Richard Bistrong on Understood vs. Defensible Compliance [Podcast]

Compliance Perspectives show

Summary: <a href=""></a><br> SCCE Compliance &amp; Ethics Institute speaker and CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, Richard Bistrong and host Kortney Nordrum discuss the nuances of understood versus defensible compliance, including:<br> <br> * Richard’s fascinating past;<br> * Why he was compelled to join the compliance and ethics fight;<br> * How to do your job well, and still follow the rules (even in sales) reflecting on the recent Unfair &amp; Unbalanced Podcast;<br> * The results of SCCE’s Compliance &amp; Ethics Program Objectives Survey;<br> * What the survey tells us about morale in the compliance department;<br> * The importance of training and providing opportunities to speak up;<br> * The differences between defensible and understood compliance;<br> * Who fights for which; and<br> * Why we need both.<br> <br> For more information on SCCE’s Compliance &amp; Ethics Institute, taking place September 25-28 in Chicago, click <a href="">here</a>.<br> To view SCCE’s full Compliance &amp; Ethics Program Objectives Survey, click <a href="">here</a>.<br> To listen to episode 8 of Unfair &amp; Unbalanced, click <a href="">here</a>.<br> In Richard’s own words:<br> I bribed foreign officials, cooperated with international law enforcement &amp; went to prison. Today, I share that front line experience for the benefit of others who confront overseas corruption risk in the field, &amp; for those compliance professionals &amp; practitioners tasked with helping them to manage risk. <br> My consultancy, Front-Line Anti-Bribery, LLC is based on my experience which includes 10+ years as an International Sales Executive, &amp; an extended period of covert cooperation with US &amp; UK law enforcement. I elevate that perspective, through my writings &amp; presentations, in order to bring value to current anti-bribery compliance challenges. I speak to real-world emotions, temptations &amp; rationalizations that are not often discussed, understood or addressed by compliance personnel &amp; C-Suite occupants. Thus, it is a complement to existing legal, audit and regulatory compliance efforts and programs. <br> I ask:<br> Is compliance viewed as “bonus prevention” by your international business teams? In other words, is compliance, business strategy &amp; incentive compensation properly aligned?<br> Do your front line business teams view compliance as nothing but a “bolt-on” set of rules &amp; procedures where they ponder “what does management really want” at the field level?<br> Is the international front line being properly trained &amp; drilled in the real-world identification of the red-flags, hazards &amp; early warnings of bribery activity &amp; corruption risk? <br> My goal is to bring value to current anti-bribery efforts by sharing my experience &amp; perspective in how bribery is confronted at the front lines of business. By hearing a first hand account, Executives &amp; Compliance Personnel will then have a “clear eyed” behavioral view of how bribery is rationalized in the field of overseas business.<br> For more information feel free to e-mail Richard at<br>