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Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics Recognizes the Best Around the Globe

Nominations for 2014 are Open for the Annual Ranking which Recognizes Individuals who Contributed to Progressing the Field of Ethics and Compliance

New York, NY – September 24, 2014 – Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced its annual 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics ranking. In an era of multi-billion dollar fines and an ever-increasing regulatory environment, public attention tends to focus on companies that failed in the areas of ethics and compliance. This award recognizes individuals that have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.

“In today’s complex and connected world, individuals are often met with the choice of maintaining the status-quo or making bold changes to re-imagine how we perceive ethics. At Ethisphere, we believe there is a critical link between ethics and the overall performance and impact of one’s organization,” said Ethisphere’s Publisher, Stefan Linssen. “The 2013 ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics recognized individuals who are shaping the new world of ethics and are expanding best practices around the globe.”

2014 Nominations
Nominations for Ethisphere’s 2014 Most Influential People in Business Ethics are currently open. To nominate an individual who has impacted the world of ethics and compliance in 2014 visit The deadline for submission is Monday, October 27, 2014.

The 2013 ranking of the Most Influential were broken down into over fifteen categories including Academics, Business Leadership, Government & Regulatory, Corporate Culture, Design & Sustainability, Philanthropy, Investment & Research, Media & Whistleblowers, Non-Government Organization and Thought Leadership.

Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, was named at the top of the 2013 ranking for his contribution of the “Volcker Rule” to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Other key notables in the ranking include Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General (#5), Elon Musk, CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors (#12), Pope Francis (#18), Tim Cook, CEO of Apple (#44) and Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve (#91). The full rankings were released in the Q4 2013 issue of Ethisphere Magazine and are available online at

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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