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UN Anti-Corruption Day & Data from Kroll-Ethisphere 2016 ABC Report

Ethisphere Data Services

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Each issue of Ethisphere Magazine pulls data and insights from research and databases. Ethisphere's Q2 issue, features data from the Kroll-Ethisphere 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. This data is particularly important because the United Nations marked Read More

BELA: Banking on Ethics to Make Employees Your Best Ambassadors

By: The Ethisphere Institute

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Reputation management, compliance implications and stakeholder engagement remain top of mind issues for Compliance Officers, General Counsels and other members of the executive management team. While there’s a lot of discussion around these topics much Read More

Preet Bharara: Corruption and Dishonest Government Hurt Everyone

By: Aarti Maharaj

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York recently received the  2016 TI-USA Integrity Award for his commitment to fighting corruption and promoting integrity across the US and around the world. From Left: Read More

Coca-Cola Shares Refreshing Taste of its Global Ethics and Compliance Program

By: The Ethisphere Institute

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Commitment to Fair and Honest Practices Worldwide. The Coca-Cola Company recently hosted an Ethics and Compliance Best Practices Sharing Forum at their worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The event featured C-level executives, government officials, Read More

Internal Control over Financial Reporting: Weathering the Storm

By: Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, the Center for Audit Quality

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

From a high level, we can easily make two observations regarding the complex issue of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR). First, effective ICFR is a keystone of investor confidence. Investors depend on reliable financial Read More

The Value of Gender-Balanced Leadership

By: Melissa Greenwell, Chief Operating Officer, The Finish Line, Inc

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

There are a lot of unknowns in business, but one thing all executive leaders can count on is that the competitive landscape isn’t going to get any easier. Top leaders are being pushed to deliver Read More

Integrity and Compliance: Dell EMC’s Recipe for Building Trust

By: Mark Pringle, SVP, Dell

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

If you combine robust compliance standards with a healthy culture of ethics and integrity, good things will surely follow. At Dell, what matters most is earning the trust of the customers with whom we do Read More

Culture at Fox News: Governance Failure or Something Worse?

By: Erica Salmon Byrne

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on SCCE’s Compliance & Ethics Professional November 2016 edition. Much has been written about the allegations of significant and pervasive harassment that have been leveled at Roger Ailes and Read More

Tech Talk: Next Practices for Compliance & Ethics Leadership

By: The Ethisphere Institute

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

 Data that moves compliance from department of ‘no’ to valued partner in the know From left: Jay Cohen, Assurant; Katie Smith and Philip Winterburn, Convercent. Compliance officers have spent a large part of Read More

On the Huffington Post: Wells Fargo, Measurement and the Path Forward

By: Tim Erblich, CEO, Ethisphere

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Editor's note: This column originally appeared on the Huffington Post. A crisis always hides a lesson. In the case of Wells Fargo, we see that once again what gets measured gets done – and Wells Read More

From PwC: Investors, Corporations, and ESG: Bridging the Gap 

By: PwC’s Governance Insights Center

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting has become mainstream for companies, and investors expect transparency around this information. But there is a disconnect between Read More

BELA Roundtable: Automation within the Ethics & Compliance Function

By: The Ethisphere Institute

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

In our latest BELA Executive Ethics and Compliance forum, co-hosted by Houston-based Noble Energy, we gathered more than a dozen compliance executives from top-performing companies to talk about how automation could help drive overall performance. Read More

Event Recap: Lanny Breuer: Pilot Program Falls Short

By: Richard Cassin, Editor, FCPA Blog

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor's note: This post originally ran on FCPA Blog The DOJ’s Pilot Program to encourage companies to self-report bribery and cooperate with prosecutors doesn't fix some problems with FCPA investigations and enforcement actions, Lanny Breuer Read More

Novartis CEO Advice & Strategy: Making Your Mark

By: Joseph Jimenez, CEO Novartis

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Joseph Jimenez, CEO Novartis. In today’s business environment, change is constant. Companies must measure themselves against something that will stand the test of time: specifically, how are we trying to change the world? Read More

‘Ostrich’ Theory Enforces 
Ill-Defined Duty to Investigate Clients’ Conduct

Lawrence Spiegel, General Counsel, Skadden

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Skadden. In recent years, the application of a “conscious avoidance” or “willful blindness” theory as the basis of attorneys’ liability for clients’ criminal conduct has been on Read More

Regulation of Blockchains and DLT – It’s All in How You Use It

By: Scott L. Winkelman and Jenny E. Cieplak, Crowell & Moring

October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Scott L. Winkelman, Crowell & Moring. The disruptive potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been likened to that of the internet in its early stages of development. A growing number Read More

