LRN Blog

Read the latest perspectives on all things ethics and compliance from LRN's own thought leaders.

  • Key Role for E&C in Promoting Environmental, Social, Governance

    Key Role for E&C in Promoting Environmental, Social, Governance

    The United Nations Compact Compact urges upon companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labor, environment, anticorruption, and to advance societal.

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  • Starting Over: GM Rebuilds Culture After Ignition Switch Problem

    Starting Over: GM Rebuilds Culture After Ignition Switch Problem

    Ben DiPietro recaps Marsha Ershaghi Hames and GM's Shawn Rogers' recent session at SCCE's Chicago Regional Conference. Read more to learn how General Motors transformed their E&C strategy.

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  • LRN’s David Greenberg and Tom Fox Go Deep on Board Oversight of E&C in a 5 Part Podcast Series

    LRN’s David Greenberg and Tom Fox Go Deep on Board Oversight of E&C in a 5 Part Podcast Series

    This special podcast series, "Across The Board", explores LRN's latest research report on board oversight and provides succinct and practical tips for educating, dealing with and reporting to boards.

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  • Your Compliance Program Looks Good on Paper, but What Does it Do?

    Your Compliance Program Looks Good on Paper, but What Does it Do?

    LRN's Susan Divers dives into the new Department of Justice guidance on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs, and finds it emphasizes results.

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  • Effective Oversight Means Sometimes Taking a Second Look

    Effective Oversight Means Sometimes Taking a Second Look

    A recent story about a company taking a second look at harassment claims originally dismissed shows the need for effective compliance oversight of human resources and other functions.

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  • Does Your Ethics & Compliance Program Help Employees Behave Ethically?

    Does Your Ethics & Compliance Program Help Employees Behave Ethically?

    It may seem like a ridiculous question, but the high-profile scandals that continue to unfold demonstrate the value of asking: does your ethics and compliance program actually influence behavior?

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  • The Human Differentiator: Moral Leadership

    The Human Differentiator: Moral Leadership

    People will need to use their empathy and imagination to stay relevant in the world of artificial intelligence.

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  • Your Code of Conduct Looks Great, but What Does It Do?

    Your Code of Conduct Looks Great, but What Does It Do?

    Jim Walton's recent article published in SCCE's CEP Magazine​ dives into the components of a code of conduct your organization should to truly make it impactful.

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  • Mobile Engagement: Talking About Effectiveness, Ethics

    Mobile Engagement: Talking About Effectiveness, Ethics

    Ben DiPietro discusses his recent session on workforce mobile engagement at the SCCE Utilities and Energy compliance and ethics conference in Houston. Read more.

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  • Know the Rules Before Hunting for Skeletons

    Know the Rules Before Hunting for Skeletons

    Most companies find it legally problematic to retroactively conduct background checks unless specifically allowed for in an employment contract or employee handbook, but many have workarounds.

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  • Harassment in the Workplace: 10 Tips for Compliance and Ethics Practitioners

    Harassment in the Workplace: 10 Tips for Compliance and Ethics Practitioners

    Marsha Ershaghi Hames' chapter in SCCE’s recent publication, The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual – 2109, shares 10 tips for E&C practitioners around the topic of anti-harassment. Learn more.

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  • Report: Conditions Ripe for Another Theranos

    Report: Conditions Ripe for Another Theranos

    Researchers published a paper pointing out a lack of transparency in the research being conducted by life sciences companies--and warning the conditions are ripe for another Theranos fraud to occur.

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  • Companies Still Leaving Compliance in Cold on M&A Deals

    Companies Still Leaving Compliance in Cold on M&A Deals

    Why is compliance often viewed as a business impediment when it clearly can save money in the long run by getting involved early and flagging issues?

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  • Boards Need to Signal Their Commitment to Ethics, Compliance

    Boards Need to Signal Their Commitment to Ethics, Compliance

    How can compliance play a role in bringing about in the board a greater awareness of, and a respect for, the idea that good behavior and effective oversight can make for better-performing companies?

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  • Defining Compliance Means Moving Beyond Rules

    Defining Compliance Means Moving Beyond Rules

    Ben DiPietro summarizes LRN's two speaking sessions led by Emily Miner and Marsha Ershaghi Hames at SCCE's Regional Philadelphia Compliance and Ethics Conference.

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  • The Intoxicating Lure of Big Dreams

    The Intoxicating Lure of Big Dreams

    A person obsessed with achieving a goal they deem to be noble in purpose can attract lots of attention and money to pursue their idea.

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  • Signs of Bad Blood Existed Long Before Theranos Scandal Broke

    Signs of Bad Blood Existed Long Before Theranos Scandal Broke

    The toxic culture at blood-testing firm Theranos that was exposed by Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou existed long before the company's scandalous story was made public.

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  • The Theranos Story: Blood is Thicker Than Ethics

    The Theranos Story: Blood is Thicker Than Ethics

    Our own Ben DiPietro recaps reporter John Carreyrou's visit to LRN to discuss Theranos and Silicoln Valley culture.

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  • 4 Words You Need to Know in 2019

    4 Words You Need to Know in 2019

    LRN looks at some trends in risk and compliance that you need to be aware of in 2019. Four words will be prominent: mobile, operationalization, accessibility and accountability.

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  • Doing Good Brings Valuable Rewards to Volunteers

    Doing Good Brings Valuable Rewards to Volunteers

    The father-in-law of my U.K.-based LRN colleague, Debbie Alameddine, was diagnosed in 2014 with pancreatic cancer...

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