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Guest Blog: What Directors Need To Do To Deter Fraud

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 9:45 AM


Paula Loop, Leader of PwC's Center for Board Governance (based in the US)



"In 2014, 45% of organizations in the US said they experienced some type of fraud. It’s no surprise, then, that companies, boards, and audit committees are concerned.


 Economic fraud ca...

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Compliance Helps Root Out Unethical Conduct

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Compliance requirements for business that involve its supply chain have their uses, despite all the moaning that often accompanies new rules in any jurisdiction.

Globally, the number of companies who monitor their business partners at least quarterly has nearly doubled in the past year, while more than 10% of all respondents to a Dow Jones survey now monitor part...

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Relaxing Laws On Bribery Makes A Mockery of #corpgov

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I was dumbstruck by the FT story two days ago that the UK government is considering 'relaxing' the Bribery Act legislation which took long enough to get approved in the first place. If you don't have access to FT.com it quoted the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK's top business lobbying organisation, as supportive of...

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Compliance : Challenges & Opportunities For Change

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 12:35 AM

There are not enough compliance officers - especially at senior levels - of the quality needed in the financial services sector.

The market is overheating as a result and pay packages are soaring by 50% for the best talent. All this against a background of "unparalleled change as regulatory and institutional shareholder pressures prompt a radical restructuring of the compliance function and a significant increase in average headcount."

So says a research p...

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