WINTER Q1 // 2022
THE CRYSTAL BALL ISSUE
2021 was the year when ESG took center stage as organizations felt the pressure not only to disclose their environmental footprint, their corporate social responsibility, and their internal framework for such things, but to show how they could measure their progress in those areas. All this, amid an ongoing pandemic, regulatory rumblings, an increasing need to make use of data, and more.
As we look to the year ahead, Ethisphere spoke to a wide range of experts to get a sense of what some of the biggest challenges and opportunities might be for ethics and compliance professionals in 2022, as programs mature, culture deepens, and organizations increasingly look to E&C as a way of creating resilience and building value.
The next 12 months, which will surely have plenty of unexpected developments in store. The trick is making sure we are ready for them, whatever they are. And judging by this community’s performance in recent years, we will be.
“Foresight is not about predicting the future, it’s about minimizing surprise,” said the Canadian science fiction author and futurist Karl Schroeder. “It’s about designing the future.”
In 2020 and 2021, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) took center stage for many organizations as external stakeholders, regulators, legislators, and the public demanded a higher degree of accountability and integrity from the world’s leading companies. As companies considered how to best approach ESG in terms of business strategy, reporting methods, and internal responsibility, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) launched an ESG Working Group, which earlier this year produced Integrating ESG Into Your Organization: Selecting the Right Model.
Craig Moss, EVP – Ethisphere spoke with Lígia Gutierrez Setúbal, former Head of Privacy and Compliance for OutSystems and currently Associate General Counsel at Feedzai. OutSystems is a global software company based in Lisbon, Portugal that specializes in helping enterprises build mobile and web apps, chatbots, and reactive web applications for any device.
The Final Word
Today, I have the strange and distinct pleasure of writing a column that is not Speaking Up, our Letter from the Editor. After more than four years with Ethisphere Magazine, I have passed the pen to the capable hands of Bill Coffin.
By the Numbers
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies® assessment process includes more than 200 data points on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain.
Biden-Harris Administration Releases U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption
The Strategy is a product of that review and represents the United States’ first-ever, “whole of government” approach to fighting corruption both domestically and internationally.
Revisiting Corporate Compliance Programs for the Post-Pandemic World
As COVID-19 working and travel restrictions begin to ease, now is a good time to revisit corporate compliance programs to ensure that they are still well-tailored and risk-appropriate for the way that business will be conducted going forward.
Embrace a Culture of Compliance, Don’t Just Check the Box
Ethisphere’s Vice President of Global Partnerships and Managing Director for BELA South Asia and Asia Pacific, Aarti Maharaj, speaks with Scott Glabe, Partner, Husch Blackwell, about trends in enforcement and compliance in 2022, including a closer look at Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s remarks on corporate culture.
Building an ESG Framework at Gallagher
In 2020 and 2021, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) took center stage for many organizations as external stakeholders, regulators, legislators, and the public demanded a higher degree of accountability and integrity from the world’s leading companies.
VF Corporation Goes Above and BEYOND
How a leading apparel company’s next-level compliance training program uses innovative session design to drive engagement and build internal partnerships
Empowering Excellence: How Ethisphere and OutSystems Built a Best-In-Class Champion Program
Last year, Craig Moss, EVP – Ethisphere spoke with Lígia Gutierrez Setúbal, former Head of Privacy and Compliance for OutSystems and currently Associate General Counsel at Feedzai.
ESG Spotlight with Susan Mac Cormac
As Environmental, Social, and Governance standards continues to take center stage at many organizations, Ethisphere spoke with Susan (“Suz”) Mac Cormac, Corporate Partner, Morrison & Foerster, about ESG’s evolution and why lawyers will need to step up in this area in the coming year.
2022 E&C Data Analytics Trends
Ethics and compliance don’t necessarily feel like technology-driven disciplines, but in recent years, that is very much what they have become.
Q&A with Bill Coffin
Ethisphere is delighted to introduce our new Editor in Chief, Bill Coffin. Bill will lead all things editorial, elevate Ethisphere’s expert point of view, and of course, take the helm at Ethisphere Magazine.
Resilience and the BELA South Asia and APAC Journey
Today we can see a day when employees may return to the office, meetings may soon take place in person (once again), and families might enjoy traditions the way we once did.
Inside BELA’s Year of Breathtaking Growth, and Proof That Integrity Matters
The Business Ethics Leadership Alliance had a banner year in terms of growth, engagement, and helping its members build better foundations of integrity within their own organizations.
Ethics and Compliance Trends for 2022
The last 12 months have been a steady drumbeat of bad news and chronic challenge for everyone, including ethics and compliance professionals. But as we look to the year to come, there are finally some signs that things might be starting to improve.