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The Board’s Obligation: Enabling Ethical Leadership

By: Erica Salmon Byrne

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in SCCE's Compliance & Ethics Professional October, 2016 edition. Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP, Ethisphere. When considering an organization’s culture, it is clear that all corporate actors play Read More

Parsons Chairman and CEO: We All Need to be Consistently Vigilant

By: Aarti Maharaj

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Chuck Harrington, CEO, Parsons. The Middle East has always been a hot spot for corruption but as more companies are moving into the region, the government and multinational institutions have made significant strides Read More

EU Watchdog Probes Facebook-WhatsApp Data Policies

By: The Ethisphere Institute

September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Margrethe Vestager EU Competition Commissioner is placing a renewed focus on Facebook’s privacy-policy in light of new changes announced last month that will enable the social network and Instagram photo-sharing site to pull data from WhatsApp, Read More

Today’s Proxy Statement—Where Accounting Meets Marketing

By: Aarti Maharaj

September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

If you look beyond the dense text and confusing images, proxy statements are a mine of useful information and when done right, it can serve as a powerful narrative that can entice investors and satisfy Read More

NYU Stern: Big Firms and Innovation: Perfect Together

J.P. Eggers, NYU Stern Professor

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

NYU Stern Professor J.P. Eggers. Editor’s note: This post was originally published under “Research Highlights” on NYU Stern. Call it the invention paradox: established tech companies often decide not to pursue a radically Read More

High-Character Employees Are the Key to Your Success

By: Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

“Companies hire for competence and fire for character,” a CEO lamented on 60 Minutes.  That’s not unfortunate. It is a financial and legal catastrophe in the making, but that disaster is within your means to Read More

From PwC: Maximizing the Value of the Internal Auditor

By: PwC’s Governance Insights Center

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

As audit committees face a wider range of business risks and increased expectations from stakeholders, many audit committees are turning to a particular resource—the internal audit function. Internal audit (IA) can be viewed by committee Read More

A View From the Top: C-Suite on Ethics and Culture

By: The Ethisphere Institute

August 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Companies often hear that ethics can serve as a differentiator, competitive advantage, and performance enhancer, and V. Ann Hailey, Independent Director and Chair of Audit Committee, Realogy, added that organizations need to effectively align and embed ethics into their Read More

Ethics, Emissions And Omissions At Volkswagen

By: Charles M. Elson, Craig K. Ferrere and Nicholas Goossen

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The importance of appropriate board composition, theory and structure in assuring a corporate culture that promotes integrity and success. Charles Elson, Business & Economics. The current conflagration enveloping Volkswagen (VW), involving a massive Read More

Update on the UK Bribery Act: Avoiding Liability Under Section 7

By: Palmina Fava, Partner, Sunayna Ramdeo & Jeanette Kang, Paul Hastings

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Palmina M. Fava (pictured right) is a Partner in the Litigation Department, based in the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. More on the authors below. On July 1, 2011, when the UK Bribery Read More

An Ethics Executive’s Take: “Good Enough” is NEVER Good Enough

By: Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive, The Auto Club Group

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive. Audit, Compliance & Ethics professionals are not generally known for settling for mediocrity or resting upon their laurels. We spend our careers focused upon identifying, documenting, and mitigating risks. Read More

Food Fraud: Are Your Company Ethics at Risk?

By: Sally Bernstein, Principal, PwC

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sally Bernstein, PwC. Sally Bernstein is a principal in PwC’s retail and consumer practice, with over 25 years of experience. She leads PwC’s US Food Supply and Integrity Services practice focused on helping Read More

From Littler: SEC Issues Cease-and-Desist Order

By: Kevin E. Griffith & Earl (Chip) M. Jones, Littler

August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

This post is courtesy our partners at Littler Mendelson. Earl (Chip) M. Jones III. On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against Read More

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne on The Diane Rehm Show

By: The Diane Rehm Show

August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP and Executive Director of Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) recently joined The Diane Rehm Show to discuss “The Lawsuit Against Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and Sexual Harassment In Read More

