Ethisphere Institute to Host Second-Annual “Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop” at the New York Stock

  Ethisphere Institute to Host Second-Annual “Best Practices in Ethics
  Communications Workshop” at the New York Stock Exchange

Oct. 24 workshop in New York City to focus on ethics as key driver of
corporate reputation

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- September 12, 2013

The Ethisphere Institute, which annually selects the World’s Most Ethical
(WME) Companies, announced today that it will host the second-annual “Best
Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop” in New York City on Oct. 24, from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, at the New York Stock Exchange.

The workshop is being coordinated by Ethisphere’s Communications Advisory
Board, which is comprised of recognized leaders in the corporate
communications profession — including communications executives from WME
companies as well as individuals who bring expert perspectives from academia,
the leading professional association for communications executives and the
world's largest public relations firm.

The workshop will feature expert commentary from industry leaders — combined
with interactive discussion among all workshop participants — focused on key
business issues and best practice sharing. The event aims to bring together
communications, legal and compliance senior executives as well as leaders from
human resources, information technology, and various staff and operational

The robust dialogue around this year’s theme, “Working Across the C-Suite,”
will include a dual focus:

  *Participants will delve into internal communication strategies that
    contribute to creating an ethical business culture that engages staff and
    enables organizations to earn and maintain WME recognition.
  *The audience will also explore external communication programs that
    highlight ethics as a differentiating brand attribute and positively
    position the business community with external stakeholder audiences.

“We are featuring some of the best thinking in the areas of corporate
reputation management, corporate governance, and ethics and compliance to
share best practices and explore new approaches that will benefit all
organizations,” said Tim Erblich, chief executive officer of the Ethisphere

The agenda will feature a keynote address from Paul A. Argenti, professor of
corporate communication and corporate responsibility at the Tuck School of
Business at Dartmouth, and multiple best practice sharing presentations from
WME companies.

The event also will include an expert panel — featuring Dana Perino, former
White House press secretary, president of Dana Perino Communications and
co-host of The Five on Fox News, and Holly J. Gregory, partner at Weil,
Gotshal & Manges, among others — before moving into a breakout session
facilitated by Dr. Edward Queen, director of the ethics and servant leadership
program for Emory University’s Center for Ethics.

Gary Sheffer, vice president of communications and public affairs for General
Electric and the next chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society, along with Roger
Bolton, president of the Arthur W. Page Society, will present the “New Model
for Corporate Communications,” which outlines a set of pragmatic actions for
succeeding in today’s radically changing business environment.

Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute, will also
reflect on how companies are embedding ethics into their communications and
cultures. The event will conclude with a discussion of key lessons learned
during the workshop, led by Erblich; Laura Kane, vice president of corporate
communications for Aflac; and Ben Boyd, global chair for the corporate
practice at Edelman.

“We are excited to bring this year’s workshop to the New York Stock Exchange’s
iconic meeting facilities,” said Paul Gennaro, senior vice president and chief
communications officer, AECOM Technology Corporation, a WME company for three
consecutive years. “Our positive feedback from the inaugural workshop last
year was off the charts — and this year’s event looks to be even better,”
added Gennaro, who also chairs Ethisphere’s Communications Advisory Board.

Interested parties can register here for a fee of $395 per attendee, which
includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a networking reception immediately
following the workshop, where participants will be able to meet some of the
industry-leading speakers.

The “Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop” supports the Ethisphere
Institute’s commitment to creating, advancing and sharing best practices in
business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anticorruption and

Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop
Date:      Oct. 24, 2013
Time:       8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
Location:   New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York City


Clea Nabozny, 480-397-2600
Director of Marketing
Paul Gennaro
Chairman of Ethisphere’s Communications Advisory Board
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