2023 Editorial Calendar



Monthly topics are subject to change. Send topic ideas, pitches and draft articles to editor@corporatecomplianceinsights.com.


The 2023 forecast

What should compliance, risk and ethics professionals expect in the year to come? Consider:

  • Regulatory changes
  • New laws
  • Technological innovation
  • Market trends

NEWSLETTER DATES: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26


Today’s compliant workplace

The modern office is a minefield of compliance, ethics and risk management issues. Among the topics we cover in this area are:

  • Work-from-home vs. return-to-office
  • Worker classification
  • Company culture
  • FMLA
  • Personal communication apps

NEWSLETTER DATES: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23


State of compliance careers

Let’s face it: Work sucks. But for compliance professionals, it’s often even tougher, as they navigate both internal and external pressures — and keep up with an often-rapid regulatory clip. Topic areas here include:

  • Personal liability (the Yates memo)
  • Conflicts & overlap with other functions
  • Employment and salary trends
  • Stress & burnout

NEWSLETTER DATES: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30


Vendor/technology selection & management

Every vendor claims their tech will change your life, but choosing and integrating a new widget into a company’s compliance and risk management process is easier said than done. Possible topics in this area include:

  • Data analytics
  • Budgeting & challenges for small businesses
  • Onboarding
  • Conflicts of interest
  • AI and machine learning

NEWSLETTER DATES: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27



Modern boards of directors have an ever-expanding portfolio of responsibilities, including exploring the role of the board itself. Topic areas we want to explore include:

  • Board member screening & selection
  • Reporting structures & conflict with compliance
  • Shareholder activism
  • Evolving role of boards
  • Training & onboarding

NEWSLETTER DATES: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25


Third-party risk

Assessing and mitigating risks posed by third parties, whether vendors, partners or potential merger targets, is a vital component of risk and compliance. Topics under this broad umbrella could include:

  • Supply chain risk
  • Human trafficking
  • Conflict minerals
  • Beneficial ownership
  • Due diligence

NEWSLETTER DATES: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


Tackling training

The best-laid compliance plans are all for naught if team members aren’t adequately trained on them. Here’s a look at some of the topics we’ll cover under this umbrella:

  • Employee handbooks
  • Gamification of training
  • Ambassador programs
  • Codes of conduct

NEWSLETTER DATES: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27


DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion)

Building workplaces that reflect the real world can’t happen on accident, and the DEI movement has gained full buy-in from Corporate America in just the past handful of years. Here are some DEI topics to consider:

  • Neurodiversity
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • The evolving role of DEI officers
  • Reputation risk
  • Shareholder activism
  • Social media risk
  • Avoiding tokenism

NEWSLETTER DATES: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31



It’s a big tent to be sure, and almost all corporate compliance and risk management programs can be boiled down to encouraging ethical behavior (and punishing unethical behavior). Some of the attractions under this big tent are:

  • Tone at the top
  • Behavioral science
  • Cognitive biases
  • Culture of ethics
  • Ethical leadership
  • Nepotism

NEWSLETTER DATES: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28


Speak Up culture

For years, compliance and ethics leaders have told employees “If you see something, say something.” But seeing and saying something doesn’t mean wrongdoing is punished. Topics related to Speak Up culture could include:

  • Incident reporting & management
  • SEC bounties & fines
  • Retaliation
  • Trends & research

NEWSLETTER DATES: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26


Politics & compliance

Compliance is compliance is compliance — or is it? The intersection of politics and compliance is increasingly a troubling area for those in the ethics and compliance community. Topics here include:

  • State vs. federal policies
  • Presidential administration changes
  • Election & campaign finance
  • Social justice movements & protest

NEWSLETTER DATES: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 (no newsletter the week of Thanksgiving)


Disaster preparedness

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that businesses need to be prepared for unforeseen issues of all stripes, from natural disasters to viruses to violence. Topics under this umbrella include:

  • Succession planning
  • Disaster response
  • Crisis communications
  • Workplace violence

NEWSLETTER DATES: 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 (no newsletter the week of Christmas)