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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Jan 14, 2011 11:45 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 14, 2011 - Join Mike Wallace, Director - USA Focal Point, to discuss the latest trends in sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure in the USA and internationally. Mike will be...

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Jan 14, 2011 11:00 AM ET

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Jan 14, 2011 10:37 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 14, 2011 - Australian law firm, Henry Davis York ('HDY') has issued 'Imagine3', their third annual Sustainability Report for the reporting period ending 30...

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Jan 14, 2011 10:30 AM ET

By Bill Walsh, Executive Director

Last year the USGBC introduced two new...

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Jan 14, 2011 10:27 AM ET

Are you a small business or even a larger company on the front end of the business sustainability...

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Jan 14, 2011 10:00 AM ET

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Jan 13, 2011 5:45 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 13, 2011 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is partnering with the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-Pet) to examine the possible effects of nanotechnology,...

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Jan 13, 2011 4:55 PM ET

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Jan 13, 2011 4:01 PM ET

What is it about Haiti that keeps philanthropists and investors alike coming back? 

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