By Stephen Shepherd, Marketing – While living as a foreign exchange student in Brazil, I attended a class called Corporate Social Responsibility. I knew virtually nothing about the topic and was curious to know if Brazilian corporations actually had a moral conscience. I doubted it, especially after living there and witnessing the ...
October 27, 2014Converus
By Daniel Rabanales, Marketing − A coalition of NGOs has come together in the Czech Republic with a lofty goal in mind: reconstruct the government and eradicate corruption. The slogan for this campaign is: “We have a plan to end corruption. And we need your help to make it happen.” The ...
October 22, 2014Converus
Jeff Pizzino, APR, Chief Communications Officer – Sixty-three representatives from big companies in Mexico attended a Converus, standing-room only event Oct. 22 in Monterrey, Mexico. Converus co-hosted the event with its new partner in the area, Consultores Asociados en Seguridad y Servicios S.A. de C.V. (CASS). Far and Wide People came from varied ...
October 22, 2014Converus
By Stephen Shepherd, Marketing – This week in marketing class we reviewed the fraud triangle, a model that illustrates the key factors required for fraud to occur: pressure, opportunity and rationalization. To Give an Example Let’s say a trusted employee is tempted to embezzle a certain sum of company funds to make ends ...
October 20, 2014Converus
By Devin Ballam, Marketing − Corruption is a huge financial problem around the world and sometimes leads to other tragedies ― such as the death of a loved one. Catching the problem before it gets to this point is key. From Corruption to Tragedy Recent corruption in China has led some government officials ...
October 17, 2014Converus
By Andrew Potts, Marketing – Palestinian Islamic organization Hamas has garnered an infamous reputation not only for its terrorist activities abroad, but for its corrupt leadership as well. Two of its leaders, Khaled Mashaal and Ismail Haniyeh have received negative press for their corrupt activities outside of their governmental roles. Politics, Real ...
October 13, 2014Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing − China’s president Xi Jingping has launched an anti-corruption campaign in light of recent events, citing a need to “strengthen officials’ attitudes against corruption.” Jingping stated he believed the campaign would take at least five years to come to fruition. The former Chinese Domestic Security Chief Zhou Yongkang ...
October 10, 2014Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing – Anti-corruption compliance appears be at a standstill lately, even though enforcement has been increased in the last few years. Ernst and Young, a multinational professional services firm headquartered in the U.K., recently conducted a survey and reported that the percentage of companies that have anti-corruption policies has ...
October 8, 2014Converus
By Daniel Rabanales, Marketing − Most organizations need to follow rules and regulations established by governmental bodies. The methods through which this is accomplished are generally time consuming and expensive. Many organizations consider compliance too costly when compared to the benefits. The focus therefore rests on completing the compliance audit, instead of ...
October 6, 2014Converus
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