Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine Present "Driving Profit Through Ethical Leadership" Conference

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Conference Concludes with Announcement of 2nd Annual "World's Most Ethical Companies"

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The Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine are pleased to announce their joint-conference, "Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership." The conference, which will take place on Tuesday, June 3rd at the Rainbow Room in New York City, will highlight ethical leadership and recognize Ethisphere Magazine's 2008 World's Most Ethical honorees.

"Time and again it has been proven that companies with strong and exceptional ethical leaders typically outperform their competitors," said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. "Companies are creating cultures that encourage ethical behavior from the tone at the top, in addition to looking for opportunities to instill ethical values and practices at every level of the business, including suppliers, customers and partners."    

Dave Steiner, CEO of Waste Management, who was also named on the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2007 list by the institute, will deliver the keynote address during the lunchtime session, and Steve Forbes, Chairman and CEO of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine will be addressing the attendees at the dinner reception.

Leaders from 2007 World's Most Ethical companies, Google and PepsiCo will offer attendees valuable insight on their businesses' ethical practices in the many panels and discussion groups planned for the day-long conference. Alan Boeckmann, CEO of Fluor, along with other notable CEOs, will speak on the roundtable, "Leading by Example: The CEO as the Ethical Role Model," providing valuable insights from his work on World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption.

The panels, which will be moderated by Forbes editors, include:

  • Leading by Example: The CEO as an Ethical Role Model
  • Human Capital and the Value in Values-Based Leadership
  • Going Green and Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Preparing for Compliance Catastrophes
  • Measuring the Return on Your Investment in Ethics
  • The View from Investors
  • Global Ethics and Legal Challenges
  • Looking Ahead: The Future of Ethical Leadership

Ethisphere Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2008 World's Most Ethical Companies, which will be revealed at the Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership dinner reception. To nominate a company, visit http://ethisphere.com/nominations/

For more information or to register for the Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership conference, visit http://forbesconferences.com/?page=event&eventID=124.

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About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere Institute and associated membership group, the Ethisphere Council, are supported by more than 100 institutions and corporations, including Thomson West, the Practising Law Institute, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Global Reporting Initiative, Corpedia, Deutsche Telekom, Time Warner, Avaya and Kraft. The Institute is dedicated to the research, creation, and sharing of best practices in ethics, compliance, and corporate governance among its membership companies. It also focuses on the development and advancement of individuals on its membership council through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine is the quarterly publication of the Institute. More information on membership can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com.

The Ethisphere Institute publishes the globally-recognized annual World Most Ethical Companies Ranking™ as well as the Government Contractor Ethics Program Ranking™ and the upcoming Global Anti-Corruption Quotient.

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