Local attorney and author lectured in the Middle East about Transparency & Accountability in corporate agendas


HADDONFIELD, NJ –Joseph E. Murphy, a Haddonfield-based attorney with a global reach, is just back from a December trip to Muscat, Oman in the Middle East. A popular speaker about compliance and ethics issues, Murphy was a panelist in a corporate roundtable with Omani business leaders and officials, an event organized by the Pearl Initiative.


The Pearl Initiative, a Gulf Corporation Council-based, private sector-led, not-for-profit organization, collaborated with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to promote the best practices in the Gulf region. Murphy said the discussion centered on the importance of improving accountability and transparency in the private sector among businesses in the Sultanate and region.


“This initiative is also part of the global fight against the curse of corruption.” said Murphy, who is the director of Public Policy at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.  “In Oman they have taken a leadership role in promoting good corporate governance; promoting effective compliance and ethics programs in the private sector is an essential part of good governance and the effort to prevention corruption.”


The Omani event created a dialogue about compliance and ethics in business at the highest level, among government, civil society and the private sector.


In his presentations around the world Murphy has also discussed his white paper, A Compliance and Ethics Program on a Dollar a Day, published by SCCE.


In the “Compliance and Ethics Program on a Dollar a Day” paper, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics is showing that companies of any size can take effective steps to prevent and detect wrongdoing.  A company does not have to be big to do this; what it does need, though, is commitment by management.  If the commitment is there, organizations like SCCE are ready to help and provide ideas and assistance.





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