COVID-19

Remote Investigations: A New Frontier?

By |2020-09-24T17:45:22+00:00September 24th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, COVID-19|

The changing nature of how we work is resonating across all corporate functions, including those tasked with internal investigations. Conducting this assignment remotely, while not physically at the location of the inquiry or face-to-face, has always been part of the equation. However, it has become more relevant and necessary, and is now oftentimes the only ...

Employee Mental Health is Key to COVID-19 Recovery

By |2020-09-24T00:02:04+00:00September 24th, 2020|COVID-19, Employee Engagement|

COVID-19 has abruptly caused the largest and most rapid disruption to how and where we work since anyone can remember. Company leaders around the world have been called on to establish new work-from-home policies, develop technology solutions to secure remote business activities, and respond to closed national borders, shutdowns of whole industries, and disrupted ...

Is Remote Work Spurring a Rise in Social Media Compliance Risk?

By |2020-09-09T08:47:01+00:00September 9th, 2020|COVID-19, Risk and Reputation, South Asia|

Jaghdeep Singh, Partner, Assurance, EY The impact of COVID-19 has swept across global businesses, affecting all sectors and industries. Lockdowns of various degrees have disrupted the traditional way of doing business. Organisations have responded by moving to working from home (“WFH”), which has become a new normal. Interestingly, a recent media article ...

Ethics: The Unifying Thread at Polaris: Change Happens Fast

By |2020-09-23T23:07:51+00:00September 9th, 2020|COVID-19, South Asia|

Ash Mishra, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Polaris Industries Polaris Inc. is a company that is known for making off-road vehicles and snowmobiles in the United States.  It also makes motorcycles and boats under the Bennington and Hurricane brands and vehicles used in the commercial and defense industry. The company was started by ...

COVID-19 Implications on Potential Claims and Disputes

By |2020-08-17T15:15:06+00:00August 10th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, Compliance and Ethics, COVID-19, South Asia|

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business continuity in an unprecedented manner and interrupted the global supply chain like never. Over the last four months, the world witnessed the largest ever lockdown impacting operations and businesses in almost all sectors and countries. Some of the biggest questions concerning the business community at this point would be ...

The Must-Have Skills for Compliance Officers

By |2020-08-25T03:01:53+00:00August 7th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, COVID-19, Legal and Regulatory, South Asia|

Download the full 2020 BELA South Asia Magazine here.  In case you are wondering— in the midst of the COVID-19 situation— that the compliance jobs across the globe may dwindle… you are in for a surprise. Today, the world is in need of compliance officers armed and ready with solutions when businesses resume and seek ...

Lowes India on How the Pandemic will shape PoSH Compliance

By |2020-08-04T18:07:52+00:00August 4th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, COVID-19, Legal and Regulatory, South Asia|

Laws and practices will have to adapt to the new way of life Due to COVID-19, we are confined in our homes, working from home 24/7, not at our usual workplaces, with no personal interactions with our colleagues! What is the probability of sexual harassment in such a scenario? Is the law applicable in such ...

Dun & Bradstreet COO on Managing and Assessing Risk

By |2020-08-07T16:47:25+00:00August 3rd, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, COVID-19, Risk and Reputation, South Asia|

Julian Prower, Chief Operating Officer, Dun & Bradstreet, India A heightened risk of bribery, corruption and identity theft exists as “bad actors” seek to mitigate the economic fallout from the pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and has sparked an economic crisis like no other, engulfing businesses of all statures. As a result, ...

Accenture: Navigating the Human and Business Impact of COVID-19

By |2020-08-06T21:01:05+00:00July 24th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, COVID-19, South Asia|

Ruhi Ranjan, Managing Director, Accenture, India The global pandemic has forever changed our experiences―as customers, employees, citizens, humans― as a result, our attitudes and behaviors are changing Leaders are rapidly turning their attention to the Next, a period of unpredictable and possibly muted economic recovery with new competitive threats and opportunities, and ...

Can a Party be Excused from Contract Obligations by Citing the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By |2020-07-20T23:13:02+00:00June 9th, 2020|COVID-19, Legal and Regulatory|

Matthew J. Latella Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. The rapid spread of COVID-19, combined with the impact of various government responses  have caused unprecedented disruptions to business on a global scale, including commercial travel, supply chains, and other commercial operations and relationships. As a result, ...

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