A New Resource for Corporate Counsel

Posted by - June 2, 2017
Today we share an interview between CCI’s own Maurice Gilbert and Bloomberg Law’s VP and GM of Corporate, Tech & IP, Alex Butler. Alex chats with Maurice about the future of compliance and ethics programs and how Bloomberg’s new Corporate Practice Center can help in-house counsel manage a variety of…
Lack of ethics leads to loss of trust at Wells Fargo

Mary Poppins, Corporate Culture and the Board

Posted by - October 13, 2016
The latest massive corporate scandal has been brought to you by Wells Fargo. After news broke that thousands of Wells Fargo employees have been creating fraudulent customer accounts for years, the bank has all but lost the public’s trust. The CEO blames rogue employees, but the real culprit here is…
improving risk management for better governance and more

Why Improve Risk Management?

Posted by - October 12, 2016
Enhancing any key business function is a wise decision, but risk management is particularly critical. Driving continuous improvement there could make your organization more agile and better prepared to manage surprises. And it could position the firm as an industry pacesetter. Jim DeLoach makes a strong case for improving enterprise…
Minimizing risk by assessing culture and governance

The Value of Auditing Corporate Culture

Posted by - September 21, 2016
The profession of internal audit is evolving. Its role within organizations across the globe is expanding to address the changing risks companies are now facing and provide assurance regarding board members’ biggest concerns. This article addresses the importance of paying close attention to corporate culture.
A culture of ethics is established not by words, but behaviors

Outrageous Compliance, Part 5

Posted by - May 18, 2016
No corporate executive (who wants to keep his job) would deny the need for strong financial controls, business ethics, and risk management. But as the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words. The climate executives set is based on more than the mission statement. An organization’s approach to ERM…
is your organization guilty of these risk management missteps?

5 More Common Risk Management Failures

Posted by - May 2, 2016
There are a host of ways enterprise risk management can fall short. Jim DeLoach explores five of the most common failures, along with various indicators that could signal a coming failure. If you see your organization reflected in this article, consider this your wake-up call.
beware culture traps

Are You Creating Your Own Culture Traps?

Posted by - April 8, 2016
Like it or not, an organization’s senior leadership is responsible for the company’s culture. It’s the decisions made by the top brass that establish tone, foster accountability (or finger-pointing) and either reward the status quo or incentivize risk-taking. Leaders who play it too safe and can’t make the tough calls…

Best of 2015: Defining the 5 Lines of Defense

Posted by - December 30, 2015
Rather than segregating risk management responsibilities into their own silo, making them the purview of only a select few, companies would benefit greatly from an integrated approach in which every person in the organization is responsible to some extent in managing risk. Jim DeLoach presents a method involving five distinct…

Optimize Business Performance by Becoming a “Conscious Capitalist”

Posted by - November 3, 2015
Contrary to popular opinion, there are real, measureable financial benefits to running a “nice guy” business. Jim Nortz explains what it means to be a conscious capitalist, outlines the four tenets firms practicing conscious capitalism follow and provides a roadmap to the type of success its practitioners enjoy. Starbucks, Honda,…