by Bruce Vlk
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business' Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) and the Council of Better Business Bureaus are collaborating on new research on
business self-regulation. The inaugural BBB Self-Regulation Conference to articulate best
practices and uses for self-regulation took place on 24 June 2014
at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
The conference brought together
corporate leaders, association executives, thought leaders,
legislators, regulators and self-regulation practitioners to tackle
self-regulation in business.
Speakers at the conference
- the Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, commissioner of the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC);
- LeRoy Johnston, chief ethics officer for Nationwide
- Craig Silliman, senior vice president of public policy and
government affairs for Verizon; and
- Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers
After her keynote, FTC Commissioner
Ohlhausen joined Darden's Brian Moriarty on the panel discussion "Leading Practices
in Self-Regulation." Moriarty discussed findings of his research
and stakeholder dialogues that identify characteristics of
successful self-regulatory programs and business leaders. They were
joined by European Union Director-General Robert Madelin to delve
into building self-regulatory initiatives that win
multi-stakeholder and regulatory support without imposing
unworkable burdens on businesses.
Led by IBiS, the research component
will be used to launch discussions between business leaders,
regulators, legislators and other interested parties to build
consensus around self-regulation and the practices essential to
gain broad support for self-regulatory initiatives implementing
The conference produced three
complementary research projects:
- Case Studies/Best Practices in Self-Regulation
- Building the Knowledge Base on Self-Regulation
- Trust in Business Survey
More information will follow as
these projects develop.
About the Darden School of
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the
world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive
Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case
study method, top-ranked faculty whose research advances global
managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit
learning environment to develop responsible and complete leaders
who are ready to make an impact.
About the Darden Institute
for Business in Society
The Darden Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) aims to be a
leading global catalyst and convener of thought, information and
action at the interface of business and society, and to promote the
development of leaders to positively impact society through their
roles in business.
Director of Media Relations
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
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