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Martin Kenney: Can directors ever understand the complexity of compliance?

Alison Taylor’s white paper Risk, An Organizational Perspective, notes that corruption risks vary from continent to continent. That's true. But it understates the depth of a very complex challenge that businesses face.

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'New Walmart' says compliance chiefs should report directly to boards

Image courtesy of WalmartThe compliance profession has for years been beset by a debate with the outside world over the position of Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer (CECO). Should the CECO be part of the law department reporting to the general counsel? Or should the CECO be an independent, equal member of the C-Suite, reporting to the CEO with direct, regular access to the board? In my opinion and many others, this is the most consequential debate in the compliance field today.

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Gold dust for compliance officers

What's the first thing compliance officers need to do? We'd say it's convincing management and board members they need an effective compliance program. That's not easy. It takes advocacy, and advocacy takes credibility.

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