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9 Key Takeaways from CONVERGE20

With CONVERGE20 behind us, we’ve had a chance to catch our breath, go over our notes from the event, and reflect on three days of powerful keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking. It was incredible to kick off The Ethics Movement […]

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Managing Integrity Through GRC Engagement of Employees

Organizations are caught in a swirling vortex of uncertainty in risk and compliance as they strive to be bastions of integrity in the center of chaos. In the midst of a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, racial justice tensions, and employee […]

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EU Whistleblowing Directive

The EU Whistleblower Directive Part 1: Everything you need to know

With the whistleblowing rules in Europe changing so fundamentally under the EU whistleblower directive, there is no question that companies, organisations and also local authorities need to take action now. Companies and organisations with more than 250 ‘workers’ (definition below) […]

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How to Outsource Your Whistleblower Hotline

Whistleblower hotline rules have changed and continue to evolve. International legislation and legislative bodies—including Sarbanes-Oxley in the US, Sapin II in France, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority—increasingly mandate that companies implement whistleblower hotline programs. The downside is that a […]

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How to Create A Consistent Compliance Culture

I recently had the chance to visit with Asha Palmer, Convercent’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CEC) and Executive Vice President (EVP) of CONVERGE about the 2020 Update to the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (2020 Update) and creating a […]

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Is Compliance a Cost Center or Revenue Protection?

Compliance has a PR problem. During countless industry events and conversations with our customers around the world, I’ve heard the same laments time and again: “Our team is seen as the ‘team of no.'” “We’re basically the company cops.” And […]

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The ROI of an Effective Ethics and Compliance Program

For decades, executives have seen their ethics and compliance program as a cost center within their businesses. But that view is dated—and it’s on us, as compliance leaders, to demonstrate why. Fortunately, there’s a landslide of data on our side. […]

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The EU-US Privacy Shield Ruling: Staying Compliant

“Although the ruling invalidated Privacy Shield, the SCCs remain valid protecting our customers.” On 16 July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated Privacy Shield, a framework that allowed personal data transfers from the European Union and Switzerland to the […]

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The New Normal: An Ethical Revolution in Business

At Convercent, we’ve talked for a long time about an ethical revolution in business. And we’re not the only ones—last year’s statement by the Business Roundtable was a high-profile moment in an ongoing conversation between consumers, companies, and communities. There […]

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