THE BROWN CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
THINK TANK MISSION STATEMENT
After consultation with a mentor on how to create much needed change for corporations, government and businesses to welcome reports of risk management, noncompliance, fraud, unethical behavior and wrongdoing, a new concept sprang forth. Rather than shoot the messenger (whistleblower) leaders can step to the other side finding common ground in order to advance business growth and prosperity.
In the bottom line analysis we all want organizations to build the best, most profitable, competitive company. One smart way to do this is by advancing global corporate integrity and transparency. In other words, turn good behavior into a competitive edge. More than 70% of respondents in a recent poll said they “preferred to” or “would only” do business with a company that shared their values. Everybody values integrity.
It is clear that organizations which welcome and seek out problem identifiers and solution providing innovative thinking are protecting the company assets and reputation. Many organizations will be impacted by the new compliance federal and state legislation. As new technologies emerge, more questions and concerns about ethical behaviors will arise.
In order to keep pace, companies will have to think differently — and they will need the help of those who have been paying attention and giving serious consideration on how to flourish in these changing times in a global economy. Let us all seek out and reward ethical behavior.
To this end, I’m seeking a core group of individuals from all walks of life for a new think tank to help build on this theme and goal. It’s time to put our best thinking to work and teach a new breed of leaders how to shape a better future. Please join us!
Evelynn Brown, J.D., LL.M