Ethisphere Institute

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Ethisphere Institute
for-profit company
HeadquartersScottsdale, Arizona
Key people
Alex Brigham (Executive Chairman)

The Ethisphere Institute is a for-profit company that defines and measures corporate ethical standards, recognizes companies that excel, and promotes best practices in corporate ethics.[1] The company is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The company publishes Ethisphere Magazine and announces its World's Most Ethical Companies award once a year. The company also offers verification services for corporate ethics under such names as "Ethics Inside Certification" and "Compliance Leader Verification".[citation needed]It hosts the Global Ethics Summit every March in New York City and manages a community of compliance, ethics and legal professionals known as BELA, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance.[2]


The Executive Chairman of Ethisphere, Alex Brigham, created the institute in 2007, as part of Corpedia, a compliance training company.[3] In 2010, Corpedia was sold but Ethisphere's ownership was retained by Brigham. Tim Erblich is Ethisphere's CEO.

In 2008, Alexander Acosta, the Jeffrey Epstein chief prosecutor, was named as one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by the Ethisphere Institute.[4]

A 2010 Slate article raised the issue of the difficult balance between granting ethics awards while operating as a for-profit business.[1]


  1. ^ a b "It's All Good". 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. ^ DiPietro, Ben. "What Matters More: Focusing on Rules or Creating Ethical Culture?". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal.
  3. ^ Normore, Anthony (8 March 2019). Handbook of Research on Strategic Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Management in Modern Organizations. ISBN 9781522585176. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2008". Ethisphere Institute. December 31, 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved May 22, 2019.

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