The current troubles at McDonald’s Corp. — involving allegations that former CEO Steve Easterbrook had improper relationships with several employees, and that he and the HR department engaged in a mutual cover-up of improprieties — have again revealed how corporate boards are often overwhelmed by charismatic and strong-willed CEOs.… Continue Reading
Almost a year ago, James Cohen and I wrote about six megatrends that we believed would fundamentally transform how companies regard ethics, integrity, and the role of compliance. It seems clear that several of these trends are already making their way into the corporate status quo, admittedly faster than we expected.… Continue Reading
Police near Richmond, Virginia arrested a man who allegedly impersonated a McDonald’s corporate compliance officer to defraud hotel and rental car companies.
David Scott Goldstein, 47, of Minneapolis, Minnesota wore a McDonald’s dress shirt with the company’s logo.… Continue Reading
The International Bar Association (IBA) is holding a panel discussion entitled: “FIFA & the World Cup: Is the Era of Impunity for Corruption and Widespread Human Rights Violations Coming to an End?” … Continue Reading
Coca Cola said it is concerned about how FIFA is handling its investigation into corruption allegations involving winning bids by Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.… Continue Reading
A senior executive with the sate-run China Central Television (CCTV), Guo Zhenxi, has been placed under investigation for graft.
China’s top prosecutors announced that Guo, pictured left, the director of CCTV’s finance and economics channel and concurrently advertising director, is being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes.… Continue Reading