STRATEGIC THINKING ON CRISIS RESPONSE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
CPA Canada White Paper: Governance of Anti-Corruption and Responsible Business: A Framework for Boards of Directors
A director's primer on anti-corruption compliance prepared by Ortus and published by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). The white paper outlines important questions that directors should ask to understand how their organization manages corruption risks (and other corporate misconduct risks).
As part of Headspring Executive Development's Learning Rewired podcast series, Ortus CEO José Hernandez discusses his experience at the frontlines of corporate scandal. In this podcast, José shares insights on how leaders can limit the risks of misconduct and corporate scandal by aligning their businesses with stronger environmental, social and governance purpose.
Ortus CEO José Hernandez will give expert testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia (Cullen Commission), representing CPA Canada.
"Make or Break: The Essence of Responsible Business" (PwC / Egon Zehnder CFO Forum)
José Hernandez will lead the session "Make or Break: The Essence of Responsible Business” as part of the PwC/Egon Zehnder CFO Forum.
Lecture series at VU Amsterdam: Crime, scandals and ethics
In January 2021, José Hernandez is leading a lecture series at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on Crime, Scandals and Ethics.
Ortus CEO José Hernandez participated in the strategic session on Anti-Corruption and Transparency as an invitee of the Global ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program for Board Members. Click the link to learn more about ESG Competent Boards and the Certificate Program.
Webinar: "Old Risks and the New Normal: Thinking About Anti-Corruption and Business Ethics During the Coronavirus Crisis and Beyond"
Article by Ortus Strategies CEO José R. Hernandez about why the HR function is so pertinent to helping organizations avoid corporate ethical scandals.
Click the link at right to download a free PDF sample of Broken Business: Seven Steps to Reform Good Companies Gone Bad, the new book by José R. Hernandez, CEO of Ortus Strategies.
"A compelling and authoritative account of the landmark crises that have shaken global businesses, and of the strategies that have helped them recover. This is an essential read for all corporate leaders." –Louis J. Freeh, Former FBI Director
On December 19, 2018, Ortus CEO José Hernandez appeared on CNBC to discuss the "life destroying" impact of corporate crime.
Watch CPA Canada's video profile of Ortus Strategies' CEO José Hernandez, exploring how his work aligns with the Canadian Ideal of Good Business as promoted by CPA Canada and trailblazing CPAs around the world. .
Article by CPA Canada on the "Canadian Ideal of Good Business"
As part of its campaign to promote the Canadian Ideal of Good Business, CPA Canada – the national organization supporting the Canadian accounting profession – recently profiled the work of José Hernandez, CEO of Ortus Strategies, to empower corporate ethical leadership.
“Hernandez, who worked on some of the biggest corruption cases in Germany, says ‘It’s about concentrating on leadership behaviour and making it operational. In Canada, we do have a sense of having a strong business structure, but it can lead to blind spots, naiveté, and not being aware of all the risks.’”
“‘Partnering with CPA Canada, we aim to bring in greater awareness in a global context of the risks that may face Canadian companies that we haven’t experienced before— and also how to be prepared for them.’”
The full article is available at CPA Canada’s website here. More updates about our ongoing work with CPA Canada promoting the Canadian Ideal of Good Business will be posted on our Resources page.
Joint presentation by José Hernandez (Ortus Strategies) and John Rahie (Freeh Group) to corporate General Counsels in Sweden on key developments in FCPA enforcement and other important issues in anti-corruption compliance.
"How did the situation at Nalcor deteriorate into a scandal of epic proportions that ignited the anger of an entire province? In large part, the answer may lie in a critical governance failure."
Article by José Hernandez in The Globe and Mail.
A client update on how global changes in regulation and enforcement raise the stakes for due diligence, especially for Canadian companies.
Factsheet on six essential conditions for a lasting organizational integrity transformation, including leadership, visibility, strategy, resources, courage, and support.
Presentation providing a brief overview of Ortus Strategies, focusing on the firm's experience, professional networks, and overall working approach.