CEOs, CLOs and a Diverse Selection of Executives From AB-InBev, Panasonic, WarnerMedia, Polaris and More to Focus on New Strategies and Purpose at the 12th Annual Global Ethics Summit

Business leaders will assemble in New York this spring to discuss new challenges and innovations during the premier event putting corporate integrity in the spotlight

12th Annual Global Ethics Summit

The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today announced a selection of business, legal, and compliance influencers from leading companies who will anchor dozens of keynote and breakout sessions for the upcoming 12th Annual Global Ethics Summit.

The premier annual gathering of ethics and integrity leaders will take place April 1-2, 2020, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City and is expected to attract more than 600 multi-disciplinary leaders from companies such as Intel, Eaton, BDP International, 3M, Boston Scientific Corporation, AT&T, Walmart, and more, all seeking to share knowledge and practical guidance on how to effectively measure and improve business integrity programs. For regular updates and to see a full list of companies participating in this year’s Summit, click here.

Timely topics will include the impact of purpose-driven decisions, ESG reporting, disability inclusion, tech-enabled and A.I. transformation, and a myriad of leadership strategies that shape compliance programs and ethical culture.

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Among the featured plenary sessions for 2020 are:

  • The CEO Conversation: Staying True to Your Purpose in an Issues-Driven World
  • The Case for Greater Disability Inclusion at the Company: Values, Metrics, and the Long-Term Performance
  • The CLO Conversation: Influencing Company Strategy to Keep Pace with Geopolitical, Regulatory, and Social Disruptors
  • A.I., Responsibility, and Risk: How Do We Keep Ethics and Innovation Part of the Same Journey?

In addition to the Global Ethics Summit, Ethisphere serves the business community through its member-driven Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). This association of more than 290 companies worldwide illustrates Ethisphere’s strong commitment to company ethics, compliance, and governance. Many of these member companies are heavily involved with the Global Ethics Summit and are hands-on with their support of the BELA community, participating in excellent networking opportunities for members interested in learning from some of the world’s most respected industry leaders.

“Panasonic is committed to the concepts that came directly from our founder, which include recognizing our responsibilities as industrialists and devoting ourselves to the progress and development of society,” said Laurence W. Bates, Managing Executive Officer, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Panasonic Corporation​. “It is an honor to have been asked by Ethisphere to share our learnings with a community of experts who are on the front lines of corporate ethics from across the world. This invitation validates our ongoing dedication to doing business the right way.”

"Magna is a mobility technology company and one of the largest suppliers in the automotive industry. With more than 166,000 employees in 400 facilities across 28 countries, implementing a global compliance program was essential to the company's ongoing success. I am excited to be a part of the Global Ethics Summit and share our approach, ongoing efforts, and results," said Joanne Horibe, Chief Compliance Officer from Magna International."

Registration is now open for the 2020 Global Ethics Summit, with special rates for tickets still in effect and complimentary passes for BELA members. To learn more and to register, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter under #GlobalEthicsSummit20.

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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. More information about Ethisphere can be found at

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