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

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May 12, 2011 11:38 AM ET

From Glenn Croston's article posted at Teach Green site by GM

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May 12, 2011 11:15 AM ET

From Glenn Croston's blog at Fast Company

The road to business sustainability can be a bumpy one, and some...
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May 12, 2011 11:00 AM ET

There is a new consciousness emerging that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is dead. It’s not enough to be adding environmental and social priorities to a business-as-usual agenda. It’s not enough to be doing less bad by being...

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May 12, 2011 10:43 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 12, 2011 - InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile ad network, and PCI-Media Impact, a leader in producing Entertainment-Education and social change communications and a U.N. sanctioned non-profit,...

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May 12, 2011 9:35 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 12, 2011 - Combining the priorities of human resources and corporate social responsibility, becoming one of Canada's Greenest Employers is a powerful way to distinguish your organization in the...

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May 12, 2011 9:30 AM ET

Max India Foundation has won the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for 2010 in the Global Awards category. Max India Foundation executes the CSR...

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May 12, 2011 9:26 AM ET

 by Carol Pierson Holding

Green attitudes are up, but green behavior is down.

Several studies have just been released that illuminate the attitudes and behavior...

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May 12, 2011 9:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - May 12, 2010 - Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. announces the recognition and appointment of Lou Thompson as Fellow of the Institute. Mr. Louis M. Thompson, formerly...

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May 12, 2011 8:48 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS - May 12, 2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Xcel Energy with a 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for its outstanding contributions to...

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May 12, 2011 8:40 AM ET

By Mike Robinson, Vice President of energy, environment and safety policy, GM

“Fun to drive.”

For a vehicle we’ve billed as being at the top of electric ingenuity, it’s the drivability that...

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