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.

[WATCH] Compliance Risk Assessments with The Home Depot’s Gina Vollmer

By |2020-09-22T21:52:08+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Risk and Reputation|

Ethisphere Magazine Executive Editor Tyler Lawrence got the chance to speak with Gina Vollmer, Senior Corporate Counsel - International, Supply Chain and Regulatory at The Home Depot. Vollmer discusses the topic of her panel at the upcoming Association of Corporate Counsel Virtual Annual Meeting, which will be titled, "Taking a Holistic Approach to Combat ...

Six Months On, How Did We Manage the Crisis?

By |2020-09-22T14:57:26+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Legal and Regulatory, Risk and Reputation|

Tyler Lawrence: David, thank you so very much for joining me. Back in the spring just as lockdown began, you did an interview with my colleague, Erica Salmon Byrne. You gave some advice for how companies should be activating their crisis response plans to deal with the unprecedented shift to remote work and social ...

Nexdigm: Emerging Risks for Ethics and Compliance Leaders

By |2020-09-09T09:01:48+00:00September 9th, 2020|Risk and Reputation, South Asia|

Sundar Narayanan, Nexdigm The scope and responsibilities of Ethics and Compliance are being modulated extensively in current times. A dynamic market environment, characterized by rapid technological development, government sanctions and regional enforcement, and more specifically, COVID-19 have impacted the role of ethics and compliance. In this article, we will cover six key ...

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 ...

Prevent Retaliation with Manager Training and Culture Surveys

By |2020-09-10T22:43:48+00:00August 25th, 2020|Corporate Culture, Risk and Reputation|

One of the trickiest problems for any organization to prevent is retaliation after an employee reports misconduct, whether or not a report was substantiated in subsequent investigation. Retaliation also crosses functions within an organization—ethics and compliance, internal investigations, and human resources—in a way that can make it challenging to single out who ought to ...

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, ...

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

By |2020-07-20T22:59:58+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 |2020-07-20T22:59:33+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 |2020-07-20T22:57:49+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 |2020-07-20T22:57:23+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 ...

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