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Top Minds: a just and sustainable world

Tammy Whitehouse | August 23, 2016

Over the course of a dozen years in corporate risk and investigations in some of the toughest markets in the world, Alison Taylor became intrigued by trying to solve the question of what’s wrong with the traditional compliance equation.

With a history degree from Oxford in her native United Kingdom and a Master’s in international relations from the University of Chicago, Taylor began her very global journey in compliance as a corporate strategist for a Big 4 firm. She moved on to Control Risk, which she describes as a consulting firm in the United Kingdom much like Kroll in the United States. She served as director of corporate investigations for the Middle East and Africa.

Early in her career, Taylor says, she had a firsthand view into corruption, how it affects development, and how it drives policy. With her education focused on political science and international relations, she quickly grew fascinated with how Western companies operated in high-risk markets. “I was... To get the full story, subscribe now.