A Place at the Table: Should the Ethics Function Report to a Company's Highest Authority?
The Conference Board, Inc., 7 pages
January 28, 2008
Executive Action Report
An increasing number of professionals in the ethics field advocate that the chief ethics officer report to a company's highest authority.
A strong ethics program goes beyond managing risk; it should also serve as the basis for corporate governance and the formulation of strategy. And to be most effective, the chief ethics officer should have direct ties to the board of directors.