Businesses confronting environmental, social, and governance matters for the first time are finding value in engaging their finance and accounting teams for support.
U.S. regulators signaled through a widespread enforcement sweep against Wall Street banks they are zeroing in on employees’ unapproved uses of electronic communication channels to discuss business-related matters.
Significant change in corporate attitudes toward environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting have many companies implementing controls and governance processes over the collection, review, and reporting of sustainability information for the first time.
This free e-Book explores why companies understand the social risks in their supply chains posed by corruption, inequality, and employment standards but don’t always fully recognize less visible risks such as forced and child labor.
As companies face sustainability reporting challenges, accounting and audit firms are fielding increased requests for assistance, along with demands from investors and regulatory bodies for assurance on disclosures.
Businesses are watching five U.S. states where new or amended consumer privacy laws are set to take effect this year. Learn best practices for confronting compliance with multiple state data privacy laws.
Despite legislation aimed at preventing labor and other human rights abuses in supply chains taking force in major countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and France, many companies are struggling to comply.
The need to keep pace with technology is paramount for compliance departments. Regulators have high expectations that risks are being properly managed during new tech implementation.
Companies can’t do it all in terms of managing every risk from every possible third party. To begin, they must define their vision and strategy.
Twenty years removed from the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, compliance has established itself as a key component of the global business landscape. And yet, 2022 brought new priorities to the fore for many in the profession.
Determining the ultimate beneficial owner of individuals and companies your firm does business with can be a tricky thing.
Compliance is still about following the rules, but growing emphasis on values cannot be understated.
Initiating your company’s commitment to reporting its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics can prove a daunting task. But keep in mind: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Data privacy experts believe the mechanisms in place under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure compliance, enforcement, and redress need revisiting—and quickly.
This free e-Book considers the new opportunities the virtual asset space has opened, as well as the risks deriving from criminal exploitation and a lack of regulatory oversight in this burgeoning area.
The issues of working in high-risk regions have always been there, but recent dynamic events and circumstances have added unique challenges.
While most accounting teams have replaced their manual accounting practices with an updated, digital version, many are still following the old rules, such as close-related tasks being completed on a certain day of the month.
For chief compliance officers of U.S. companies, navigating Russian sanctions and export controls restrictions might feel like a full-time job on its own right now, not knowing when or where violations could occur in an ever-shifting enforcement landscape.
It’s one thing to talk about being a sustainable company, to conduct business in a sustainable way. It is another thing entirely to set sustainability goals, track the progress of those goals, and be transparent about decisions being made.
This e-Book from Compliance Week and audit cloud software vendor BlackLine Systems focuses on how companies are enhancing their audit processes amid the ongoing pandemic.
A five-part series from Compliance Week and SAI360 chronicles the experience of whistleblowers—and what CCOs can learn from their stories.
A recent CW Webcast, sponsored by BlackLine and recapped here, discusses how automation can create a more efficient and effective approach to your accounting process.
Will states be able to move forward with their own privacy laws? A provision in a recent bill passed in Florida may be a stumbling block.
Convercent is proud to recognize the winners of Compliance Week’s second annual “Excellence in Compliance Awards,” which spotlight individual and company achievement in seven categories relating to risk and compliance.
Bank culture continues to be a problem, and strategies formed following the financial crisis to prevent money laundering haven’t fared much better. Perhaps it’s time for a new approach.
Companies would be wise to start evaluating their environmental, social, and governance practices under the new presidential regime, especially with confirmation the Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to increase its expectations of public companies to assess and disclose climate-related risks.