Good people are tempted to do bad things. Be honest! Have you ever kept the extra change given to you by a newly trained cashier? Research shows that nearly 80% of the population has. It is fairly safe to say that most fraudsters do not start working at a company with the intent to defraud the company. One cause for fraud is when a company fails to foster an ethical culture. The best way to establish a company-wide ethical culture is to implement a formal ethics program. Formal ethics programs are important because companies have a moral obligation to their stakeholders, employees, vendors, and customers. Every business decision made by a company has a social and financial impact on the organization. Reputation capital is at stake. Compliance with laws and regulations are not enough, because something can be legal, yet be unethical. Remember the 2008 economic meltdown? Companies like Lehman, AIG, and Goldman made legal (yet unethical) decisions that had a lasting impact on our country’s economy. As a keynote or workshop presenter, Bernadette will deliver an interactive and fun presentation to help your team understand: • What is ethics? • Why do good people do bad things? • What is the difference between ethics and compliance? • Why is having an ethics program so important? Plus so much more... Relevant Credentials: • BS in Accounting • MBA in Marketing, Management, & Entrepreneurship • MS in Fraud and Forensics • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) • Author of 4 books, including bestselling title, “Did You Hire a Fraud?” For availability and speaking fees, click “check availability” to send a message through SpeakerMatch.