NEW YORK, NY-January 16, 2013 –Donald H. Schepers, Ph.D, Associate Dean of the Zicklin School of Business and Professor of Management at Baruch College has been named by Trust Across America as one of 2013’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. According to TAA, the people selected collectively represent a group that can genuinely transform the way organizations do business.
This year’s recipients hail from around the globe and once again include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Each recipient has made an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business and many have already joined Trust Across America’s Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts (ATBE), a program that launched in the fourth quarter of 2012 and has already grown to over 150 global experts who are collaboratively joining forces to combat the world’s trust crisis.
Schepers was recognized for his extensive work when he served as Director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, which serves as a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting U.S. corporations and capital markets including: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation. In fall 2012, Schepers was appointed Associate Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.
The release of this third annual list coincides with the formal launch of Trust Across America’s Campaign for Trust™, a two-year collaborative initiative to reverse the cycle of mistrust in business. Trust Across America publicized and received hundreds of nominations from around the world. The list was narrowed through an extensive vetting and independent judging process.
“The honorees are inspiring organizations to look more closely at their higher purpose…to create greater value for, and trust from, all of their stakeholders,” said Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director. “They understand that trust is an asset that can leverage real business gains. We congratulate all of these leaders whose work is shining a spotlight on the importance of trust and providing a roadmap for others to follow.”
Trust Across America™ (TAA) is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning communications firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. TAA provides a framework for public companies to improve trustworthy business practices, as well as showcasing role models that are exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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