On September 28, the Ethisphere Institute rang the New York Stock Exchange's opening bell with some NYSE-listed World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies. Those distinctions were awarded by Ethisphere, which conducts a biannual study to pinpoint entities that best demonstrate ethical leadership within their sectors. The 2011 study focuses on best practices of such companies. These results reveal the actions companies take to maintain their ethical standing and the bottom-line benefits of such an approach.
Source: Best Practices, Leading Trends & Expectations of the World's Most Ethical Companies, a white paper by Ethisphere