All Compliance & Ethics articles

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    Managing global compliance expectations at the Golden Arches

    2017-10-11T08:45:00Z

    Haydee Ortiz Olinger reflects on her 31 years as McDonald’s global compliance chief and what lessons she learned from her crucial role at the fast food giant.

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    Empathy might be the secret ingredient your compliance program needs

    2016-07-11T17:45:00Z

    Being a great compliance officer requires more than strong analytical skills and acumen. It requires soft skills like emotional intelligence, too, since compliance is ultimately all about people.

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    Blind moviegoers file suit for being left in the dark

    2016-02-22T15:15:00Z

    It’s the kind of legal case that causes groans across social media these days: a group of blind moviegoers sue AMC theatres for discrimination because it failed to accommodate the moviegoers’ special needs. On the surface, the lawsuit might seem ridiculous, but when you take a closer look, there is ...

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    It’s Time to Stop Thinking of Whistleblowers as “Nut Jobs”

    2015-12-29T17:00:00Z

    A recent comment about whistleblowers largely being crank cases has raised the ugly notion that those who report wrongdoing are more often venting a personal grudge or prosecuting a baseless case, than actually raising a legitimate issue. But in this age of heightened governance concern, can such a cavalier attitude ...

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    Report: Attributes of Effective E&C Programs

    2015-06-17T09:00:00Z

    Companies with top-performing ethics and compliance programs conduct formal assessments of their programs at least annually compared to their lower-scoring peers. They also are more likely to use metrics—such as audits, employee survey results, Code of Conduct violations, hotline call metrics, and more—in setting business objectives, and they typically have ...

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    Help! Advisory Board Wanted for CW 2016 Conference

    2015-06-15T12:15:00Z

    Image: It is that time of year again, Compliance Week enthusiasts: fresh off our hugely successful 2015 annual conference, we now are starting to plan our 2016 event happening next year. As always, we need your help. We are looking to recruit a small group of compliance professionals to serve ...

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    The Next Plateau for CCOs: Becoming Leaders

    2015-05-27T17:15:00Z

    Image: More and more evidence suggests compliance officers are now sitting alongside other senior corporate leaders at their organizations—so now they need to exercise that leadership role properly. That was the discussion at Compliance Week 2015, and we have all the insights inside. “More compliance officers are being asked for ...

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    CW2015: Cutting Through Compliance Complexity

    2015-05-18T14:45:00Z

    Kicking off Compliance Week 2015 in Washington D.C. on Monday, compliance experts from Boeing, Walmart, and General Electric stressed the importance of having employees take part in culture-building and breaking training into simple, direct objectives. See more from their discussion inside.

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    Walmart Touts Compliance Improvements in New Report

    2015-04-27T13:30:00Z

    In its second annual “Global Compliance Program Report,” Walmart has detailed the compliance enhancements it has made in recent months. Among them: improved compliance training, greater supply chain scrutiny, $40 million invested in new technology, and centralized oversight of license and permit applications. More inside.

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    Hotline Benchmark Report Shows Improvements

    2015-03-10T16:00:00Z

    A new report from NAVEX Global says the “substantiation rates” for employee hotline calls—that is, the number of complaints found to be worth investigating—more than doubled from 12 percent in 2013 to 27 percent in 2014. “This significant increase may be a sign that ethics and compliance program leaders are ...

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    Podcast: The Right Approach to Compliance Oversight

    2015-01-26T15:00:00Z

    Establishing the right oversight structure is “one of the biggest issues currently facing the compliance profession,” says Kathleen Edmond, a partner at the law firm Robins Kaplan and former chief ethics officer at Best Buy. In our latest podcast we talk to Edmond about the debate over the best approach ...

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    JP Morgan Outlines Compliance Overhaul

    2014-12-22T15:30:00Z

    JP Morgan, the Wall Street bank that has racked up more than $23 billion in regulatory fines since the financial crisis, has released a 100-page report detailing its efforts to improve compliance, culture, and internal controls. The report, “How We Do Business,” was in response to pressure from shareholder activists ...

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    LRN Names President of Ethics and Compliance Solutions

    2014-12-09T14:45:00Z

    LRN, a firm that helps organizations meet their compliance obligations, shape ethical behavior, and strengthen culture and leadership, announced today the hiring of Jean-Marc Levy, most recently head of global issuer services at the New York Stock Exchange, as president of ethics and compliance solutions. He also will serve on ...

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    Antitrust Division to Increase Use of Probation in Enforcement

    2014-11-25T09:30:00Z

    Image: Title: SnyderThe Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has signaled a shift in its enforcement approach concerning companies that violate antitrust laws and don’t have effective compliance programs. During two recent speeches, Antitrust officials said they would seek court-supervised probation in such cases. “Conversely, companies that can demonstrate ...

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    Compliance Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    2014-11-22T14:15:00Z

    Image: Planning for the Compliance Week 2015 conference is well underway. We’re particularly excited for next year’s event because it will be our 10th anniversary, and hitting that 10-year milestone has put us in a reflective mood here. So as Compliance Week puts together the agenda, we’ve been asking ourselves: ...

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    Shop Talk: Laying the Foundation of Good Compliance and Governance.

    2014-11-18T11:30:00Z

    True, one size does not fit all, but there are still some common aspects that most high-functioning compliance and governance programs share, such as fostering a strong ethical culture, communicating effectively, and retaining a level of independence. During our latest executive roundtable, hosted with The Boeing Co. in Dallas, compliance ...

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    Shop Talk: Laying the Foundation of Good Compliance and Governance

    2014-11-18T11:30:00Z

    True, one size does not fit all, but there are still some common aspects that most high-functioning compliance and governance programs share, such as fostering a strong ethical culture, communicating effectively, and retaining a level of independence. During our latest executive roundtable, hosted with The Boeing Co. in Dallas, compliance ...

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    Podcast: The Trends Revealed by Company Codes of Conduct

    2014-10-27T13:15:00Z

    Earlier this month, the University of Houston released a searchable database of the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies. In our latest podcast we talk to Ryan McConnell, who teaches international corporate compliance at the school, about what the database tells us about how companies approach such topics as social ...