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Financial volatility, supply chain disruptions among PCAOB 2022 inspection focuses

2022-07-05T13:40:00+01:00By

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will pay increased attention to how auditors are addressing changing risk landscapes because of the current economic environment during its 2022 inspections.

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act should prompt due diligence reassessment

2022-06-30T12:15:00+01:00By

All companies with a global footprint should be reevaluating their supply chain due diligence and documentation practices to show the absence of forced labor in the wake of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act taking effect.

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e-Book: Avoiding pitfalls of working in high-risk regions

2022-06-30T07:07:00+01:00Provided by

The issues of working in high-risk regions have always been there, but recent dynamic events and circumstances have added unique challenges.

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Survey: Tell us about your M&A compliance

2022-06-29T14:33:00+01:00Provided by Avalara

Take part in this 3-minute survey to help benchmark your mergers and acquisitions pain points against those of your peers. One lucky respondent will win a $200 Amazon gift card for completing the survey.

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‘Have contingency plans’: TPRM expert on confronting Russia risk exposure

2022-06-21T12:31:00+01:00By

Melanie Gallagher, head of third-party risk management at financial software company Intuit, offered best practices for navigating sanctions compliance risks at CW’s TPRM Summit in Chicago.

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Strain in your supply chain no excuse for compliance shortcuts

2022-06-16T11:23:00+01:00By

With the Russia-Ukraine war’s ever-expanding sanctions landscape, supply chain strain and risk of enforcement are sharply increasing. Speakers at a recent event hosted by Drexel University’s Kline School of Law offered best practices.

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Best practices, common pitfalls in working in high-risk countries

2022-05-25T13:50:00+01:00By

A panel of compliance professionals discussed the increasingly relevant topic of working in high-risk countries, sharing their experiences and lessons learned at Compliance Week’s National Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Ten highlights from Compliance Week 2022

2022-05-23T11:30:00+01:00By

Editor In Chief Kyle Brasseur recaps the moments that stood out to him most from Compliance Week’s first in-person event since 2019.

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Expert: Combating modern slavery starts with understanding the issue

2022-05-18T15:13:00+01:00By

Matthew Friedman, an expert on international human trafficking with more than 30 years of experience, discussed the importance of companies addressing modern slavery in their supply chains as part of a virtual fireside chat on the human factor of ESG at Compliance Week’s National Conference.

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FedEx’s social mission: Diversity drives better business

2022-05-13T11:00:00+01:00By

FedEx’s DEI strides—including becoming a minority-majority employee company in the U.S. for the first time in its history in fiscal year 2018—are not by accident. The company’s long history of hiring a diverse workforce and promoting from within is among the keys to its success.

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​Growth vs. green: FedEx’s environmental balancing act

2022-05-12T11:00:00+01:00By

When FedEx published its first Global Citizenship Report in 2008, its greenhouse gas emissions were already top of mind. Yet, the company has struggled to strike a balance between achieving year-over-year decreases in total emissions while it has expanded in the last decade-plus.

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‘A marathon, not a sprint’: FedEx carbon-neutral pledge tests longtime ESG efforts

2022-05-11T11:00:00+01:00By

In March 2021, FedEx announced an audacious goal: to achieve carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040. How did the company develop this pledge, and how will it track its progress and hold itself accountable to intermediate goals?

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Desire for transparency launches FedEx on ESG journey

2022-05-10T11:00:00+01:00By

Since 2008, FedEx has produced detailed reports on its ESG initiatives. The company’s chief sustainability officer discusses the decision-making process behind the first report, determining materiality, and more in Part 1 of this four-part special report, published in partnership with the ICA.

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Cost of business? EU energy firms weigh bypassing Russian sanctions to secure gas

2022-05-09T14:32:00+01:00By

Russia’s squeeze on European energy companies to pay for gas in rubles might be about to pay off as some of the continent’s largest suppliers appear to be working out sanctions-compliant solutions to secure gas flows.

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FRC report findings suggest overhaul needed for Modern Slavery Act

2022-05-03T12:06:00+01:00By

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act has often been described as “world leading,” yet companies are still failing to meet requirements by providing a statement outlining what they are doing to prevent modern slavery in their businesses and supply chains.

