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The Compliance Week Podcast Archive

Compliance Week regularly chats with executives, lawyers, auditors, regulators, consultants and other people in the know, to hear their thoughts about the latest compliance and corporate governance issues. The archive of those podcasts is available below to Compliance Week subscribers; simply click on the headline to download the audio file.

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Podcast: What Boards Need to Know About Social Compliance

March 24, 2014

Conflict minerals, human trafficking, and unsafe factory conditions are all reasons why social compliance programs are vital for companies with supply chains that extend to the developing world, says Adam Carrel, a sustainability expert with audit firm EY. In this week's podcast, he discusses risk-based approaches to improve worker conditions, protect brand reputation, and prevent costly compliance issues in the aftermath of a disaster.

Podcast: Buyer Beware as EPA Targets Biofuel Credit Fraud

March 17, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on fraud in the marketplace for renewable energy credits, underscoring the need for the nation's fuel refiners to exercise greater due diligence. In our latest podcast, we talk to EPA attorney Jeff Kodish and Doug Parker, director of the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, about such fraud and what companies can do to protect themselves.

Podcast: How Bribery Can Devastate Employee Morale

March 03, 2014

In our latest podcast, we talk to George Serafeim, an assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, about his ongoing research on the ways bribery can damage a company, including hits to its reputation, relations with regulators, and employee morale.

Podcast: Hallmarks of an Effective Corporate Compliance Program

February 24, 2014

In our latest podcast, Kevin Abikoff, who chairs the law firm Hughes Hubbard's anti-corruption and internal investigations group in Washington, discusses a new, 432-page report on global anti-bribery efforts he and his colleagues compiled, and how it informed their advice for having an effective corporate compliance program.

Podcast: Allure of Frontier Markets Comes With Corruption Risks

February 18, 2014

In our latest podcast, Lauren Resnick, a partner with law firm Baker & Hostetler and a former federal prosecutor, discusses the challenges and heightened corruption risks of doing business in emerging markets, including countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe, which are enticing to global companies.

Podcast: How Intel Purged Conflict Minerals From its Supply Chain

January 21, 2014

In our latest podcast, Gary Niekerk, Intel's director of corporate citizenship, discusses his company's recent announcement that all its microprocessors are free of conflict minerals and the challenges of its smelter-based approach. He offers advice for companies struggling with the fast-approaching SEC deadline for disclosing conflict minerals audits.

Podcast: Privacy Concerns Could Change How the Internet is Regulated

December 30, 2013

The United States has long held dominance over the rules and regulations that govern corporate use of the Internet. Spying revelations could change all that. In our latest podcast, Stephen Bonner, a partner at KPMG, discusses how European privacy regulation could put U.S. companies at a global disadvantage.

Podcast: eBay on How Technology and Data Can Transform Regulation

December 02, 2013

In this week's podcast, Brian Bieron, executive director of global public policy for eBay, discusses the company's call for regulators to take a more technology and data-driven approach to regulatory efforts, how the payments industry has evolved, and the next Big Data push, which could become known as "Know Your Customer 2.0."

Podcast: As Financial Firms Flock to Cloud Services, Risks Emerge

November 11, 2013

A recent PwC survey found that 71 percent of banks and financial services firms will invest more in cloud services by the end of 2013—four times the number that did so last year. In this week's podcast, Julien Courbe, PwC's financial services technology leader, discusses the trend, the inherent risks, and why some are turning to the "private cloud."

Podcast: World Cup, Olympics May Test Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law

November 04, 2013

In this week's podcast, Peter Spivack, a member of the law firm Hogan Lovells' International Bribery and Corruption Task Force, discusses Brazil's tough new anti-corruption law and the compliance challenges companies may face as they consider sponsorships or other associations with the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016.
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