Record turnout of connected leadership dives deeper into the strategy and values behind ethical decision-making and corporate performance
NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 – The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced the official release of its published recap and videos highlighting key insights and best practices from two days of conversations at the 2018 Global Ethics Summit in New York City this March. The 10th anniversary of the Summit drew over 500 diverse executives, including CEOs, board members, chief legal officers, chief ethics & compliance officers, academics, and other business influencers. The annual event is widely considered the premier forum for pinnacle conversations, sophisticated practices, and forward-thinking methodologies to assess the culture and principles that place integrity at the center of company behavior and performance worldwide.
“The Global Ethics Summit is so timely. It explores trends and seeing not only what’s happening today but what’s happening tomorrow, and it finds world-class experts to speak very granularly on the subjects. We leave the conversations with actionable insights,” said David A. Golden, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Eastman Chemical Company.
Among the extraordinary class of leaders enriching conversations throughout the Summit were Rockwell Automation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Blake Moret; NBA Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Oris Stuart; Voya Chief Legal Officer, Trish Walsh; L3 Technologies General Counsel, Ann Davidson; and HP, Inc. Deputy General Counsel for Ethics & Compliance, David Deitchman. These leaders were also joined by new and returning speakers on the 75+ member faculty from a diverse set of companies, including Microsoft, Dell, Salesforce, JLL, Intel, Boeing, Ingredion, AIG, Univision Communication, Emergent BioSolutions, U.S. Bank, JP Morgan Chase, PepsiCo, Leidos, ON Semiconductor, Dun & Bradstreet, PSEG Services Corp, Praxair, GE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, L’Oréal, Kimberly-Clark, Blue Shield of California, 3M, Volvo Car Corporation, Tenneco, Eli Lilly, Yamana Gold, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Walmart, Cooper Standard, and more.
Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), a community of companies that has now reached 200 global members, served as key influencers, lending their inspiring voices and actionable insights to the Summit. With ethical culture and performance perennially at the heart of conversations during the event, the dialogue was enriched this year with an added focus on the not-to-be-ignored issues impacting the social and business ecosystems of today, including:
· Companies and the role of the C-suite as an essential voice on social values;
· The integration of artificial intelligence for business and compliance transformation;
· Advancing the diversity and inclusion agenda to improve culture and performance;
· Cyber readiness and collective company action to address threats;
· The keys to measuring ethical culture and program effectiveness;
· Progressing the partnership between the board and compliance leaders; and
· Leading through times of instability and disruption.
“When I interviewed Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, shortly before the Summit, he stressed that there has never been a more important time for companies to find their voice and purpose,” said Ethisphere’s CEO, Tim Erblich. “The leaders at this year’s Summit really embraced this creed and this platform of connected leadership to dive into the cultural shifts and the changing socioeconomic environment in a way that we have not seen before. Through this level of authenticity and collaboration, companies are discovering inspired and innovative ways to inject values and integrity into the organization because it is essential for long-term success.”
“The Summit provided a great opportunity to connect with peers and to learn best practices. Each time I have attended, I have learned something new and come away with some fresh thinking about how to evolve our ethics and compliance program,” said Patrick Rowe, Deputy General Counsel, Accenture.
The annual recap of the Summit captures just a special selection of the featured faculty, conversations, and insights generated in New York this year. The official Summit recap digital publication is available here.
The 11th Annual Global Ethics Summit, connecting over 250 organizations and more than 500 distinct leaders, will take place at the Grand Hyatt in New York City March 12-13, 2019. Early registration and discounts are now available at https://www.globalethicssummit2018.com/register-2019/.
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 “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: https://ethisphere.com.
Aarti Maharaj, 646-480-9715