Navigating tough choices during challenging times

How ethical workplace culture is the linchpin of organizational resilience.

Webinar on-demand



About the event:

The war in Ukraine and sanctions enforced on Russia resulted in many companies having their values tested as they grappled with major business disruptions. Add to this modern-day slavery and other supply chain abuses, increasing compliance expectations whilst budgets are getting trimmed, and compliance leaders find themselves facing tough choices. But new data from LRN’s 2023 Ethics & Compliance Program Effectiveness Report shows that program effectiveness reinforces corporate resilience in challenging times. 

Watch our webinar to hear how our guests—all of them accomplished compliance leaders—have stayed true to course amid this storm. They discussed how organizational values are foundational to mitigating risk and how building a culture of ethics and compliance is paramount to building organizational resilience—correlating with insights from our 2023 E&C Program Effectiveness Report.   

During this webinar, we discussed:

  • Real-world examples of compliance leaders navigating current risks

  • How company values are considered when making difficult decisions

  • What “good” looks like for today’s ethics and compliance programs: best practices for creating a more ethical workplace culture 

Panelists to include:

  • Susan Divers, Director of Thought Leadership and Best Practices at LRN (Moderator) 

  • Carlos Villagran, Director of Compliance at CMPC

  • Stephane Bernardeau, Chief Compliance Officer at Auchan Retail

  • Scott Sullivan, Chief Integrity and Compliance Officer at Newmont Corporation

Susan Frank Divers

Senior Advisor

Susan Divers is a senior advisor with LRN Corporation. In that capacity, Ms. Divers brings her 30+ years’ accomplishments and experience in the ethics and compliance area to LRN partners and colleagues. This expertise includes building state-of-the-art compliance programs infused with values, designing user-friendly means of engaging and informing employees, fostering an embedded culture of compliance, and substantial subject matter expertise in anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, and other key areas of compliance.

Prior to joining LRN, Mrs. Divers served as AECOM’s Assistant General for Global Ethics & Compliance and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Under her leadership, AECOM’s ethics and compliance program garnered six external awards in recognition of its effectiveness and Mrs. Divers’ thought leadership in the ethics field. In 2011, Mrs. Divers received the AECOM CEO Award of Excellence, which recognized her work in advancing the company’s ethics and compliance program.

Mrs. Divers’ background includes more than thirty years of experience practicing law in these areas. Before joining AECOM, she worked at SAIC and Lockheed Martin in the international compliance area. Prior to that, she was a partner with the DC office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. She also spent four years in London and is qualified as a Solicitor to the High Court of England and Wales, practicing in the international arena with the law firms of Theodore Goddard & Co. and Herbert Smith & Co. She also served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Department of State and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN working on the first anti-corruption multilateral treaty initiative.

Stephane Bernardeau

Chief Compliance Officer

Stéphane Bernardeau is the Chief Compliance Officer for Auchan Retail, a major French-based retail company. He has been working in an international environment for more than twenty years, holding positions in Risk Management, Internal Control and Compliance, for companies in the logistics and retail sectors. He holds an Executive MBA from Essec-Mannheim Business School.

Carlos Villagran

Director of Compliance

Carlos Villagrán is a Chilean attorney who graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Georgetown University. He currently serves as Director of Compliance of CMPC, a 102 years old Chilean-based multinational holding, one of the worldwide leading producers of wood, pulp, paper, packaging, personal care, and other forest products. With more than 20,000 employees, CMPC has industrial operations in 8 countries (LatAm) as well as commercial offices in the US, Europe, and China, selling and distributing its products to more than 45 countries around the world. He has previously served as Compliance Officer for the Chilean operations of Liberty Mutual Insurance and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, as well as Legal Extern at the World Bank’s Integrity Compliance Office.

Scott Sullivan

Chief Integrity and Compliance Officer

Scott E. Sullivan is the Chief Integrity & Compliance Officer of Newmont Corporation, the world’s leading gold company. Newmont has approximately 15,000 employees and 15,000 contractors and has 12 operating mines and 2 non-operated JVs in 9 countries. Mr. Sullivan oversees, develops, implements and manages Newmont’s integrity and compliance program including ethics, anti-bribery, corporate investigations, conflicts of interest and global trade compliance. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of a global manufacturer of fluid motion and control products with approximately 17,000 employees operating in 55 countries. Mr. Sullivan has written and contributed numerous articles on compliance programs, anti-bribery/FCPA, export controls, economic sanctions and other ethics and compliance topics to a variety of publications. Mr. Sullivan is also a frequent local, national and international speaker, moderator and conference organizer on compliance, anti-bribery/FCPA, export controls and economic sanctions.