Increasingly, companies are realizing that operating an ethical business extends beyond how their own employees behave—they’re also responsible for choosing ethical partners and suppliers, and monitoring those links. These challenges are particularly acute for multinationals operating around the world. Our contributors weigh in on how you can evaluate your third party relationships and build capacity in your value chain.

SABIC: Promoting Values and Transparency for Growth

By |2020-01-01T21:53:28+00:00December 31st, 2019|Compliance and Ethics, Value Chain and Third Party|

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national development strategy, “Vision 2030,” is an ambitious proposal that aims to build upon the country’s geographic location, resources, and unique strengths and capabilities. It challenges all Saudis to create an environment that unlocks business opportunities at home and abroad, strengthens the economy, and creates jobs. ...

Browder’s Battles: An Interview with the Anti-Corruption Crusader

By |2019-12-16T23:55:55+00:00November 26th, 2019|Value Chain and Third Party|

Bill Browder’s life story is about as unlikely as they come: grandson of a prominent American Communist, he entered the world of high finance and became the single largest foreign investor in post-Soviet Russia, until his whistleblowing on corrupt oligarchs caused him to be thrown out of the country and one of his lawyers, ...

Morrison & Foerster: Understanding the Latest DOJ Guidance

By |2020-12-21T22:32:54+00:00November 26th, 2019|Legal and Regulatory, Value Chain and Third Party|

James Koukios speaking on a panel at the Mexico City Ethics Summit in May 2019 What does the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) expect of a corporate compliance program? How does the DOJ evaluate whether a compliance program meets those expectations? And how can a company proactively shape its compliance program to ...

[WATCH] Evaluating Cybersecurity Gaps Across the Value Chain

By |2019-12-31T22:40:46+00:00November 20th, 2019|Cyber Security, Value Chain and Third Party|

Moderator: Pamela Passman, Vice Chair, Ethisphere Panel: Rachel Armstrong, Global Legal Lead -Security Services, Accenture Mark Bannon, Head of Cyber, UK, AIG Paul Ryan, Chief Security Officer, Dell Financial Services

Global Portfolio of Innovation: KKR Advances Compliance Worldwide

By |2019-12-30T23:23:23+00:00November 9th, 2019|Compliance and Ethics, Digital Innovation, Value Chain and Third Party|

As the Global Chief Compliance Officer for investment firm KKR, Bruce Karpati faces an interesting challenge: making sure KKR’s own practices remain best-in-class in a highly regulated industry, while simultaneously keeping the companies in which KKR invests up to snuff. Karpati spoke with Ethisphere Magazine about how innovation, and his work with Ethisphere, helps ...

Cyber Enforcement Picks Up…And New Risks Emerge

By |2018-12-13T16:05:05+00:00December 13th, 2018|Value Chain and Third Party|

You know your company’s data is a valuable asset and that you have to protect it. But how well do you know what your company actually does with its data and where it stores it? And how well do you know how data-protection regulators around the world would view your company—and the adequacy of your ...

Beyond Certification: Consider Other Ways ISO 37001 Can Help Improve Programs

By |2020-05-21T00:27:10+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Compliance and Ethics, Legal and Regulatory, Value Chain and Third Party|

In risk and compliance circles, ISO 37001—the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard—continues to spark debate, with many of the discussions focusing on certification. This is a worthy topic, but even for companies not quite ready to take the certification leap, ISO 37001 can still offer value. ...

Kroll Report: Opaque Ownership Fastest-Growing Concern

By |2018-03-22T15:57:58+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Compliance and Ethics, Value Chain and Third Party|

The new 2018 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Study by Kroll and the Ethisphere Institute shows how companies are hitting a 'third party data refresh' for effective risk mitigation and defense. For the second consecutive year, third-party violations of anti-bribery and corruption laws top the list of perceived risks for compliance professionals surveyed for the 8th annual Anti-Bribery ...

Ethics Building Long-Term Value: Andrea Illy on Ethics, Sustainability, and Performance

By |2019-12-03T19:26:52+00:00March 14th, 2018|***Ethisphere Magazine, Compliance and Ethics, Value Chain and Third Party, World's Most Ethical Companies Insights|

After rounds of blind tastings at the United Nations by an international independent jury of top culinary and coffee experts, illycaffè, the global leader in high-quality coffee and a pioneer of large-scale, directly-traded coffee, announced that coffee beans grown by Honduras’s José Abelardo Díaz Enamorado were designated “Best of the Best” in the 2017 ...

WilmerHale’s Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: Predictions for 2018

By |2018-01-29T18:23:51+00:00January 29th, 2018|Value Chain and Third Party|

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on  This past year marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Since its enactment in 1977, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has brought approximately 300 FCPA enforcement actions, while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has brought approximately 200 ...

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