What Others are Saying About Compliance 2.0

“ALL THE ARMIES OF THE WORLD ARE NOT SO POWERFUL AS AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME.”
                      –Victor Hugo

The rise of Compliance as a new profession – separate and different than Legal – and the rise of the modern model of Compliance 2.0 – untethered from Legal – is just such an idea whose time has come. 10 years of dialog, analysis, and debate on the topic has drawn on the rich comment and thought leadership of many from the legal and compliance professions, who have added their experienced commentary to the issue, often in the course of observing the details of the latest compliance scandal and observing the flaws in the legal-driven approach to compliance (Compliance 1.0).  Here we give tribute to those who have shared their ideas on the topic, contributing  in significant ways to the conversation about the evolving new model of Compliance 2.0:

On résiste à l’invasion des armées;
on ne résiste pas à l’invasion des idées.

Compliance 2.0: DOJ Pushes the Compliance Agenda

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – April 24, 2016 The FCPA Paparazzi have a thick head and a stubborn chin. They just do not understand the significance of Compliance 2.0 to corporate governance and they blindly adhere to simplistic, yet unexplained, solutions to complex problems – kind of sounds like a presidential candidate […]

The Empowerment of the CCO: Old Ways Die Hard

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – April 6, 2015 “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”  — Will Rogers ” Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”  — John F. Kennedy The compliance […]

Compliance 2.0

Roy Snell – The Compliance & Ethics Blog – March 2016 When personal computers first came out, they called the underlying software an “operating system” and the first big improvement to that operating system was called “version 2.0.” When society decided we need a systematic approach to preventing, finding, and fixing ethical and regulatory problems, […]

Defining Compliance 2.0: Key Compliance Partners (Part 5 of 5)

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – December 4, 2015 I always use the “Streetcar Named Desire” line to describe the challenges a  Chief Compliance Officer faces – CCOs depend on the kindness of strangers.  It is a little bit of an exaggeration but bear with me. CCOs are not superheroes and cannot by […]

Defining Compliance 2.0: Senior Leadership (Part 4 of 5)

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – December 3, 2015 Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.~ Vince Lombardi Like so many areas in life, a successful ethics and compliance program depends on teamwork. My last two postings, […]

Defining Compliance 2.0: The CCO (Part 3 of 5)

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – December 2, 2015 These are heady days for Chief Compliance Officers. Over the last 20 years, the CCO has moved from the backwater of corporate offices to the front and center of the power structure. We now have debates over the independence of the CCO from the […]

Defining Compliance 2.0 — The CEO (Part 2 of 5)

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – November 30, 2015 Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain We all know the obvious – a CEO’s commitment to ethics and compliance is critical to the success of a compliance program. A CEO who stands up and […]

Defining Compliance 2.0: the board (part 1 of 5)

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – November 29, 2015 If you read through compliance writings, blogs, articles, white papers, and other sources, you will see the term “Compliance 2.0” bandied about.  It is a term that has yet to be defined but is taking on a life of its own – a reflection […]

Compliance 2.0 and Trends: Culture and Technology

Michael Volkov – Corruption, Crime & Compliance – November 18, 2015 Compliance has to continuously improve – as companies innovate, so do critical foundation functions like compliance. The forces of change on corporate governance and compliance were unleashed years ago. There is no way to put the genie back in the bottle – the wave is […]

Mike Scher: A board-backed code of ethics is a cornerstone of Compliance 2.0

Mike Scher – The FCPA Blog – November 9, 2015 In the prior post, I mentioned the role of boards of directors in adopting the company’s code of ethics. In this post, I’ll talk about the critical reasons for board-backed codes of ethics. As we’ve said, under Compliance 2.0, compliance officers aren’t part of the […]