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Whistleblowing policy is just a starting point for a company

In addition to various implementation issues, whether such an approach is likely to be effective depends on a number of other factors, the most important of which is the firm's corporate culture.

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For those who think that fear of being traced is just whistleblower paranoia, in 2018, Barclays and its CEO Jes Staley (left) were sanctioned by regulators for the CEO attempting to discover the identity of an anonymous whistleblower.

ABOUT two years ago, as I was writing a case study about a large Singapore company which had been in the news for a major bribery scandal a few months earlier, I looked up its website and found that its whistleblowing policy provided three options for employees and others to make reports. They...