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To expand the number of organizations that can legitimately be called trustworthy because they consistently demonstrate the values, practices, and processes that warrant stakeholder trust.


To provide tools and solutions for leaders to build trustworthy organizations that can sustain excellence across all stakeholder groups.

The Decision To Trust


Upcoming Events

How High Profile Organizations turn Communication Challenges into Triumphs

22 - 23 May, 2017 
NYU Global (Kimmel) Center 
New York, NY

Dr. Hurley will be leading a session on trust repair with Oscar Suris EVP, Corporate Communications at Wells Fargo & Company. CFTO can offer discounts from the conference fee, please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Expanding, Enhancing, and

Illuminating Results in Ethics

14 - 15 June, 2017 
The Conference Board 
New York, NY

Dr. Hurley will be leading a session on how cultural drift happens and can lead to trust violations. CFTO can offer discounts from the conference fee, please contact us if you are interested in attending.

21st Annual Senior Corporate Communications Conference 

May 19-20 2016

  Fordham University

Lincoln Center campus at 60th street and Columbus Avenue in NYC

What is the role of communications in increasing reputational capital with all stakeholders? What’s the latest in social media innovation and how is it best integrated with broader communications strategies? How are the most successful companies mobilizing employees as storytellers?

Learn how forward-thinking companies are successfully tackling these and other challenges at the 21st Annual Senior Corporate Communications Conference on May 19-20 at Fordham University. There are just a few seats left, so you should register now.

Dr. Robert Hurley will be leading a panel with Chief Communications Officers about "Trust and the Function of communications in corporations"  

 in the first part of the conference. 


What's New?

An interview with Robert Hurley on Insights and observations on the decision to trust in both science and practice by Donald Ferrin. Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Hurley for being named one of Ethisphere Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics in 2014!


Dr. Hurley and the CFTO are currently presenting trust seminars to managers and leaders of a  major global bank. Presentations have included: London on 9/3/14, NYC on 10/9/14, Johannesburg on 10/14/14, and a Webinar on 10/3/14. Another London presentation is scheduled for 10/30/14, and a presentation in Singapore is scheduled for 10/31/14.


In Spring and Summer 2014, the CFTO hosted several fascinating speakers who offered their perspectives on different areas of trust:

May 5, 2014

Nick Ghoussaini (formerly of Triton Capital) spoke on the topic of trust in Private Equity firms and acquisitions.

June 30, 2014

Rob McClary (Human Terrain Systems) spoke on how the US Military works to build trust with locals on the ground in conflict zones.

July 14, 2014

Christine Bader (Author, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist) spoke on the topic of corporate responsibility and sustainability, based on her experience in the oil industry.


June 18-19, 2014

With the Conference Board, CFTO hosted a very successful Forum on Building a Trustworthy Organization last week in New York City. We would like to thank all our speakers and attendees for contributing to a very educational and spirited two days of discussion. More information about the conference will be posted soon on this site.


March 20-21, 2014

Dr. Hurley represented the CFTO as part of Ethisphere Institute's 2014 Global Ethics Summit. His panel "Is Compliance Enough? How to Foster Ethical Decision-Making From the Top Down" focused on how organizations can go beyond mere regulatory requirements to build an ethical culture.


December 19, 2013
CFTO completed its first presentation on trust analysis using our Trust Survey.


November 21-23, 2013
Dr. Hurley traveled to Singapore to help present the 7th FINT Workshop on Trust Within and Between Organizations hosted by Singapore Management University.

October 25, 2013
Our 2013 Summit on Building the Trustworthy Organization was a resounding success! See videos and more here.


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