Risk & 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.

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 ...

Special Edition Magazine: BELA Asia Pacific

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

Commit to Community: Peñoles Succeeds by Building Up Mexico

By |2020-01-01T00:12:43+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Latin America, Risk & 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 ...

Lost in a Cyber Second: Protecting Information and Mitigating Cyber Risk

By |2020-01-01T00:14:02+00:00March 14th, 2018|Compliance & Ethics, Cyber Security, Digital Innovation, Legal & Regulatory, Risk & Reputation|

Imagine this scenario: A Wall Street Journal reporter is on the phone and wants to know how a trove of your company’s confidential data—including customer credit card information, employee social security numbers, confidential emails, and future product plans—ended up on the dark web. What steps do you take? What notifications need to be made? ...

Control Risks: Speaking to a New Generation about Corruption

By |2020-01-01T00:17:17+00:00March 14th, 2018|Compliance & Ethics, Legal & Regulatory, Risk & Reputation|

Empowering the newest generation of workers to fight corruption could be an overlooked key to creating a compliant organization. Significant progress has been made in moving many compliance programs beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to one that factors into compliance a company’s strategy, route-to-market and geographical challenges. However, in our ...

Risk Management: Balancing Needs in Non-Operated International Joint Ventures

By |2020-01-01T00:15:37+00:00November 4th, 2017|Risk & Reputation|

Enterprises seeking to expand their brand or their access in previously untapped foreign markets or industries often take a non-controlling, non-majority position in a joint venture that will operate in the foreign locale. The strategy is to engage with other business partners with more localized expertise, and contribute capital and some assets in exchange ...