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  • Title: Helping Companies Manage Exploding Compliance Costs | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Home.. Helping Companies Manage Exploding Compliance Costs.. October 5, 2012.. |.. Compliance.. SHARE:.. With FCPA Guidance due from the Department of Justice (DOJ) any day now, journalists, bloggers, and lawyers have been busy analyzing the effects of FCPA investigations and settlements, and anticipating what the guidance will include.. One thing is clear; FCPA compliance is becoming very expensive.. The.. Wall Street Journal.. reports that, on average, FCPA fines reach $25 million, although this number can be much larger.. In 2008 Siemens agreed to pay $450 million in criminal penalties, and to disgorge $350 million in profits.. In 2010, the Securities Exchange Commission and DOJ settled FCPA charges with 23 companies for a total of $1.. 8 billion in civil and criminal fines.. Recent articles have also stated that companies are spending millions on internal compliance procedures to investigate bribery claims and verify the effectiveness of their existing processes.. Companies like Avon and Wal-Mart have spent upwards of $50 million on internal investigations of bribery, with  ...   gain insight into suppliers processes and management systems for anti-corruption compliance.. CREATe Leading Practices offers suppliers a cost-effective and practical way to showcase a commitment to leading practices; and provides companies with valuable benchmarking of practices and a tangible way for their suppliers and business partners to improve business management systems for protecting intellectual property and preventing corruption.. Learn more about CREATe Leading Practices:.. http://www.. create.. org/tools-training.. SUBSCRIBE.. TAGS.. Intellectual Property (46).. Anti-corruption (36).. Supply Chain (17).. Intellectual Property Protection (17).. Counterfeit (15).. Global Supply Chains (11).. Compliance (9).. Trade Secret Theft (8).. IP (5).. FCPA (2).. Corporate Social Responsibility (2).. Events (1).. risk mitigation (1).. corporate compliance (1).. fighting corruption (1).. FEATURED STORIES.. Intellectual Property Protection: Not Just for the Legal Department.. Fighting Corruption: Good for Corporations.. Pilot Update: IP Protection Status – Insight on Asia.. IN THE NEWS.. Foreign Affairs: How to Protect Intellectual Property by CREATe’s Pamela Passman.. Visit News Events.. 2 days 14 hours.. 2 days 20 hours.. 3 days 18 hours..

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  • Title: Intellectual Property Improvement in Supply Chains | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Companies Can Improve IP Compliance in their Supply Chain, Allen Dixon tells AGMA.. September 14, 2012.. Yesterday, CREATe s Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel Allen Dixon presented alongside business representatives and international IP theft specialists at the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement (AGMA) EMEA Fall Conference.. Taking place in Dublin, the conference addressed counterfeiting, gray market, and service and warranty abuse across the technology industry.. In the session, CREATe s Allen Dixon shared CREATe s approach to leading practices for helping  ...   systems in place to deal with their own compliance with IP requirements.. The key is to encourage suppliers to put these same kinds of systems in place to manage IP compliance and to help them to measure and improve performance on a systematic basis.. AGMA, a global nonprofit, is engaged in industry and public education and developing and sharing best practices to effectively hinder threats to intellectual property, on behalf of a wide range of technology companies with annual revenues of $425 billion..

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  • Title: DOJ and SEC Release FCPA Guidance | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: DOJ and SEC Release FCPA Guidance.. November 16, 2012.. FCPA.. The Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed the long-awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).. Guidance.. yesterday.. The Guidance covers a broad range of topics including definitions of key terms and hypothetical situations outlining whether certain conduct might violate the FCPA.. It also describes the elements of an effective compliance program.. While the guidance is not groundbreaking, it does give companies a better sense of what the enforcement authorities consider legitimate versus illegitimate conduct.. The hypotheticals are particularly useful in giving companies some practical guidelines to follow.. One size does not fit all in terms of compliance; however the Guidance does include several elements of an effective compliance program..  ...   and disciplinary measures.. Third party due diligence and monitoring.. Periodic testing and review for continuous improvement.. The Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade s (CREATe.. org) service, CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption, can help a company ensure their compliance programs and management systems are up to par.. CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption employs a three-step process including a self-assessment, independent evaluation, and improvement guide for multinational corporations and their suppliers to assess, benchmark, and improve their programs.. Fostering and verifying a culture of compliance helps to protect a company s reputation and bottom-line from corruption or future litigation.. E-mail us at.. info@create.. to learn more about CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption.. Download the Guidance.. here.. Learn More about CREATe.. org Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption.. here..

