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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VIDEO: How To Have A Wildy Successful Career in Compliance (Part I)

In part one of our two-part interview, Kristy Grant-Hart, CEO, Spark Compliance Consulting, shares her perspective on starting and/or growing a career in compliance, as related in her recent book, How To Have a Wildly Successful Career in Compliance (available here).In this interview, Kristy addresses: 1. Why did she decide to write this book? 2. Is technology is […]

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The IACA Compliance Benchmark Project

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) based in Laxenburg/ Vienna, Austria has recently launched its Corporate Compliance Program – Benchmark Project, supported by the Siemens Integrity initiative. This non-profit project is aimed to overcome deficiencies in the knowledge of anti-corruption compliance programmes as they effectively operate the private sector. The project aims at creating a permanent, […]

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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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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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