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Entries in Rand Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance (5)


Mike Scher's favorite resource: RAND Reports

In September 2012, I published a post about corruption by senior management which stated, somewhat cautiously, "The problem of 'overseas corruption' is not  'overseas.' It's in the corner office." 

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Help wanted: Former DOJ and SEC officials to lead amicus working group

A friend of the court (amicus) brief explaining the fundamentals of compliance programs should be prepared, possibly by a new working group led by former DOJ and SEC officials, facilitated by the Rand Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance. The door is open for the opportunity.

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Unlocking the C-Suite for Compliance Officers

The recent Rand Report on senior executive criminal misconduct recommends that companies elevate Chief Compliance Officers as a critical step toward effective compliance. And the compliance profession itself is pushing for CCOs in the C-Suite. Despite all that, the business world isn't in any hurry.

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Mike Scher talks to the feds

To the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission:

The open-letter draft published on October 23, 2013 generated extraordinary interest among compliance professionals and other readers in the United States and in Latin America, India and China -- countries directly affected by the Wal-Mart investigation. Many sent in their observations and support for the letter.

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The C-Suite: A Crucible for Misconduct

At the heart of the compliance profession lies the complex, entrenched problem of serious criminal misconduct by senior executives. That's why I have suggested that for some multinationals, the “problem of overseas corruption is not overseas. It’s in the corner office.”

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