Two-Day Summit Centers on Anti-Corruption, Corporate Responsibility, Human Rights, Managing Risk and Collective Enforcement Trends Across Europe & the Transatlantic

LONDON –3 September 2014 – The Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices and designator of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®, and Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced today that they will partner to host the first annual Europe Ethics Summit, entitled “Leadership Through Ethics & Governance” taking place on 24-25 September in London.

This year, 144 companies made Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, spanning 41 industries, 21 countries and five continents, including 21 companies based in Europe. These included the likes of: Illycaffè, L’Oréal, SwissRe, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Marks and Spencer, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), Capgemini, Iberdrola and Northumbrian Water Group. To see the full list visit: https://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees.

Ethisphere will kick off the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies Program the week prior to the Europe Ethics Summit, opening the survey on Monday, 15 September. Learn more: https://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-faq/.

“We are excited to be working with the team at Ethisphere to co-host what will be one of the leading forums on ethics and compliance best practices and the challenges that companies face when conducting business in Europe,” said Jonathan Beak, Chief Counsel for the UK Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “This Summit will provide a terrific opportunity for leaders from multinational companies to come together to share ideas and lessons from their organizations, and to further heighten the importance of ethical business practices across the region.”

The Europe Ethics Summit will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London. Approximately 250 key leaders of government agencies and global companies, including CEO’s; board chairs; and governance, risk and compliance leaders, are expected to be in attendance. The summit will bring together more than 40 speakers to share critical and timely insights into the challenges compliance and ethics practitioners face while navigating an increasingly complex and daunting legal landscape. Currently the speaking roster is made up of leaders from a variety of industries, and includes:

  • Dame DeAnne Shirley Julius, Former CIA Intelligence Analyst, VP of the Society of Business Economists
  • Peter Kornicker, General Counsel, Novartis
  • Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Founder, UN Global Compact
  • Anthony Whitehouse, UK Head of Compliance, BNP Paribas
  • Carine Smith Ihenacho, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Statoil
  • Sir Roger Bone, President, Boeing UK
  • Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer, L’ORÉAL
  • Stephen Deadman, Global Privacy Manager, Vodafone

“Companies need insight and guidance to refine their approach and investments in actions and policies that influence business ethics,” said the Ethisphere Institute’s publisher, Stefan Linssen. “Our first annual Europe Ethics Summit will feature a wide range of breakout sessions devised to address the specific interests of every organization, from those who are first exploring the compliance space, to those well versed in the landscape.”

Additional faculty participating at the 2014 Europe Ethics Summit includes leaders from some of the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies, including Jones Lang LaSalle, Google, Microsoft and others.

To register for the event visit: http://www.europeethicssummit.com. Those interested in speaking at the event can submit their contact information, discussion topics and bio on the event website here.

Complimentary Access to the Europe Ethics Summit

Members of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) receive one complimentary delegate pass and discounts for additional registrants for all of Ethisphere’s Ethics Summits, including the Europe Ethics Summit. In addition to the event, BELA members have access to a community of industry professionals committed to influencing business leaders and advancing business ethics as an essential element of company performance. To learn more about the BELA community visit: https://ethisphere.com/bela.

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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, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: www.ethisphere.com.

Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

Media Contacts

Clea Nabozny
Ethisphere Institute
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480.397.2658

Scott Augustin
Thomson Reuters
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