SDGs: an opportunity for business
Posted on 08-08-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In July the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Business Forum recognized the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. In this article, we elaborate on the SDG business case, and how businesses can engage with the SDG framework; driving business... Read More

When in the Midst of Change, Be Ready for Crisis Management
Posted on 04-03-2017 by Anna Stevens

Keeping your brand's reputation intact is your primary duty as a public relations professional in 2017. Being ready for crises is an essential element of this kind of brand image protection. When an organization implements a major change in the way it operates, it's a great time to refresh your... Read More

What You Need to Know about DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs
Posted on 03-22-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Many have wondered how the corporate compliance landscape might change with a new administration at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. After all, reducing regulation on Corporate America was a frequent talking point on the campaign trail. But the first Guidance issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the... Read More

International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange and Modern Slavery
Posted on 03-08-2017 by Anna Stevens

Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ for more information. This day is a good moment to shine a light... Read More

How Globalization Increases the Need for Due Diligence for All Industries
Posted on 10-07-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Financial services, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and biomedicine—these highly-regulated industries must undertake robust due diligence and risk monitoring. Did you just breathe a sigh of relief because the company you represent doesn’t fall into the highly-regulated bucket? Think... Read More

Panama Papers Inspire Risk Mitigation Efforts
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

October 3rd will mark six months since the release of the Panama Papers, a trove of 11.5 million documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The leak highlights how complex corporate structures, often set up in ‘offshore’ jurisdictions such as Panama, can be used to hide the... Read More

Defeating Modern Slavery Takes a Coordinated Effort
Posted on 09-01-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

With Labor Day just around the corner, we took a look at the dark side—forced labor. Three years ago, the UN General Assembly introduced World Day against Trafficking in Persons in conjunction with its Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The plan urges governments worldwide... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor Highlights the Need for Due Diligence
Posted on 06-09-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Today more than 168 million children aged 5-17 in work—most in horrible conditions— around the world. This Sunday, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be raising awareness of child labor hidden in supply chains during World Day Against Child Labor . These children find themselves... Read More

Know Your Vendors: Risks of Modern Slavery Demand Due Diligence
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The passage of the UK Modern Slavery Act last October means that a large number of companies must now attest to the risk mitigation processes used to keep forced labor out of their supply chains. The annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is required of any company or subsidiary that operates... Read More

Is Your Due-Diligence Process on Automatic Pilot?
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Cruise control comes in handy, especially when you’re hitting the road for an extended trip—for business or pleasure. Yet, as much as you appreciate the ability maintain a consistent speed on a straight-away, you still have to remain alert to your surroundings—the weather, the traffic... Read More

Why Mapping Out a Due-Diligence Process is Critical for Financial Services Companies
Posted on 02-10-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

On November 3, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the hiring of Hui Chen as a full-time compliance expert for its Fraud Section. Chen previously served as the Global Head for Anti-Bribery and Corruption at Standard Chartered Bank, implementing proactive compliance reviews and stronger compliance... Read More