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Protect Whistleblowers For Business Success

Continuous Improvement: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

July 31, 2019

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This is the Continuous Improvement report in The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook For 2020.

Why Read This Report

Whistleblowers are an essential safety valve in ethical corporate culture. They provide a mechanism for healthy corporate governance by exposing fraud and corruption and, more recently, revealing abusive practices, sexual harassment, discrimination, and privacy issues. But today, they're imperiled by workplace digitalization that shreds their anonymity and evolving regulations that fall short of legal protection from retaliation. This report outlines steps that risk pros must take to safeguard whistleblowers.

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Table of Contents

  • Whistleblowers Are Critical To Fostering Culture But Need Protection
  • Ignoring Whistleblowers Is Costly; Listening To Them Is Good Business
  • Four Steps For Protecting Whistleblowers
  • Recommendations

  • Make The Strength Of Your Ethics Culture A Business Priority
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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