NorthStar.

Creativity and intelligence in ethics, compliance and ESG. 

Our mission is to enable organisational conduct that contributes positively to the world’s environmental, social and governance needs.

 

EU whistle blowing directive 

A series on implementing the EU Whistle Blowing Directive. We look at the legislation, whistle blower behaviours and how GCs and CCOs can ensure solid foundations. 

Five compelling arguments why facilitation payments should be tackled, re-thinking approaches to an often-underestimated exposure. 

Facilitation

payments 

A white paper on how compliance programs should react to the EU's draft directive on mandatory corporate due diligence and accountability.  

Draft EU Due Diligence Directive 

 

Business Partners 

Your greatest compliance risk. And fully your responsibility.

Business Partner risk management is complex and requires a consistent, steady approach. Get access to the best systems, implementation preparedness and integration.

Program

Best in class ethics, compliance and ESG program design. 

Based on what works in front of prosecutors, regulators and other stakeholders, get the best program design possible. 

Risk 

Knowing where your risks are is a pre-requisite to running an effective compliance program.

Getting comfort on what is good enough is hard to come by. Our methodologies and tools will help you through what can be a complex journey.

Click the image below to read more about our ESG Program 

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Our people

Ezekiel Ward

Founder & Managing Director

Previously SVP and Chief Compliance Officer at Volvo Group and Yara.

Lawyer by education and a Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), with a forensic background at PwC and KPMG.​

Focused on pragmatic advice, having built best in class compliance and ESG (environmental, social and governance) programs.​ 

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Joana Donos-Botto

Associate 

 

Joana joined us in summer 2020 as an Associate, based in London.

 

Qualified Portuguese Lawyer with 3 years PQE, fluent in English and Portuguese.

 

Undergraduate and Master’s in Law from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Strong experience in contract management, legal document drafting and analysis. 

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