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Thomson Reuters, Ethisphere Institute Host Annual Global Ethics Summit


World’s Most Ethical Companies announced in conjunction with conference

Eagan, Minn. – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced it will host in conjunction with the Ethisphere Institute the fifth annual Global Ethics Summit. The event will take place March 5-6, 2013, in New York.

The conference will provide executives and legal professionals valuable insights into operating a viable business in the current global environment, addressing challenges of compliance and government regulation, employee engagement, philanthropy and more. It also will explore the vital role that values and ethics play in a successful business. Featured keynotes and panel discussions will examine best practices to navigate today’s complex global corporate environment, and offer insights into the ways business ethics can impact an organization’s culture and performance.

“Today, stakeholders simply expect more from the companies they work for, do business with and invest in,” said James C. Smith, chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. “The Global Ethics Summit provides a great venue to share ideas and learn from the world’s most knowledgeable business leaders. Thomson Reuters is proud to be part of this showcase event to celebrate the leaders and companies that pride themselves not only on succeeding in business, but also in doing the right thing, especially in ethics and compliance.”

Notable panelists at the 2013 Global Ethics Summit include:

· Matthew Axelrod – deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice
· Wanda Denson-Low – senior vice president, Office of Internal Governance, The Boeing Company
· Jim Carroll – director of corporate compliance, Ford Motor Company
· John Bogle – founder, The Vanguard Group
· James Kackley – chairman, Orion Energy Systems
· Joseph Azam – global compliance and ethics counsel, Oracle
· Peter Jaffe – chief ethics and compliance officer, AES
· Robert B. Johnson – director, Aflac
· Stephen Donovan – chief ethics & compliance officer, International Paper
· Susan Frank – vice president and assistant general counsel, AECOM

In addition to the summit, Ethisphere Institute will host a reception and reveal the winners of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies. The awards dinner will be held on March 5, 2013, with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell serving as the keynote speaker.

Additional information, including a complete agenda, is available at

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