VW: The Challenge of Whistleblowing

The following guest post is by Wendy Addison. A hand shot up from the lecture hall:  ‘I don’t understand’, a young economics undergraduate said, looking perplexed, ‘surely a company’s executives would want to know about unethical practices in the organisation?’ I was lecturing on Corporate Governance at Warwick Business School, and had just introduced the […]

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VIDEO: The Terrain of Global Anti-Bribery Compliance Challenges

In the second part of their interview, Alison Taylor, Director of advisory services at BSR, a non-profit consultancy and company network focused on sustainability and CSR, and James Cohen, an expert on anti-corruption, international development, and security sector reform, share their reflections on a co-authored blog piece titled “An Organizational Response to Global Compliance Challenges.” […]

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VIDEO: Hyper-Transparency and Corporate Anti-Corruption

In part one of a two part interview, Alison Taylor, Director of advisory services at BSR, a non-profit consultancy and company network focused on sustainability and CSR, and James Cohen, an expert on anti-corruption, international development, and security sector reform, share their personal views of how recent data leaks have impacted our awareness of global corruption issues, and […]

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An Organizational Response to Global Compliance Challenges

The following is part II of a guest post by Alison Taylor and James Cohen. Part I can be found here.  A consensus has emerged as to what an effective anti-corruption compliance program looks like – its components and success factors. At the same time, it has become clear that compliance programs don’t exist in […]

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Global Trends and Business Ethics

The following is part one of a two-part guest post by Alison Taylor and James Cohen. 2016 is only half-complete, but it’s already been a pivotal year in ethics and compliance. The Panama Papers and Unaoil data leaks have ushered in a transformed transparency environment. Due diligence approaches have come under particular pressure as it […]

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Compliance Meaningfulness: Hard to Achieve, Easy to Destroy

In an article titled, What Makes Work Meaningful- Or Meaningless by Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden (MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2016),  the authors focus upon what makes our work meaningful, with research conducted across multiple industries and responsibilities. While their findings are presented as relevant to the overall workforce, the compliance implications are significant and […]

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Father’s Day and Compliance?

I really never thought much about the connection until I read an article (on Father’s Day) in the June 2016 Issue of the Harvard Business Review, Managing the High Intensity Workplace (link here), by Erin Reid and Lakshmi Ramarajan. The article lays out the challenge from the start, in how employees, under the pressure to […]

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Can you teach anti-corruption?

The following interview is with Elena Helmer, Director, Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) Programme, International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). Q: Elena, you are director of IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) program. For those who might not be familiar with IACA, can you tell us more about it? Why and when did it start, and what is […]

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How can we bring whistleblowers forward?

The following is an interview with Sylvain Mansotte, Co-Founder & CEO, Whispli. RB: Sylvain, thanks for this interview. Perhaps you can tell us a little about your background? SM: Thank you,  Richard.  I am originally from France and moved with my family to Australia in 2005.  I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have incredible experience […]

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Arrested Development: Fighting fraud & corruption in international aid

The following interview is with Oliver May. RB: Oliver, you’ve been specialising in how corruption affects aid organisations. Perhaps you could tell us a little about your background and how you got into that? OM: It would be a pleasure, Richard. I was the head of counter-fraud for the international aid agency Oxfam GB, where […]

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