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About Aarti Maharaj

Aarti Maharaj is Executive Editor and Director of Communications at Ethisphere. Maharaj covers ethics, compliance, risk, and corporate governance. She can be reached at aarti.maharaj@ethisphere.com

Tax Audits: Improving Compliance and Reducing the Tax Gap

By: Ahmed Abdelhalim and Rajendra Bhika

By | 2017-05-03T02:46:01+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

Ahmed Abdelhalim CPA, MS, is an Assistant Professor, Business and Technology Department, LaGuardia Community College. More on the authors below. The tax gap is the amount of tax dollars that could go uncollected due to both intentional and unintentional errors. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) describes the tax gap as the amount of income tax Read More

Wipro CEO Says this ‘Regulatory Environment is Dynamic’

By: Sue Lyon-Boggs

By | 2017-03-28T17:08:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs, Uncategorized|

Ethisphere had the opportunity to catch up with Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board of Wipro Limited. Neemuchwala, combines deep operational knowledge with broad strategic insight and has a track record of building and scaling businesses. He is passionate about driving change and believes simplification of processes, belief in people & Read More

U.S. Bancorp: Manage, Protect and MEASURE Your Reputation

By | 2017-03-28T17:14:40+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Featured Expert, Reputation|

Katherine B. Quinn is Chief Strategy and Reputation Officer of U.S. Bancorp. Ms. Quinn has served in this position since joining U.S. Bancorp in September 2013 and has served on U.S. Bancorp’s Managing Committee since January 2015. More on Ms. Quinn below.  Reputation is one of the greatest assets for any organization. A strong reputation Read More

DHL Supply Chain GC: Maximizing Success & Embracing Change

By: Mark Smolik is VP, GC, DHL Supply Chain

By | 2017-03-28T17:15:04+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Corporate Culture|

Mark Smolik is VP, General Counsel, at DHL Supply Chain Americas where he leads the legal, commercial contracts management, compliance, and economic development teams. More on Smolik below.  I’ve learned through experience that it can be hard to let go of a cherished initiative or goal. Lawyers are typically conservative by nature. I’m no exception. Read More

Avoid Beastly Outcomes – Embrace Princely Corporate Ethics

By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-03-23T18:27:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Corporate Culture|

Like millions of Americans, this weekend I took my family to see Beauty and the Beast, the latest adaptation of the Disney classic animated film. While viewers were left in delight as they made their way through the trials and tribulations of the Beast, Gaston, and of course, Belle, I was thinking about something altogether Read More

The I.C.E. Method: Understanding the Symbiotic Relationship

By: Mark Grider, Partner, Husch Blackwell

By | 2017-03-27T16:05:21+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Corporate Culture|

Mark A. Grider is a Partner at Husch Blackwell, a litigation and business services law firm. Grider is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who has been involved with a number of high-profile matters in Washington, D.C., during more than 16 years in the federal government. For more information about Grider, click here. How understanding the Read More

Companies Most Fear Reputational Risk When Hiring Outside Partners

By: Aarti Maharaj

By | 2017-03-20T15:48:48+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

55% of respondents report legal, ethical or compliance issues with third parties. Kroll and Ethisphere recently released its 2017 Anti-bribery & Corruption Benchmarking Report (ABC) at the 9th Annual Global Ethics Summit last week. The report, titled “Regulatory Enforcement: The Rise of Reputational Risk,” takes a closer look at trends and the broader developments in the Read More

Thrivent Financial on Corporate Culture: A Worthy Investment

By: Dick Moeller, Chair, Board of Directors, Thrivent

By | 2017-03-22T14:10:39+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Corporate Culture|

Frank H. (Dick) Moeller, Austin, Texas, has served on the board of directors for Thrivent Financial since May 2005. Moeller is currently Chair of the board and a member of the Executive Committee of the board. More on Moeller below. Taking Corporate Culture to the Next Level No one can deny that ethical behavior is Read More

Culture Matters: The Advantages of a Strong Ethical Culture are Manifold

By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By | 2017-05-26T23:53:28+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Corporate Culture|

Erica Salmon Byrne is the Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance at The Ethisphere Institute and the Executive Director of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). She’s responsible for Ethisphere’s data and services business and works with the BELA community to advance the dialogue around ethics and governance. She has been in the governance and compliance Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises CEO Discusses Leading the Way

By: Ethisphere

By | 2017-03-28T17:05:11+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance, Featured Expert|

When it comes to being passionate about what you do, Richard D. Fain is among the highest ranks. After nearly three decades with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (“Royal Caribbean Cruises”), one of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies®, Richard brings his valuable experience to the table. In this interview with Ethisphere, we discuss the evolution Read More