LRN Celebrates 20 Years in Ethics and Compliance & Releases New Paper on Past, Present and Future of the Industry

Apr 28, 2014, 09:00 ET from LRN

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LRN today released a new whitepaper that examines the past, present and future of the ethics and compliance industry at its 13th annual Knowledge Forum conference in New York City. This is the first in several events throughout 2014 that will commemorate LRN's 20th year anniversary.

"Today's ethics and compliance industry looks nothing like it did when LRN opened its doors in 1994. Then, companies were just beginning to build the programs and infrastructure that would allow them to proactively meet legal and regulatory requirements," said Dov Seidman, CEO of LRN.  "Over the years, companies systematized and scaled their approaches to adapt to an increasingly transparent, connected and global world."

Seidman added, "Now progressive companies are moving from perfecting ethics and compliance programs to shaping organizational cultures that inspire the kinds of behaviors that allow companies to not just survive, but thrive uniquely in a dramatically reshaped world that is more interconnected and interdependent than ever before."

In the whitepaper "20 Years in Ethics & Compliance: Integrity, Humility, Passion & Truth" LRN shares the insights from its 20 years in ethics and compliance. The paper describes the advances in codes of conduct and norms that many organizations have achieved in the past 20 years. Further, it describes the dynamics and innovations shaping the future of the industry – from Big Data, gamification, business regulations and enforcement around the globe.

"There are literally thousands of ethics and compliance programs in place around the world, where once there were only a handful," said David Greenberg, EVP at LRN. "Although we've made huge strides in the technical, professional, and functional sense of ethics and compliance, we are still in its relative infancy in terms of putting ethics and compliance into the heart, the DNA, of our companies. And that is the standard by which we need to judge the next 20 years."   

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About LRN
Since 1994, LRN has helped over 20 million people at more than 700 companies, worldwide, simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures. LRN's combination of practical tools, education and strategic advice helps companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and leadership behaviors that create sustainable competitive advantage. In partnership with LRN, companies need not choose between living principles and maximizing profits, or between enhancing reputation and growing revenue: all are a product of principled performance. As a global company, LRN works with organizations in more than 100 countries, and has offices in major cities around the world including New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai and Paris.