Publication: Corporate Secretary

First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Conducting cross-border investigations: practical tips

Advice to help internal investigations run smoothly, starting with determining whether payment freezes to existing agents are in orderThe regulatory and investigative climate confronting multinational companies has never been more challenging. In cross- ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Designing a whistleblower policy to withstand retaliation claims

Ways in which companies can avoid the risks of retaliation, which have risen since the Supreme Court's Lawson rulingCorporations may need to reassess their retaliation policies now that the SEC has filedits first anti-retaliation enforcement action under ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Timesaver's guide to the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute

Things to see and do at next week's SSCE event in ChicagoWhen the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) holds its 13th annual Compliance & Ethics Institute in Chicago on September 14-17, more than 1,300 people are expected to attend, up from ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

COSO 2013: implications for fraud

With the SEC keeping watch on the transition to the revised framework, companies will be expected to establish tougher fraud controlsIf they haven’t already, boards and C-suite executives at publicly held companies must immediately revisit how effective ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Creating a civil workplace culture

Bullying behavior by top-level executives can hurt more than just feelingsThe disparaging and sometimes abusive behavior of top executives is putting businesses and corporate reputations at risk more than most people realize. At one well-known, well-respected ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Making data governance a bigger priority

Working harder to ensure data governance doesn't lag behind other data initiatives can help firms improve decision making and run their business more efficientlyData governance initiatives aren’t keeping pace with the efforts US companies are putting ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Challenging shareholder value primacy

Corporate governance programs need to be aware of growing attention being paid to companies' social purpose and the interests of a broader range of stakeholdersEver considered how much employee and customer loyalty are worth? The board of privately held ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Royal Bank of Canada, ATB Financial, 4 other organizations honored in Banff

Canadian Society of Corporates Secretaries bestows Excellence in Governance Awards at annual conferenceThe Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance were announced on August 24 at a gala dinner that opened the Canadian Society of ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Protecting non-US whistleblowers from retaliation

Recent court ruling increases chances that foreign employees for US firms will opt for external over internal reporting of misconductCompliance officers' jobs just got a little tougher. Last week, a federal appellate court dismissed an appeal of the New ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

From Twitter to Hootsuite: a primer for the unplugged director

Tips to help technophobe executives navigate the sometimes bewildering world of social mediaOur college graduates can’t write!’ is the kind of provocative statement that Bruce Nolop, chairman of Marsh & McLennan’s audit committee and former CFO of Pitney ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Opening the cyber-kimono

Corporations need to take action against cyber-attacks, but regulators aren't helpingThe  high-profile hackings of Target and Wyndham Worldwide have spurred lawsuits against corporate officers and directors, regulatory investigations and congressional ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Broadening the use of board portals

Easier collaboration tools and enhanced security features are drawing more executive teams to portalsSenior executives spend much of their lives on planes and in airport clubs, but what about 
living inside the company board portal? That’s where expanding ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 19 2014]

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...As Ed Ellis, co-chair of the whistleblower and retaliation practice at Littler Mendelson, points out, "If GE was the defendant, it would be virtually impossible for a high-ranking compliance person to be acting totally independent of the US because everything rolls up to GE somewhere." In other words, the Taiwanese compliance officer wouldn't have been on the hook alone but likely would have involved GE's chief compliance officer

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Conducting cross-border investigations: practic... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 18 2014]
Designing a whistleblower policy to withstand r... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 16 2014]
Timesaver's guide to the SCCE Compliance & Ethi... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 13 2014]
Creating a civil workplace culture [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 12 2014]
COSO 2013: implications for fraud [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 12 2014]
Making data governance a bigger priority [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 05 2014]
Challenging shareholder value primacy [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 02 2014]
Royal Bank of Canada, ATB Financial, 4 other or... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 26 2014]
Protecting non-US whistleblowers from retaliation [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 26 2014]
Opening the cyber-kimono [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 20 2014]
From Twitter to Hootsuite: a primer for the unp... [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 20 2014]
Data privacy wars [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 19 2014]
Broadening the use of board portals [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 19 2014]
Data breaches: legal limitation [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 19 2014]
A bigger push for political spending disclosure [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 14 2014]
An era of more rigorous disclosure [Published Corporate Secretary - Aug 14 2014]
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