Category Archives: Compliance

3 mega trends transforming governance, risk and compliance
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3 mega trends transforming governance, risk and compliance

What three mega-trends are shaping business actions and objectives, and how can they impact GRC professionals’ roles? In the 15 years since the term governance, risk and compliance (GRC) was coined, a lot has changed. Once managed as separate initiatives, the three processes are more entwined than ever and are playing a prominent role in […]

Compliance Meaningfulness: Hard to Achieve, Easy to Destroy
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Compliance Meaningfulness: Hard to Achieve, Easy to Destroy

In an article titled, What Makes Work Meaningful- Or Meaningless by Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden (MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2016),  the authors focus upon what makes our work meaningful, with research conducted across multiple industries and responsibilities. While their findings are presented as relevant to the overall workforce, the compliance implications are significant and […]

Streamlining Compliance Case Management
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Streamlining Compliance Case Management

In early February this year, the fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) released a new document with specific guidelines on how they will evaluate corporate compliance programs in organizations going forward. The DoJ clearly specifies in the document that they will look at corporate compliance programs in their entirety and not just […]

Can Marketing and Compliance Share a Playbook?
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Can Marketing and Compliance Share a Playbook?

I recently read an article in the Winter 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review, Mastering the Market Intelligence Challenge (Chari, Luce & Thukral). In this work, the authors address how “many multinationals simply import their domestic models into emerging markets.” And whilst this work is directed towards those who deal with market intelligence in emerging markets, […]

5 Tips For Improving Enterprise Cloud Success In 2017
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5 Tips For Improving Enterprise Cloud Success In 2017

Improving Enterprise Cloud In today’s dynamic environment, enterprises are striving to gain a competitive edge, reduce maintenance overhead, manage economies of scale, and minimize capital costs. Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the adoption rate of cloud technology. In order to attain the benefits of flexibility and rapid up and […]

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 […]

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 […]