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.

Managing International Subsidiaries: Combining Legal and Cultural Know-How to Set Up a Plan

By |2019-12-30T23:57:47+00:00November 4th, 2017|Risk & Reputation|

With nearly two-thirds of in-house lawyers worldwide reporting that they have cross-border work responsibilities, many corporate legal departments will be involved in setting up or managing a new international subsidiary. This is especially true for in-house lawyers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, with the Association of Corporate Counsel finding that 86, 82, ...

U.S. Bancorp: Manage, Protect and MEASURE Your Reputation

By |2019-10-29T02:43:37+00:00March 24th, 2017|***Featured Expert, Risk & Reputation|

Katherine B. Quinn is Chief Strategy and Reputation Officer of U.S. Bancorp. Ms. Quinn has served in this position since joining U.S. Bancorp in September 2013 and has served on U.S. Bancorp’s Managing Committee since January 2015. More on Ms. Quinn below.  Reputation is one of the greatest assets for any organization. A strong reputation ...

RepRisk: Oil & Gas Sector

By |2017-08-03T16:21:31+00:00March 10th, 2017|Risk & Reputation, Special Reports|

June 2017 marks the seventh month since the Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016. The Agreement, which has been ratified by 148 member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was drafted in 2015 as a global effort to combat climate change by limiting the rise in ...

RepRisk Special Report: Human Trafficking

By |2017-01-15T20:42:58+00:00September 13th, 2016|Risk & Reputation, Special Reports|

The United Nations Trafficking in Persons Protocol broadly defines Human Trafficking as the “recruitment, transportation, and harboring of persons by means of abduction, coercion, or deception for the purpose of exploitation.” According to the Human Rights Law Network, human trafficking is the third largest form of global organized crime, after firearms and drugs. The International ...

RepRisk Special Report: Forced Labor

By |2017-01-15T20:43:01+00:00September 1st, 2016|Risk & Reputation|

The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines the term “forced labor” as: “situations in which persons are coerced to work through the use of violence or intimidation, or by subtler means such as accumulated debt, retention of identity papers, or threats of denunciation to immigration authorities.” In 2014, the ILO reported that a total of 21 ...

What it Takes to Make it to the World’s Most Ethical Companies List

By |2019-10-29T02:43:38+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Risk & Reputation, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

Ken Daly (pictured right) is President of the New York business of National Grid, which serves 4 million natural gas and electric customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Upstate New York. Over his 28-year career with National Grid and its predecessor companies, he has previously served as Global Financial Controller, CFO of ...

Sharing Citizenship: Unleashing the Skills and Passion of Your Employees

By |2019-10-29T02:43:38+00:00June 14th, 2016|Corporate Culture, Risk & Reputation|

J.P. Bilbrey is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer for The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. More about Bilbrey below. How can unleashing the skills and passion of your employees unlock the true value of citizenship?   ...

RepRisk Special Report: ASEAN Series: Philippines

By |2017-04-07T13:52:51+00:00June 7th, 2016|Risk & Reputation, Special Reports|

In August 2015, CNN Money forecast that the Philippines would be the fourth fastest growing economy in 2015, after China, Qatar, and India. The Asian Development Bank reported a 5.8 percent growth in the country’s GDP in 2015, and estimated that this would increase to 6 percent in 2016. Recent growth has been mainly fueled ...

From Diligent: 10 Practical Guidelines to Improving Board Communications

By |2019-10-29T02:43:38+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Risk & Reputation|

Mark Twain once said: “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead”. As corporate secretaries, we regularly face this challenge in relation to board communication: management prefers bombarding directors with as much information as possible to avoid being accused of opacity, whilst directors often complain that ...

Renewable Energy: An Ethical Decision or Simple Economics

By |2019-10-29T02:43:38+00:00May 18th, 2016|Risk & Reputation|

Angus Duguid  has worked in the international design and construction industry for 18 years leading projects in both the public and private sectors. Duguid (pictured right) was a senior director at a major engineering company responsible for commercial performance, regulatory compliance and project risk including the Rio 2016 Olympic Masterplan. Full bio can be found below. For many, ...