The Importance of a Robust Ethics and Compliance Program: Getting the Board on Board

The Conference Board of Canada, December 4, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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An effective ethics and compliance program plays an important role in the success of any organization. Corporate boards have a significant responsibility to oversee and monitor a company’s compliance program. In many cases, corporate boards find themselves behind when fulfilling their corporate compliance oversight responsibilities. Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) face an ongoing challenge to educate and train board members on how to monitor the company’s compliance program and the commitment of corporate leaders to the program.

In the best-case scenario, the board and CEO fully understand the importance of ethics and compliance and champion the efforts needed to implement a successful program. But all too often, their support may not be as energetic. The lack of support from the board dampens the program’s credibility and increases the risk of nonconformity throughout the organization.

A fundamental component in creating a culture that values ethics and compliance is the support from the board and CEO. So, what can a can the CCO do to get the board on board?

Webinar Highlights

Join us for this 60-minute discussion, where compliance expert Michael Volkov will:

  • Discuss possible reasons behind the lack of board support;
  • Provide practical tips on what CCOs can do to break down barriers and get the board’s buy-in;
  • List ways to improve the CCO-board relationship; and
  • Share common mistakes and lessons learned on how CCOs can voice the importance of a robust ethics and compliance program for better support.

About Michael

Michael Volkov, Principal. Michael Volkov has over 30 years of experience in practicing law.

A former federal prosecutor and veteran white-collar defense attorney, Mike is an expert in compliance, internal investigations and enforcement matters. Mike was a federal prosecutor for over 25 years, and has extensive trial experience in federal court. He also served as chief crime and terrorism counsel for the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Mike maintains a highly popular FCPA blog – Corruption, Crime & Compliance. He is a regular speaker at events around the globe, and is frequently cited in the media for his knowledge on criminal issues, enforcement matters, compliance and corporate governance. Mike is licensed in VA and DC.

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