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Ethisphere Announces the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies

135 Honoree Companies Recognized for Their Unwavering Commitment to Business Integrity and Valued-based Leadership New York, NY (February 23, 2021) – Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today announced the 135 honorees representing 22 countries and 47 industries that have earned the coveted designation of World’s Most Ethical Companies® in 2021. This...

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Changing the Culture, One Process at a Time

When I tell people that changing the culture is an outcome of processes, I often get a faint nod of understanding, mixed with an inquisitive look. They intuitively get it but they are not sure what it looks like in real life. What Changing the Culture Looks Like On the Ground Let me share an example with a process that...

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Trump, the Coup, and Corporate Ethics

Corporate America might be hoping that the difficult issues raised by President Trump’s attempted coup last week and the remaining days of his term will somehow pass them by. Too bad. What Trump has unleashed isn’t something businesses will be able to avoid. In several practical ways, dealing with Trump and his minions — both right now, and after Trump...

Book Review: Grappling With The Gray

Book Review: Grappling With The Gray

Michael Toebe reviews Yonason Goldson's book, “Grappling with the Gray: An Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity,” a collection of case studies intended to ignite thoughtful consideration of ethical dilemmas. When I learned of a new book on ethics and saw the title “Grappling with The Gray: An Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity,” my interest...

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The 7 Principles of Ethical Leadership

Good ethics is good business. Yonason Goldson discusses seven principles of leading ethically, explores the problem with legislating ethics and offers guidance on applying these principles to our own actions and behavior. “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan The Steep Road Ahead How do members of a pluralistic, largely secular...

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Critical Lessons from the Volkswagen Scandal

Volkswagen has paid dearly for the ethical shortcomings that led to “Dieselgate.” But has VW learned from the scandal? With the FTC recently filing the final court summary on the case, Michael Toebe reflects on the crisis that leveled the company’s reputation. Volkswagen’s good name has been tarnished regularly in the media in the last four years over its low-level...

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Placing Integrity at the Heart of Business Strategy

Why shouldn’t businesses only be worried about the bottom line? How have business strategies changed? MetricStream’s Gaurav Kapoor article discusses the importance of putting ethics and integrity at the core of the organization’s business strategy. In today’s world of social media and global interconnectedness, organizations are constantly under examination. This scrutiny comes not only from regulators and stakeholders, but also...

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AI in Health Care: Addressing Ethics and Regulations

The pull of artificial intelligence is strong, but there are serious ethical questions that must be addressed in certain fields. Nexdigm’s Director of Intelligent Automation and Accelerated Analytics Service, Amit Kumar, considers the implications of using AI solutions in health care. “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do”...

Confronting the Root Causes of Misconduct

Confronting the Root Causes of Misconduct

Confronting the Root Causes of Misconduct is the focus of LRN's annual Ethics & Compliance Program Effectiveness Report for 2020 and reflects the input of ethics and compliance professionals from around the world, filtered through insights gained over the last 25 years. The research and survey results behind the 2020 Ethics & Compliance Program Effectiveness Report affirm that the most...

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As You Like It: Social Justice on the Global Stage

Brevity is the soul of wit (hence that 280-character limit), and one needs little more than a Twitter account and a sharp-tongued wit to call our culture’s kings and princes to task. Sandy Erez considers the weight of the highly visible justice campaigns that play out on social media. To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That is the Question The...

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Trustworthy AI: A New Frontier in Ethics for Risk and Compliance Leaders

AI is often credited with making work easier and more efficient, but few organizations have a framework in place for its ethical use within risk management and compliance programs. Deloitte’s Irfan Saif and Maureen Mohlenkamp explore how to rectify that issue. Think of artificial intelligence (AI) ethics as the organizational constructs that delineate right and wrong, such as corporate values,...

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Ethical AI is Built On Transparency, Accountability and Trust

AI systems based on machine learning can be used to audit financial data efficiently and look for financial fraud, but ethical risks exist if the data is biased. Dr. Steven Mintz explores the principles governing the ethical use of AI. Ethics are important, whether in our personal or professional lives. Most people believe that ethical behavior encompasses standards such as...

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