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November 20, 2014
Corruption, Risk and Business Strategy. Which One Manages the Others?

  • Richard Bistrong



  • Richard Bistrong interviews Alan Kennedy, Partner with Gibson Kennedy & Company, a Toronto-based consulting firm, speaker and co-author of The Alpha Strategies, which explores the eight strategies common to all organizations and provides a different approach to test and communicate strategy for nonprofits and for-profit companies alike....

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    November 18, 2014

  • James Bone


  • Put a dozen leaders in a room, set them to the task of defining risk management and you'll quickly find that when it comes to risk, most of us are speaking different...

    map of cairo
    November 14, 2014
    Managing Country Risk

  • Jim DeLoach



  • There are a myriad of risks to take into account when doing business abroad. Multinationals necessarily face a broader range of risks than smaller organizations do, therefore their risk management practices must be more robust. They must continually assess political landscapes, trends in similar countries and exposure to confiscation, among other concerns....

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    November 19, 2014
    Understanding and Reducing Business Travel Risks for Employees

  • Mike Kelly



  • Companies doing business internationally face a great deal of risks and challenges. This article explores the necessity of accounting for employees' health and safety while they travel abroad. Having international insurance coverage may not be enough. Here, Mike Kelly addresses ways to reduce travel risk and ensure your staff are protected both stateside and overseas....

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    November 17, 2014
    Supplier Risk Management – Interconnected Processes

  • Thomas Fox



  • The processes driving large-scale change are necessarily interconnected. The same can be said for the processes involved in risk management within the supplier chain. Tom Fox outlines six overarching steps for effectively identifying and mitigating supplier risks -- one leading feeding directly into the next -- in order to maintain anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance among third parties....

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    November 14, 2014
    Politics and the FCPA

  • Michael Volkov



  • The country has been whipped into political frenzy in the past few weeks, with the midterm elections looming, last-minute attacks flying, Republicans rejoicing as results poured in and Democrats lamenting the shift in power in the Senate and House. But we compliance practitioners can rest easy, no matter our political leanings; not much will change when it comes to FCPA enforcement....

    sales growth
    November 13, 2014
    Don’t Get Testy with Salespeople

  • Linda Henman



  • When you go to hire sales staff, keep in mind that no test can give you a clear picture of their abilities or hint at the successes they can achieve for your company. For salespeople, the best predictor of future results actually does lie in past performance. Linda Henman outlines today exactly why you shouldn't give prospective sales hires assessment tests....



    roulette
    November 12, 2014
    Be a Control Freak When it comes to Your Enterprise Content

  • Glen Segal



  • We hold our most valuable possessions under lock and key, safe from criminals who would take them from us. Then why are we - individuals and corporations both - so lax with our data, which if stolen could do us such great harm? Many companies store data with cloud service providers without a great grasp on the risks to compliance of doing so....

    Chicken Parmesan
    November 11, 2014
    Risk Appetite and Chicken Parmesan

  • Matt Shinkman



  • Developing a risk appetite statement may not be your favorite task, but try to think of it as pulling together your favorite recipe. You'll serve as the primary ingredient, with the remaining components -- binding agents, critical "seasonings" and the like -- represented by other key stakeholders and contributors. The very notion takes on a different flavor then....

    film reels
    November 10, 2014
    LRN 308 – Creative Ways to Liven Up Your Ethics and Compliance Program

  • Michael Bramnick



  • Some of the risk areas in any ethics and compliance program are very serious: sexual harassment, financial fraud, etc. But the programs themselves don't have to be dull and drab. There's no reason that education around ethics and compliance can't be interactive, engaging and even entertaining. Make your E&C program relevant by helping staff really connect with the topics....

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    November 10, 2014
    Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Brazil Heats Up Against Individuals

  • Matteson Ellis



  • The winds of change have reached Brazil, and it's fast becoming clear that the Brazilian government is putting the kibosh on corruption there. Violations of the Clean Companies Act have yet to bring about enforcement actions, but meanwhile, authorities are prosecuting individuals. Here, Matteson Ellis covers three high-profile cases and considers what they may portend....

