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Ethisphere Delivers First Issue of World’s Most Ethical Companies® Executive Briefing

New quarterly publication features insights from CEOs, senior executives and recognized global thought leaders and focuses on how high ethical standards can drive improved performance

New York, NY – August  7, 2014 – Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, this week released the premier issue of The World’s Most Ethical Companies® Executive Briefing.” This quarterly publication, created by and for senior level executives and boards, is designed to drive conversations in the C-suite about the important role ethics plays in driving high business performance.

Companies who have achieved Ethisphere’s designation as World’s Most Ethical Companies have demonstrated the importance of correlating business performance to ethics leadership. They find that they attract and retain better employees, investors, suppliers and customers. Executive Briefings feature the insights from senior executives at these companies as well as other recognized thought leaders globally, with the goal of helping other organizations improve their performance.

“We believe that business ethics is not a discussion topic that exists or should exist in the compliance or risk management silos in an organization. Business ethics is a fundamental concept that drives business decisions, culture and performance,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “We’re humbled by the authors who are contributing to this discussion and setting the pace for the current and next generation of business leaders, and believe that “The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing” will be a fundamental tool in providing insight into how high-value business ethics can fuel corporate change and growth that makes a significant global impact.”

The inaugural Executive Briefing features articles from leading professionals and organizations on a variety of topics from how brands must and can earn trust to the role anti-corruption programs play in advancing human rights and developing stable global markets. Articles include:

  • “Building a Brand Based on Trust” by Brian Goldner, President & CEO, Hasbro, Inc.
  • “Is Privacy Obsolete?” by John Hooker, Professor of Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
  • “Legacy: What CEOs Say They Want to Leave Behind” by Dennis Chesley, Global Risk Consulting Leader, PwC
  • “Ethical Behavior and Leadership” by Michel M Liès, Group CEO, Swiss Re
  • “Anti-Corruption Compliance: Not Only Good for Business” by Lanny Breuer, Vice Chairman, Steven Fagell, Co-Chair, Global Anti-Corruption Practice Group, & Anthony Vitarelli, Associate, Covington & Burling LLP
  • “Your Value as Chief Engagement Officer” by Ben Boyd, Deputy Chairman, Practices & Sectors, Edelman
  • “Declining Trust: The Scourge of Business” by Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International

In 2014, Ethisphere recognized 144 companies in 30 countries with its World’s Most Ethical Companies honor, distinguishing companies with superior achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance. The full list of the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be viewed here:

Subscribing to the Executive Briefing

Senior executives at World’s Most Ethical Companies and Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) will receive complimentary subscriptions to the Executive Briefing. An annual subscription to “The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing” is $49.95, which will be delivered quarterly.

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Senior executives may submit articles for consideration by contacting Nicole Thomas, Managing Editor, at: [email protected].

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 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:

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