04 December, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Many organizations enlist their best efforts to develop, implement, and manage a strong and effective ethics and compliance program, monitoring its effectiveness, and employing disciplinary standards when it fails. However, there are employees and managers who engage in unethical practices despite their best intentions to follow the rules.

This webcast focuses on some of the research that has been conducted in the area of ethical decision-making, including: the ethical decisions employees make, taking into account the culture of the organization and the economic incentives for whistleblowing, and the ethics of employees and people in general by taking on the tough question of why ethical people sometimes behave unethically. This webcast also includes a discussion of how ethical decision-making manifests itself in the context of the day-to-day business environment.

In viewing, participants will:

  • Learn about the impact of financial incentives on ethical decision-making in the context of the Financial Services industry
  • Explore the role of financial incentives in ethical decision-making
  • Discuss the role of emotional memory in ethical decision-making

Audience: Executives and managers who are in charge of organizational ethics and compliance, governance, risk management, sustainability, finance, audit, sales & marketing, and human resources


Jacqueline Brevard

Jacqueline Brevard
Retired Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.

Jacqueline E. Brevard, the former Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., is the pioneer and visionary that developed and successfully implemented the first comprehensive Global Ethics Program for a top tier g... Full Bio

Robert E. Bostrom

Robert E. Bostrom
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Freddie Mac

Former Freddie Mac Mac’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Robert E. Bostrom has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New York City office as a shareholder in the Corporate & Se... Full Bio

Christopher Adkins

Christopher Adkins
Executive Director of the Undergraduate Business Program
Mason School of Business, The College of William & Mary

Christopher P. Adkins, PhD., is Executive Director of the Undergraduate Business Program at the College of William & Mary (Mason School of Business).  His research and teaching integrate insights from cognitive neuroscience, behavioral ec... Full Bio

Chris Skroupa

Chris Skroupa (Moderator)
Executive Director, Member Engagement, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board

Chris Skroupa has extensive background in developing conferences for institutional investors.  Prior to his most recent role as Director of Marketing for Kaplan Fox LLP, he was the Deputy Managing Director of Information Management Network (I... Full Bio

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