Ben DiPietro

  • How Optimized Is Your Company's Code of Conduct: The E&C Pulse - November 13th, 2019

    How Optimized Is Your Company's Code of Conduct: The E&C Pulse - November 13th, 2019

    A review of 96 codes of conduct by LRN identified 30% as optimized, showing there is significant room for improvement.

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  • How Organizations Can Achieve the 'Compliance Trifecta': The E&C Pulse - November 6th, 2019

    How Organizations Can Achieve the 'Compliance Trifecta': The E&C Pulse - November 6th, 2019

    A strong culture can’t be achieved without trust, and one of the characteristics of a values-based culture is a high-trust environment.

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  • Leveraging Middle Managers Requires Strong Tone at Top: The E&C Pulse - October 30, 2019

    Leveraging Middle Managers Requires Strong Tone at Top: The E&C Pulse - October 30, 2019

    Recent DOJ guidance emphasized engagement with middle managers on E&C issues. How does an organization put that guidance into practice?

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  • Student Essays Confront Ethical Questions of Modern World: The E&C Pulse - October 23, 2019

    Student Essays Confront Ethical Questions of Modern World: The E&C Pulse - October 23, 2019

    David Olin, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, is the winner of the Elie Wiesel 2019 Prize in Ethics Essay Contest.

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  • Enlisting E&C Champions at All Levels of the Business: The E&C Pulse - October 16, 2019

    Enlisting E&C Champions at All Levels of the Business: The E&C Pulse - October 16, 2019

    Two of the tasks to make your ethics and compliance program more operational are getting the right people into the right roles and enlisting senior leadership to be champions of the E&C department.

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  • Maintaining A Focus on #MeToo As Other Issues Ascend

    Maintaining A Focus on #MeToo As Other Issues Ascend

    It's two years since stories about Harvey Weinstein's sexual assaults published; how can companies keep a focus on anti-harassment training?

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  • Q&A with Matt Blumberg, LRN's New Chief Executive: The E&C Pulse - October 2, 2019

    Q&A with Matt Blumberg, LRN's New Chief Executive: The E&C Pulse - October 2, 2019

    Ben DiPietro talks to Matt Blumberg, who joins LRN this week as its CEO, about his career, his goals and what he envisions for the company.

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  • Boards Confront Changes to Reinvent for the Future: The E&C Pulse - September 25, 2019

    Boards Confront Changes to Reinvent for the Future: The E&C Pulse - September 25, 2019

    Boards are being forced to radically transform to meet the growing demands and pressures of a rapidly changing business environment.

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  • Making Amends: From Corporate Felon to Ethics Champion

    Making Amends: From Corporate Felon to Ethics Champion

    Richard Bistrong, former corporate criminal turned business ethics evangelist, talks about what he was thinking as he was committing crimes, and how he's worked to rebuild his life and reputation.

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  • #MeToo Emphasizes Importance of Ethical Cultures

    #MeToo Emphasizes Importance of Ethical Cultures

    A recent roundtable talk held by Consero and LRN focused on questions of listening up, collaborations across business units, how to integrate discussion of behaviors into all aspects of the business.

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  • Boards Need to Confront Ethical Questions About Artificial Intelligence

    Boards Need to Confront Ethical Questions About Artificial Intelligence

    A new report outlines nine challenges boards face regarding the use of artificial intelligence, and suggests ways directors can confront these issues in a consistent and unbiased manner.

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  • Driving Diversity and Inclusion Throughout the Leadership Team

    Driving Diversity and Inclusion Throughout the Leadership Team

    A recent panel discussion focused on frameworks to grow and nurture inclusive leadership in organizations, and how diversity and inclusion is driving innovation.

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  • Key Role for E&C in Promoting Environmental, Social, Governance

    Key Role for E&C in Promoting Environmental, Social, Governance

    The United Nations Compact Compact urges upon companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labor, environment, anticorruption, and to advance societal.

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  • Starting Over: GM Rebuilds Culture After Ignition Switch Problem

    Starting Over: GM Rebuilds Culture After Ignition Switch Problem

    Ben DiPietro recaps Marsha Ershaghi Hames and GM's Shawn Rogers' recent session at SCCE's Chicago Regional Conference. Read more to learn how General Motors transformed their E&C strategy.

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  • Effective Oversight Means Sometimes Taking a Second Look

    Effective Oversight Means Sometimes Taking a Second Look

    A recent story about a company taking a second look at harassment claims originally dismissed shows the need for effective compliance oversight of human resources and other functions.

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  • The Human Differentiator: Moral Leadership

    The Human Differentiator: Moral Leadership

    People will need to use their empathy and imagination to stay relevant in the world of artificial intelligence.

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  • Mobile Engagement: Talking About Effectiveness, Ethics

    Mobile Engagement: Talking About Effectiveness, Ethics

    Ben DiPietro discusses his recent session on workforce mobile engagement at the SCCE Utilities and Energy compliance and ethics conference in Houston. Read more.

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  • Know the Rules Before Hunting for Skeletons

    Know the Rules Before Hunting for Skeletons

    Most companies find it legally problematic to retroactively conduct background checks unless specifically allowed for in an employment contract or employee handbook, but many have workarounds.

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  • Report: Conditions Ripe for Another Theranos

    Report: Conditions Ripe for Another Theranos

    Researchers published a paper pointing out a lack of transparency in the research being conducted by life sciences companies--and warning the conditions are ripe for another Theranos fraud to occur.

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  • The E&C Pulse - January 31, 2019

    The E&C Pulse - January 31, 2019

    Ben DiPietro highlights part two of a conversation with compliance executive Ellen Hunt. She talks analytics, forecasts the future.

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