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January 23, 2020

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Avoiding the Next Enron
Last Featured: 1/10/2005

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From Ken Lay to Martha Stewart, high profile scandals have shaken society's faith in corporate America. More families than ever are taking part in the "ownership society" - betting their future on the stock market and the performance and ethics of America's corporations. An increasingly invested public gets nervous when they read about generous executive pay packages and lax board management, but recent solutions have featured new regulations, stricter government oversight, and increased attention to corporate ethics and self-governance. Have the changes put business back on course or is American corporate culture in need of a drastic overhaul?

Charlie Cray is a policy analyst and the director of the Center for Corporate Policy and a collaborator on Halliburton Watch, a project of the organization Essential Information. He is the former director of the Campaign for Corporate Reform at Citizen Works, and former associate editor of Multinational Monitor magazine. He worked for Greenpeace USA between 1988 and 1999. He's the author of the new book, The People's Business, with Lee Drutman.

James E. Copeland, Jr. is a Senior Fellow for Corporate Governance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Copeland previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte & Touche and its global parent, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He is a Global Scholar at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and a member of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises and Equifax, Inc. Copeland once served as a member of the Council of the World Economic Forum and continues as a member of the Society of International Business Fellows. He has also served as an International Councilor of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."

— Harold S. Geneen

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