What is carbon literacy training?

Climate change represents one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced, and we need everyone on board to fight it. 

VinciWorks’ new course on climate change will provide a working knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of climate change. The short course gives users an understanding of how human actions are causing climate change and what you and your organisation can do about it. Users will learn how carbon emissions and other factors affect the environment, what will happen if we don’t take collective action, and what we can do to slow the process on an individual, community and organisational basis.

Topics covered

  • What is climate change?
  • The science behind climate change
  • What will life be like if we don’t take action?
  • Causes of climate change
  • Things you can do to help

Course features

  • Smooth, user-friendly scroll design
  • Customisable training on a wide variety of topics with the option to include or remove topics for different audiences
  • Interactive learning built-in throughout the course, with the ability for the administrators to track responses in order to gain insights into users’ grasp of the topics
  • Eye-catching design and an easy to use experience

To learn more about the course, contact us via the short form below.

VinciWorks enters SRA consultancy space

We are excited to announce that Compliance Office, the leading SRA consultancy firm, has been acquired by Marlowe plc and will continue to grow in partnership with VinciWorks. Founded by Andy Donovan, a former SRA legal policy advisor, Compliance Office’s team of consultants draw on years of experience and a proprietary set of tools and templates to help law firms with all of their compliance needs. The merger will enable VinciWorks to broaden its services from compliance training and software into consultancy services as well.

What does this mean for VinciWorks customers?

The addition of a consultancy arm will accelerate the development of VinciWorks’ AML client onboarding solution. It will enable VinciWorks to provide an end-to-end anti-money laundering package that includes a CDD client onboarding tool, AML training and compliance consulting into a single solution. 

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Without embracing some level of risk, companies actually put themselves at greater risk of failure.

Risk-taking is key to any company’s success. A recent survey found that companies that understood and embraced the risks of the COVID-19 crisis early on fared much better than those that refused to acknowledge the new reality and continued with their pre-COVID plans. Differences in how they perceived risk had dramatic effects on how they coped with change. 

For many companies, taking risks is synonymous with innovating and responding to change. Without embracing some level of risk, companies actually put themselves at greater risk of failure. The challenge is understanding which risks are worth taking, and how to mitigate those which are unavoidable.

This is why it’s so important to have a risk management system in place. Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to a business. Potential risks facing a company could include, for example, security breaches, internal problems with employees or operating systems, market or regulatory changes, natural disasters, and much more. A good risk management system will consider a wide variety of possible scenarios and prioritise the ones most likely to actually happen. It will also take into account a holistic vision of the company and its goals. Then, it can devise strategies to avoid or minimise the potential risks.

VinciWorks’ new Introduction to Risk Management course explores some of the basic tools that most risk managers use, including designing a risk matrix and composing a risk register. These will help you understand the types of considerations that they use to make decisions and to ensure that a business is prepared for future scenarios.

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Online sanctions training

The field of economic sanctions has been growing increasingly complicated in recent years and was thrust into the spotlight when Western nations launched an unprecedented line of sanctions against Russia in February 2022 following its invasion of Ukraine. Many businesses were caught off guard by the sudden changes. 

While countries use sanctions as a diplomatic tool to apply economic pressure on threatening regimes, their implementation is often not well understood by the workers in charge of applying them. 

VinciWorks’ new, updated suite of sanctions courses provides your staff with the tools to understand and comply with sanctions requirements during volatile times. The suite of courses teaches users how sanctions are applied and how to comply with sanctions requirements. There are two versions of the course: An short, introductory overview for general staff (five minute course), and an in-depth detailed course that provides an in-depth explanation of how to conduct sanctions compliance in the UK, US, EU and UN countries (20 minute course). 

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As companies look to develop and implement their ESG programmes, there are a number of issues that commonly come up. As we deliver our webinars and guides on ESG, VinciWorks receives many questions about the subject. Many are addressed in articles on our blog

In this post, we will explore how to do an ESG gap analysis. In most cases, this type of analysis is appropriate for companies with ESG programs already in place. 

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ESG rating agencies and reporting frameworks use training as a measure of ESG effectiveness. But there is no one-size-fits-all training solution. A core part of any ESG initiative is employee training.

