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The Energy Revolution Is Underway: Is Your Company a Player?

Informed organizations in all industries are establishing carbon emissions reduction and net-zero targets. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explores how strategic conversations in the C-suite and boardroom have an important role to play. Everyone knows that reducing energy consumption is a priority. The introduction of renewables continues as costs decline. The percentage of electricity consumed through non-fossil...

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SEC Is Pushing Back Against Greenwashing; Bribery, Corruption Investigations Provide Valuable ESG Lessons

Smart firms are investing in ESG programs not just to showcase their cultural bona fides but to appeal to consumers and employees. But these programs can also heighten regulatory and reputational risk. Let’s explore some lessons ESG leaders could take from anti-bribery and anti-corruption probes. FTI Consulting’s Beth Jones, Brian Ong, Edith Wong and Michael...

We Need to Talk More About Internal Audit

We Need to Talk More About Internal Audit

Challenges facing UK public services are many — years of austerity budget cuts, the continued pandemic, cybercrime, climate change and more. Ensuring good governance in the public sector means, in part, supporting and understanding the role of internal audit. CIPFA’s Diana Melville explains why internal audit should be top of mind for all public organizations...

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GDPR and the Deemed Export Rule: Striking a Balance

U.S. law may require your company to collect employee and contractor data in a manner that on its face would run afoul of GDPR requirements in Europe. VIAVI Solutions’ Matt Silverman explains how firms can successfully perform this high-wire act. U.S. export laws regulate more than just the shipment of tangible goods from one country...

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Diverse Hiring in Financial Services: Don’t Blame Your Pipeline; Blame Your Bias.

Racial and gender diversity in the asset management industry lags notoriously behind broader workforce statistics, especially when it comes to individuals in investment positions. Illumen Capital’s Katie Twomey breaks down the issue and offers concrete recommendations for financial services organizations. We know that diverse-owned firms represent just 1.3% of the $69.1 trillion in assets under...

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Unpacking Biden’s Crypto Executive Order

Rather than an exhaustive dossier of rules and regulations providing next steps for crypto firms, President Joe Biden’s March 9 crypto executive order was more akin to “a plan to make a plan.” Timelines for feedback have been established, along with the administration’s intention to protect consumers. MirrorWeb's Harriet Christie explores what it all means...

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How to Make Friends With Your Inner Voice

Most of us have an inner voice running through our heads constantly, spewing upwards of 4,000 words per minute. Because they’re with us all the time, these inescapable voices can systematically undermine our mental health, even causing us to make foolish career decisions. Have you ever heard yourself talk in your head? If you have,...

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Enough! Bringing a Risk Lens to the Issue of Gun Violence

Turning the tide against gun violence requires new thinking. Risk management professional Judy Analco shares a possible solution, taking a page from corporate America. In a small Chicago suburb, America’s 246th birthday party was juxtaposed with a mass shooting. Like most, I was gutted at the prospect of witnessing the inconceivable pain of yet another...

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U.S. Widens Sanctions, Targets Russian Gold Production

Russia cranked up its gold production to offset previous international sanctions; now, the U.S. and a group of international allies are cutting off that particular revenue stream in an effort to hamstring Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury Department has issued additional sanctions against Russia, targeting almost 100 entities and individuals, and prohibited...

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Big Benefits of Advanced Tech for FinCrime Compliance Don’t Kick in Until Silos Are Toppled

Companies increasingly have the advanced tools to combat financial crime, but as industry specialist Sujata Dasgupta explains, the fragmented nature of financial compliance programs often means the biggest benefits remain unrealized. Financial crime is steadily rising around the globe, not just in volume but in complexity, scale and sophistication, so it’s no surprise that the...