On behalf of our Directors and staff, I am excited to share a new day in Ethics & Compliance.
You may recall that last fall we announced the alliance of two of the most respected organizations in ethics & compliance - the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). Since then, we have listened to you to understand what your organization needs to navigate current ethics and compliance (E&C) issues, and equally important, to anticipate what is on the horizon. You challenged us to find ways to leverage the research of the ERC and the community of the ECOA to help you identify and adopt effective practices in E&C.
I'm proud to share that we have accepted the challenge to move ethics and compliance forward as the only organization with the resources to:
Present new ideas and benchmarks grounded in research;
Connect those ideas with practitioners and colleagues through a community dedicated to meaningful idea exchange; and
Provide the rigor in education and certification to create excellence in ethics and compliance programs.
We accept this challenge under a new banner. I'm pleased to introduce the Ethics & Compliance Initiative.