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The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a time to focus on issues that range from simple office practices (watch your posture) to slack attitudes or procedures that lead to devastating consequences on a massive scale.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) established World Day for Safety...
There’s no room for clowning about when it comes to risk management and maintaining the integrity of international business.
According to records of ancient Chinese history, the armies of the Chu and Song states were facing each other in readiness for battle in 630 BC when a Chu warrior, Xiong...
The Valentine’s Day pressure is on. What gift will you choose to express your love to your sweetheart? Chocolate, roses and jewelry usually top the list of options—and the National Retail Federation projects that spending for Valentine's Day will top $20 billion this year. Jewelry captures...
Five trillion plastic bags. That’s the number of single-use (double, if you have a dog) bags used worldwide every year. To put that into perspective, the bags spread out side-by-side would cover an area twice the size of France says a U.N. report released on World Environment Day in June. And you...
Danske Bank and Siemens have appointed chief compliance officers to their boards of directors this summer. We explore why compliance has become accepted as a critical function in any company.
At the next board meeting of Denmark’s biggest bank, a chief compliance officer will be at...
Two-hundred and seven million eggs were recalled on April 13th of this year—the largest such recall in the U.S. in nearly 10 years. By May, another 12 people from 9 states had fallen ill from the tainted eggs, bringing the total to 35 with 11 individuals requiring hospitalization. Major supermarket...
For many companies, ‘doing the right thing’ is not enough to persuade them to take an ethical, sustainable approach to business. But they will surely be convinced by new evidence that a sustainable approach to business can improve their share price. A fund which invested in 300 companies...
Environmental and social issues driving change in the construction industry
Guest Post by Colleen Theron, Director Ardea
Since Russia and Qatar won their bids to host the FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the construction industry has come under the spotlight for their human rights...
Universities in the United States received a record $43.6 billion in donations from individuals, companies and organisations in 2017. But recent scandals show that universities must not neglect due diligence on the source of these donations.
Top marks for university fundraisers
As the year draws to a close, supermarket shelves are once again groaning with the weight of chocolates that will be sold and gifted in vast quantities globally. With December 9 being Anti-Corruption Day , however, now is the perfect time to ask, “Are the goodies we add to our shopping carts hiding...