How to Identify and Respond to Signs of Human Trafficking

By: Mari L. Synder, VP, CSR, Marriott International, Inc

August 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Mari L. Snyder, Marriott International, Inc. Mari L. Snyder serves as Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Marriott International, Inc. This summer, we at Marriott International are starting to roll out new, comprehensive Read More

LinkedIn Corporation: Innovating Every Aspect of Ethics and Compliance

By: Amyn Thawer, Head of Global Compliance & Integrity, LinkedIn

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Amyn Thawer, LinkedIn Corporation. A public company for only five years, LinkedIn Corporation has proven itself to be a pioneer in its development of progressive policies built on a foundation of sound ethical Read More

Questions Chief Compliance Officers Should Ask in A Job Interview

By: Maurice Gilbert, CEO, CCI

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Maurice Gilbert, CEO, Corporate Compliance Insights. In today’s regulatory climate, the Chief Compliance Officer faces increased personal liability for corporate wrongdoing. There are ways CCO’s can minimize personal risk on the job -- Read More

Asia Ethics Summit to Address AML Compliance in Singapore

The Ethisphere Institute

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched two new departments to help the country identify and address lapses in anti-money laundering controls. According to news reports, one area of the new division will assume Read More

Featured Expert:

Yahoo! CECO David Farrell on Corporate Culture

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

David C. Farrell is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at Yahoo in Sunnyvale, California. Farrell joined Yahoo in June 2007 as the company’s first Chief Compliance Officer and is Read More

Ethisphere Podcasts:

Ethicast

A biweekly, business podcast series hosted by the Ethisphere Institute. It features interviews with members of the C-Suite, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Ethics Officers from industry leading companies and provides listeners with new insights and practical advice on corporate ethics, governance, culture and much more.

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BrownFlynn: Measuring ESG Performance and Why it Matters to Investors

In the following Ethicast interview, Mike Wallace, Managing Director, BrownFlynn discusses the Listen Here

Executives on Ethical DNA and Values That Inspire

Tune into Robert Bostrom, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Listen Here

Pay-Gap in Practice: Company Responsibility

Join Roger Brossy, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group; Timothy Listen Here

CEOs on Ethical Advantage and Performance

Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein, Listen Here

Around the Circuit:

Video of the Week: The 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies Honoree Gala Dinner keynote Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President, EastWest Institute drew on some of his experiences of solving problems as career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe including Pakistan.

Special Reports:

A Special Report on: Human Rights

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” - Nelson Mandela Human rights abuses remain a significant challenge worldwide. As Ernie Allen, founder and former CEO of the International Center for Read More

Takeaways from the 2016 Global Ethics Summit

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

More than 450 global executives from nearly every corner of the C-Suite gathered in New York City for Ethisphere's 8th Annual Global Ethics Summit on March 9-10, 2016 to share leading practices to help companies Read More

Anti-Corruption:

Asia Ethics Summit to Address AML Compliance in Singapore

The Ethisphere Institute

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched two new departments to help the country identify and address lapses in anti-money laundering controls. According to news reports, one area of the new division will assume Read More

Investigating with Integrity: Lessons Learned & Ways to Avoid Bias

By: Max Roche, Anti-Fraud Unit, STMicroelectronics

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Maximilien Roche, STMicroelectronics. As professionals tasked with examining and reporting on the activities of others, investigators are expected to operate with a high level of integrity. As a matter of fact, “integrity” is Read More

A New Standard: A Preview of ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems

By: Leslie A. Benton and Worth D. MacMurray

July 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Leslie A. Benton is the Vice President of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement of the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org). Worth D. MacMurray is the former Senior Vice President - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer Read More

Corruption in Latin America: Is 2016 A Watershed?

