Aly McDevitt is Data & Research Journalist at Compliance Week. She has a background in education and college consulting. Prior to teaching, she was an editor/author at Thomson Reuters, where she reported on private equity and venture capital activity in emerging markets and edited content on international business, legal, and regulatory developments.
CW2023 panel: Taking on the corporate culture monster
A trio of panelists offered a framework and strategy for embedding ethical culture into organizations at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
Great connector Bill Burtis celebrated by colleagues as CCO of the Year
Bill Burtis, affable chief compliance officer of networking and cybersecurity solutions company Juniper Networks, was named CCO of the Year at the 2023 Excellence in Compliance Awards.
Chapter 4: Customers’ cooperation key to Flex’s 2030 sustainability strategy
Reaching a meeting of the minds with customers is essential to Flex achieving its long-term goals. The company’s president of manufacturing and services discusses its investment in sustainability solutions and progress to be made in remanufacturing.
Chapter 3: Criticality of preferred suppliers in supporting Flex’s sustainability efforts
Reducing Scope 3 emissions can’t be done without buy-in from critical suppliers. Flex’s VP of procurement and supply chain management discusses the company’s work two years into its stated sustainability commitments.
Chapter 2: ‘All in the same family’: How Flex’s 100-plus facilities align on sustainability
The global sustainability team at Flex is “the connectors” across the enterprise, said program head Barjouth Aguilar. Company leaders share observations, strategies, and technologies driving their coordinated sustainability efforts.
Chapter 1: New Flex CEO drives renewed focus on sustainability
The year Revathi Advaithi came on board as chief executive officer of Flex proved to be a hinge point for the global manufacturer’s sustainability strategy as it set science-based targets to hit by 2030.
Survey: Tech key to compliance in changing data privacy landscape
Respondents to a survey from Compliance Week and Exterro largely said they were confident their organizations are meeting regulatory requirements regarding data privacy despite evidence their data retention policies and procedures are outdated.
Cloud ‘not a silver bullet’ for security
A panel of cyber experts and a chief compliance officer in financial services discussed the business risks, threat vectors, and vendor ‘gotchas’ associated with transitioning to a cloud provider at CW’s virtual Cyber Risk & Data Privacy Summit.
Book review: Why revamping procurement benefits business—and compliance
In “Profit from the Source,” four Boston Consulting Group thought leaders argue why procurement should be shaping corporate strategy, not just supporting it. Author Daniel Weise tells Compliance Week why such a transformation would elevate compliance, too.
Learning from Wells Fargo: How Best Buy launched its enterprise risk and compliance function
Todd Hartman, general counsel and chief risk officer of Best Buy, shares the catalyst behind revamping the retailer’s second line of defense and the lasting benefits of separating compliance from legal.
TPRM Summit: How to successfully implement data analytics
A panel of experts at CW’s virtual TPRM and Oversight Summit offered a how-to primer on using data analytics to monitor third-party risk while also highlighting some caveats to implementation.
‘A profound sense of loss’: Inside Elon Musk’s Twitter culture teardown
Former and current Twitter employees share insights into the state of the social media company’s “toxic” culture and “morose, fearful” atmosphere since Elon Musk stepped on the scene.
‘Ethical Machines’ breaks down AI ethical risk mitigation planning
It’s only a matter of time before regulators legislate how companies vet artificial intelligence. Ethicist Reid Blackman’s new book, “Ethical Machines,” advises companies on how to implement AI ethical risk mitigation strategies and avoid regulatory, legal, and reputational fallout.
Real talk: How Best Buy manages challenges of DEI goals
Two years into its diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan, Best Buy leaders attended Compliance Week’s National Conference to discuss—in a refreshingly blunt manner—the retailer’s learnings.
Conviction, moral fortitude define Lifetime Achievement winner Tamar Frankel
Tamar Frankel’s 50-year career as a law professor at Boston University more than satisfies her being honored for Lifetime Achievement at the 2022 Excellence in Compliance Awards. Yet, to limit the scope of Frankel’s accomplishments to her academic career would be a massive oversight.
Put principles to practice with ‘Bias Interrupted’
Legal scholar Joan Williams’s book delivers an avalanche of evidence-based research on structural biases in the workplace and teaches how to course correct broken systems over time by interrupting basic business functions now.
CW National 2022 Q&A: Todd Hartman on intersection of DEI and compliance
Todd Hartman, EVP, general counsel and chief risk officer at Best Buy, previews his panel titled, “The Intersection of DEI & Compliance & Ethics—Lessons Learned from Best Buy’s Journey,” at CW’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. from May 16-18.
Closing the data risk gap: How technology enables data protection
Legal and compliance teams ranked data privacy and cybersecurity threats the No. 1 biggest risk entering 2022. Further survey results reveal roadblocks to organizations’ proactive compliance.
‘Anti-Racist Leadership’ demystifies DEI for intentional leaders
Many business leaders wish to be better stewards of diversity, equity, and inclusion at their organizations. James and Krista White’s “Anti-Racist Leadership” debuts a rare playbook for instigating cultural transformation and making DEI an engine of business performance.
The moral of Elizabeth Holmes’s story: Focus on facts, not facades
The depiction of Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu miniseries “The Dropout” bears out the tendency to filter judgment of the Theranos founder through the lens of her gender—but it’s her actions that should matter.