Webcast | Rallying Behind an E&C Liaisons Program: How to Develop, Scale, and Embed Key Markets and Business Units

Exclusively for BELA Members






Jonathan Whitacre
Executive Vice President, Ethisphere Services, Ethisphere

Carol Tate
Associate General Counsel and Director, Global Ethics and Compliance, Intel Corporation

Bo van Zeeland
GM, Chief Counsel Compliance & Litigation, SABIC

Claire Handley
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, JLL

Liaisons, or alternatively referred to as ambassadors or champions, can play a pivotal role to ensure the broader business is connected to, and engaged with, the ethics & compliance mission. Tapping into business colleagues who can properly serve in this capacity can build more connective tissue for the company, especially in large and dispersed enterprises, enabling clearer actions and greater understanding around they myriad of issues companies face each day. Volume One of Ethisphere’s 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies® Insights Report revealed that 93% of 2020 WME honorees “have employees located within various business regions or business units who formally serve as ethics and compliance points of contact for compliance related needs.”

At a time of widespread work from home scenarios and a sense of even greater remote connectivity with colleagues, this is arguably one of the more important moments for a liaison program. This panel of senior ethics and compliance leaders, across three different sectors, shared practical steps they have taken to build out their liaisons programs and position them for success. Among the shared insights they discussed areas such as:

  • Building executive support for the program

  • Determining the profile and characteristics of liaison candidates

  • Training and equipping with essential resources

  • Connecting and deploying throughout the business

  • Recognizing/rewarding liaisons for their work and measuring the impact

Whether you seek comparative insights or early “know how” on developing a liaison program, watch this timely conversation with peers from the BELA community.