefing is meant to spur conversation in the c-suite on the important role of ethics in driving business performance and be a conduit for leadership to advance overall corporate ethics and integrity.”

Since its launch in the third quarter of 2014, The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing has featured participation and additional insight from such notable executives as:

  • Brian Goldner, CEO, Hasbro
  • Mark Sutton, CEO, International Paper
  • Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic
  • Rodney Martin, CEO, Voya Financial®
  • Michel Lies, CEO, Swiss Re

Upcoming editions will feature high-level contributors from both the public and private sectors, including Douglas Anderson, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines, and Peter Blair Henry, Dean of NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Other past contributors include:

  • Ernst Volgenau, Chairman, SRA International, Inc.
  • Louis Freeh, Chairman Emeritus, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
  • Julie Brill, Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission
  • Larry Thompson, Former EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, PepsiCo
  • Ben Boyd, Deputy Chairman, Practices & Sectors, Edelman
  • Ernie Allen, Principal, Founding Chairman, Allen Global Consulting LLC
  • Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International

Academic contributors include:

  • Lei Lei, Dean, Rutgers Business School
  • James Abruzzo, Co-Director, Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School
  • John Hooker, Professor of Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Paul McNulty, President, Grove City College

To download the first three volumes of The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing, go to


About Ethisphere
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 that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

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