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Ethisphere Publishes Compendium to Share Executive Insights With the Global Business Community as Advancements in Ethics Give Lift to Corporate Performance

Companies, including Infosys, Accenture, Microsoft, AT&T, VF Corp, AIG, 3M and Visa, convened to offer analysis on new data, global business trends, ethical decision-making and cultural influence at the 2019 Global Ethics Summit.

​​​​​Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing standards of ethical business practices, today announced the release of a showcase of leading sessions, insights and trends from the 11th Annual Global Ethics Summit; Key Trends and Highlights from the 2019 Global Ethics Summit amplifies a selection of featured conversations with company leaders, data-backed methodologies and innovative practices, all with the intent of improving business ethics, governance and compliance worldwide.

Nearly 300 unique organizations, representing 60 different industries, contributed to the richness of information shared at this year’s Summit, assembling for peer-to-peer analysis, global impressions on business integrity and working groups designed to tactically improve compliance in distinct areas of responsibility.

At the core of the Summit was participation from Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) community, which led a faculty of CEOs, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officers and other business partners to shape the interactive discussions and guide colleagues on the latest achievements and obstacles in the current business landscape. Founded by Ethisphere, BELA is a 270-member strong globally recognized organization of leading companies collaborating together to share best practices in governance, risk management, compliance and ethics.

This Summit guide is also now available on Ethisphere’s BELA member hub—a premier repository of resources featuring examples of work, presentations and research from select BELA companies intended to cultivate more idea exchange and inspiration for companies to continuously improve in the area of ethics and compliance.

“The leadership at the Summit is emblematic of how the BELA community of companies are supporting peers across BELA and beyond by candidly sharing expertise and further amplifying it at a global level, wherever they do business,” said Kevin McCormackVice President and Executive DirectorBELA. “There is a ‘rising tide’ impact demonstrated at the Summit each year, and that influence continues as these leaders draw upon, explore and exchange practices at the Summit and inject them into their programs in the current year and beyond.”

The expert panel discussions included front-page topics such as the impact of the #MeToo movement, data-driven due diligence, organizational justice, engagement with the board of directors, cybersecurity, culture change, ethical influence on external stakeholders and more.

Within the Summit guide are key themes including:

  • Cultural transformation: the case for greater trust, transparency and organizational character
  • Business improvement: innovation and partnerships fuel needed change
  • Global advancements: embedding integrity worldwide and keeping pace with external risks

The new guide is an essential companion for the companies that had the opportunity to join the Summit, which drew a record nearly 600 individual participants, and for those looking to contribute to the dialogue in the future. To download the guide please visit:

All Ethisphere research, special reports, data findings and company interviews can be found on a dedicated BELA Member Hub, curated for the use of the BELA community.

Dozens of companies such as Dell, Lincoln Financial GroupGEAllstate, MahindraNokiaStarbucksVF CorpU.S. BankHilton, Allianz, Cummins and more have shared multi-modal examples of how they are taking specific aspects of their programs to the next level and the practical steps being taken to improve.

To request guest access to the hub, click here.

The 12th annual Global Ethics Summit is scheduled for April 1-2 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Early registration and discounts are now available at:

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 Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere also helps to advance business performance through data-driven assessments, benchmarking, and guidance. More information about Ethisphere can be found at

About BELA  

Founded by Ethisphere, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) is a globally recognized organization of leading companies collaborating together to share best practices in governance, risk management, compliance and ethics. BELA’s membership has since grown to a large community of companies who recognize the inherent value of promoting ethical leadership and world-class compliance culture. Learn more about BELA by visiting To nominate a company to join BELA and for academic institutions seeking to align with BELA companies and content for curriculum development should contact Jonathan Whitacre, Executive Vice President at [email protected].


​Aarti Maharaj​
​Director of Communications
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