Board Governance in the Age of Shareholder Empowerment

By: PwC Governance Insights Center

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor's note: This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Insights from PwC's Annual Corporate Directors Survey Our 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey highlights continued changes in the boardroom. Companies are facing disruption Read More

Mike Bloomberg Urges CEOs to Invest in Sustainable Businesses

By: Aarti Maharaj

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP. Many investors and senior business leaders are growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of disclosures associated with “quarterly capitalism”. The truth is, investors are looking at companies Read More

Featured Expert:

In Conversation with Target’s Jackie Rice, EVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

With over 18 years of experience, Jackie Rice is part of the team that has led Target to become an eight time World’s Most Ethical Company® Honoree. In this interview, Jackie Rice shares insights regarding 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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Sustainable Business in 2017: Expect More Questions

In this week’s Ethicast, Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor of Business and Listen Here

Marketing Ethics & Compliance Culture of Your Organization

Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP, Ethisphere recently chatted with Eric Morehead, Listen Here

Littler Mendelson: New Whistleblower Requirements

Earl (Chip) M. Jones, III Co-Chair of Whistleblowing and Corporate Listen Here

BrownFlynn: Measuring ESG Performance and Why it Matters to Investors

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

Around the Circuit:

Microsoft, 3M and Wyndham Worldwide, discuss cross-border investigations & gov’t cooperation at Ethisphere’s 8th Annual Global Ethics Summit. To register for our 2017 Global Ethics Summit, click here. Register today and save $200 off regular pricing.

Special Reports:

RepRisk Special Report: Forced Labor

By: RepRisk

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines the term “forced labor” as: “situations in which persons are coerced to work through the use of violence or intimidation, or by subtler means such as accumulated debt, retention Read More

Integrity in Technology: Dell EMC Leaders

By: Ethisphere

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Ethisphere is excited to partner with the Dell team to present this special edition of Ethisphere Magazine, an issue which focuses on how leaders in roles across an organization can work in concert to create 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: Investors, Corporations, and ESG: Bridging the Gap 

By: PwC’s Governance Insights Center

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting has become mainstream for companies, and investors expect transparency around this information. But there is a disconnect between Read More

Board Governance in the Age of Shareholder Empowerment

By: PwC Governance Insights Center

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Editor's note: This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Insights from PwC's Annual Corporate Directors Survey Our 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey highlights continued changes in the boardroom. Companies are facing disruption 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

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

Ethics & Compliance:

Coca-Cola Shares Refreshing Taste of its Global Ethics and Compliance Program

By: The Ethisphere Institute

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Commitment to Fair and Honest Practices Worldwide. The Coca-Cola Company recently hosted an Ethics and Compliance Best Practices Sharing Forum at their worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The event featured C-level executives, government officials, Read More

Internal Control over Financial Reporting: Weathering the Storm

By: Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, the Center for Audit Quality

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

From a high level, we can easily make two observations regarding the complex issue of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR). First, effective ICFR is a keystone of investor confidence. Investors depend on reliable financial Read More

Tech Talk: Next Practices for Compliance & Ethics Leadership

By: The Ethisphere Institute

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

 Data that moves compliance from department of ‘no’ to valued partner in the know From left: Jay Cohen, Assurant; Katie Smith and Philip Winterburn, Convercent. Compliance officers have spent a large part of Read More

BELA Roundtable: Automation within the Ethics & Compliance Function

By: The Ethisphere Institute

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

In our latest BELA Executive Ethics and Compliance forum, co-hosted by Houston-based Noble Energy, we gathered more than a dozen compliance executives from top-performing companies to talk about how automation could help drive overall performance. Read More

Corporate Culture:

BELA: Banking on Ethics to Make Employees Your Best Ambassadors

By: The Ethisphere Institute

December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Reputation management, compliance implications and stakeholder engagement remain top of mind issues for Compliance Officers, General Counsels and other members of the executive management team. While there’s a lot of discussion around these topics much Read More

Preet Bharara: Corruption and Dishonest Government Hurt Everyone

By: Aarti Maharaj

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York recently received the  2016 TI-USA Integrity Award for his commitment to fighting corruption and promoting integrity across the US and around the world. From Left: Read More

The Value of Gender-Balanced Leadership

By: Melissa Greenwell, Chief Operating Officer, The Finish Line, Inc

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

There are a lot of unknowns in business, but one thing all executive leaders can count on is that the competitive landscape isn’t going to get any easier. Top leaders are being pushed to deliver Read More

Integrity and Compliance: Dell EMC’s Recipe for Building Trust

By: Mark Pringle, SVP, Dell

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

If you combine robust compliance standards with a healthy culture of ethics and integrity, good things will surely follow. At Dell, what matters most is earning the trust of the customers with whom we do 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