Compliance & Ethics

At the heart of Ethisphere’s motto of Good. Smart. Business. Profit, this discipline focuses on mitigating the risks created by people out in the world acting on behalf of your organization. Whether it is more effective manager training or an anti-corruption policy employees will actually read, our contributors discuss how to structure pragmatic solutions to pan-industry problems.

Dimitrief: The Human Nature of Whistleblowers

By |2020-03-13T00:34:07+00:00March 10th, 2020|Compliance & Ethics, Risk & Reputation|

Three whistleblowers have recently dominated the headlines. The first was an intelligence specialist who anonymously raised concerns about potentially inappropriate interactions between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine that ultimately led to President Trump’s impeachment. Advocates for impeachment lauded the unnamed government employee for having the courage to call out an abuse of ...

Seeking Business Success? Focus on Fostering an Ethical Culture

By |2020-02-06T23:34:47+00:00February 6th, 2020|Compliance & Ethics, Corporate Culture|

Scratch the surface of most business scandals and you’ll find unhealthy corporate cultures. Pick your story—Volkswagen, Wells Fargo, Airbus—in all of these cases, serious business issues stemmed in part from a culture that was more focused on results than on doing the right thing. Ironically, this focus only on business success at the expense ...

[LISTEN] TechnipFMC: Case Handling & Resolution

By |2020-01-24T21:52:56+00:00January 24th, 2020|Compliance & Ethics|

In the following interview, Natalia Shehadeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at TechnipFMC spoke to Ethisphere's Leslie Benton about the company's case handling and resolution across four government authorities. Natalia Shehadeh is the Chief Compliance Officer for TechnipFMC.  Natalia joins TechnipFMC from Weatherford, a global oil ...

SABIC: Promoting Values and Transparency for Growth

By |2020-01-01T21:53:28+00:00December 31st, 2019|Compliance & Ethics, Value Chain & Third Party|

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national development strategy, “Vision 2030,” is an ambitious proposal that aims to build upon the country’s geographic location, resources, and unique strengths and capabilities. It challenges all Saudis to create an environment that unlocks business opportunities at home and abroad, strengthens the economy, and creates jobs. ...

Searching for a Compass: Navigating ESG Reporting

By |2019-12-31T17:09:28+00:00December 31st, 2019|Compliance & Ethics, Sustainability|

On the topic of ESG, there is no shortage of ideas. A few months ago, I set out to see if there was consensus as to just what we mean when we say “ESG”, especially as regards to the “S,” and to any reporting methodologies. As an individual (in the same shoes as an ...

Maximizing the Impact of Your Ethics & Compliance Program

By |2020-01-28T19:04:26+00:00December 30th, 2019|Compliance & Ethics|

Against the background of continuous scandals in the corporate world and other institutions, ethics and compliance professionals play an increasingly critical role in their organizations today—nothing less than preventing misconduct and remediating it effectively when it occurs. Add to that the increasing focus by regulators on results, not just program design and implementation, seen ...

Compliance Assurance: Demonstrating Program Effectiveness and Value

By |2020-01-24T04:10:44+00:00December 30th, 2019|***Ethisphere Magazine, Compliance & Ethics|

There is no shortage of best practice advice on the tenets of an effective compliance program, but finding guidance on demonstrating, testing and documenting program effectiveness can be a challenge. Regulatory bodies have largely made clear their requirements for compliance program assurance: they expect compliance officers to test, monitor and continuously refine policy, procedures ...

EY: Future of Investigations & Compliance

By |2020-01-24T04:27:10+00:00December 30th, 2019|Compliance & Ethics, Risk & Reputation|

When it comes to compliance issues and trends, organizations are expected to keep abreast of the latest regulations and monitor their own activities to stay compliant. However, changes and uncertainties in the market are adding further pressure on the compliance efforts of organizations, making it more and more challenging to simply maintain the status ...

How Mature? Putting Your Ethics & Compliance Program to the Test

By |2019-12-06T23:28:29+00:00December 6th, 2019|Compliance & Ethics, Digital Innovation|

Ethics and compliance has shifted rapidly from simple concerns about regulatory compliance to wide-ranging conversations about company culture, reputation, and risk. The tools that ethics and compliance teams use—program assessments, culture surveys, and the like—have largely remained either high-level or very intensive, making it difficult to pinpoint problem areas or identify solutions, or requiring ...

Allianz Life: Reaching Our Audience with an Ethics Blog

By |2019-12-30T23:56:30+00:00November 26th, 2019|Compliance & Ethics, Employee Engagement|

Almost universally, organizations have initiatives and associated taglines to encourage employees, clients, customers, or other actors to report concerns. “See Something/Say Something,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Make it Right,” and “Listen Up/Speak Up” are just a few clever ways companies encourage the reporting of something illegal, unethical, or contrary to their mission and values. ...