New Ethics Group to Include Resource Center, Certification Body

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March 19 — The Ethics & Compliance Initiative in the “coming months” will launch a resource center offering survey information, industry white papers and online forums, the organization said March 18.

The ECI is a strategic alliance between the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and the Ethics Resource Center, now renamed the Ethics Research Center.

The ECI also comprises a new entity—the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute—to provide education and certification for ethics and compliance practitioners, according to the ECI release.

Time to ‘Move Forward.'

“It's time to move organizational ethics and compliance forward and invite practitioners, thought-leaders and partners at every level, from every sector, from everywhere in the world, to lead the movement,” ECI Chief Executive Officer Patricia J. Harned said in the release. “We're driving a movement forward that is about new ideas grounded in research; a movement that connects practitioners and their peers in meaningful ways to share and to become certified; a movement that provides a single place for the most respected and most trusted resources for responsible organizations worldwide.”

The release is available at