Tag: Governance

Can we measure trustworthy business behavior?

Can we measure trustworthy business behavior?

Guest post from Barbara Brooks Kimmel, CEO & Cofounder Trust across America-Trust around the World Where does trust come from, what does it really mean, and why is it so important in business?  As a former CEO once told me, most leaders are too busy dousing day-to-day fires to give […]

The 8 Trends shaping the future of GRC

The 8 Trends shaping the future of GRC

Peering into the future is a mugs game. Get it right and nobody will remember your perceptive insights. Get it wrong and it’s probably too late for anyone to care. Still, somebody must try to clear the undergrowth a bit. Some effort needs to be made to see ahead and […]

When executives become Malware

When executives become Malware

“I see this as the most damaging event for our brand in the company’s 140-year history…I don’t think these problems can be overcome overnight.” The picture of Toshiba’s CEO making a ritual deep bow of contrition while cameras whirred and flashed has gone round the world. Hisao Tinaka resigned most […]

Does your compliance training make an ethical difference?

Does your compliance training make an ethical difference?

Training takes a large slice of of most companies’ compliance budgets, anything from a quarter to a half. So is it effective? [1] Measuring training effectiveness remains a weakness of many conventional L&D programmes and compliance and ethical training seems no different.  However, the escalating cost of compliance work is […]

Exclusive: Interview with “Reputation Risk” author

Exclusive: Interview with “Reputation Risk” author

Andrew discusses with Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, her new handbook on: Reputation Risk–in an age of hyper-transparency.   See also Analysis: our review of her new handbook–due December 11th.   “Why did you decide to write this book  now, as opposed to say a year or so back–what has changed […]

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Is there an ethical global company anywhere? Currently we see vast swathes of the corporate world wilfully avoiding paying their proper share of taxes through avoidance schemes, mainly centred around Luxembourg. Meanwhile three quarters of the banking industry remains mired in never-ending fines for nefarious practices almost too numerous and complex to […]

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

By Catherine Bernales and Antonia Di Lorenzo There’s a great cartoon in which a sales manager tells one of his team: “A dynamic sales idea Lou. I’m just sorry I have to notify the police.” At the recent Ethics and Governance conference by Ethisphere, in London, an attendee challenged the […]

Do ex-offenders make good security advisers?

Do ex-offenders make good security advisers?

Who do you go to for advice on dealing with security, corruption, bribery or many other aspects of governance? To an ex-crook of course! Increasingly this is a land of opportunity for those who have defrauded, cheated, or generally done wrong. By offering to tell companies how to avoid being […]