CHICAGO REGIONAL BUSINESS ETHICS NETWORK
The Chicago Regional Business Ethics Network's ("CRBEN") purpose is to help its participants improve as ethics and compliance professionals by providing a forum to exchange information about ethics and compliance and the profession, through diversity of thought, opinion and perspective, in a confidential and informal setting.
CRBEN seeks to
· Serve as a forum for the exchange of information and strategies regarding implementation, administration and compliance of ethical business conduct programs;
· Provide the means for ethics and compliance professionals to enhance their skills and ability to impact their organizations;
· Increase the visibility and effectiveness of ethics and compliance in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and in business and professional education and training; and
· Convene a diverse group of ethics and compliance professionals, educators, thought-leaders and service providers to discuss issues, problems and share best practices.
I. Participation - Participation is open to professionals who have responsibility for ethics and compliance program management in their organizations, educators, academicians and service providers, whose responsibilities include advancing ethical business practices and ethical decision-making in business organizations in the Chicago area.
1. Time and Frequency - Meetings will be held once a quarter, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2. Location – Meetings will be held in the Chicago area, hosted by a participant.
3. Costs and Expenses – There are no dues or fees to participate in CRBEN. Meeting attendees will be requested to contribute a nominal fee to offset the meeting host's refreshment costs.
4. Agenda - Meeting agenda will be coordinated by the meeting host and CRBEN Organizing Committee. Participants who would like topics added to the agenda should contact the host in advance of the meeting. Guest speakers may be invited from time to time.
III. Meeting Confidentiality – To promote meaningful dialogue, the views and opinions expressed during meetings will remain confidential.
IV. No Solicitation - Service providers shall not solicit any participant or guest at any meeting or by follow-up contact unless requested to provide information. No participant or guest information, including email addresses, shall be used for the purpose of marketing, selling, advertising or promoting any product or service, unless the source expressly consents to the use of their information for this purpose. Participants and guests will be provided with a copy of CRBEN's No Solicitation Policy.
V. Antitrust Compliance. All participants and guests agree that CRBEN meetings will be conducted in compliance with state and federal antitrust laws. Specifically, participants and guests, whether or not they are competitors, will not exchange competitively sensitive information, nor make any anticompetitive agreement (including, but not limited to, price fixing, market allocation, or group boycott agreements).