Recently the CCO of a major financial institution was telling me how his principal regulators now insist upon seeing compliance metrics. The regulators demand quantitative evidence that the firm makes good on its commitment to compliance.… Continue Reading
I want to thank those who contributed comments to my post, “Hotlines inhibit honest feedback, and other reasons people clam up.” The ideas in the post, as I shared, run counter to the conventional wisdom of why organizations deploy anonymous hotlines, and their value.… Continue Reading
Compliance professionals often ask me how they can better communicate with their front-line teams. I usually respond, “Bring them in, ask them about the real risks they face, and the more upset you are by what you hear, the better that conversation is going.”… Continue Reading
AlixPartners recently conducted its annual anticorruption survey which looked at the impact corruption has on corporate and economic growth. In particular, we explored the ways companies are identifying corruption risk and the steps they’re taking to deal with the risks.… Continue Reading
A new survey of general counsels and compliance officers found that 30% of companies in North America, Europe, and Asia stopped doing business with a partner because of corruption risks.
Reporting corruption in Thailand just got easier with the roll out of a Thai version of a website and smartphone app.
Although a quarter of all Thais say they have to pay bribes at least once a year, the government’s Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said it only receives about 4,000 complaints a year through its telephone hotline, website and walk-in center.… Continue Reading