Surveys & Benchmarking

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Panelists break down robust sanctions landscape at TPRM Summit


Sanctions compliance officers face myriad challenges as complex geopolitical situations heighten risks worldwide, experts discussed during Compliance Week’s Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit.

Bank AML

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FinCEN BSA data: Fraud, money laundering top suspicious activities


The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network published its latest collection of Bank Secrecy Act data, including number and type of suspicious activity reports.



Experts: AI risk mitigation second nature for compliance professionals


Compliance has been “sleeping on” artificial intelligence, two panelists discussed at Compliance Week’s Women in Compliance Summit. The profession should be positioned to lead on AI governance at the business level.

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SEC’s Grewal shares views on ‘Five Principles of Effective Cooperation’


Gurbir Grewal, director of the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission, spelled out plainly his view on the best path to earning cooperation credit during settlement negotiations with the agency.

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Survey: Social media remains vexing issue for financial firms


A recent survey by surveillance technology firm SteelEye found most financial institutions do not monitor their employees’ use of social media or factor in market risks exacerbated by social media posts.

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Survey: Public companies fear added cyber risks from SEC disclosures


Large public companies say they are prepared to comply with the disclosure requirements of the SEC’s new cybersecurity incident rule, according to a survey conducted by Compliance Week and DLA Piper, but concerns exist that those reports could enhance the threat of future cyberattacks.



CW2024 panel: TPRM board buy-in earned through impact, activity


Identifying critical measures for third-party risk management has become vitally important as risk professionals face an uphill battle in fighting for resources, experts discussed at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference.

Working with AI


Podcast: Responsible development and implementation of AI


Three experts join the Compliance Week podcast to discuss opportunities and risks posed by artificial intelligence, as well as governance frameworks your organization can implement to ensure AI tools are utilized safely and ethically.



Report: Human error driving growing number of data breaches


Verizon’s annual data breach report shows trends in cybersecurity incidents, including more ransomware and extortion attacks last year.

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Microsoft report describes its artificial intelligence safety efforts


Microsoft published a public report covering its artificial intelligence endeavors and steps it is taking to make the controversial technology safe.

AI transformation


Survey: Compliance digital transformation hampered by data access, AI concerns


Few compliance teams describe their access to company data as “robust,” according to a new survey conducted by Compliance Week and NAVEX, while apprehension toward the adoption of artificial intelligence remains a hurdle for the profession to clear.

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Survey Report: The digital transformation of compliance

2024-05-02T01:46:00+01:00Provided by

A new survey conducted by Compliance Week and NAVEX on compliance team access to data and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze it found many compliance professionals lack full and transparent access to their firm’s data.


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​PCAOB removes redactions on 2022 KPMG inspection


The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board published the full results of its 2022 inspection for Big Four firm KPMG after its initial report contained more than two dozen redactions.

Business liability


CCO liability: How to protect your compliance career


Despite significant issues outside the control of most chief compliance officers, some regulators have signaled more individual liability cases are to be expected. Will accepting the wrong job, in hindsight, make it your last?

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CPE Webcast: Unveiling survey results on future-proofing compliance

2024-04-25T01:00:00+01:00Provided by

Uncover the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and gain crucial insights to navigate the integration of artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics into your programs.

ESG vector


Report: Poor awareness of supply chain disclosure regs leaving firms exposed


Compliance failures in the supply chain are hampering organizations’ efforts to implement environmental, social, and governance initiatives and meet disclosure requirements, according to a new report by U.K. law firm Burges Salmon.



CW2024 mentors explain why ‘in compliance, you’re never an island’


Mary Shirley is always looking for innovative ways to spur conversation, sharing, and crowdsourcing among compliance professionals. Her workshop at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference was no different.

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Intersection of compliance, IT one of opportunity


With senior-level decisions on technology only increasing in frequency as new tools rapidly evolve, a panel at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference agreed compliance must consider the opportunities available to influence those conversations.

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Proterial Cable America earns DOJ declination in apparent fraud case


Proterial Cable America received a declination notice from the Department of Justice related to its voluntary self-disclosure and remediation of apparent fraud committed by its employees.

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SEC’s Grewal: General compliance principles for avoiding AI washing


Gurbir Grewal, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, laid out general principles for “proactive compliance” to avoid making false or misleading claims about the capabilities of artificial intelligence products and services.



June 27 | Real-life reactions to current corporate reporting landscape

2024-04-16T16:41:00+01:00Provided by

In this session we will discuss the current state of financial and nonfinancial reporting and recent survey findings from Workiva about how attitudes on integrated reporting are evolving.

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‘You have to sell compliance’: Tips for building compliance programs from scratch


A panel of experienced compliance professionals shared the various approaches they took to build compliance programs from the ground up at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference.



JBS CECO on overcoming ‘fear, anxiety, and chaos’ of taking job post-FCPA settlements


Mike Koenig explained at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference how he helped rebuild JBS Foods’ compliance department following Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements with the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Highlights from Compliance Week 2024


Compliance officers took to the main stage to share their experiences at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference, while other highlights included conversations around artificial intelligence and the modern challenges the industry is confronting.

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Data, consumer support key to conveying value of compliance


Presenting data to the board and providing examples of positive consumer response to ethical decision-making help compliance departments demonstrate value beyond keeping an organization in line with rules and regulations, experts discussed at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference.

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CW2024 leadership panel on navigating scrutiny, prep for more change


The global political landscape should be high on the risk radar of compliance officers in 2024, according to compliance leaders speaking at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference, along with increased regulatory scrutiny toward forced labor, ESG, and M&A.

