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Creating a Culture of Ethics & Compliance in the Workplace

Posted by - October 5, 2018
4 Tips to Help Build a Healthy Culture No matter your industry, your long-term success as a company strongly correlates to how well you’ve managed to define your ethics and compliance, both inside and outside the organizational structure. A mistake made by many businesses – small or large – is…
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Treat Regulatory Compliance as an Opportunity, Not a Threat

Posted by - September 24, 2018
Maintaining a Competitive Edge in the Banking Industry Compliance professionals know it well: the organizations that embrace compliance and adopt a culture of ethics absolutely reap the benefits from a business perspective. John Freeman, Chief Legal Officer at Tata Communications, discusses why a positive approach to compliance is essential. Regulatory…
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A New Way of Thinking About Ethics and Culture

Posted by - August 16, 2018
The Business Case for a Strong Culture of Ethics Culture and ethics are all the rage in management theory and compliance discussions, but we never see them discussed as absolutely dependent on one another. If the ethics of the organization aren’t right, the culture will never be right. We explore this…
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Where Are Boards of Directors When Ethics Oversight is Involved?

Posted by - August 1, 2018
The Value of a “Built In” vs. “Bolted On” E&C Program Ethics and compliance are far too often neglected by boards of directors at big firms, even though it’s settled law and policy that boards of directors are required to oversee company compliance. In fact, a survey of 26 past…
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Steering the Sales Strategy Toward Compliance

Posted by - July 24, 2018
Why Teaching Compliance Isn’t Sufficient Sales teams live and die on incentives. And there’s nothing wrong with that per se, but consider what’s at risk when incentives push sales reps in the wrong way. Valerie Charles, Chief Strategy Officer at GAN Integrity, examines the compliance challenges organizations face in encouraging…
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Using Culture to Manage Complexity and Ethical Risk

Posted by - July 18, 2018
An Introduction to the Strategic Culture Framework The high complexity and rapid change organizations face today make it more difficult for people to make sound decisions. Ethical behavior is highly influenced by the context in which people operate. This is why organizations must re-architect the context (culture) in which employees…
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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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Workplace Dynamic: How Disrespect Can Quickly Become Harassment

Posted by - October 30, 2017
EEOC’s New Civility Training Shows How Thin The Line Really Is Workplace harassment has dominated the headlines of late. NAVEX Global Vice President Ingrid Fredeen discusses the importance of culture and training, and how incivility has been described as “the gateway drug” to harassment in the workplace. The Equal Employment…
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The Slippery Slope to an Eroded Culture of Compliance

Posted by - September 20, 2017
“Broken Windows” and Employee Misconduct The broken windows theory proposed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling links disorder to subsequent occurrences of serious crime. Michael Volkov suggests it can be applied in a corporate setting as well. Anytime employee misconduct goes unpunished, more bad behavior is likely to spring…
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Protecting Your Corporate Culture

Posted by - September 8, 2017
The Objective of Due Diligence There is immense benefit to thoroughly vetting third parties, and it goes far beyond avoiding enforcement actions from the likes of the SEC, DOJ and other regulatory agencies. When you do business with risky suppliers and vendors domestically or abroad, you put your organization’s reputation…
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France Cracks Down on Corruption with New Law

Posted by - August 30, 2017
Bienvenue, Sapin II The introduction of Sapin II adds to the growing list of laws aimed to reduce corporate corruption. While these laws are important and beneficial, they cannot improve corporate culture to the extent that high-quality ethics and compliance programs do. To that end, every organization should prioritize internal ethical…
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Setting the Tone: No Back Seat for the CEO

Posted by - August 24, 2017
How the CEO Can Best Support Compliance Keeping a tight rein on compliance is the name of the game for every business entity, whether early-stage, family-owned or large multinational. And – while it’s the CEO who ultimately sets the tone – the culture of compliance has a strong foundation in…