Trends Report

Protect Whistleblowers For Business Success

July 31st, 2019
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Amy DeMartine , Isabelle Raposo , Peggy Dostie

Summary

Whistleblowers are an essential safety valve in ethical organizational culture, providing a mechanism for healthy corporate governance and exposing fraud and corruption and, more recently, revealing unethical, abusive, and discriminatory practices. But today, they’re imperiled by workplace digitalization and monitoring that shreds their anonymity and by 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 integrity of their reputation.

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