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Andy Spalding
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Jessica Tillipman
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Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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‘I long for E&C leaders to appreciate the power of their role’

Last week I talked with Ron Carucci, author of nine books, including To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice & Purpose. Our topic was how Ethics and Compliance leaders can communicate more effectively within their teams and organizations. Q: Ron, issues such as honesty and purpose are part of the remit […]

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A traveling compliance team is good for business

[…] of a good, strong compliance program. It can also be a differentiator clients find worthwhile. One unexpected result at Black & Veatch is that our business development people now champion the compliance program and actually request the compliance team to come to the field. So despite tight budgets and available remote technology, travel for […]

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Global Corruption Barometer 2013

Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer was released today. The Barometer is the world’s largest public opinion survey on corruption. The 2013 edition surveyed 114,000 people in 107 countries and asked for people’s views on corruption in their country, and in which institutions the problem of corruption is most severe.

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Disorder In The Court, Last Call

How prevalent is judicial corruption? Our primary source this week, Transparency International, took a close look. During 2006 it asked almost 60,000 people in 62 countries whether they or any member of their household had interacted with their country’s judicial system in the past year and, if so, had they paid a bribe. Here’s what […]

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Alice BrightSky: Why people commit white collar crimes (and how to stop them)

[…] after a bad decision.” Duke University cognitive science professor Dan Ariely digs deeper into the nature of bad decision-making. In his book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves, Ariely describes lab and public experiments he conducted to find out in which situations, and to what degrees, people […]

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New Book: The Accidental Compliance Professional

[…] about The Accidental Compliance Professional. ____ You write about the “Compliance Big Bang” that started everything for the profession. Did you ever imagine back in the 1990s how critical compliance professionals would become? My wife tells people that I told her in the late 90’s, “I don’t know how big this is going to […]

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China creates more anti-bribery prosecution tools

China recently amended its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) to codify rules encouraging cooperation in government investigations, align with the new national supervision system, and introduce trials in absentia for certain crimes, including bribery and corruption.

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Guendalina Dondé: But why do some people do good things?

Forget the idea that human beings are perfectly rational. People do not always make consistent decisions based on strict logic or narrow self-interest. Human behavior is complex and emotions and intuition have a significant role to play in individual decision-making.

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Embraer pays $205 million to settle FCPA charges

[…] contract to sell three aircraft for $93 million.  Embraer paid $800,000 under another phony agency agreement in 2008 to bribe a high-level official at Mozambique’s state-owned commercial airline, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique S.A. (LAM). The airline bought two aircraft from Embraer for $65 million.  From 2005 to 2009, Embraer hid payments to an agent […]

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