Jim Nortz – Corporate Compliance Director, Sutherland Global Services
Jim Nortz is a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the field of business ethics and compliance.
Jim spent the first 17 years of his career as a litigator trying both criminal and civil cases before becoming Crompton Corporation’s first Vice President, Business Ethics and Compliance in 2003.
Since then, Jim has served as a compliance officer at Crompton and for four other multinational corporations and is now Corporate Compliance Director at Sutherland Global Services.
Mr. Nortz is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, RIT’s Saunders School of Business, St. John Fisher College and Nazareth College.
Jim writes the monthly business ethics columns for the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket magazine and the Rochester Business Journal and is a contributing writer for Corporate Compliance Insights and The Business Journals.
Jim served on the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association (“ECOA”) for eight years. He currently serves on the Board of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation and is a member of the Rochester chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
We all have blind spots, literally and figuratively. This in itself isn't a problem, but failure to acknowledge these blind spots and intentionally check them when making key moves most definitely is. It may be the reason otherwise brilliant business people and leading corporations find themselves on the wrong side of the law, answering for major ethical ...
According to a recent Ernst and Young survey, 67 percent of professionals questioned believe improving the GRC system within their companies should be high priority. There are three key areas to focus on if your firm's governance, risk management and compliance functions need bolstering. Jim Nortz, of Ethics Advisory Services, breaks them down.
Business ethics is traditionally taught by college philosophy departments. Considering source material often predates modern business practices by hundreds -- if not thousands -- of years, this should raise eyebrows. The principles of classical moral philosophy aren't very helpful in today's business world, so why are they being applied?
It all started peacefully enough. At 7 am, I parked my car in the underground parking garage of our Connecticut offices and hopped on the elevator.