This just in from our friends at Nordic Business Ethics:
Expressing a commitment to ethical business practices is becoming the norm for most companies.
Drafting a policy and implementing an e-learning can be done fairly easily. A CEO can express that ethical business practices is part of the company DNA and has a zero tolerance against misconduct in ten seconds.
The ultimate purpose of business ethics is however not the words and ambition, but to influence behaviors and the impact. How do we ensure that our work has a true impact, on the company culture and beyond?
What do you reply to a board member or CEO who questions the investments needed into ethics & compliance with the statement that ”we have a great culture”, ”we don’t have the same issues as company X”, ”it is just common sense, everyone should know that we only do what is right”…?
How do we ensure that the work we do is not dependent on us as individuals, but become institutionalized?
How do you respond to a regulatory who asks about proof of a ‘culture of integrity’?
Nordic Business Ethics have invited exceptional experts to guide us through these topics, from Brazil, the US and our own backyard. It is the annual Business Ethics Day on April 29.
P.S. Use the nbe21earlybird code to get 25% off your ticket.
P.P.S. Talking of Brazil, in case you didn’t see this already: The Future of Regulation is Culture