VIDEO: How Can We Reduce the Gap Between Ethics & Business Practices?

In Part III of my interview with Dr. Caterina Bulgarella, we talk about her work, published by SAI Global, “Predicting Risk, A Strategic Culture Framework for the C-Suite.” In this interview, we address the following issues: What is ‘ethical ownership’ and ‘ethical capacity,’ and what should they mean to us as compliance leaders? How does ‘ownership’ […]

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VIDEO: What happens when there’s a gap between stated values and actual values?

In part one of a three-part video series, I am honored to interview Dr. Caterina Bulgarella, where we address her work, published by SAI Global, Predicting Risk, A Strategic Culture Framework for the C-Suite. For those not familiar with Caterina’s work and background, Caterina is a culture architect and ethics advisor who collaborates with SAI Global. […]

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Often, The Best Compliance Presentations Are After The Compliance Presentation

Over the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of presenting to and engaging with, compliance and commercial leaders in some wonderful venues including Prague, Malta, and Dubai, as well as Miami, Houston, and Dallas, back at home. It was an incredible three weeks, where I had the opportunity to exchange perspectives with compliance, […]

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Tenacity: What’s your word?

I recently had the chance to sit and have a ‘fireside chat’ with Dixon Terry, Vice-President, Compliance, at Shire Pharmaceuticals, during their Global Leadership Meeting. We talked about a lot of issues, exchanging perspectives on how we can all be better sensitized and aware of the subtle influences on our behaviors and decision making. It […]

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Moving Back In-House to Move Compliance to the Next Generation

The following interview is with Nicole Rose, Head of Risk and Compliance, Uniting Resources NSW and ACT. As you may recall, Nicole and I co-produced the anti-bribery training animation, “Why We Say Yes,” of which the trailer can be found here.  RB: So, Nicole, I heard you have changed roles, so why the change? NR: Richard, as you […]

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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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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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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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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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A China Compliance Diary

When my supervision (probation) ended in January 2017, the US District Court in DC released my passport, and I could once again travel internationally.  And with that milestone, a note of thanks to all the international event organizers, from London to Shanghai, that have been so patient and cooperative in bringing in my experience and […]

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