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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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Today we CONVERGE in a new way: The CONVERGE community

If you’ve attended our CONVERGE conferences in Denver or Brussels, you know they are different and they are special. CONVERGE creates a community, and the feeling that we’re all on the journey to drive ethics to the center of business—and […]

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Meet Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

This spring, Convercent welcomed Asha Palmer, former Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice, as our new Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Executive Vice President of CONVERGE. Watch the video below to hear Asha’s vision for the future […]

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Ethical Companies Perform Better

Do ethical companies perform better?

The impact of ethics and integrity goes beyond how individuals behave each day. Companies and corporations are equally evaluated for their ability to maintain ethical business practices. Understanding how ethical companies are measured, and what the measurable benefits are associated […]

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Building an Efficient Compliance Solution

Managing compliance and ethics has become a complex web of processes and information. The modern organization is constantly changing: new employees, shifting employees and responsibilities, evolving business processes, new and changed regulations/obligations, growing ethical concerns, and greater scrutiny from stakeholders, […]

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