Kurt is available to speak on the following topics:
- Confronting Corporate Fraud: Calling on more than three decades of investigating some of the business world’s greatest scandals, Kurt describes the important lessons those infamous events offer today’s companies. He also offers up the secrets he learned in speaking with scores of high-profile white collar criminals whose lawbreaking destroyed management teams and brought down corporations.
- How Corporate Compliance Programs Fail and the Challenge of Governance: Almost every modern corporation caught up in scandal had a comprehensive compliance program in place, often written by consultants who provide systems and rules designed to achieve standards of conduct. Why do they fail? By having a spent a career digging through the wreckage of these failed companies, Kurt has an answer. In companies felled by fraud despite having compliance programs, Kurt has seen a consistent pattern of weaknesses s in oversight, culture, systems of rewards, and overall governance that undermined compliance programs. Senior executives at every corporation needs to hear these lessons.
- The Rewards of Adopting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Criteria: Investors are increasingly applying these non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. Important ESG issues can include fiduciary duties, externalities, disclosures, and fit within a broader conception of the social responsibilities of the corporation. Governance – the standards of running a company – directly links to protecting the company from internal acts of fraud. The environmental and social standards expand that standard from protecting the corporation to making it a contributor to the broader well-being of society. In this speech, Kurt explains how ESG can best be accomplished and its benefits – from access to greater amounts of investment capital to higher levels of staff retention.
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