Our new course, ESG: The Basics, is the ultimate introduction to ESG that covers the core concepts of ESG and speaks to employees’ moral responsibilities and their organisation’s commitments. Over the coming weeks we will also be releasing a Fundamentals course that goes into further depth on areas such as the supply chain, ratings, your company’s ESG policy and more.

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External Users: Manage suppliers and clients in Omnitrack

Important Omnitrack features such as reminders and automations require users to sign in to the system when filling out your form. This is complicated for use cases such as Supplier Assessments and Client Onboarding as it’s difficult to manage both internal people (employees) and external people (suppliers or clients) who need access to forms. This can lead to problems such as external people having no way to log in, thus resorting to using anonymous forms (which do not require sign in), at the expense of losing powerful tracking and follow up features. With Omnitrack’s new feature, admins can easily manage form access when there are both internal and external people trying to access them.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Navigate to the Users page and upload your existing list of suppliers to the new External Users tab. The system will now use a smart login mechanism to direct internal users to Single Sign-On (if enabled) and your external users to the standard login page.

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Whistleblowers are a vital part of society, working to expose wrongdoing at the highest levels and often at great personal risk to themselves. That’s why the European Union passed legislation in 2019 to give whistleblowers more protection against retaliation. Every country in the 27-member bloc was expected to implement this directive into their national laws by Friday, 17 December 2021.

Our new course, Whistleblowing: Understand Your Rights, provides a comprehensive overview of whistleblower rights in the EU, including real-life scenarios and practical guidance.

If you already license our whistleblowing training this course can be added to your system free of charge upon request.

Course Features

  • Real-life examples of when whistleblowing could have helped prevent disaster
  • Real-life examples of when whistleblowing has helped to prevent disasters
  • Practical guidance on how to blow the whistle correctly
  • Fully customisable — edit any part of the course
  • Can be integrated with our whistleblowing reporting solution using Omnitrack, our flexible tracking and reporting software

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Omnitrack has released a powerful new feature: customisable buttons. This new feature takes flexibility for your workflows to the next level. Custom buttons allow you to add your own action buttons, with your own wording and colours, at each stage. Instead of just the generic ‘Submit’ or ‘Save’ buttons, you can now add buttons to look, say and do whatever you want them to. 

This new feature gives the admin a lot more choices in terms of what they can do as a next step for the submission. With this no-code software, you can build the workflow exactly the way you want.

When you use this feature, you can customise any workflow with action buttons. 

How does it work?

Once a custom button has been created, instead of the regular “submit” button users see at the bottom of most forms, they’ll see the customisable button instead.

As the administrator, you can decide how the button will look, what it will say on it, and what will happen when a user clicks the button.

How do custom buttons work?

  • For any form, go into edit form
  • Click on automations
  • Click on “custom buttons”. When you do that, you’ll see a list of existing buttons plus any custom buttons that you’ve already created. There you’ll also find all the information about the buttons; i.e, their name, what they looks like, which forms they displays on, which statuses they display in, and any automations that are associated with the button. You’ll also see whether the button is “system” or “custom”. 
  • To add a new custom button, press “add custom button” in the top right. 
  • Select if you want the button to display on the end user form, or admin form. 
  • Choose what you want to display this button for, write a label for the button, and choose a color for the button, and whether you want the button to be filled or outlined. 
  • You’ll be able to see a preview of the button on the left.
  • That’s it! When you go back to the form, you’ll see your custom button appearing at the end of the form.

Say goodbye to fragmented processes and manage all your filing obligations with Omnitrack

Omnitrack is a powerful yet flexible data collection and reporting tool. Its established use cases include an AML client onboarding workflow, a gift and hospitality register, and a GDPR compliance suite. VinciWorks has also recently launched the Omnitrack Filing Calendar, which means you can now use one system to track all filing obligations, send reminder notifications and upload documents evidencing compliance. 

Before we take a closer look at the Omnitrack Filing Calendar and one of its template workflows, this blog will outline some of the key challenges compliance staff face when managing filing obligations. 

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