Perspectives of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers on the Detection and Prevention of Corporate Misdeeds: What the Policy Community Should Know

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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
Prefaceiii
Summaryvii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Abbreviationsxiii
1. Introduction1
2. Invited Remarks from Conference Participants3
Overview3
3. Corporate Governance, Compliance, and the Impact of Regulation — The CECO Perspective and Role 1111
Overview11
CECOs Play a Different Role from That of Chief Counsel11
CECO Effectiveness Depends on Independence and Voice12
Directors Play a Key Role in Compliance Oversight, but Inexperience and Lack of Focus Hampers That Role13
Law and Regulation May Help to Facilitate CECOs and C&E, but Mandates Can Sometimes HavePerverse Effects14
Building a Strong Ethical Culture Is a Key Aspect of the CECO Role15
4. Corporate Culture and Ethics — Considerations for Boards and Policymakers17
Overview17
Whistleblowing and Open Communication Are Key Resources for Detecting Corporate Fraud18
Anti-Retaliation Mechanisms Are Focal to Encouraging Workers to Come Forward18
Anti-Retaliation and Whistleblower Protection Tie Directly to Corporate Culture, and to Norms About Honesty, Trust, and Open Communication19
Organizational Culture Is a Series of Intangibles Not Captured by Formal Written Policy20
ROI Argument for C&E, and Ethical Culture, Has Been Difficult to Make20
Top Leadership Commitment Can Sometimes Drive Major Cultural Shifts in Firms, and Even Across Industries21
Appendix A: Conference Participants23
Appendix B: Conference Agenda25
Appendix C: Invited Papers from Panel Participants27
References45

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