KEYS TO YOUR

COMPANY’S SUCCESS

WHAT WE DO

At H&A we guide companies and organizations in the search for ethical excellence and sustainable development, with the understanding that success depends on two fundamental variables:

A compliance program custom-designed for the organization.

Ensuring that this program can generate a true culture of compliance within the organization.

To achieve these standards, we combine the highest legal technical competence with the best behavior management tools.

We have extensive experience facing challenges in the public and private sectors, both national and foreign. Our commitment is to generate a real and measurable impact, focusing on the following axes:

Generate a culture based on values.

Legal Protection of the organization and its members.

Generate a culture based on values.

Attract and retain talent.

Attract socially responsible investment.

Promote innovation processes.

Open new businesses and markets and enhance existing ones.

Build, Protect and improve the organization Brand reputation.

OUR
SERVICES

Integral Service (soft & hard)

AT H&A we work in designing, implementing, and enhancing corporate governance through Compliance Programs with an ESG perspective, focusing on corruption and fraud prevention, diversity, equity, inclusion, and Human Rights issues.
We approach these challenges by considering the unique characteristics of each organization, aiming to cultivate and fortify its ethical culture. Our goal is to generate value while simultaneously mitigating legal risks, identifying areas of opportunity, and enhancing your security, competitiveness, and access to new markets and financing.

These endeavors, manifested through tailored strategies, actions, and policies, directly contribute to the establishment and preservation of your business reputation.

COMPLIANCE

We develop and implement comprehensive integrity solutions, covering every stage from design, implementation and management, to the review and enhancement of Integrity and Compliance Programs. Our approach takes into account the specific risks and unique characteristics of each organization.

To ensure comprehensive support, our services include:

  • Analyzing integrity risks and designing appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing Integrity/Compliance Programs.
  • Developing and/or updating internal policies and procedures, such as codes of conduct, anti-corruption policies, interaction with officials, conflict of interest protocols, due diligence processes, reporting systems and internal investigation procedures, among others.
  • Providing support in defining the governance structure of the Program.
  • Training internal managers and offering guidance on program management and any related cases.
  • Conducting related party due diligence analysis.
  • Implementing and/or auditing ISO 37001:2016, the Anti-Bribery Management System, and ISO 37301:2021, the Compliance Management System.
  • Monitoring and evaluating compliance programs.

We address various dimensions of diversity, particularly focusing on gender, sexual diversity, ageism, ethnicity, religion, culture, anti-Semitism, individuals with disabilities, and social vulnerability. Our approach considers applicable regulations, international standards and best practices within the company or organization.

We offer comprehensive diversity management services through the following activities:

  • Conducting a diagnosis and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) risk matrix.
  • Designing DEI management strategies and planning.
  • Advising and training the DEI team and organizational leaders.
  • Designing and developing DEI policies.
  • Reviewing and adjusting Codes of Ethics and other policies to incorporate diversity perspectives.
  • Developing protocols and procedures for managing violence and harassment, including discrimination, sexual, workplace, psychological harassment, and gender violence.
  • Advising HR departments on designing recruiting, development, benefits, compensation and other procedures from a diversity perspective.
  • Creating guidelines for inclusive communication.
  • Providing advice on supplier policies to promote inclusive purchasing.
  • Implementing local or international standards (such as ISO 30415:2021 and IRAM 54001:2023).
  • Conducting internal audits.

We assist organizations in promoting sustainable businesses founded on respect for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the protection of human rights, aligning with guidelines derived from various international standards. These standards include the United Nations Guiding Principles, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Tripartite Declaration on Multinational Enterprises, European Union Directives, and specific laws enacted by certain European countries.

To ensure comprehensive support, our services include:

  • Conducting impact analyses and devising tailored strategies for mitigation and management.
  • Designing and conducting due diligence processes concerning human rights, considering the specific characteristics of the company's activities, risks, and structure.
  • Developing, implementing, and/or updating internal policies and procedures on human rights.
  • Conducting due diligence analyses of the supply chain.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of policies to uphold human rights.
  • Establishing complaint mechanisms and providing support for their management.
  • Providing guidance on communication strategies for actions aimed at mitigating and addressing negative impacts.

