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Building an Ethical Culture: The Role of the Board
The board of directors of a corporation is involved in strategy and monitoring the progress of initiatives critical to the company. They also have a role in assessing, maintaining, and improving the organization’s ethical culture.
Michael L. Hackworth has a 45-year career in the high tech industry, including nearly 20 years of serving on public and private company boards. He is the chair of the Ethics Center's Advisory Board. In these videos, he talks with Lon Allan, chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors-Silicon Valley (SVNACD) about the board’s role in building an ethical culture.
Hackworth currently serves as chairman of the board of Cirrus Logic, Inc, and serves on the board of directors of Virage Logic Corp. and Epicor Software. He also serves on several private chip and EDA company boards.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and SVNACD have been engaged in several joint ventures to explore ethical issues in corporate governance.
For other videos in the series, see: