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4 C’s to Increase the Value of Internal Audit

Posted by - July 20, 2018
Ensuring the Effectiveness of a Risk-Based Audit Plan Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explores how to bolster internal audit’s efforts in providing recommendations that are strong, actionable and in keeping with the board’s expectations. We’ve always believed that boards should ensure that their organizations maximize the full potential of internal audit. There…
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Organizations Increase Compliance Training for Boards Following High-Profile Sexual Harassment Scandals

Posted by - July 19, 2018
Training for boards jumps by nearly 30 percent compared with 2017 findings, but major training gaps persist despite a volatile ethics and compliance environment Portland, OR (July 19, 2018) – Leading ethics and compliance software and services company NAVEX Global® today announced the release of findings from its 2018 Training Benchmark Report.…
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The Danger of Rumors of Bribery and Corruption

Posted by - July 6, 2018
The Actual and Potential Impacts of Allegations Corporate boards may be due for a rude awakening; they’d be well-advised to assess the harm allegations of corruption and other unethical conduct can do to their company’s share price, including its market capitalization. Corporate directors and officers are under three general legal…
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Top Risks Facing General Counsel in 2018

Posted by - March 30, 2018
Common Concerns for CLOs In the past, the law department was positioned solely as advisors on legal problems, but this year brings the chief legal officer’s role as a key business strategist to the forefront. While chief legal officers and general counsel work for companies of varying sizes within different…
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Often-Overlooked Factors in Risk Management

Posted by - February 23, 2018
Driving Down Risk, From the Cubicle to the C-Suite Effective employee engagement and reporting is key to accountability and effective risk management. So why are we not paying more attention to how today’s workforce prefers to communicate? with co-author Jay R. Taylor, CEO of EagleNext Advisors We are entering an…
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The Auditor’s Role in Advancing Communications

Posted by - October 26, 2017
Part 3 in a Series Exploring the “Auditor of the Future” In this series, Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach and Brian Christensen have put forth 20 potential ways the Chief Audit Executive or internal audit lead can advance his or her relationship with the audit committee. Parts 1 and 2 focused on…
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Risk Management: Avoiding Blind Spots

Posted by - October 2, 2017
Addressing the Bias Problem Though virtually every involved party was at fault to some degree, bias on multiple fronts was largely the cause of the 2008 financial crisis. Given that bias in risk management can result in a disastrous event such as this one, protecting against biases is critical. Jim…
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5 Ways to Elevate the Board’s Oversight of Compliance

Posted by - September 29, 2017
Expanding the View to Include Culture Does your organization view compliance as a “check the box” exercise? Many companies do. Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, feels differently and shares five ways a board can start broadening its view – and management’s view – of compliance to…
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The Top 5 Mistakes Boards Make in Overseeing Compliance

Posted by - September 15, 2017
How to Avoid Costly Missteps Russell Reynolds Associates’ Cynthia Dow and Anthony Goodman, compliance and board experts, interviewed leading chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, former investigators and board directions to under the biggest compliance missteps boards make. with co-author Anthony Goodman We can all easily recount a recent compliance…
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Fed to Lessen Supervisory Expectations on Boards

Posted by - September 6, 2017
Proposed Guidance for Banks and Holdings Companies In August, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve published proposed guidance on certain supervisory expectations for Boards of Directors of banks and holding companies. The proposed guidance would attempt to clarify the process that Federal Reserve examiners and supervisory staff should…
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Activists’ Expanding Influence in M&As

Posted by - August 8, 2017
Corporate Governance and M&A in the Age of the Activist Activist campaigns and predictions are dominating the headlines this year as shareholders are calling for changes at companies across the globe. With this constant flow of shareholder activity, governance has climbed up the priority list for corporate boards — particularly…