2020-07-09T19:36:00+01:00By Compliance Week
In the inaugural edition of our weekly “Nailed It or Failed It?” feature, we give TikTok and other tech companies a pat on the back and shake our heads at the actions of Starbucks and Luckin Coffee.
2020-07-06T21:26:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Footwear and apparel giant Adidas is focused on improving its diversity efforts after its head of global human resources stepped down following controversial remarks on race that angered employees.
2020-07-01T17:16:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The Environmental Protection Agency has revised its temporary—and controversial—enforcement discretion policy regarding environmental legal obligations during the coronavirus pandemic, establishing an end date of Aug. 31.
2020-06-29T15:39:00+01:00By Martin Woods
Financial crime expert Martin Woods wonders about the compliance priorities of a company found to be as reckless as Pacific Gas and Electric.
2020-06-04T15:37:00+01:00By Dave Lefort
Just as companies must answer to their stakeholders, our public leaders and institutions need to be held more accountable to their constituents.
2020-05-19T20:19:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The entire cruise industry was hit hard by coronavirus, but for Carnival CECO Peter Anderson the challenges were twofold: How to steer his company through both a compliance monitorship and a global pandemic.
2020-05-14T19:24:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A coalition of nine attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit against the EPA in response to the agency’s policy that it will stop enforcing requirements under a wide range of federal environmental laws during the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-06T20:21:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
As financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic take their toll, some forward-thinking companies have made changes to the benefit of suppliers, serving as leaders for others in their industry.
2020-05-05T16:40:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
Compliance and ethics fails during the coronavirus pandemic have done more than hurt companies’ images. They’ve cost lives.
2020-05-05T15:14:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
While EU regulators have not engaged in investigations yet or launched many (or any) coronavirus-related enforcement actions, lawyers warn they will do so later down the line and believe they will tackle “worst offenders” first.
2020-04-24T20:36:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
House Democrats are concerned that a temporary rollback of some environmental regulations will give companies “an open license to pollute” and have requested the EPA provide a briefing on its decisions next month.
2020-04-22T16:58:00+01:00By Aaron Nicodemus
Even as Congress works to refill a federal loan fund meant to help small businesses survive coronavirus shutdowns, some large, publicly traded companies are taking heat for receiving the loans.
2020-04-09T13:49:00+01:00By Michael Savicki, Compliance Week Guest Columnist
The current regulatory and risk climate puts companies in a unique position to showcase their GRC and ESG principles, positioning them to thrive in the long run.
2020-04-01T19:26:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
As the Environmental Protection Agency abdicates its oversight responsibilities, pointing to the coronavirus pandemic, now is the time for true leaders to lead.
2020-03-27T16:45:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Hundreds of companies around the world have announced drastic cuts to the salaries of their senior executives as one way to reduce the unprecedented financial blow caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-19T18:35:00+00:00By Compliance Week
Strong ethical voices are needed now more than ever, and fortunately many companies and individuals have stepped up to answer the call. We’ve rounded up dozens in an effort to shine a light on good being done.
2020-03-18T17:09:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes coronavirus panic is more harmful than the virus itself, but he’s done little to provide help in any form despite having the platform to do so.
2020-03-17T20:58:00+00:00By Aaron Nicodemus
Despite slow governmental response to the coronavirus outbreak that is grinding the world economy to a halt, several businesses have decided it is worth going above and beyond to help customers and employees.
2020-03-06T17:50:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is asking for comment on newly published proposals outlining climate-related disclosure requirements for premium listed issuers.
2020-02-21T16:02:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The U.K. Financial Reporting Council announced it will begin reviewing the extent to which U.K. companies and auditors are responding to the impact of climate change to ensure reporting requirements are being met.
2020-02-03T17:37:00+00:00By Maria L. Murphy
A former FASB member and current board member at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board offers tips to accountants facing a heightened investor interest in sustainability.
2020-01-31T22:15:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Kohler must pay a $20 million civil penalty in a settlement reached Thursday with the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and state of California over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law.
2020-01-14T20:30:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Fund manager BlackRock announced several new initiatives with a focus on sustainable investing, including holding companies and boards more accountable where they are not making enough progress on sustainability-related disclosure.
2019-12-23T18:27:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Environmental, social, and governance disclosures are becoming common practice, but equally pressing is the regulatory compliance risk associated with non-disclosure or disclosures that are not accurate, truthful, or complete.
2019-12-20T18:36:00+00:00By Neil Hodge
The ex-chief executive of France Telecom and two other former executives have been jailed for pursuing a cost-cutting policy that was so severe it led to a spate of employee suicides.
2019-12-18T20:51:00+00:00By Lori Tripoli
A Conference Board analysis of trends in shareholder voting and activism in Russell 3000 corporations demonstrates more shareholder savvy and creativity in pursuing social and environmental issues.
2019-12-06T08:35:00+00:00Provided by Deloitte
Executives increasingly take stakeholder considerations into account when they make decisions, and directors have a fiduciary duty to understand the environmental and social impacts of the business and related implications to the company’s risk profile and strategy.
2019-11-26T17:59:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A new benchmark report published by sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis provides a comprehensive analysis of the corporate social responsibility performance of more than 30,000 companies around the world.
2019-10-18T17:32:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A newly published online directory offers employees of Fortune 500 companies 10 tips and other best practices for reporting sexual misconduct, ethical violations, and fraud.
2019-10-11T16:47:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
In an effort to cut costs and raise revenue, U.K. supermarkets are endangering employees with such abuses as a lack of toilets, unsafe drinking water, and illnesses resulting from exposure to pesticides, says a new report from Oxfam.
2019-09-24T19:21:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
A managing director at an executive search firm that specializes in compliance hires has some advice—and a bit of good news—if you’re looking for a job as a CCO.
2019-08-22T18:49:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
While some mock the true intent of the Business Roundtable’s newly revised “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” others are lauding the fact that it brings social responsibility into the limelight.
2019-08-20T15:19:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
Amid pressure from Chinese authorities after initially not penalizing employees for taking part in the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, two top Cathay Pacific executives have tendered their resignations.
2019-08-12T21:01:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Under probation for a history of environmental violations and ordered to restructure its compliance program, Carnival has appointed a new chief ethics and compliance officer as well as a vice president of corporate environmental compliance.