Here’s our latest look at what’s new and interesting in the world of ethics, compliance and corporate governance around the web.

This week, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) released its “Compliance and Ethics Hot Topics for 2016” report, which identified top issues for ethics and compliance professionals.

Among the top five concerns, cybersecurity and cybercrime have topped the list. Other major risks are:

  • Social media compliance risks
  • Leveraging compliance practices with business practices to be more effective and efficient
  • Creating/Maintaining an ethical culture
  • More effective internal investigations

At multinational, publicly traded, and large companies, 42 percent of respondents are worried that third-party risks will continue to have an impact on their business. On the other hand, creating and maintaining an ethical culture ranked the least of their concerns.


A Breakdown in Culture at BBC: The British broadcaster was found guilty for neglecting to promote a speak up culture in light of of a former employee’s conduct, which went unheeded for decades.

Serious Fraud Office: U.K. Employees Charges with Bribery: Employees of Scarlad, a technology provider for the metals industry, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to bribe under the U.K. Bribery Act.

PwC: Hot-Button Issues in the Boardroom: PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey, identifies board governance issues and its link to overall board performance.

Standard Chartered to Recoup Bonuses Amid Loss: StanChart has plans in place to clawback bonuses from employees responsible for compliance and risk management breaches.


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