WPP Pays $19M on FCPA: An Analysis

By Matt Kelly | September 26, 2021 |

Advertising giant WPP has agreed to pay $19 million to settle charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had poor internal accounting controls in the 2010s, which led to bribery through third parties in India and several other emerging markets. The SEC announced the settlement on Friday. It consisted of $11 million in…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 24

By Matt Kelly | September 24, 2021 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at Activision Blizzard, Cooper Standard, BetMGM, and Beam Suntory, among others. We also have a few promotions to report, compliance officers joining the SCCE board, job leads in social media and women’s underwear — and our Meme of the Week goes out to in-person conferences! As…

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Dispatches from SCCE 2021

By Matt Kelly | September 22, 2021 |

Well, it happened: the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics has hosted its first in-person conference in two years, with more than 600 people schmoozing, learning, and awkwardly leaning in for hugs at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. Hundreds more compliance professionals watched the SCCE conference virtually from the comfort of their own homes,…

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ESG and Supply Chain Transparency

By Matt Kelly | September 22, 2021 |

A report released this week demonstrates the challenges ahead as large companies try to stand up ESG programs that include their often vast supply chains, since many small suppliers are still struggling to stand up their own ESG efforts that you larger players can rely upon. The report comes from ISN, which acts as a…

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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 me 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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