Monday, December 04, 2006

The Canadian Conference Board's New White Paper

Recently, the Conference Board of Canada released a white paper entitled The Evolving Role of the Ethics and Compliance Officer. According to a press release, the paper, in discussing the ethics and compliance function in North America, asserts "Chief ethics and compliance officers should ideally report directly to their company’s chief executive officer and have unfettered access to their company’s board of directors." That certainly got our attention, since you will find similar assertions in Working for Integrity.

More information on the paper (including downloading instructions) can be found here.

You can download the 44-page document for free after registering with CBC.