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(English) French legislation driving change in business ethics

Tough legislation introduced in France over the last two years has placed ethics and compliance issues at the forefront for French companies. Some, such as L’Oréal, are already leading the way in many areas, others are investing time and resources into strengthening and developing their ethics and compliance programmes. GoodCorporation has worked with French organisations…

(English) Business ethics trends for 2019

Ethical conduct was firmly in the spotlight for much of 2018 for a variety of reasons, from the #MeToo movement which pushed bullying and harassment onto board agendas, through to the implementation of GDPR which turned us all into data privacy experts. Despite the many geopolitical challenges around the world and the forecasts predicting a…

(English) Évaluation de tiers : les trois principaux pièges à éviter

Les relations commerciales avec les tiers demeurent le risque de corruption le plus important pour les entreprises. Depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la Convention de l’OCDE sur la lutte contre la corruption en 1999, près de la moitié des sanctions résulte de faits de corruption via des agents commerciaux, des intermédiaires, des distributeurs ou des…

(English) Yara – a substantive approach to ESG

ESG is a challenge for many companies. Is the paper-thin approach to CSR enough? Are investors serious about demanding tangible evidence of a commitment to sustainability, integrity and good governance as well as strong financial performance? Fund managers are not investing in building ESG teams to tick boxes or review paper. The ESG teams are…

(English) Complying with the Criminal Finances Act: 5 key things you can’t forget

The Criminal Finances Act (the Act) introduced two new corporate criminal offences which came into force in September 2017. One is failing to prevent the facilitation of UK tax evasion by associated persons and the other is failing to prevent the facilitation of foreign tax evasion by associated persons. Since then, organisations can be held…