Standards Matter: Count the Ways

A company’s ethical achievements are increased eleven-fold when employees are encouraged to base their decisions on the values and standards of the business. That’s the key finding of a new survey by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, an alliance of organizations committed to business best practice. The ethics group lists the benefits of company programs that go beyond bare minimum standards of responsible conduct in the second installment of its Global Business Ethics Survey. It reports that high-quality ethics and compliance programs were remarkably empowering: “Never before in history have employees revealed just how much of an impact these programs have in their organizations. Simply put, organizational leaders should not be satisfied with a minimally constructed program as it’s well evidenced that any step taken towards high-quality performance provides a significant return on investment and an improved culture.”

John Howell, Editorial Director

Company News

Jul 18, 2011 11:00 AM ET

When it comes to marketing your cause, are you thinking outside the box (or in it)?

It’s time to think beyond the print ad and webpage and do something a little more eye-catching to make sure your cause program gets attention....

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Jul 18, 2011 10:45 AM ET
Take a look at your latest HR statistics.  Have headhunters been poaching your top talent?
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Jul 18, 2011 10:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New YorkJuly 18, 2011 - As part of its sixth annual Summer of Community Service, PwC U.S. today announced a strategic relationship with...

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Jul 18, 2011 9:28 AM ET

Microsoft has announced the winners of the Ninth Annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. Team Hermes [her-meez] from Ireland took the top honors in Software Design...

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Jul 18, 2011 8:30 AM ET

Learning about electricity and its potential dangers can be interesting and interactive.  AEP's online e-learning module will take about 45 minutes to complete.  It will navigate you through various matching exercises, videos, knowledge...

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Jul 15, 2011 2:00 PM ET

Andrew Cohen, Transaction Services Intern (New York, NY)

Day 2: Meeting My Students
After an early breakfast at the hotel, all of the PwC professionals and interns boarded the buses for their respective...
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Jul 15, 2011 1:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 15, 2011 - Join CBSR on Wednesday, October 26 for a must-attend day of peer networking and learning at the 9th Summit on CSR.

When the Bottom Line isn't enough, keynote address by...

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