Loyola University Chicago

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Exploring corporate ethics

Exploring corporate ethics

The nation’s leading jurists, practitioners, business leaders, and scholars gathered at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center on Friday, October 20, to discuss the market-driven benefits of ethical conduct and regulatory compliance, as well as the legal pitfalls that firms face when adopting a more promiscuous operating context.  Loyola’s annual Institute for Investor Protection Conference, “Corporate Ethics and Compliance in the Era of Re-Deregulation” also explored the growing corporate movement to embrace social responsibility activities, Dodd-Frank, and how a more relaxed approach to ethics and compliance issues has led to larger losses in shareholder wealth, reputational damage, regulatory fines, terminations, and lawsuits. A special luncheon presentation was delivered by Aaron Beam, found and former CFO of Health-South, and author of Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business.  An article about the conference was published in Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation.  

Loyola's Institute for Investor Protection (IIP) is a non-partisan, independent academic center that promotes investor protection for the individual consumer and the public, and seeks to shape policy issues affecting investors. Past IIP conference speakers include Nobel Prize-winning author Daniel Kahneman, former HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, and whistleblower Mark Whitacre.