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  • Driving integrity into the supply chain | Report and optimise

    Driving integrity into the supply chain | Report and optimise

    Having a supply chain programme to simply meet regulatory requirements may not help you identify and effectively manage risks created by suppliers. How organisations can report and optimise...

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  • Helping clients address their anti-bribery and anti-corruption challenges

    Helping clients address their anti-bribery and anti-corruption challenges

    Corruption is undoubtedly one of the most pressing challenges facing both public and private sectors globally.

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  • How to select a due diligence provider

    How to select a due diligence provider

    Recent cases involving high-profile entities and c-suite executives have tarnished reputations of well-known global companies for spying and initiating surveillance on former employees...

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  • Integrating export control and trade sanctions into anti-corruption compliance programmes

    Integrating export control and trade sanctions into anti-corruption compliance programmes

    The residual financial, reputational and operational trauma resulting from an export control prosecution can far outlast the effects of operating under a deferred prosecution agreement in an FCPA...

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  • The risk of clean energy projects

    The risk of clean energy projects

    The effects of climate change and global warming are pushing large investments into renewable energy generated from clean sources; wind, biomass, solar, geothermal and hydro, away from conventional...

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  • Market development funds and third party compliance

    Market development funds and third party compliance

    Market development funds (MDFs) are a good way to promote and market one’s business interests through indirect channel partners...

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  • U.S. Government spotlights the need for whistleblower protection

    U.S. Government spotlights the need for whistleblower protection

    The United States Government’s recent legislative activities have highlighted employee accountability as an essential factor of a successful compliance programme.

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  • Compliance challenges for foreign corporations in Japan and Japanese companies abroad

    Compliance challenges for foreign corporations in Japan and Japanese companies abroad

    Japan is the world’s third largest economy and home to some of the largest global corporations. Many organisations based outside of Japan have also expanded into the country.

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  • Proper due diligence is ongoing and never static

    Proper due diligence is ongoing and never static

    Ongoing due diligence doesn’t only ensure that you’re on top of your partner’s compliance but also ensures that you’re meeting the ever-increasing regulatory demands.

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  • Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act

    Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act

    Businesses are required to be CCPA-compliant or risk monetary liability or civil action. What actions do you need to prepare for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act?

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  • Managing privacy risks when conducting due diligence

    Managing privacy risks when conducting due diligence

    The source of much modern privacy legislation can be traced to the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data, which were issued in 1980...

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  • Five steps for preparing third party due diligence

    Five steps for preparing third party due diligence

    Understanding your partners’ integrity and compliance profiles can help you minimise and mitigate potential risks that your partners may cause to your business, brand and reputation...

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  • Driving integrity into the supply chain | Trust, but verify

    Driving integrity into the supply chain | Trust, but verify

    Explore how an organisation can establish an effective programme for verifying their supply chain partners.

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  • Employee background checks: criminal history off limits

    Employee background checks: criminal history off limits

    A wave of legislation preventing employers from considering the criminal history of potential candidates is the latest burden placed on employers looking to recruit new talent.

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  • How to conduct effective distributor audits

    How to conduct effective distributor audits

    Audits are becoming more commonplace as companies focus on their products’ and services’ lifecycles in terms of where they are coming from as well as where they are going.

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  • Offset agreements and hidden compliance risks

    Offset agreements and hidden compliance risks

    Although often legitimate, offset agreements have been known to be used to cover bribes and kickbacks. All compliance officers should be aware that these risks do exist and know how to identify them.

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  • Special economic zones: a compliance conundrum

    Special economic zones: a compliance conundrum

    Special economic zones (SEZs) have been a powerful booster to the economies of many countries, particularly those in affluent geographic or trade areas.

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  • Avoiding successor liability

    Avoiding successor liability

    Understanding the background of your target, prior to transacting, plays a crucial role in minimising exposure to potential liabilities and risks.

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  • Moving compliance beyond policies and procedures

    Moving compliance beyond policies and procedures

    In addition to the challenge of working in unregulated industries, compliance as a profession now extends significantly beyond simply building policies and procedures...

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  • Five most common red flag zones in China

    Five most common red flag zones in China

    China is increasing efforts to align itself with international anti-corruption standards by taking stronger action and enforcements against wrongdoers under its Anti-bribery Laws.

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