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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Alison Taylor: Today’s compliance is more than due diligence and red flags

Every year for the past decade, BSR has surveyed sustainability leaders at our global member companies on the State of Sustainable Business, in a collaboration with Globescan. To mark our 10th year and reflect the shifting global agenda, we have updated the list of corporate sustainability priorities we track: ethics/ integrity and diversity/ inclusion just appeared on our list for the first time.… Continue Reading

Alison Taylor: Compliance could be perfect if it didn’t involve people

For the last several years, academic attention has converged on questions of behavioral ethics, and the findings are robust and sophisticated.

Organizations such as NYU’s Ethical Systems and the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics provide a wealth of insight, tools and research to help companies access and use the latest thinking to enhance their internal ethics and compliance approaches.… Continue Reading

Alison Taylor at the OECD Integrity Forum: Embracing ethics beyond compliance

Last week 1,300 government ministers, civil society representatives and business leaders from OECD countries gathered in Paris to discuss the profound integrity and trust challenges facing the world today.

The OECD Integrity Forum has gained significant momentum over the last few years, as it becomes recognized as one of the few opportunities to tackle ethics and compliance issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.… Continue Reading

Alison Taylor: Intermediaries are ‘force multipliers’ for prosecutors

A Gabonese national who was allegedly paid $3.5 million for facilitation services in Africa by hedge fund Och-Ziff was arrested this week as part of an FCPA investigation.

Unaoil described itself as an organization which “integrates western technology with global capability.” but this seems to have been a euphemism for paying bribes to secure energy contracts in high risk petrostates.… Continue Reading

Inside view: What do corrupt organizations look like?

The concept of corporate culture — generally defined as “the way we do things around here” — isn’t a rigid paper process. It’s hard to measure, which explains why corporate culture has been largely neglected by regulators and the anti-corruption-consulting industry.… Continue Reading