Jeannette Rankin, Infosys, Ethics and Compliance


I thought about Jeannette Rankin’s story as I was reading an article in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR), entitled “Why Don’t We Try To Be India’s Most Respected Company?” which was an interview by HBR’s Anand Raman with N. R. Narayana Murthy who was a founder of the Indian company Infosys and its most recent Chairman of the Board. I often write about “Tone at the Top”, noting that not only does the US Department of Justice (DOJ) mandate it as one of the requirements for a best practices compliance program, but in reality it is the only way to set the tone for a corporation’s ethics and compliance program.

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