In early June, members of PRSA’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) participated in a roundtable discussion via phone. In conjunction with Ethics Month, what follows is an edited version of this conversation centering on the question, “How meaningful are corporate and organizational ethics statements?”

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