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How Boards Can Influence Culture and Assess Risk

  • Rock Center for Corporate Governance 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)

How Boards Can Influence Culture and Assess Risk

A variety of headline-grabbing incidents in the past year have made clear the critical role that corporate culture can play in reinforcing (or undermining) efforts to ensure adherence to legal and regulatory mandates. But how can a director determine if the culture is “right”? What kinds of compliance structures are effective in preventing improper or illegal behavior, or—if necessary—detecting it promptly? How can the board enhance the efficacy of those structures and positively influence corporate culture? This presentation will walk directors through the latest metrics on healthy corporate culture, including inputs and outputs, as well as current trends in measuring risk to ensure an effective ethics and compliance program.

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Paula Loop

Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC

Paula Loop is the leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center, which strives to strengthen the connection between directors, executive teams and investors by helping them navigate the evolving governance landscape

To view Paula Loop’s full bio, click here.

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Ryan McConnell

Attorney, R. McConnell Group PLLC

Ryan McConnell is a former federal prosecutor who focuses his practice on corporate compliance issues, internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. Following his government service, Ryan worked as a partner at three international law firms conducting internal investigations representing clients in lengthy regulatory investigations, before opening his own firm focused on building world-class compliance programs.

To view Ryan McConnell’s full bio, click here.