Institute for Enterprise Ethics Partners with Level 3 Communications

August 27, 2013

Level 3 Communication’s Neil Eckstein Joins Executive Advisory Board

DENVER – The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business today announced that Level 3 Communications will become the Exclusive Communications Partner for its Institute for Enterprise Ethics, which is dedicated to helping executives, officers and directors integrate best practices for sustaining ethical organizations. The Institute holds regular peer-to-peer executive roundtable discussions, conducts video interviews with faculty and business executives, and facilitates discussion ethical issues of practical importance in business through its website and social media tools. 

With Level 3’s support and technical resources, the Institute will create a much more robust and far-reaching communication network and virtual presence to serve constituencies throughout the country and around the world.  Neil Eckstein, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at Level 3 will join the institute’s Executive Advisory Board providing strategic advice and counsel to the Institute. In addition, the Institute will partner with Level 3 to offer educational events for the company’s employees, directors and customers that will be designed to elevate the discussion of ethical issues facing today’s business.

“The Institute is a key component in the relationship between the Daniels College of Business and the business community,” says Dan Sweeney, director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics. “Level 3 will be a valuable partner in helping us extend the Institute’s venues and expand our participant audience for the frank exchange of ideas on the key ethical and leadership issues facing business today.”

“Exclusive Communications Partner for the University of Denver’s Institute for Enterprise Ethics is a natural fit for Level 3 as promoting ethical business practices has been a cornerstone of our culture since the company’s inception,” says Neil Eckstein. “Personally, I am pleased to join the Executive Advisory Board, supporting the organization’s ongoing efforts to facilitate discussions and share best practices with companies throughout Colorado and beyond.”   

Level 3 joins CoBank as the Institute’s two Charter Partners providing long term support for the Institute. For more information, visit:

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit

About the Daniels College of Business

Founded in 1908, The Daniels College of Business is the top-ranked business college at the University of Denver, one of the country’s premier private universities. Daniels is globally recognized as a leader in providing an immersive and engaged business education. Grounded in ethics, our educational experience not only teaches students, it transforms lives. As a learning community, our students, faculty and staff nurture service, outreach and personal integrity as we proactively tackle the tough business issues of our day.

In May, 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek named Daniels as the one of the top ten undergraduate business programs in the country. In January 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Master of Science and Executive Master of Science degrees offered by the College’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management No. 65 out of 213 online business programs. In October 2012, the Financial Times, a major London-based business newspaper, ranked the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) Program as one of the world’s top 100 best, marking the fifth consecutive year that Daniels was included in the Financial Times EMBA rankings. In November, 2011, Global CEO Magazine ranked Daniels as the top business school in the Western U.S.