The chief executive of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) on rising unethical behaviour, reporting and retaliation.
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Retaliation at work against whistleblowers is “off the charts,” during the pandemic, according to the leader of the biggest business ethics body in the US.
Patricia Harned, chief executive of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), speaks to Board Agenda in our latest podcast interview. Her organisation’s recent global survey of business ethics shows that retaliation climbed 44% on the last time the survey was undertaken in 2017, presenting a significant issue for firms.
“It has a silencing effect on the culture of an organisation. And once the culture starts to diminish—because employees are no longer willing to tell you
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