Ethisphere Magazine Publishes Elite List of Ethical Business Leadership
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Amos, chairman and CEO of Aflac,
was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by
Ethisphere Magazine, a global publication focused on the correlation between
ethics and profit.
A panel of ethics experts from major universities including New York
University, Pennsylvania State University, The University of Delaware and
Arizona State University, among others, submitted nominations and ranked
individuals who influenced ethical behavior in global business. Research was
done in cooperation with analysts from the Ethisphere Institute and, while
hundreds of individuals were considered, ultimately only 100 made the list.
"These individuals deserve tremendous praise for their efforts to advance
the public discourse on issues relating to business ethics," said Ethisphere
Editor Stefan Linssen. The complete list of the 100 Most Influential People
in Business Ethics is available online at http://ethisphere.com/influential/.
The 100 Most Influential individuals were indexed against the following
nine categories: Government and Regulatory, Business Leadership, Non-
Governmental Organizations (NGO), Design and Sustainability, Media and
Whistleblowers, Thought Leadership, Corporate Culture, Investment and
Research, and Legal and Governance.
Earlier this year, Aflac was recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of
the World's Most Ethical Companies and was also named to Fortune magazine's
list of America's Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider
of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is
a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
About the Publisher:
The research-based Ethisphere Institute and associated membership group,
the Ethisphere Council, are supported by more than 100 institutions and
corporations, including LexisNexis, the Practising Law Institute, the National
Association of Corporate Directors, the Global Reporting Initiative, Corpedia,
Deutsche Telekom, Time Warner, Avaya and Kraft. The Institute is dedicated to
the research, creation, and sharing of best practices in ethics, compliance,
and corporate governance among its membership companies. It also focuses on
the development and advancement of individuals on its membership council
through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique
career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine is the quarterly publication of the
Institute. More information on membership can be found at
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