Trends Report

Protect Whistleblowers For Business Success

September 22nd, 2023
With contributors:
Amy DeMartine , J. P. Gownder , Kaylee Mahoney , Nicole Lesperance


Whistleblowers are an essential safety valve in ethical organizational culture, providing a mechanism for healthy corporate governance, exposing fraud and corruption, and, more recently, revealing unethical, abusive, and discriminatory practices. But today, they’re imperiled by digitalization, employee monitoring that shreds their anonymity, and vague and evolving regulations that fall short of legal protection from retaliation. This report outlines steps that risk pros must take to safeguard whistleblowers who force transparency, help firms manage risks, and maintain the brand’s competence and the integrity of its reputation.

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