Cracks in Food Safety Programs Lead to ‘Eggstraordinary’ Recall
Posted on 06-13-2018 by Lisa Thompson

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... Read More

Compliance Q&A: ISO 37001 Expert shares insights into boosting the effectiveness of anti-bribery and corruption efforts
Posted on 05-10-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Jean-Pierre Mean is an anti-corruption lawyer who played a leading role in the development of ISO 37001, a recent global standard by which companies can measure their anti-bribery and corruption policies. He is now leading the working group which looks after the implementation of the standard. Mr. Mean... Read More

What Does Machine Learning Have to Do with Identifying Risk?
Posted on 05-09-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence whereby computers use algorithms to analyse data to identify patterns and build predictive models. With a minimum of human intervention, the models are automatically adapted to produce increasingly reliable and insightful results as they are exposed... Read More

Strong risk of modern slavery in construction industry
Posted on 01-12-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

There is a "strong risk" of modern slavery in the global construction sector and its material supply chains, according to a recent LexisNexis report . The report found that forced labor and other exploitation that constitutes modern slavery are common, concealed and subject to inadequate prevention... Read More

Reviewing compliance trends in 2016
Posted on 12-15-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

With 2016 drawing to a close, we review the main developments in financial crime over the last year. Beneficial ownership making headlines Beneficial ownership was arguably the most talked-about issue in financial crime in 2016. This was partly because of the release of the Panama Papers in April... Read More

Anti-Slavery Day 2016: Your Due Diligence Efforts Can Make a Difference
Posted on 10-18-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Around the globe, countries have declared October 18 Anti-Trafficking Day or Anti-Slavery Day to increase awareness into the ongoing plight of men, women and children impacted by modern slavery. As such, it is an ideal day to look at how companies can—and in some cases, are required to—mitigate... Read More

3 Industries that Aren’t Immune to Compliance Risk
Posted on 10-17-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Gary Cohn, president and COO of Goldman Sachs, knows a thing or two about regulatory risk. After all, the financial services industry faces constant scrutiny—and headline-generating enforcement actions—for violations of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and a host of other... 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