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.

Gender Fair: Empowering Consumers & Benchmarking Gender Equity

By |2021-07-01T22:47:23+00:00June 18th, 2021|Equity & Social Justice, Risk and Reputation|

In this interview, Ethisphere’s Craig Moss interviews Johanna “José” Zeilstra, CEO of Gender Fair, a public benefit corporation focused on informing consumers, employees, and investors which companies are advancing gender equality. It also encourages support for those companies in the marketplace through its Gender Fair Index. Ethisphere has just forged a partnership with Gender ...

EY Roundtable: Whistleblowers, Hotlines, Reporting and Speak-Up Culture

By |2021-06-28T21:07:55+00:00June 18th, 2021|Corporate Culture, Risk and Reputation|

One of the most essential and vexing aspects of any compliance program is the challenge of establishing and maintaining a whistleblower program that employees trust to fairly handle reports, protect anonymity, and prevent retaliation. Ethisphere’s partners at EY have experience running and consulting on whistleblower programs around the world. We convened a roundtable of ...

Responsible AI Includes Addressing Unintended Consequences in the Real World

By |2021-08-20T22:48:18+00:00June 17th, 2021|Cyber Security, Risk and Reputation|

Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have yielded groundbreaking change in many sectors, particularly in science and medicine. With these innovations, however, AI’s creators have publicly recognized that poorly conceived AI can also have some real downsides, particularly with respect to discrimination. Discrimination could be caused by bias built into AI at any stage ...

World Bank: Reforms to Boost Transparency

By |2021-06-08T19:13:59+00:00June 8th, 2021|Employee Engagement, Risk and Reputation|

Since he joined the World Bank Group three years ago, Jorge Dajani has implemented a variety of changes and reforms to make the global institution more trustworthy to all of its stakeholders. In this piece, Dajani discusses how transparency, both in processes and from people in leadership, help to make the institution more accountable to ...

[LISTEN] Continuous Improvement on Risk with Huntington Ingalls Industries

By |2021-02-10T21:00:42+00:00October 13th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Podcasts, Risk and Reputation|

Courtesy of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Ethisphere Magazine Executive Editor Tyler Lawrence got a chance to chat with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Leasa Anderson and Julie Gresham about their relationship with the Association of Corporate Counsel, the importance of continuous learning, the ACC’s Global Annual Meeting, and how their organization thinks about compliance risk ...

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

By |2020-10-28T19:51:16+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 |2020-10-21T15:52:17+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 |2020-10-21T16:07:30+00:00September 9th, 2020|COVID-19, Risk and Reputation, South Asia|

Jagdeep 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 ...

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