At What Cost Dishonesty? For VW Exec, Seven Years

By Matt Kelly | December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week a federal judge in Michigan sentenced Volkswagen’s former head of environmental compliance in the United States, Oliver Schmidt, to seven years in prison for his role in VW’s emissions cheating scandal. That’s a tough sentence for a compliance officer. And Schmidt deserved every day of it. As far as the compliance community should…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 8

By Matt Kelly | December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Compliance Jobs Report this week starts with intriguing jobs news: the FBI needs an assistant director in its Office of Integrity. We also have compliance personnel news at Rabobank, Columbia Sportswear, Standard Chartered, Medtronic, Kimberly-Clark, and a bundle of other places. Plus a few GRC vendors seem to be on an acquisition spree. Read…

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A Word From SEC on Accountability

By Matt Kelly | December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week the AICPA is holding its annual conference on Current SEC and PCAOB developments. This is the big industry event for financial reporting and compliance professionals. And, thankfully, we also have a great speech from one SEC official on the importance of ethics and accountability.  The official in question is Ryan Wolfe, senior associate chief…

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Compliance, Then and Now

By Matt Kelly | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes compliance and business ethics enthusiasts can lift our spirits with a reminder of our place in history. Today we have two: one echo of good business conduct from the past, one looking at where this profession should go in the future. First, the past. Harvard Business School has a neat review of The Book…

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Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know my from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.


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