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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

Why don’t we trust whistleblowers?

I’m an accounting professor turned documentary filmmaker and I study how whistle blowing impacts fraud detection and prevention in organizations.

One day while working on a lecture for my graduate forensic accounting class, I found myself intrigued by the Wells Fargo banking scandal.… Continue Reading

Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I’m asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

To be fair, there’s plenty of evidence that compliance has failed: Volkswagen cheated on diesel emissions tests.… Continue Reading

Caterina Bulgarella: Why good words can produce bad acts

One of the most common discussions in the ethics and compliance community today revolves around the idea of using corporate values to foster ethics in organizations. Though this conversation has helped practitioners move away from a check-the-box compliance approach, practices based on corporate values have unwittingly created a check-the-box approach to ethics, obscuring the disconnect between external values and what the organization actually values.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: Compliance is there to reinforce culture

In his most recent book Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman cited BusinessDictionary.com for the following definition of culture:

It is the “pattern of responses discovered, develop or invented during the group’s history of handling problems which arise from the interaction of its member, and between them and their environment.… Continue Reading