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    flight checklist
    November 13, 2014
    Replace Seat-of-the-Pants Flying With a More Systematic Approach

  • Jim Nortz



  • Taking to the skies or trying to land without first running through a flight checklist may mean you don't get where you're going at all, but instead wind up somewhere between your departure and arrival destinations, surrounded by plane wreckage. As with piloting an aircraft, leading a company is a complex business and one that requires a methodical, systematic approach....

    tacoma narrows
    November 12, 2014

  • Thomas Fox


  • A tongue-in-cheek bit of discourse from Tom Fox on the wealth of information provided us on the FCPA at literally zero cost, and how FCPA practition...

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    November 11, 2014
    The Year of the Anti-Corruption Whistleblower: Who Will Blow Their Whistle Next in Asia?

  • Wendy Wysong



  • The number of whistleblower reports to the SEC out of China has increased more than five fold in the past three years. And with recent enactments in India and China of Dodd-Frank-like whistleblower protection laws, that figure will surely continue to grow. For companies doing business in Asia, don't delay another minute in responding to complaints internally. ...

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    watch your step
    November 7, 2014
    The Hardest Risk to Avoid

  • James Bone



  • You can't plan for the risks that haven't even crossed your mind. What's often not explored after the fact, though, is why we didn't see issues coming -- shouldn't we have been on the lookout? Isn't that the duty of those of us in risk management? James Bone outlines a more encompassing approach to risk management, one that takes into account high-level decision making....

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    November 7, 2014

  • Thomas Fox



  • The San Francisco Giants grasped their third World Series win in five years last week. In the course of the championship, the team demonstrated what many compliance practitioners know to be true: that compliance and strategy make good bedfellows. When a company or sports team, as the case may be, is armed with both, they're primed for success at the highest levels....

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    November 6, 2014

  • Patrick Taylor



  • To get ahead of -- or get a handle on -- purchasing card fraud, your company needs a two-pronged approach: a cross-system view of expenses and an ongoing, consistent analysis of card transactions. If left unchecked, credit card fraud can run rampant in your organization. It's astounding how many workers justify risky purchases or blatant p-card misuse......

    exploding earth
    November 5, 2014

  • Joanne ODonnell



  • Australia has recently abolished the carbon tax and the full implications of the change have yet to be seen. Will its neighbor, New Zealand, follow suit? Will other countries? While we wait to see what the fallout looks like, Aussie businesses have matters to attend to -- not the least of which pertain to compliance with reporting obligations and passing savings on to customers....

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    November 5, 2014
    The Latest Trends in the Russian Clinical Trials Process from an Anticorruption Standpoint

  • Michael A. Tooshi



  • The number of clinical trials taking place in Russia is rising, and fast. More than 20 countries initiated studies there in Q2 alone, and the U.S. leads the pack, right after Russia. And while there are certainly regulations governing the process, and a host of authorities involved throughout the process, there are yet risks for any foreign parties conducting trials in Russia....

    data transfer
    November 4, 2014
    The Future of Data Analytics: From Cleaning Up the Trash to Managing Risk

  • Manji Matharu



  • Data analytics can be key in predicting fraud, preventing it and minimizing risk. Assuming, of course, that the data being captured is accurate. Herein lies the importance of controls. Without controls in place, you may be working with junk data -- which would ultimately lead to junk decisions. With global mobile data skyrocketing, it's imperative that your organization be armed with accurate data....

    medical device
    November 3, 2014
    CAPA & Internal Audits: A Medical Device Manufacturer’s Best Friend

  • Mohan Ponnudurai



  • In manufacturing, design issues are expected to some degree, but when it's medical devices being produced as opposed to televisions, for instance, the stakes are much higher when something goes wrong. Naturally, the FDA keeps a close eye on medical device manufacturers, but these organizations can beat them to the punch with a strong CAPA system in place....

    business ethics
    November 3, 2014
    The Important Distinction Between Ethics and Compliance

  • Michael Volkov



  • Compliance alone isn't enough, says Michael Volkov. Compliance alone is the bare minimum; fostering an ethical culture takes your compliance program to the next level, requiring little besides commitment. And there's the payoff, of course... employees want to work for companies that operate with integrity, and clients want to do business with ethical organizations....