By: Thomaz Favaro, Control Risks

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Thomaz Favaro, Control Risks. Thomaz Favaro is the Sao Paulo-based lead analyst for Brazil at Control Risks, the global political, integrity and security consultancy. The final unfolding in 2016 of the “Car Wash” Read More

Corporate Governance & Audit:

From PwC: Maximizing the Value of the Internal Auditor

By: PwC’s Governance Insights Center

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

As audit committees face a wider range of business risks and increased expectations from stakeholders, many audit committees are turning to a particular resource—the internal audit function. Internal audit (IA) can be viewed by committee Read More

From PwC: Shareholder Engagement on Executive Compensation

PwC Governance Insights Center

July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Boards are engaging more often with shareholders and other stakeholders about executive compensation. We take a close look at the drivers behind the interest Read More

Opinion: Financial Statements are Outliving their Usefulness for Investors

By: Baruch Lev, NYU Stern

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on NYU Stern. Baruch Lev, NYU Stern. It used to be that earnings moved stock markets, but now even the “calamity” of missing analysts’ consensus forecast of Read More

PwC: 10 Minutes on Hedge Fund Activism & Latest Strategies

By: PwC Governance Insights Center

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Strategies for staying out of activist cross hairs The numbers are sobering: nine of the Fortune-100 and 38 of the Fortune-500 companies dealt with Read More

Ethics & Compliance:

Update on the UK Bribery Act: Avoiding Liability Under Section 7

By: Palmina Fava, Partner, Sunayna Ramdeo & Jeanette Kang, Paul Hastings

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Palmina M. Fava (pictured right) is a Partner in the Litigation Department, based in the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. More on the authors below. On July 1, 2011, when the UK Bribery Read More

An Ethics Executive’s Take: “Good Enough” is NEVER Good Enough

By: Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive, The Auto Club Group

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Cris Mattoon, Compliance Executive. Audit, Compliance & Ethics professionals are not generally known for settling for mediocrity or resting upon their laurels. We spend our careers focused upon identifying, documenting, and mitigating risks. Read More

Food Fraud: Are Your Company Ethics at Risk?

By: Sally Bernstein, Principal, PwC

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sally Bernstein, PwC. Sally Bernstein is a principal in PwC’s retail and consumer practice, with over 25 years of experience. She leads PwC’s US Food Supply and Integrity Services practice focused on helping Read More

From Littler: SEC Issues Cease-and-Desist Order

By: Kevin E. Griffith & Earl (Chip) M. Jones, Littler

August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

This post is courtesy our partners at Littler Mendelson. Earl (Chip) M. Jones III. On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease-and-desist Order and imposed remedial sanctions against Read More

Corporate Culture:

The Board’s Obligation: Enabling Ethical Leadership

By: Erica Salmon Byrne

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in SCCE's Compliance & Ethics Professional October, 2016 edition. Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP, Ethisphere. When considering an organization’s culture, it is clear that all corporate actors play Read More

Parsons Chairman and CEO: We All Need to be Consistently Vigilant

By: Aarti Maharaj

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Chuck Harrington, CEO, Parsons. The Middle East has always been a hot spot for corruption but as more companies are moving into the region, the government and multinational institutions have made significant strides Read More

Today’s Proxy Statement—Where Accounting Meets Marketing

By: Aarti Maharaj

September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

If you look beyond the dense text and confusing images, proxy statements are a mine of useful information and when done right, it can serve as a powerful narrative that can entice investors and satisfy Read More

NYU Stern: Big Firms and Innovation: Perfect Together

J.P. Eggers, NYU Stern Professor

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

NYU Stern Professor J.P. Eggers. Editor’s note: This post was originally published under “Research Highlights” on NYU Stern. Call it the invention paradox: established tech companies often decide not to pursue a radically Read More

Reputation:

What it Takes to Make it to the World’s Most Ethical Companies List

By: Ken Daly, President, NY Operations, National Grid

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Ken Daly (pictured right) is President of the New York business of National Grid, which serves 4 million natural gas and electric customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Upstate New York. Over Read More

Sharing Citizenship: Unleashing the Skills and Passion of Your Employees

By: J.P. Bilbrey, CEO, The Hershey Company

June 14th, 2016|0 Comments

J.P. Bilbrey is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer for The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. More Read More

From Diligent: 10 Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communications

By: Diligent Corporation

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Mark Twain once said: “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead”. As corporate secretaries, we regularly face this challenge in relation to board communication: management Read More

Renewable Energy: An Ethical Decision or Simple Economics

By: Angus Duguid

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Angus Duguid  has worked in the international design and construction industry for 18 years leading projects in both the public and private sectors. Duguid (pictured right) was a senior director at a major engineering company responsible for commercial Read More