ACC and Ethisphere Announce Global Collaboration to Elevate Corporate Integrity

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Quarterly issues of Ethisphere Magazine will feature an article from a Chief Legal Officer, drawing from the ACC membership base – the world’s largest community of in-house counsel.

The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced a year-long collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) to address ongoing challenges and best practices in global compliance and ethics. ACC is the world’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to in-house counsel, with more than 40,000 members in 85 countries. Both organizations work closely across membership bases that include CEOs, general counsel, chief compliance officers, and other business and in-house legal executives to go beyond what companies are already doing to preserve corporate integrity and reputation.

“With the landscape of global compliance and company integrity more important than ever, and yet so vast, it just made complete sense to tackle many of these themes together in the interest of improving and inspiring corporate behavior,” said Ethisphere CEO Tim Erblich. “There is tremendously high value in connecting company leadership, especially from multinationals, that have real influence on best practices both here in the U.S. and broadly overseas. Our World’s Most Ethical Company honorees and Business Ethics Leadership Alliance are really making a difference, and combined with trusted voices and roles across such a respected ACC membership base, there is really no limit to the impact we can have on corporate ethics around the world.”

Quarterly issues of Ethisphere Magazine will feature an article from a Chief Legal Officer, drawing from the ACC membership base – the world’s largest community of in-house counsel. Richardson contributed to Ethisphere’s 10th Anniversary Issue, the first issue of 2016, and ACC members around the globe now have digital access to "Ethisphere" magazine.

“What I have found refreshing about the conversations we are driving with Ethisphere is that we are able to speak to company leaders in an entirely new way,” said Veta T. Richardson, ACC president and CEO. “There will always be regulatory and legal considerations for companies to consider, but what we see from GCs, across the C-suite and the boardroom, increasingly, is that these conversations are only enriched when ethics becomes integrated in every facet of the organization, especially at the top level of decision making."

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About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.

About ACC
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organisations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 40,000 members in 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organisations, the ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth – By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit http://www.acc.com and follow the ACC on Twitter: @ACCinhouse.

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