Con un mensaje poco positivo, Transparencia Internacional publicó ayer los resultados del Índice de Percepción de Corrupción (IPC) 2019, revelando que la mayoría de los países evaluados muestran muy poco avance en su combate a la corrupción o inclusive muestran deterioro respecto de años anteriores. Imagen: Transparencia Internacional El reporte señala algunos aspectos importantes, más allá del índice en sí, que conviene resaltar: … Continue reading ¿Qué podemos derivar del IPC 2019 de Transparencia Internacional?
En la conferencia de Camilo Alberto Enciso Vanegas, consultor reconocido en temas anticorrupción y ex Secretario de Transparencia en Colombia durante el evento organizado por Mejores Mexicanos, la Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública del TEC y el Instituto Internacional de Ética Empresarial y Cumplimiento, bajo su Iniciativa de Integridad en los Negocios México. En su presentación mencionó cinco grandes tendencias en materia anticorrupción, de las cuales … Continue reading Cinco tendencias en el combate a la corrupción
Last month, I received confirmation that I had passed the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Certification granted by the CNBV, which certifies that a Compliance Officer is qualified and knowledgeable in the prevention of money laundering, terrorism and related crimes in Mexico. Historically, ineffective and deficient policies to combat these crimes, together with impunity, have increased the levels of crime and insecurity in the country. Thus, my thought was that … Continue reading When an achievement creates a hollow feeling
Today, as Christmas treat to myself, I am not writing or sharing information about Compliance or Corporate Governance as I normally do… I’ll share this nice, short, editorial review of a workshop on how to overcome professional fears. I thought it could be valuable to my network, as we approach the time of the year … Continue reading No Regrets
Since 2014, the Office of the New York City Comptroller has led different stages of the Boardroom Accountability Project, which gives shareholders the ability to nominate Board Members at U.S. companies using the corporate ballot, known as “proxy access” and thus, giving them a stronger voice in the long-term oversight of the companies they invest in, including on issues related … Continue reading New York Institutional Investors set new diversity rules to be used in Directors and CEO Searches
I have intended to write about Amazon’s recent pledge on climate change and its connectivity with the previous demands by some of its employees, who had planned - and actually held - a walkout. Initially, my thought was that this was a good example of how employee activism is driving corporate change. However, I held off on it to reflect on … Continue reading Corporate management of Employee Activism requires strong communication mechanisms
Last week, we witnessed a relevant example of public involvement by the corporate community, in controversial social and governance issues, despite potential negative business and/or political repercussions for them. 145 corporate leaders sent a letter to the US Senate urging it "to stand with the American public and take action on gun safety" by expanding background checks on all gun sales and strengthening guns laws to allow courts to issue life-saving extreme … Continue reading Corporate leaders demand public governance action
In a recent event organized by the Instituto Nacional de Transparencia, Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales (INAI), I heard Jose Octavio Lopez Presa, President of the Comité Coordinador del Sistema Nacional Anticorrupción mentioned an interesting initiative that I was not aware of, which is addressed to lawyers and consists in publicly adhering to an ethics … Continue reading Reinforcing the ethical culture in the legal profession through the “Estándar Ético de la Abogacía”
Whenever I have faced major life transitions, I have experienced an imperious need to make small changes either at home (e.g., remodeling or cleaning up) or to myself (e.g., most typically with a new hairdo or haircut or a change of lens frames). Last March I started a new, serious and intended, professional transition. Since then, … Continue reading New Life Cycle, New Pictures!
I attended an interesting webinar this week, rendered by Rita McGrath, author of the upcoming book ‘Seeing around corners: How to spot inflection points in business before they happen’. One interesting outcome for me from listening to the webinar was to realize that most of our traditional assumptions about markets shift over time so it is key for us to recognize … Continue reading How to anticipate inflection points in constantly evolving markets