Americas

Content focused in the Americas region

  • Why ESG compliance can’t be ignored

    Why ESG compliance can’t be ignored

    The compliance landscape is becoming even more complex resulting from increased pressure for companies to publicly prove their commitment and disclose how they are addressing ESG risks and compliance.

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  • Supply chain and compliance in the agricultural sector

    Supply chain and compliance in the agricultural sector

    There is a strong case for companies engaged in the agri-food business to understand the necessity of developing a robust due diligence and risk-management framework.

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  • Three practical ways to sustain post transaction compliance

    Three practical ways to sustain post transaction compliance

    There are a number of considerations that must be given close attention to ensure that the prospective benefit of business transactions are not undermined. Learn about the top three.

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  • The missing piece of country intelligence gathering

    The missing piece of country intelligence gathering

    Compliance risks appear to be receiving much less coverage than they deserve in typical country intelligence offerings.

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  • How to nurture a culture of ethics

    How to nurture a culture of ethics

    Programmes that look good on paper may fall short if not put into action properly. A culture of ethics makes employees feel that acting ethically is the right thing to do.

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  • Webinar: Driving Integrity into the Supply Chain | Setting expectations for success

    Webinar: Driving Integrity into the Supply Chain | Setting expectations for success

    Webinar: Driving Integrity into the Supply Chain - Setting Expectations for Success

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  • Database screening for third party compliance

    Database screening for third party compliance

    Companies have a number of choices when deciding how to quantify and deal with the compliance risks related to their partners. For higher-risk partners, active due diligence exercises...

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  • Human rights and multinational business

    Human rights and multinational business

    The concept of including human rights in corporate risk management has broad implications for business across all sectors. One of the more immediate industries affected by this movement is the energy

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  • LATAM is catching up to improve healthcare regulations

    LATAM is catching up to improve healthcare regulations

    Although regulations in Latin America have lacked in the past, it is catching up in healthcare due to the growing demand for healthcare products, including pharmaceuticals.

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  • Ensuring a successful international joint venture through extensive due diligence

    Ensuring a successful international joint venture through extensive due diligence

    Handling Harsco's highest risk joint venture and M&A Due Diligence requests on subjects around the world through our trusted advisors with global capabilites and a high degree of repsonsiveness.

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  • The top five areas organisations should focus on to meet GDPR obligations

    The top five areas organisations should focus on to meet GDPR obligations

    With the imminent commencement of the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), companies are struggling to bring their privacy programmes up to the new standard...

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  • Venezuelan Sanctions: Actions for any Compliance Officer managing Latin America

    Venezuelan Sanctions: Actions for any Compliance Officer managing Latin America

    The action for compliance officers is to engage in the business management, talk to them about the restrictions and know that if you are going to continue in that market, then you need to implement...

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  • Rollbacks and new governments: Considerations in an unpredictable compliance landscape in the era of Trump

    Rollbacks and new governments: Considerations in an unpredictable compliance landscape in the era of Trump

    When governments change they often change their predecessors’ policies. This inevitably means new legislation or, as it has been well noted recently, change by executive order.

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  • Embraer FCPA case study: part two

    Embraer FCPA case study: part two

    The recent Embraer FCPA resolution was truly global, both in the scope of the bribery and corruption as well as the investigation efforts themselves. In a statement, director of the SEC ...

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  • StanChart in the hot-seat over alleged FCPA violations

    StanChart in the hot-seat over alleged FCPA violations

    One of the things that people tend to forget about a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is that the corporation signing the DPA agrees not only to put a compliance programme in place, but also ...

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  • Car washing corruption out of a country

    Car washing corruption out of a country

    The Brazilian Lava Jato, or car wash, scandal seems to be rising in profile even more than when it originally appeared. While it began with the national energy behemoth Petrobras, it has since ...

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  • Hedge fund concern over reputational risk is most welcome

    Hedge fund concern over reputational risk is most welcome

    Who would be a hedge fund manager today? United States hedge fund Scion Capital LLC returned a US$2.5 billion profit to investors following the global financial crisis of 2007 – 2008. As depicted ...

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  • Cyber attackers increasingly target Latin America

    Cyber attackers increasingly target Latin America

    Despite its place among the so-called BRIC emerging economies, Brazil continues to be plagued by a number of integrity and compliance issues. Although the country and indeed the Latin American ...

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  • Conflict minerals reporting is improving though some could do better

    Conflict minerals reporting is improving though some could do better

    A new disclosure requirement under United States law, which obligates companies to audit their supply chains in order to determine whether any materials are sourced from conflict mines in the ...

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  • How the Panama Papers and Unaoil scandals have changed the way we do business

    How the Panama Papers and Unaoil scandals have changed the way we do business

    It appears that certain assumptions were made in connection with the Unaoil scandal. Can you tell us a bit about that?

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