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Ethics in Business

The annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit advances the conversation around ethical best practices to shape a more vibrant community.

THURS., OCT. 14, 2021
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Virtual | Zoom Webinar

The 2021 Ethics in Business Summit featuring Andy Fastow, former CFO, Enron Corporation.

Attendees will learn how businesses are dealing with moral dilemmas and how the pandemic is impacting employee mental health. They will also discover coping strategies to improve morale, productivity, and job satisfaction.

The Ethics in Business Summit inspires good business ethics to promote positive mental health in employees, their families, and their communities. Event proceeds provide access to mental health services in northeast Wisconsin.

“The summit is an opportunity for business leaders to not only strengthen their ethical business practices and learn from other leaders, but also strengthen mental health care in our community,” said Rosangela Berbert, Samaritan Counseling Center executive director. “The Ethics in Business Summit emphasizes the idea that workplace practices impact employees’ mental health and productivity, which has the potential to make our entire community stronger.”

Several partners committed to ethics already have invested in the event: American National Bank, Bergstrom, Boldt, Community First Credit Union, Fox Valley Technical College, Jewelers Mutual, Johnson Financial Group, Oshkosh Corporation, Sure-Dry, and Remley Law S.C.



This interactive ethics summit is for:

Small Businesses
Educational Institutions

The Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit fosters a culture of integrity at work and in our community. Participants will demonstrate their commitment to ethical best practices. They also will explore with fellow leaders how to set the ethical tone from the top.



Keynote Speaker Andy Fastow

Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011. Since his release from prison, Andy has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations, and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants, and certified fraud examiners.

When is it acceptable to engage in a transaction that technically complies with the rules, but that may be misleading? Can a transaction that technically complies with the rules be considered unethical or illegal? Is it ever appropriate to depart from GAAP or IFRS? Andy will cite examples of such transactions at major companies, he will discuss the rationalizations made by executives to justify their decisions, and he will discuss examples of how these decisions can cause great harm to stakeholders.



New in 2021! Andy’s presentation will be followed by a live interview with author/journalist and whistleblower, Peter Elkind. Peter will explore why Enron is relevant today. If you haven’t seen the Enron documentary, I highly recommend it: Enron: The Smartest Men in the Room (2005) | Watch Free Documentaries Online (



Join Us

Enliven your commitment to ethics.

Demonstrate leadership in the Fox Valley business community.

Enhance the three ‘R’s in your workplace:

Your social impact will be two-fold:
You’ll foster a culture of integrity in the Fox Valley.
You’ll enhance regional access to mental health care.


2021 Partners

Presenting Partners

Hospitality Partners

Collaborating Partners




Investing Partners


Table Partners

Johnson Financial Group

In-Kind Partners


Need more info? Interested in becoming a partner in this event?


Jane Frantz
Development & Communications  Director
 920.886.9319 ext. 110

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