DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2016) - Convercent, the leading provider of compliance management and analytics software, in partnership with The Ethisphere® Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today released a major study on 2015's benchmarks, case studies and best practices in corporate compliance. The research highlights emerging trends and best practices around compliance influence, program strategy, performance metrics and reporting practices.

The report, "Compliance Strategy and Performance: A Special Publication on 2015's Benchmarks, Case Studies and Practices," the most definitive research exclusively dedicated to measuring, verifying and socializing compliance program effectiveness, is available for download at:

"With the velocious pace of the industry, this study is designed to be compliance executives' go-to resource throughout the year," said Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Convercent. "We partnered with Ethisphere on this project, and together, we established a prolific foundation for greater strategic opportunities within the compliance industry."

"Ethics and compliance professionals are increasingly focusing on the 'big picture' benefits to the programs they put in place, such as how ethics and compliance can positively influence company culture and how it can support and drive new business opportunities," said Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer of Ethisphere. "We're glad to work with Convercent on this inaugural report, and look forward to the feedback from the compliance community in order to continue to build on these ideas and help support ethics and compliance officers globally."

The report includes:

  • Survey data and benchmarks of global companies
  • Case studies and insights from leading compliance officers
  • Comparative insights and data from the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies

Data was collected from:

  • 10 live roundtable discussions with industry experts
  • Survey results of nearly 100 compliance executives
  • Many in-depth executive interviews

This report comes on the heels of Convercent's announcement of their second annual roundtable series, Compliance Tech Talks, for the 2016 year. With stops in 18 cities around the world, these events are designed to continue the conversation in the Compliance Strategy and Performance report. To learn more and register, visit

Additionally, Convercent will be a featured sponsor at Ethisphere's eighth annual Global Ethics Summit March 9-10 in New York City. See the full agenda and get the latest updates on new speakers and sponsors by visiting:

Convercent's risk-based global compliance solution enables the design, implementation and measurement of an effective compliance program. Delivering an intuitive user experience with actionable executive reporting, Convercent integrates the management of corporate compliance risks, cases, disclosures, training and policies. With hundreds of customers in more than 130 countries -- including Philip Morris International, CH2M Hill and Under Armour -- Convercent's award-winning GRC solution safeguards the financial and reputational health of your company. Backed by Azure Capital, Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures), Mantucket Capital and Rho Capital Partners, and based in Denver, Colorado, Convercent will revolutionize your company's compliance program.

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

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