Risk and Reputation

Rather than seeing ethical and legal hurdles as impediments to operations separate from doing business, more and more companies are integrating legal and reputational challenges into a broad conception of the risks facing their organizations. Ethical problems damage a company’s perception among consumers and ultimately, its performance in the market. Learn how our contributors address this challenge.

Intact Financial: Guardrails for AI? Collaborating to Set New Principles

By |2020-06-17T21:18:28+00:00June 9th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Digital Innovation, Risk and Reputation|

  Maryann Besharat VP, Legal Affairs & Compliance Services, Intact Financial Corporation With advances in machine learning and other forms of big data and artificial intelligence, more and more corporations are using massive data lakes to better target and serve their customers. However, the standards for ethical data use are still being ...

Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Engagement Builds Trust

By |2020-04-09T16:44:49+00:00April 8th, 2020|Risk and Reputation, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

Microsoft’s president Brad Smith has been called “a de facto ambassador for the tech industry at large” by The New York Times, a designation he’s earned over the last several decades shaping Microsoft’s public response to a wide array of social and policy challenges. In this interview with Ethisphere's Tyler Lawrence, he expands on ...

Baker McKenzie: Reducing Litigation Risk

By |2020-04-08T20:06:47+00:00April 8th, 2020|Risk and Reputation|

Avoiding litigation is a key risk management strategy. Although disputes inevitably arise in the course of business, companies and their employees must be aware of the risks that can lead to disputes and understand common strategies to avoid them. When disputes do arise, a number of alternatives to litigation exist to resolve disputes effectively. ...

Dimitrief: The Human Nature of Whistleblowers

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

Special Edition Magazine: BELA Asia Pacific

By |2020-03-06T21:05:19+00:00March 6th, 2020|Asia-Pacific, Cyber Security, Employee Engagement, Risk and Reputation|

At its core, the BELA Asia Pacific community, in partnership with William E. Connor & Associates is about promoting integrity through shared experiences, enabling companies to improve business performance and transform in accordance with the challenges that ethics and compliance leaders overcome each day—and our latest magazine is a testament to the ...

Northern Trust: ESG Transparency & Metrics

By |2020-01-28T22:44:35+00:00January 15th, 2020|Boards and Governance, Risk and Reputation|

Chicago-based financial services firm Northern Trust has three values at the core of its operations: service, expertise, and integrity. These values serve the firm well in its role as both a publicly traded company trying to walk the walk on ESG issues and as an investor trying to hold other companies to those same ...

Baker McKenzie: ESG as New Risk Frontier

By |2020-02-05T23:44:34+00:00January 5th, 2020|Boards and Governance, Risk and Reputation|

Baker McKenzie partners Peter Tomczak and William "Widge" Devaney both have extensive experience in corporate anti-corruption matters, and often interface with boards on compliance related topics. As such, they've seen how ESG concerns have trickled up to the board, and how overlaps with anti-corruption mean ethics and compliance professionals in particular are well-suited to ...

EY: Future of Investigations & Compliance

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

Commit to Community: Peñoles Succeeds by Building Up Mexico

By |2020-01-01T00:12:43+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Latin America, Risk and Reputation, Sustainability|

Industrias Peñoles, a Mexican mining company, hasn’t survived for 131 years without forging deep ties to Mexico and its communities, and nobody is more acutely aware of that fact than Director General S. Fernando Alanís Ortega, who took the time to talk with Ethisphere Magazine about how his company thinks about its stakeholders and ...