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Kroll Report: Opaque Ownership Fastest-Growing Concern
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By: Ethisphere

By |2018-03-22T15:57:58+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Ethics & Compliance Programs|

The new 2018 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Study by Kroll and the Ethisphere Institute shows how companies are hitting a 'third party data refresh' for effective risk mitigation and defense. For the second consecutive year, third-party violations of anti-bribery and corruption laws top the list of perceived risks for compliance professionals surveyed for the 8th annual Anti-Bribery Read More

A Closer Look: Kao’s Commitment to Compliance and Ethics
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By: Ethisphere

By |2018-01-25T15:57:54+00:00January 24th, 2018|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

Kao Corporation an eleven-time World’s Most Ethical Companies ® honoree examines the importance of the executive leadership role in elevating compliance. When Kao Corporation’s Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Legal and Compliance Ted Sugiyama (pictured right) speaks, people tend to listen. In his 37 years at Kao, Mr. Sugiyama has learned through Read More

WilmerHale: DOJ Challenges $4B Merger Months After HSR Filing
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By: Greenfield, Schneider, Khanduja

By |2017-12-27T18:03:30+00:00October 10th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

Earlier this week, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit seeking to unwind Parker-Hannifin's $4.3 billion consummated acquisition of Clarcor.1 This is a notable challenge for two reasons. First, it is the DOJ's first merger challenge under the Trump Administration. Second, and more importantly, the parties reported the transaction under the Read More

Broad Lessons from the Wells Fargo Report
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By: Erica Salmon Byrne

By |2017-08-24T21:06:55+00:00August 1st, 2017|Corporate Culture, Ethics & Compliance Programs|

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Compliance & Ethics Professional July 2017 edition. Last month, the Wells Fargo board released its lengthy investigative report into its sales incentive issues. Much has been written about the recent shareholder meeting, where it appeared—for a while—that some of the board would not win reelection they did), as Read More

The CRM of Ethics and Compliance
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By |2017-07-31T15:37:39+00:00July 31st, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs, Featured Expert|

Hui Chen served as the Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice’s Fraud Section. More on Chen below. Toward a New Cross-Cultural Approach for Global Organizations As a compliance officer in global corporations, I had often been on the frontlines of culture clashes, trying to implement corporate compliance requirements that were perceived Read More

Gender Diversity: The New Business Imperative for Success
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By: Aarti Maharaj

By |2017-07-05T23:29:23+00:00June 21st, 2017|Corporate Culture, Ethics & Compliance Programs|

It’s hard for today’s business person to imagine the days when the boss would actually whistle to the secretary, saying, “Hey sweetheart, bring me a cup of coffee.” But there was also a day when sexism in the office was the standard, rather than what would now seem like a boorish remnant of our less Read More

A Clear Correlation: Ethical Companies Outperform
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By |2017-06-09T19:34:48+00:00June 9th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs, Featured Expert|

For over a decade, Ethisphere has annually been recognizing companies on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Year after year, we’ve found that publicly traded companies on that list consistently outperform the markets, with firms in last year’s edition outperforming the S&P 500 by 3.3 percent. What’s the cause? The debate continues. Do these companies Read More

Effective Integration: A Practical Guide to Third Party Risk
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James E. Williams and Jill M. Williamson

By |2017-05-03T03:57:13+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

There is more to a successful Third Party Risk program than risk rankings and questionnaires. A successful program relies on buy-in at all levels and integration with existing processes and controls. If your third party risk program is administered by the legal and/ or compliance team working in a vacuum, you may be doing more Read More

SCCE’s Scottsdale Regional Conference Recap
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By: Douglas Allen

By |2017-05-03T02:26:12+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics recently returned to Arizona to host the Scottsdale regional conference. The 2017 iteration conference include an evaluation of changes in the cyber security and privacy landscape, developing an effective program in light of the FCPA pilot program, and how sales incentives impact culture. Panelists discuss effective compliance. Read More

Overcoming the Challenges of a Global Ethics and Compliance Program
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By: Ethisphere

By |2017-04-20T18:37:33+00:00April 20th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

Maintaining a domestic ethics and compliance program is challenging enough. Constantly changing laws, changes in company structure, a seemingly never-ending list of third parties; need I say more? Now multiply that exponentially for those who run global ethics and compliance programs. With limited resources yet increased demands, clearly the task at hand is not an Read More

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