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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Five ‘stupid’ ideas about trust in business

With apologies to David Letterman’s signature skit series of a decade ago, we’d like to borrow his title to highlight a few misunderstandings about the nature of trust in business.

Here’s our list, followed by some comments about the flaws.… Continue Reading

Trust Across America Announces the 2017 Corporate Integrity Monitor

According to Trust Across America’s FACTS® Framework, high integrity public companies have less risk and better long-term outperformance.

Our quantitative, objective model (companies do not know they are being analyzed nor are any internal employee surveys completed) was initially constructed in 2008 and measures the corporate trustworthiness/integrity of the largest 2,000 U.S.Continue Reading

Richard Bistrong: The best compliance officers make themselves vulnerable

When compliance leaders ask, “What can I do to better connect with the work-force?” my response is always the same. I encourage them to show their vulnerability.

How? By recognizing that no one experiences risk more than the people who work in the middle of it, and that sometimes even a well-intentioned compliance program can miss that risk.… Continue Reading

Resource Alert: Bibliography on Trust and Well-Being

Since 2013, Trust Across America in collaboration with Bob Easton, a Senior Managing Director at Accenture, has curated and published what is perhaps the largest bibliography on trust.

The 2016 update has just been completed, with 84 pages of resources.… Continue Reading

Barbara Brooks Kimmel: Recognize a low trust organization, and reap the rewards of a high trust culture

In the prior post for the FCPA Blog, three of our Trust Alliance members talked about what Barclays Bank needs to do to re-establish trust and ethics in the organization.

Not just Barclays but many organizations find themselves in trust traps because they hold on to the notion that trust and ethics are “soft skills.” So over time, trust and ethics in their organizations are overlooked or taken for granted, and eventually decline.… Continue Reading