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What do I need to ask when buying a Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) solution?

Third party risk management is a complex discipline, that combined with the scale, complexity, and change dynamics of any Global 2000 organization, can often lead to false starts with technology implementations.

It’s important to get enterprise software purchase decisions right – they are the fulcrum of successful third party risk programs for the business, they impact on the adoption and performance of many internal users across the enterprise, and they can have an impact on the careers of those selecting them.

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Topics: FCPA, risk and compliance, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, OCC, third party risk management, Data Security & Privacy, Registration & Qualification, Conflict Minerals, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, aravo, ABAC, risk mitigation, sustainable procurement, regulatory risk, tprm

Speaking of Risk: Pharmaceutical Companies and Third Party Promotions

Pharmaceutical companies around the world are struggling to keep up with the rapid evolution of ethical frameworks around bribery and corruption in their industry.
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Topics: Pharma, Anti-bribery & Anti-corruption, FCPA, Medical Companies, SEC, Corruption, Bribery, DOJ, teva, Pharmaceutical Companies, settlement, fines, gsk

The DOJ’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

Guidance for your FCPA Programs

On the 8th of February the Fraud Section of the DOJ released fresh guidance in the form of its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” which provides a list of questions that prosecutors will typically ask about a compliance program.

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Topics: FCPA, risk and compliance, Third Party Management, Global 2000, DOJ, KYTP

Reducing Regulatory Risks & Achieving Third-Party Compliance in Mining

Multi-million dollar fines, bad publicity, even jail time for executives—mining companies have a lot at risk in the area of regulatory compliance. In Ernst & Young’s report Business risks facing metals and mining 2016-2017, two of the top ten trends relate to transparency and compliance. Government are cracking down on corruption, and NGO’s and journalists are fueling social movements expressing concern over workplace safety and ethical sourcing.

One area deserves attention from mining and metals companies: third-party compliance.

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Topics: FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Mining, third party risk management, Responsible Sourcing, Conflict Minerals

Beyond Dodd-Frank: Reducing Regulatory Risks and Achieving Third-Party Compliance in Financial Institutions

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 might garner the most headlines, but it is hardly the only federal regulation deserving the attention of U.S. banks.

Two other federal regulations are increasing the pressure on banks and other financial institutions to monitor and manage third parties. A third party is any outside entity doing work for a bank, regardless of whether the third party is an individual, partnership, or corporation, and regardless of whether the work is done under contract or on a more casual basis.

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Topics: FCPA, OCC, CFPB

FCPA Third-Party Risk and Compliance for Pharmaceutical Companies

Around the world, governments are getting stricter about enforcing anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act, and other national laws modelled on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. These regulations forbid bribery and corruption by companies and their third-party partners, including resellers, distributors, and marketing agencies.

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Topics: Pharma, FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption