In this day and age, many companies are building ecosystems that offer opportunities to create agile strategies, flexible operating models and minimize costs for improved competitiveness. These partnerships however, may expose the company to a host of new risks, particularly related to third parties. Many global regulators have taken note of this, putting a special … More Leveraging technology to build agile third-party risk management strategies
Increased globalization has resulted in businesses expanding their footprint across the world. To drive efficiency, most organizations tend to outsource non-core activities to external or third parties. While the growing network of third parties can help organizations sustain in a challenging environment, it has also brought with it risks such as bribery and corruption, Intellectual … More Managing third party risks through enhanced due diligence
In our last segment of EYPerspecTV with Mr. Vinod Rai, former Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors and 11th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, we talked about how private companies in India could improve their corporate governance structures and ensure compliance in more than just substance. In the third and final segment of this series, Mr. … More EYPerspecTV – Interview with Vinod Rai (Part 3)
The dependency on third parties to enable easy functioning of business is immense. Companies engage the services of various third parties for multiple reasons – it could vary from getting a factory license, securing permission to even obtaining contracts. But the risks associated with such sub-contracting are not given enough importance.
Consider this case, the CEO of a well-known consumer products company was delighted looking at its yearly sales numbers. The month-on-month progression showed an uptick and everyone anticipated better than average financial results. However, this happiness proved short lived. A periodic internal audit and physical verification ensued, which stated shortages in one of its key … More Weighing a fraud