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