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EU industries put to test as Russian invasion of Ukraine persists

2022-04-14T18:42:00+01:00By

Less than two months since Russia invaded Ukraine, a range of industries across Europe have issued stark warnings about supply chain shortages, production shutdowns, and price hikes. The worst may still be yet to come, particularly in Germany.

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Advice for navigating ‘fast and furious’ Russian sanctions landscape

2022-03-18T17:04:00+00:00By

To help sort through the gray area of evolving sanctions and export control restrictions against Russia, chief compliance officers should consider a handful of key best practices.

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Growing list of companies halting Russian operations

2022-03-11T15:17:00+00:00By

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis unfolds, companies around the world have announced changes to their supply chains to reduce their footprint in Russia. Compliance Week looks at how businesses across multiple industries are responding.

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Top 10 reasons to attend Compliance Week 2022

2022-03-09T18:12:00+00:00By

A keynote with two SEC commissioners; interactive sessions on global sanctions, ESG, and ethical leadership; and a new conference location and format highlight Dave Lefort’s list of reasons to be excited for CW’s first in-person event in nearly three years.

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Analysis: Scope of supply chain disruptions from Russian invasion of Ukraine

2022-03-02T18:00:00+00:00By

Analysis conducted by supply chain risk management platform Interos highlights the scope of global supply chain disruptions on U.S. and European companies resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Supply chains brace for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

2022-01-06T19:19:00+00:00By

President Joe Biden signed into law a measure that introduces a U.S. import ban on goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China through forced labor.

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FTC targets Walmart, Amazon, and more for study into supply chain disruptions

2021-11-30T20:47:00+00:00By

The Federal Trade Commission is ordering nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer goods suppliers to provide wide-ranging information as part of a study the agency is conducting into the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions.

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How agile companies succeed in the throes of supply chain woes

2021-11-22T15:26:00+00:00By

In the midst of unimaginable global supply chain chaos, leading companies are adjusting their supply chains in a variety of ways, turning disruption into competitive advantage.

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Volkswagen not resting on laurels post-monitorship

2021-11-12T16:56:00+00:00By

Volkswagen CCO Kurt Michels shared how the company has intensified business partner due diligence in the wake of completing its three-year U.S. monitorship during a fireside chat at CW’s virtual Europe event.

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Five strategies for reducing tariff costs in the global supply chain

2021-10-27T20:38:00+01:00By

Recent events beyond the pandemic have global supply chains responding to a whole new compliance regulatory landscape. A panel of experts at a recent industry event explain where to look for potential cost savings.

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Compliance Week National Conference is going back in person in May

2021-10-25T12:00:00+01:00By

Mark your calendars: Compliance Week’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. will be held in person for the first time in nearly three years from May 16-18, 2022.

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SOS hand signal created for victims of modern slavery

2021-10-18T19:26:00+01:00By

U.K.-based philanthropic organization Stronger Together has created a new hand signal to empower victims of modern slavery to get help. Though developed for the construction sector, the signal can be adopted across any industry as a best practice.

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Report: China, U.S. most confident in combating corruption risks

2021-09-20T16:43:00+01:00By

Risk leaders at companies in China and the United States expressed the highest level of confidence in their approach to mitigating bribery and corruption risk, according to a new global benchmark report from Kroll.

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How ContourGlobal, Osprey have established effective ESG programs

2021-09-16T19:54:00+01:00By

Crafting an effective environmental, social, and governance program is not an easy feat. At CW’s “Everything ESG” virtual event, compliance/sustainability leaders from ContourGlobal and Osprey shared how they are successfully working to meet their goals.

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Q&A: How Kaiser Permanente has handled change brought by COVID-19

2021-08-06T14:24:00+01:00By

Vanessa Benavides, chief compliance and privacy officer and senior VP at Kaiser Permanente, shares how the company adjusted its policies and procedures because of COVID-19 and the lessons she learned along the way.

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Report: Human trafficking undeterred by COVID-19

2021-08-05T15:56:00+01:00By Jon Prentice, International Compliance Association

While many aspects of life over the last year have stagnated because of the pandemic, human trafficking has not slowed down. A new report from the U.S. Department of State explores the latest trends.