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CW2024 women’s brunch panel: Five steps from compliance to the board


So, you think it might be fun to sit on a board someday. Panelists shared misconceptions to unlearn, factors to consider, and preparatory steps to take before rehearsing one’s board pitch during the women’s brunch held at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference.

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Ex-Albemarle CCO shares drivers behind data analytics success at CW2024


Former Albemarle CCO Andrew McBride explained at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference how he led the company’s compliance department to remediate the issues that led to apparent FCPA violations and how the team used data analytics to assess risks and implement compliance solutions.



CW2024 keynote tackles fundamentals of fraud detection


“If you want to start to know who’s lying to you, all you got to do is pay attention differently,” advised body language expert Traci Brown during her opening keynote at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference.



DOJ commodities trader FCPA sweep offers lessons in cooperation


The value the Department of Justice places on cooperation can be measured by studying penalties and agreements resulting from the agency’s long-running investigation into bribery and corruption by oil traders operating in Latin America and Africa.

AI Act


Need to know: How AI Act sets tone for AI regulation


The European Union’s AI Act follows a risk-based approach: the higher the risk the artificial intelligence poses, the stricter the rules. Understanding each category is key to compliance.

Whistleblower vector


NAVEX whistleblower report finds third parties lead on business integrity


A new report on corporate whistleblowing and hotline trends in 2023 found reporting volume at an all-time high, with key disparities uncovered between reports filed by third parties and those filed by employees.

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Chapter 4: Investigations into misconduct: What banks can do


Both JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank retained their respective Jeffrey Epstein relationships for too long. Yet, there is a case to be made for why exiting a high-risk relationship too soon can become an inverse form of recklessness.



Experts: Legal noise around SEC climate disclosure rule no excuse for standing still


Legal experts are advising their public company clients to move forward with plans to comply with the SEC’s climate-related disclosure rule, despite lawsuits and other challenges being brought against the controversial policy in the aftermath of its approval.

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Chapter 3: Egregious failures: Customer due diligence and transaction monitoring


Why did JPMorgan Chase retain Jeffrey Epstein for more than a dozen years? How did the relationship persist despite glaring red flags? The “why” is straightforward; the “how” is more complicated.

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Chapter 2: KYC shortfalls: JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank’s onboarding of Epstein


Jeffrey Epstein’s designation as a high-risk client should have subjected him to enhanced due diligence that never appeared to occur, most notably at Deutsche Bank. Instead, Epstein was allowed to continue his misconduct despite numerous red flags.

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Chapter 1: Compliance v. complicity: The ‘underbelly’ of bank culture


Why were decisions made the way they were at the banks that serviced Jeffrey Epstein? Evidence points to a cultural tension: a tug-of-war between the allure of profit and the drag of compliance, with the former having all the pulling power.

Supply chain


Policy changes underscore need for enhanced child labor due diligence

2024-03-18T13:20:00+00:00By and

Rooting out potential child or forced labor violations in your company’s supply chain can have benefits beyond protecting reputation and being ethically sound. The process can also help your firm comply with pending child labor laws in other jurisdictions.

Climate change ideas


Study: Climate transition impact reporting still lacking


Large polluters are failing to account for climate change impact and adaptation, but policymakers need to harmonize disclosure requirements to drive coherent action.

Business collaboration


Want to be an ethical supply chain influencer? It’s all about the ‘collab’

2024-03-13T12:10:00+00:00By Gwendolyn Hassan, CW guest columnist

Supply chain and ethics and compliance professionals could take a page out of the social media influencer playbook and look to collaborate with suppliers more to create their own win-win scenarios.

Department of Labor


DOL seeking more authority in crackdown on child labor violations


The Department of Labor has stepped up its enforcement of child labor law amid a concerning rise in child labor exploitation, yet the agency acknowledges its resources are not great enough to be a significant deterrent for such misconduct.

Child labor


Child labor violations are on the rise in U.S. Are they in your supply chain?


The compliance community has not been spending time addressing a problem mistakenly thought to be a rarity: The proliferation of child labor violations occurring in the United States.



CW National 2024 Q&A: JBS CECO on compliance post-settlement


Michael Koenig, global chief ethics and compliance officer at JBS Foods, previews his session on rebuilding the compliance department following settlements with the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission at CW’s National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Data sharing


FTC ‘will not stand for’ misuse of browsing, location data


The Federal Trade Commission is amid a crackdown on businesses misusing browsing and location data that provide enough information to be used to identify nonconsenting consumers.



PCAOB 2022 inspection reports: Big Four setbacks; KPMG redacted


Three of the Big Four audit firms saw increases to the deficiency rates observed in their latest Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspection reports, while KPMG had its results redacted.

Business ethics


Best practices for determining need for a human rights policy


Does your business need a human rights policy? An increasing number of organizations believe they do, according to research firm Gartner.


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Walmart shares successes behind supplier emissions reduction initiative


Retail giant Walmart announced the completion of an initiative to reduce emissions in its supply chain six years earlier than its intended target.

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Compliance’s role in managing challenges related to employee side hustles

2024-02-26T15:00:00+00:00By Camelia Gardot, CW guest columnist

Employees engaging in side businesses—part-time jobs or new company creations—can introduce a myriad of risks for a company.

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DOJ official: Expect more cybersecurity false claim enforcements


The announcement of a record year in several areas of False Claims Act enforcement at the Department of Justice was accompanied by a warning that more significant cases are coming, particularly regarding cybersecurity-related claims.

Employee relations


Experts: No easy fix for U.K. senior manager accountability shortcomings


Legal experts generally agree the U.K.’s record for prosecuting board-level executives for financial and economic crime could be better. But some believe there is a problem criticizing poor enforcement when the legislation in place has its own shortcomings.