5 Questions Boards Should Ask About Ethics, Compliance

5 Questions Boards Should Ask About Ethics, Compliance

Donna Boehme – Agenda-a Financial Times company – September 13, 2010

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Mark Hurd’s scandal-ridden exit from Hewlett-Packard renewed focus on a board’s role in overseeing compliance and ethics policies. This scrutiny, combined with greater regulatory pressure, motivates directors to understand their role in promoting sound ethical practices. Compliance Strategists principal Donna Boehme discusses five questions that board members should ask about compliance and ethics programs. Boehme was the first group compliance and ethics officer for BP. She recently served as co-chair of the 2010 RAND Symposium, “Directors as Guardians of Compliance and Ethics in the Corporate Citadel.” Read more about that symposium by clicking here.

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