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  • Title: Kroll FCPA Study: Third-Party Screening Falls Short | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Kroll FCPA Study: Third-Party Screening Falls Short.. June 11, 2012.. Kroll Advisory Solutions has released their.. 2012 FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) Benchmarking Study.. Kroll surveyed companies in the financial, energy, information technology/telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries.. A few highlights f.. rom the study:.. The thr.. eat.. remains.. Kroll reported that while many multinationals have seen this trend evolving and have started to implement anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs, corporate compliance offers are still not convinced that their companies are sufficiently protected from the threat of FCPA violations.. Third-party screening is inadequate.. : Many corporate compliance officers remain concerned about their bribery risk and are falling short on best practices with respect to third party screening.. While 99  ...   any affiliation with foreign officials [and] verify that third parties adhere to the company s code of ethics twelve percent of respondents said their companies conduct no due diligence on third parties.. Systems are not in place.. Although companies recognize the risks of doing business with third parties, many do not have adequate systems in place to assess third party compliance.. Of the 71 percent of companies surveyed who do send compliance questionnaires to third parties, 60 percent use paper-based systems which makes standardization difficult and makes it easier for red flags to go undetected.. Ultimately, despite compliance executives widespread confidence in preparation, the Kroll report found exposures in third party screening, facilitating payments and political donations..

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  • Title: Thoughtleaders Share Views of CREATe.org | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Thoughtleaders Share Views of CREATe.. July 23, 2012.. Corporate Social Responsibility.. What do thoughtleaders in fair labor, intellectual property and corporate social responsibility think of CREATe.. org?.. After the CREATe-hosted.. discussion.. on these topics, we spent a few minutes gaining the perspectives of CREATe.. org advisory council members.. Richard Locke.. , Head of Political Science at MIT Sloan School of Management, and.. Keith  ...   University of Colorado Boulder, along with.. Jane Nelson.. , Director of Harvard Kennedy School s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.. Hear what they have to say about CREATe s importance within the context of:.. Learnings from the fair labor movement;.. Decades of work in researching the economic impacts of IP on innovation; and.. Leading practices around collective action by business for driving positive change..

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  • Title: America Works Summit - December 10, 2012 | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: America Works Summit - December 10, 2012.. November 28, 2012.. Events..

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  • Title: Anti-Corruption - Anti-Corruption Quiz | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Reduce the Risks of Corruption.. Anti-Corruption Quiz: Are You Adequately Addressing Corruption?.. Does your company and/or your supply chain partners have the systems in place to effectively prevent corruption? Take the quick quiz to find out.. Take the quiz now.. org will not share your information.. Check box if you do not want to receive CREATe news.. NO EMAIL..

