Richard Bistrong

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The Compliance Library: Latest books show the way to better ethical decision making

Before entering the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Lewisburg PA in July 2012, I thought about how I was going to spend my fourteen and a half …

Ethics and Compliance Training, What Gets Results?

<i>The following interview is with Dr. Patricia Harned, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI).</i><p><b>RB: Pat, it’s a pleasure to</b> …

'Unmasking' Corruption

<i>The following is an interview with Anne-Christine Wegener, co-author, “Unmasked: Corruption in the West.”</i><p><i>RB: Dear Anne-Christine, first, thank you</i> …

Using a Human Rights Lens to Strengthen Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

<i>Today’s guest blog is by Sarah Altschuller. Sarah is an attorney in the Corporate Social Responsibility practice at Foley Hoag LLP, where she is the</i> …

Why "one and done" FCPA due-diligence is not enough.

In part II of my interview with Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, we continue to explore findings of the Kroll-Ethisphere 2017 …

Corruption

Joe Spinelli on Compliance Challenges & New Lines of Defense

In part one of a two part interview, Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, addresses the recent <i>Kroll-Ethisphere Anti-Bribery and Corruption</i> …

Corruption

Promoting Ethics on the Front Line

<i>The following post is by Guendalina Dondé, Senior Researcher, Institute of Business Ethics</i><p>Encouraging employees to ‘do the right thing’ and apply …

The Five Levels of Building an Ethical Culture

<i>This guest post is by Alison Taylor, Director, BSR, and first appeared on BSR here.</i><p>How to build and sustain an organization whose employees are …

A China Compliance Diary

When my supervision (probation) ended in January 2017, the US District Court in DC released my passport, and I could once again travel …

How perverse incentives distort individual and corporate performance

Consider a salesperson that has reached his bonus cap three months before fiscal year-end. Any achievement after that is not only unrewarded, but is …

Revisiting EpiPen: Steep incentive thresholds are corporate disasters waiting to happen

The root causes of <b>perverse incentives</b> often hide (in plain sight) in the most common variable compensation structures, which include payout floors, …

Compensation

Can marketing and compliance share a playbook?

I recently read an article in the Winter 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review, <i>Mastering the Market Intelligence Challenge</i> (Chari, Luce & Thukral). In …

Gluten Free Compliance

This past November, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sean Freidlin, Marketing Manager of Compliance & Ethics at SAI Global, www.saiglobal.com …

Barry Vitou: To DPA or Not To DPA

Sales Incentives: How To Tame This Potential Ethical Foe- An Interview With Richard Bistrong

Gearing Compliance to the Tasks at Hand

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for my first SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI), and attended a session “Keeping …

Kristy Grant-Hart on "How to Be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer."

In this fifteen minute interview, Kristy Grant-Hart (Managing Director, Spark Compliance Consulting) answers a number of questions pertaining to her …

#Cheatingisachoice

By Richard Bistrong<p>Looking at my twitter stream over the weekend I saw Roy Snell’s tweet “If people cheat simply because of performance goals why do …

Due Diligence Questions Chief Compliance Officers Should Ask In A Job Interview

<i>The following guest post is by Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search.</i><p>Earlier this month I posed a question to Chief …

Administrative Law

Can Emerging Markets Counter the Corrupt Narrative?

In this ten-minute video interview, Frank Brown, Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), …

A View from the Front-Lines of Compliance in Mexico

<i>Today, I am pleased to welcome back Patrick Henz as a guest contributor. I welcome Patrick’s perspective, as he shares his real-world approach and</i> …

Carrots. Corruption & Compliance

In part one of a two-part interview, Frank Brown, Value Chain and Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader at the Center for International Private …

VW: The Challenge of Whistleblowing

<i>The following guest post is by Wendy Addison.</i><p>A hand shot up from the lecture hall: ‘I don’t understand’, a young economics undergraduate said, …

The Terrain of Global Anti-Bribery Challenges

In the second part of their interview, Alison Taylor, Director of advisory services at BSR, a non-profit consultancy and company network focused on …

Hyper-Transparency and Corporate Anti-Corruption

In part one of a two part interview, Alison Taylor, Director of advisory services at BSR, a non-profit consultancy and company network focused on …

An Organizational Response to Global Compliance Challenges

<i>The following is part II of a guest post by Alison Taylor and James Cohen. Part I can be found here.</i><p>A consensus has emerged as to what an effective …

Global Trends and Business Ethics

<i>The following is part one of a two-part guest post by Alison Taylor and James Cohen.</i><p>2016 is only half-complete, but it’s already been a pivotal year …

Globalization

Father's Day and Compliance?

I really never thought much about the connection until I read an article (on Father’s Day) in the June 2016 Issue of the Harvard Business Review,</i> …

Can you teach anti-corruption?

<i>The following interview is with Elena Helmer, Director, Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) Programme, International Anti-Corruption Academy</i> …

Blog - Richard Bistrong

Over the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of presenting to and engaging with, compliance and commercial leaders in some wonderful venues …