Ex-Corporate Lawyer’s Idea: Rein In ‘Sociopaths’ in the Boardroom – The New York Times

We’re pleased that retired lawyer-turned novelist Jamie Gamble finally figured out that his corporate clients are “sociopaths” but believe he is creating a false dichotomy. Shareholder value does not require corporate officers and directors to ignore ethics and values; on the contrary. It is impossible to create long-term, sustainable shareholder value without scrupulous attention to…

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Alison Taylor has an insightful piece in the Harvard Business Review with important red flags to indicate that executives and directors may be at risk for ethical violations. She says that rather than a “rotten apple” model, “we see a “tone at the top” underpinned by widespread willful blindness, toxic incentives, and mechanisms that deflect…

The World’s Most Ethical Companies 2017

Through its ethics survey, Ethisphere evaluates firms on five criteria, which roll up into a single Ethics Quotient (EQ) score. The first and most important topic is a company’s ethics and compliance program, which accounts for 35% of the EQ. Firms must answer questions like whether they track gifts received by employees and what resources…