Earlier this year, Moderna Inc., one of the laboratories working on the Covid-19 disease, was the protagonist of a scandal that made headlines in major newspapers around the world. Jorge Gomez, who took the position of CFO – a type of financial director – held the position in less than 24 hours. Moderna lacks Compliance to prevent the wear and tear of the public and, despite the pun, the company is not yet ready for the crisis.
Gomez’s resignation comes after an internal investigation by Dentsply Sirona, a manufacturer of dental equipment and systems, in which he held the position of CFO found misconduct. make up. Hiring Gomez put Moderna’s name on the market.
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Although situations such as the sudden departure of a top executive from a multinational are not uncommon, problems are not new to corporate executives. In practice, they disrupt the way of everyday life, developing new products and solutions for customers.
Lawyer Isabel Franco, expert in Anti-Corruption Legislation and one of the professors of the class. Risk management, implementation and evaluation of the post-digital PUCPR, He recalls that, in companies that have Compliance programs, background checks are a mandatory requirement when hiring an officer. In other words, in the case of Moderna, an early and deep analysis can avoid the problem.
What separates companies that continue to do business is the ability of the company to face difficult times with determination and resilience. According to Global Risk Assessment 2021 According to PwC, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on 20% of the 2,800 business leaders questioned worldwide – in Brazil, this index reached 33%.
Research has shown that companies are better off investing in developing a strong foundation to solve any type of problem.
The health crisis caused by the coronavirus is the most important example of a major crisis, because it is a collective situation that affects the whole world, regardless of socioeconomic level or country. However, in the business world, risk management is still a reality, and among the leaders surveyed by PwC, 95% found that their risk management skills need to be improved.
The areas that require the monitoring of companies are very different and can result from events such as corporate data leaks, business accidents, abuse, environmental impacts, executives in the scandals, rumors about the company’s shares in the stock, among others. status.
Implementation programs have emerged from the need to have a corporate culture that is consistent with the company’s values and mission as a strategy to avoid damage to the image and brand. In general terms, it is a set of rules and regulations that all employees must follow in different situations.
A company’s digital assets – that is, data, stored information – are considered its most valuable asset. And the security of this information is important to ensure the legacy and quality of businesses. If they fall into the hands of cyber criminals – known as “hackers” – they can result in the leakage of customer data, disrupt operations and, above all, all, to tarnish the name.
Under Brazilian law, companies today must comply with the General Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD), which has been in effect for two years. Organizations that do not comply with the law and are targets of cyber attacks can affect the relationship of trust with customers, employees and suppliers.
Márcia Tosta, director of Information Technology at Petrobras and also a professor of the board Risk management, implementation and evaluation of the post-digital PUCPR, He said cyber attacks are becoming more common and businesses need to invest in planning and security to prevent losses.
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