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Moving Forward After an Investigation

October 20, 2021

What are the best practices for companies to carry out when moving forward after an investigation?

In this chapter for GIR’s Americas Investigations Review 2022, FRA experts, Frances McLeod, Jenna Voss and Umair Nadeem discuss factors that companies should consider as an investigation draws to a close and practical suggestions for designing effective remediation plans and a strong control environment.

Also highlighting how companies need to take into consideration the unique challenges the covid-19 pandemic presents, the authors raise the following 5 key discussion points within the chapter:

1. Organisations that fail to align business strategies and operating decisions to desired ethics and values are at potential risk of extraordinary financial and reputational costs

2. Covid-19 continues to present challenges to operating in the current business environment, requiring careful consideration of the impact on a company’s compliance culture and how companies action remedial procedures

3. Following an investigation, companies must develop a thorough remediation plan aimed at fixing the root cause of the issue

4. Recent international public scandals demonstrate the need for companies to continue to evaluate the effectiveness of their reporting and investigations channels, especially in the aftermath of an investigation

5. Ongoing monitoring mechanisms are key to ensuring that any deficiency is promptly escalated and remediated, including the use of data analytics to ensure a quick and consistent focus on the highest areas of risk

Read the full chapter here.

An extract from the 2022 edition of the Americas Investigations Review. The whole publication is available at

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