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Mar. 18, 2021

Is observed misconduct in the workplace the ultimate bottom-line metric for evaluating your program? And considering how steady it has remained per recent research, do the current methods in E&C programs actually work at all? CCI's Henry Kronk explores these pressing questions and more in a convo with Pat Harned, CEO of Ethics & Compliance Initiative.

Findings from Global Survey Reveal Key Macroeconomic, Strategic and Operational Risks for Organizations

A recent survey conducted by Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative discloses the influence of the pandemic, the economy, digital technology, talent and organizational resiliency on the risk landscape over the near term. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach offers a summary here of the critical uncertainties companies face as they look forward to the next 12 months.

A Robust Risk Assessment Needs a Shared Vocabulary, a Seat at the Table and the Right Tools

Many GRC professionals believe risk and compliance should be an executive priority, as they can drive revenue and inform business decision-making. But they can lose their payoff if other teams are unfamiliar with “risk speak” and the necessary tools and processes aren't enacted to help translate those insights into actions.

When it Comes to Compliance, Many Boards at Colleges and Universities Get a Failing Grade

Over the past decade, governmental enforcement activity has uncovered systemic compliance failures at colleges and universities across the country. This enforcement activity’s breadth is staggering, and the many examples speak for themselves.

I was a senior in high school when the Challenger exploded. I was in class at the time of the launch. I think it was chemistry. The teacher had rolled in a television set for all of us to watch. I remember how quiet the whole school got after the explosion. Not just my classroom; the whole school. Allan McDonald never stayed quiet. McDonald was the engineer who refused to approve the Challenger launch. He knew that the O-rings at the booster rocket joints would likely fail in the unusually low temperatures of launch day. He spoke up before the launch but was overruled by his company’s executives.....Keep Reading

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TODAY -- Thursday, March 18 at  10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Compliance officers are facing a Channel Explosion: more data streams than ever before. And of course, dealing with this challenge comes amid an increasingly complex regulatory environment and at a time when we're all striving to leverage technology cost effectively.

Join Matt Kelly, Editor & CEO of Radical Compliance, in a lively panel discussion with industry experts Reetu Khosla (EY), Kyle Daddio (FTI Consulting), and Nick Duke (Behavox) as they explore these challenges, seeking answers to question such as:

We'll leave time after the discussion for a participant Q&A. Mark your calendar -- and be sure to share this invitation with your team.


Whistleblowing Service Provider Assessment Guide
Creating effective reporting channels and processes

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