Ethics and Compliance Training, What Gets Results?

The following interview is with Dr. Patricia Harned, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). RB: Pat, it’s a pleasure to have you join us today, and thank you for sharing your report “Ethics and Compliance Training, What Gets Results.” So, first, given the proliferation of compliance surveys and studies, why did the […]

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‘Unmasking’ Corruption

The following is an interview with Anne-Christine Wegener, co-author, “Unmasked: Corruption in the West.” RB: Dear Anne-Christine, first, thank you for taking the time to meet with me during my recent trip to Heidelberg, and I really enjoyed our exchange of perspectives over a good coffee! So, for those who might want to know more […]

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Using a Human Rights Lens to Strengthen Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

Today’s guest blog is by Sarah Altschuller. Sarah is an attorney in the Corporate Social Responsibility practice at Foley Hoag LLP, where she is the editor and primary author of the “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law” blog.  In 2017, Sarah was the only U.S.-based attorney recognized by Chambers Global in its first-ever ranking of law firms […]

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Why “one and done” FCPA due-diligence is not enough.

In part II of my interview with Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, we continue to explore findings of the Kroll-Ethisphere 2017 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. In this interview, Joe shares: The perils of ‘vetting and forgetting’ with respect to on-boarding and due-diligence. The importance of internal monitoring,  and how that responsibility needs to […]

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Joe Spinelli on Compliance Challenges & New Lines of Defense

In part one of a two part interview, Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, addresses the recent Kroll-Ethisphere Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. In this interview Joe focuses on: The need and value of internal compliance committees with subject matter experts to support the Chief Compliance Officer. The importance and necessity of having the compliance […]

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From Bottom Bunk to Top Mind

I recently had the honor of being named to Compliance Week’s list of Top Minds for 2017, earning the title of “The Great Communicator” from Bill Coffin, Donna Rice, and the CW team. If you had told me in 2012, when I was sentenced to a Federal Prison Camp as part of a Plea Agreement […]

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Promoting Ethics on the Front Line

The following post is by Guendalina Dondé, Senior Researcher, Institute of Business Ethics Encouraging employees to ‘do the right thing’ and apply their organisation’s core values is of utmost importance. How can this be achieved in practice by organisations that employ thousands of employees around the world, who might have to make difficult decisions every […]

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Can one really track the FCPA?

The following Q & A is with Harry Cassin, CEO, Recathlon LLC, the parent company of the FCPA Blog. RB: Hi Harry, first, a little about you. How did you get to the FCPA world? HC: My father is the founder and editor-in-chief of the FCPA Blog. We’ve worked together for 10 years. I’ve had an incredible opportunity […]

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Talking About Bribery in the Country Where I Bribed

I recently returned from a week in Amsterdam, addressing front-line compliance challenges, and attending several anti-corruption conferences. It was a surreal experience for me, for in 2003 I paid a “Dutch Agent approximately $15,000 based on an invoice for marketing services knowing that the Dutch agent would then pass all or some of that money […]

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The Five Levels of Building an Ethical Culture

This guest post is by Alison Taylor, Director, BSR,  and  first appeared on BSR here.  How to build and sustain an organization whose employees are happy, motivated, and ethical remains one of the most complex, elusive questions confronting business leaders. Organizational culture is determined by the interaction of systems, norms, and values, all of which influence […]

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