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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Ryan McKenna at  ryan@brawnercommunications.com ARLINGTON, VA, October 19, 2017  -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation’s oldest ethics research and membership organization, with the support of L’Oréal, today released its latest report: Ethical Leadership Around the World – and Why it Matters . ECI has fostered ethics and compliance (E&C) professionals with insight and research on the most pressing issues for the E&C industry since 1922, and this new report importantly underscores the critical role management plays in reducing stakeholder pressure ...
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Today is National Compliance Officer Day. To all our members, have a great day of recognition for helping others do the right thing and shaping the ethical culture of your organizations. For the past few weeks ECI has highlighted our members - established CECOs and new CECOs. If you missed any of these conversations visit ECIconnects . A conversation with Emmanuel Lulin and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. Emmanuel Lulin Senior Vice-President & Chief Ethics Officer L’ORÉAL David Childers (DC) - Emmanuel, you lead the compliance efforts for a global brand, serve as a board member of ECI and are the recipient of ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Chris DePIPPO and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. Chris DePIPPO, CCEP VP, Ethics, Compliance, and Government Affairs DXC Technology David Childers (DC) : Please meet Chris DePIPPO. Chris is Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer with responsibility to lead the global ...
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Biz Talk Radio, September 10, 2017 | Jim Campbell and ECI CEO, Pat Harned, discuss building cultures of strong ethics and integrity in corporate America.  Listen here .
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Cynthia Patton and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC): Please meet Cynthia M. Patton. Cynthia serves as Senior Vice president and Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for Amgen’s worldwide compliance and business ethics organization. Cynthia joined Amgen in 2005, and most recently ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Ben Bard and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) – Please meet Ben Bard. Ben is Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer for Archer Daniels Midland Company. In that role, he leads ADM’s Office of Compliance and oversees the company’s global compliance policies and programs, ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Harold Tinkler and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Harold, you spent 41 years with Deloitte.  That within itself is amazing.  You began your career with Deloitte in audit when it was part of the “Big Eight”, made partner and then shifted to create Deloitte’s Ethics & Compliance ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Jeff Benjamin and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Please meet our friend, Jeff Benjamin, recently retired General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Avon. Jeff is a pioneer in the E&C field, helping to establish an ethics & compliance program in the late ...
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To the Members and Stakeholders of the ECI Community: As America's oldest nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of integrity in organizations, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) has proven through our research that leadership commitment to core ethical values and attention to a strong ethical culture are essential to an organization's success.  Simply said, words and actions matter. The events of the past few days - initiated by the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA - have sparked a global dialogue about morality that we, as an ethics organization, feel a responsibility to address.  We condemn the violent behavior and the expressions of hatred ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Megan Burke Roudebush and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Please meet Megan Burke Roudebush, Chief Compliance Officer of Crescent Grove Advisors. Megan has 13 years of financial services experience, has a JD and an MBA by background and this is her first Chief Compliance ...
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ECI members in the northern hemisphere have probably already heard about the solar eclipse that is expected to take place on August 21,2017. While most people think of it as a fun thing to see, at ECI we think there's a bit of a parallel to the work we do every day. How? In just a few moments, everything can change. For just over 2 minutes, the moon will cover the sun. It is out of the ordinary, and based on the laws of nature, it is out of bounds. Does that matter? Just ask the 7.4 million people from all around the world watching within a 60-70-mile-wide path as the phenomenon crosses the US in just under 3 hours. Where there ...
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September 26th is National Compliance Officer Day. For the next few weeks, ECI will be highlighting a number of our members in celebration of their contribution to our industry. Our goal is to share some insight on two of the groups that comprise ECI’s membership – established CECOs, new CECOs and those who desire to be a CECO. A conversation with Scott Roney and David Childers, Senior Vice President, ECI. David Childers (DC) - Please meet a good friend and former Chairman of ECI's board, Scott Roney. Scott is the Vice President - Global Compliance for Adient, and was formerly a partner in the law firm Compliance Systems Legal Group (CSLG), a ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned Sunday, July 30 marks the 15th anniversary of the enactment of Pub.L. 107-204; also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or SOX. Introduced as the broadest-sweeping legislation to affect corporations and public accounting since the 1933 securities act, SOX made a significant impact on audit, accounting, and financial reporting practices in public corporations, worldwide. It also provided a wake-up call for private companies, and believe it or not, it has become a standard for nonprofit organizations as well. The Ethics & Compliance ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, June 29, 2017 -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) released today a report on " ETHICS & COMPLIANCE TRAINING: WHAT GETS RESULTS " based upon findings from two new surveys of employee and employers regarding their perceptions of ethics and compliance training programs. This ECI research report, sponsored by KPMG, offers an exclusive ethics and compliance perspective on training, a subject that has often been explored.  Among the key findings in the report is the critical importance ...
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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned Many years ago when I worked in higher education, I looked forward to the commencement ceremonies held at the end of the academic year. They were my favorite events to attend. I loved the pomp and circumstance. It was fun to witness a new set of graduates joyfully celebrating their accomplishments, and anticipating — with hope — their entry in the workforce. I paid special attention to the faculty as they processed down the aisle wearing their academic regalia. Every gown and hood told the story of the institution, the discipline of ...
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This article was originally published on  LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned For several years, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) has compiled surveys for organizations looking to answer questions about their organizational culture. In addition, for more than two decades we have fielded the National Business Ethics Survey (recently expanded to the Global Business Ethics Survey) , and because of the rigor by which the data is collected, we get asked to provide benchmarks to our datasets.  Increasingly, ECI is engaging with organizations in deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs); administrative agreements; ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, May 11, 2017 -  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) Monitor Benchmarking Group, with the support of Affiliated Monitors, today released the latest in a series of best practices papers designed to provide ethics and compliance professionals insight on important topics. This new report indicates that the use of monitors, by public and private sector organizations, is on the rise as a preferred risk assessment tool. This guide, authored by leading consultants and chief ethics and compliance ...
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My Session with Sessions

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This article was originally published on LinkedIN by ECI's CEO, Pat Harned. Follow her on Twitter at @PatriciaHarned It’s not every day that opportunity arises to have a one-on-one conversation with a White House Cabinet official. In fact for me, it has only happened once before. So suffice it to say that I was pretty nervous when, at the Annual Conference of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), I sat down with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask a few questions in follow-up to his keynote address . Adding to the weight of the moment was the fact that I spoke with the Attorney General in the presence of a large audience.  Among them there ...
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Keys to Success: Skillful Career Pivots, Self-Care and Mastering the Soft Skills With just a few days before the 2017 ECI Annual Conference, I am delighted to share the highlights of my recent conversation with Jeffrey Oak, PhD., Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Bon Secours Health System. From Jeff’s career path and what influenced his deliberate career pivots, to how his passion in ethics developed in the first place, to his quest to always find new and engaging hobbies, my conversation with Jeffrey Oak covered a lot of very interesting ground. Rather than begin this piece with a narrative about Jeff’s extraordinarily ...
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact Rachael Gass, 571-480-4405, Rachael@ethics.org ARLINGTON, VA, April 19, 2017 --  The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), America's oldest ethics research and membership association has announced its 2017 Annual Conference, which is set to take place during April 24th – 26th, 2017 at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, DC. In order to support High Quality Programs, the ECI's 2017 Annual Conference showcases forward-thinking practitioners, vendors, and innovations that can raise the bar for Ethics & Compliance (E&C) in organizations through an agenda that blends ...
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