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Harriet Tubman And Navigating To Become An Ethical Company

March 10th was the 101st anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman. She was one of the greatest conductors on the Underground Railroad, which took slaves out of the old south and up to freedom in the north and into Canada. I...more

SEC proposed rules on CEO pay ratios: What employer benefits professionals need to know

On Sept. 18, 2013, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued long-awaited (and controversial) proposed rules regarding the disclosure of what is commonly referred to as the “CEO pay ratio.” This disclosure, which is...more

A Lot Of Pain In KC And Leadership In Compliance

While sports fans can relive the triumphs and tragedies of their team’s ad naseum corporate leaders cannot not afford to do so. One key resource I have found, for not only the ideas of what a leader needs to do but the...more

The NAVEX Global Top 10

With 2013 coming to an end, we've gone the extra mile to compile the 10 most valuable resources from the past year. There's something here for all types of ethics and compliance professionals - we hope you enjoy the issue!...more

Five Agencies Issue Final Volcker Implementation Rules; Small Banks Win Exemptions

On December 10, five financial regulatory agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission...more

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2014

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2014 - U.S. public companies face a host of challenges as they enter 2014. Here is our list of hot topics for the boardroom in the coming year: 1. Oversee strategic planning amid...more

ISS Releases 2014 Proxy Voting Policies

On November 21, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. issued updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies for the U.S. The updated policies will be effective for shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2014. The...more

The CCO – Not The CEO – Creates An Ethical Culture

Consider it one of my (many) pet peeves – companies claim they have an “ethical” culture and cite the consistent statements by the CEO of his or her commitment to “ethics and integrity.” That’s it, that’s all, we have an...more

SEC Hits The ‘Reset Button’ On Failure To Supervise Liability For Legal And Compliance Personnel

On September 30, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – quietly, and with little fanfare – released an informal statement of policy in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ), in which it addressed its...more

Twenty Compliance Questions For The Chief Executive Officer

Tone-at-the-top says it all. Without the support of the CEO, a Chief Compliance Officer is limited in what he or she can accomplish. If there is no commitment from the CEO, a CCO can propose and possibly build great...more

Reactive Compliance: An Oxymoron?

People make bad decisions. Companies make bad decisions. ...more

Stretching Compliance Resources

Chief Compliance Officers are creative people. What appears insurmountable to us mere mortals and attorneys, is just another daily challenge for a CCO....more

How To Ensure Compliance When The CEO Will Not Listen

Life as a Chief Compliance Officer is not so easy....more

The Marriage Of The CEO And CCO: A Match Made In Heaven

In the face of unprecedented enforcement risks, Chief Executive Officers are embracing the Chief Compliance Officer....more

Four Keys To Compliance Leadership

One of the most divisive moments in American history occurred on this date in 1868. On this day the US Senate voted against impeaching President Andrew Johnson thereby acquitting him of having committed “high crimes and...more

Leveraging The Board And CEO Relationship To Improve Compliance

In the age of superstar CEOs who command media attention and excessive compensation packages, a company’s performance can often boil down to the relationship between the Board and the CEO....more

Tribute to Stan The Man and 11 Rules for Compliance Success

Today we honor Stan ‘The Man’ Musial who played 22 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals (1941–1963) who passed away on Saturday. Musial was a record 24-time All-Star selection and is widely considered to be one of the greatest...more

Leadership in the Compliance Function – Do You Encourage or Stifle?

There are many ways for a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to exercise leadership in not only the compliance function but also across the many disciplines in which compliance impacts in any corporation. In this Sunday’s New...more

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