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Broad Lessons from the Wells Fargo Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance: Peeking Through the Windows

By: Aarti Maharaj

By |2017-04-05T17:09:22+00:00April 5th, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

Twentieth-century philosopher Albert Schweitzer said: “The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.” As evidenced by the notorious actions of Enron and Bernie Madoff in the decades at the beginning of the current century, his words ring truer today than ever before. Gone are the days Read More

A Chat with Accenture’s General Counsel on Accountability and Transparency

By: Ethisphere

By |2017-04-05T14:35:30+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Ethics & Compliance Programs|

While Accenture rapidly rotates its business to “the New” – digital, cloud and security-related services – corporate citizenship remains central to its vision to improve the way the world works and lives, from closing employment gaps to advancing client sustainability to accelerating gender equality in the workforce. Now, the company is gearing up to issue Read More

Tax Audits: Improving Compliance and Reducing the Tax Gap

By: Ahmed Abdelhalim and Rajendra Bhika

By |2017-05-03T02:46:01+00:00March 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

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