Category Archives: Compliance

Gearing Compliance to the Tasks at Hand
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Gearing Compliance to the Tasks at Hand

The following blog post was originally posted in the Richard Bistrong Front-Line Anti-Bribery Blog at www.richardbistrong.com and is reposted with his permission. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for my first SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI), and attended a session  “Keeping Compliance Simple,” which was led by Ricardo Pellafone, CEO, The Broadcat […]

How To Be Data Compliant When Using The Cloud
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How To Be Data Compliant When Using The Cloud

DATA COMPLIANT Companies using the cloud for data storage, applications hosting or anything else, have to carefully consider data compliance. Governance, risk management and compliance professionals, as well as managers of information security, need to have a clear understanding (and staying up-to-date on) industry-specific regulation as well as all rules relevant to the country (or […]

5 Recommendations For Effective Governance, Risk And Compliance Management
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5 Recommendations For Effective Governance, Risk And Compliance Management

Cloud adoption continues to grow, which is evident from the fact that annual 2016 revenues for cloud vendors were “within touching distance” of $150 billion. Gartner also predicts that, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare by 2020 as a ‘no-Internet’ policy is today. However, a ‘’cloud-ready’ security and compliance program is the need […]

Three-Stage Regulatory Compliance in Food Manufacturing
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Three-Stage Regulatory Compliance in Food Manufacturing

To safeguard quality and standards, food manufacturing and distribution is highly regulated. To be fully compliant, companies need insight into their complete supply chain — end-to-end from base ingredients to finished product —  and they must be prepared to act in the event of a contaminated or compromised product that jeopardizes customer health. This demands […]

King IV Report For Corporate Governance: What It May Mean For Your Organisation
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King IV Report For Corporate Governance: What It May Mean For Your Organisation

The fourth edition of the KING report builds on the best practices and principles in corporate governance in South Africa. The draft report was published in Mar 2016 and post the comments phase, the report was finally launched at the Sandton Covention Center in Johannesburg on 1 Nov 2016. The last edition of the report […]

How to Cross-Sell Compliance to Your Sales Managers
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How to Cross-Sell Compliance to Your Sales Managers

The story of Wells Fargo’s cross-selling compliance failure, reminds me of the huge fine that HSBC received in 2012 for mis-selling— over $3 billion.  Wells Fargo’s $185 million fine for poor cross-selling practices pales in comparison – but still “ouch!”  Even worse and more costly could be the reputation damage — Wells Fargo styles itself as the […]

The Third Wave Of Technology Transformation For Banking And Financial Services
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The Third Wave Of Technology Transformation For Banking And Financial Services

Banking and Financial Services industry is undergoing a strategic shift with the advent of disruptive technologies such as Fintech, Blockchain, and IoT which are challenging the established technology based banking models. This may be the third wave of technology transformation to reshape the modern financial institutions around the world, the first two being ‘computerization’, which […]

5 Steps To Stay Ahead Of Regulatory Change
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5 Steps To Stay Ahead Of Regulatory Change

Banking and Financial Services Institutions across the globe are struggling to keep pace with regulatory change, and, quite often, grappling with the sheer volume and the complexity of these updates can be a laborious, up-hill battle. According to a survey by MetricStream which polled the responses of 123 compliance professionals across North America & Europe, […]