Ethical Culture

We specialize in designing and delivering a wide array of courses aimed at influencing the ethical culture within organizations. Employing disruptive and innovative methodologies, our goal is to facilitate high-impact learning experiences. Our primary objective is to enhance awareness and inspire individuals to embody their organization's values. Through experiential learning, we foster creative and strategic thinking among our participants, utilizing tools such as psychological safety, change management, communication strategy, and ontological coaching.

Some of the topics covered in our programs include:

  • Ethical culture
  • Corruption prevention
  • Human rights.
  • ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
  • Ethical leadership
  • Risk management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Gender perspective
  • Masculinity and co-responsibility
  • Sexual diversity and gender identity
  • Workplace harassment and violence
  • Antisemitism
  • Experiencing integrity programs

With our dynamic and disruptive approach, we provide participants with tools to tackle complex ethical challenges, contributing to fostering a more ethical and inclusive environment.

We guide leaders through coaching sessions aimed at empowering them to become agents of change. We understand that transforming an organization begins with transforming its people, and cultivating ethical leadership is paramount to influencing the culture. Our training programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each organization, and to achieve this we:

  • Provide training and guidance to senior management and organizational leaders.
  • Develop and implement training and awareness plans.
  • Support decision-makers, alongside specialized coaches in diversity, to facilitate the transformation of organizational culture.

We provide coaching sessions to support women within the organization during their reintegration stage after motherhood. Additionally, we offer mentoring programs aimed at promoting the leadership and professional development of women.

Management of Criminal and Reputational Risks

We offer legal support in analyzing reports received through ethics lines, covering all topics within our specialization. Our services include:

  • Conducting professional and external internal investigations in cases of high sensitivity or where the accountability of senior management is at stake.
  • Analyzing the relevance and appropriateness of reporting management strategies, such as corporate self-reporting, reporting to competent regulatory authorities, or cooperating with existing investigations.
  • Evaluating responsibilities.
  • Propose reactive courses of action, including filing complaints, initiating terminations, or terminating contracts, among others.

In instances of suspicion or detection of ethical violations, we provide support to organizations in managing, containing, and controlling the crises that may arise. We identified possible courses of action and develop communication strategies for conflict management.

We assess the adequacy of Compliance Programs in accordance with applicable local and international standards. We conduct internal audits to identify improvement opportunities, facilitating the organization's path toward certification on bribery, compliance, gender-related issues, and more.

We accompany the organization and its governing and administrative bodies with the purpose to shield them, by advising on case management to reduce their exposure to legal and/or reputational damage.

We accompany public agencies of all jurisdictions and their officials in the design and implementation of integrity and transparency policies.

We design preventive or pre-procedural strategies to reduce risk of criminal sanction for the organization and/or its members. We represent them in criminal proceedings and prepare opinions on corporate due diligence.

ABOUT US

Paula Honisch

Director

I am a criminal lawyer, specialized in integrity, anti-corruption, diversity and human rights.
Among other studies, I hold a master’s degree in Criminal Law (at the UP), a master’s degree in Corporate Compliance (at the European Postgraduate Center), and various certifications (LPEC Certification, IAE Business School, IFCA Certification, UCEMA AAEC, Anti -bribery management according to ISO 37.001, IRCA and TUV NORD).
I have been working from different perspectives for more than 25 years in the custom design of preventive strategies, because I am convinced that it generates value and strengthens organizations.

Professional experience:

  • I design and implement comprehensive Compliance Programs and integrity policies, both in public and private sector organizations, with a focus on the prevention of corruption and fraud, diversity, equity, gender, and human rights.
  • International consultant (IDB, World Bank, UNDP, GOPA Worldwide Consultants , GIZ and the European Union).
  • I offer training, seminars, and workshops covering topics such as ethics, integrity, diversity, and human rights.
  • I provide advisory services to boards of directors and senior executives, oversee internal investigations, and formulate legal opinions and strategies.
  • As an auditor, I have experience implementing and auditing ISO 37301:2021 and ISO 37001:2016 standards across multiple organizations.
  • I held various hierarchical positions in different organizations (such as the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Security, the the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic).
  • I worked in the two Argentine anti-corruption agencies (Anti-Corruption Office and Administrative Investigations Office , directing and coordinating high-impact investigation).
  • I advised on the detection and prevention of the Crime of Human Trafficking and Child Labor in the Police and Security Forces and inspection areas of Argentina and other countries in the region.
  • I write specialized publications. I teach and participate as a regular speaker at conferences and compliance sessions.