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  • Title: June News | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: News Resources.. News.. June News.. Resources.. For Media.. June 19, 2013.. News Story.. CREATe Latest News: Pilot Update, LES Webinar, Stanford Research.. Join the Pilot Now.. Are you concerned about IP theft or corruption within your company or with supply chain or business partners? Reduce your risks by joining the.. pilot.. Offered in English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, the online program is available for both IP protection and Anti-Corruption.. Join Stanford Research.. What are the bottom-line benefits of responsible supply chain practices? Be the first to know by joining leading companies in research being conducted by CREATe.. org and Stanford University s Global Supply Chain Management Forum.. Stanford is recruiting companies now to take two surveys.. Free Webinar.. LES Webinar June 26th:.. Do companies in your supply chain have practices in place to protect your IP and prevent corruption? Register for a free Licensing Executive Society (LES) webcast featuring CREATe.. org s CEO Pamela Passman and COO Craig Moss.. June 26.. th.. at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT.. To learn more, click.. CREATe events.. Berlin Trade  ...   Summit Executive Forum; Global IP Dialogue and an Association of Corporate Counsel event.. TOOLS AND RESOURCES:.. Test your IP Exposure:.. Take a.. short quiz.. to see how you rank.. Model Policies:.. Download Model IP Policies (in English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese) to use for your organization or share with your supply chain members.. Visit.. our tools page.. Anti-Corruption Guidelines.. : In CREATe.. org s.. Tools section.. , download Anti-Corruption Compliance Guidelines in English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.. NOTEWORTHY: IN THE NEWS.. Bloomberg BusinessWeek:.. CREATE.. org is featured in a.. Bloomberg BusinessWeek.. article highlighting the Stanford study.. AVAILABLE NOW.. Whitepaper.. : Health and Safety Risks from Counterfeits in the Global Supply Chain.. : Trade Secret Theft.. FROM OUR.. BLOG.. G8: Act on Intellectual Property Protection.. MIT s Richard Locke Shares Insights on Just Supply Chains.. org is Hiring: Director, Business Development.. Lessons Learned: Fair Labor and Supply Chains.. CREATe at Global Congress on Counterfeiting and Piracy.. E-mail.. to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.. UPCOMING EVENT.. FEATURED RESOURCES.. White Paper.. View All Resources.. FROM THE.. VIEWS.. Visit the Blog..

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  • Title: Protecting Intellectual Property | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: The Financialist: Protecting Your Intellectual Property.. May 31, 2013.. In a new article in.. The Financialist.. , intellectual property (IP) protection across the global value chain is the topic of discussion between Pamela Passman, President and CEO of CREATe.. org, and Tom Barkley of.. The article offers examples that demonstrate the high risk of IP and trade secret theft in business operations, more specifically, through joint ventures, supplier employees, and direct employees.. When asked about the level of traction in addressing  ...   to talk about it more openly to recognize that, actually, the company next door was having a similar challenge [C]ompanies [are] understanding that this is a big issue.. One solution to combat this issue is.. CREATe s Leading Practices for IP Protection.. , a three-step program that helps companies improve and mature their internal systems.. Passman concludes, You can do more to protect yourself, and I think the business process approach is particularly relevant to trade secrets.. Read the full article.. SOURCE:..

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  • Title: Pamela Passman on the China Law Blog: Improving the Global Supply Chain | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Pamela Passman on the China Law Blog: Improving the Global Supply Chain.. April 24, 2013.. org s President and CEO, Pamela Passman, shares insights from CREATe s Leading Practices for IP Protection and Anti-Corruption pilot program with the China Law Blog.. Findings include:.. Supply chain companies are very open to doing the assessments and believe the program to be a differentiating credential for working with global brands.. One Indian supplier had very sophisticated  ...   they didn t have visibility on systems or practices in R D and other subsidiaries located away from corporate headquarters.. An American supplier had very mature systems in place for quality and health and safety, however didn t apply the same approach to IP protection.. That company is looking to use the CREATe framework and resources to implement practices and processes to protect their IP and that of their customers.. China Law Blog..

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  • Title: CREATe’s Pamela Passman in Smart Business on Trade Secret Theft | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: CREATe’s Pamela Passman in Smart Business on Trade Secret Theft.. March 14, 2013.. CREATe s President and CEO, Pamela Passman, was interviewed by.. Smart Business.. on growing theft of trade secrets.. According to the article, International trade has increased by a factor of seven but unfortunately, this advance has also ratcheted up the rate of trade secret theft, an impediment that costs corporations hundreds  ...   including trade secrets.. These include establishing a cross-functional team from the organization that can tackle the issue of intellectual property protection, as well as conducting vigilant due diligence on third parties, such as suppliers, customers, and subcontractors.. She states, You have to be very clear with your own employees about your policies and about how serious you are about protecting your intellectual property.. Smart Business..

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