Betina Duré

Associate Consultant

I am a lawyer, auditor, and ontological coach (Diploma in the Torcuato Di Tella University), specialist in ethical culture and change management.
Among other studies I have specialized in Public Speaking and Effective Communications (Torcuato Di Tella University), Change Management (UCEMA), HR Management (Argentine Catholic University – UCA), Diversity, Equity and Gender Management (UCEMA).
I am committed to accompanying organizations in the real cultural implementation of compliance, diversity, equity, gender, and human rights policies.

Professional experience:

  • I design and implement strategies to generate an ethical culture in public and private sector organizations.
  • I develop and implement policies aimed at managing diversity and promoting inclusion within organizations.
  • I provide trainings, workshops, and seminars on topics of ethics, integrity, and diversity.
  • I accompany managers and companies in transformation processes as an Executive Coach.
  • I led areas of Internal Audit, in different national and provincial public bodies (National Commission for Transport Regulation, Provincial Registry of Persons).
  • I held various hierarchical positions in management areas of the public sector and state companies (Ministry of Transport, Provincial Registry of Persons, PAMI, Ferrocarriles Argentinos SE)

Alejandra Freire

Senior Consultant

I am a lawyer, holding a degree from the University of Buenos Aires. Additionally, I have completed a Master’s Degree in Finance from UCEMA, and I am currently pursuing a doctorate in law at UBA.
With over 15 years of experience in the public sector, I have specialized in transparency, anti-corruption efforts, banking regulation, and the prevention of money laundering.
As an educator, I teach and publish articles across various domains, including compliance, money laundering, and organized crime.
I firmly believe that designing and implementing compliance programs with a focus on human rights, gender equality, and environmental consciousness is essential for both public and private organizations. By doing so, organizations can strengthen their commitment to achieving long-term objectives and contribute to a sustainable future. I am dedicated to supporting organizations throughout this transformative process.

PRINCIPALES ALIANZAS ESTRATÉGICAS

They trust us

The firm was established in 2015, although our team of professionals has collectively been engaged in this field for 25 years.
Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. We hold the trust they instill in us in high regard. As such, in adherence to the confidentiality obligations inherent in the attorney-client relationship, which often governs our interactions, we do not disclose specific identification or contact information of the companies we have served.
However, we can share that we have provided our diverse range of services to various types of companies and organizations, both multinational and local, located in Argentina and other countries within the region.

Which sectors or areas have entrusted us with their needs?

  • Agriculture, food, and wine.
  • Banking and insurance.
  • Construction.
  • Cooperatives.
  • Postal and logistics services.
  • Software development.
  • Energy and utilities, encompassing companies involved in the production, generation, and commercialization of various energy sources, including electricity, renewables, gas, oil, and derivatives.
  • Entertainment industry.
  • Government sector, including state-owned enterprises and public organizations.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Healthcare.
  • Public utilities.
  • Transportation and aviation.

NEWS

Nuevas directrices para la promoción e implementación de la igualdad de género en las organizaciones, Norma  ISO 53.800:2024.

Nuevas directrices para la promoción e implementación de la igualdad de género en las organizaciones, Norma ISO 53.800:2024.

Compartimos análisis de las recientes Directices de la norma ISO 53.800:2024 para la promoción e implementación de la igualdad de género en las organizaciones

Inteligencia emocional en las organizaciones.

Inteligencia emocional en las organizaciones.

Compartimos algunas reflexiones realizadas por Gabriela Jeifetz, experta en desarrollo de equipos de alto desempeño, sobre qué es y cómo gestionar la inteligencia emocional en las organizaciones.

Perspectiva de Integridad y Anticorrupción OCDE 2024

Perspectiva de Integridad y Anticorrupción OCDE 2024

Compartimos el reciente informe de la OCDE sobre avances y desafíos en materia de integridad y anticorrupción.

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