#OUTLOOK2018: A behavioural and values-based approach to building trust in business

18th October 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Speaking & Events

ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICE AND ETHICAL BUSINESS REGULATION A Behavioral and Values-based Approach to building trust in business • Culture eats compliance for breakfast! • It’s not the “bad apples” you need to be concerned about • All for one, and one for all – in literature and in industry sectors Find the full programme here – … Read More

What we’re reading now

1st October 2018By Ruth SThoughts, What we're reading

An excerpt from AretéWork Quarterly – sign up here to receive the next issue. Behaviour and Culture in the Irish Retail Banks issued by the Central Bank of Ireland and written in collaboration with the DNB (De Nederlandsche Bank). The report focuses on culture at the senior levels of the 5 largest Irish banks, particularly in … Read More

Ofwat consultation on revised board leadership, transparency and governance principles

24th August 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Regulation

As part of our on-going work on Ethical Business Regulation, Professor Hodges and I recently commented on Ofwat’s consultation on revised board leadership, transparency and governance principles. The Water Services Regulation Authority, or Ofwat, is the body responsible for economic regulation of the privatised water and sewerage industry in England and Wales.  Here’s a brief excerpt from … Read More

New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council

30th July 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Thoughts

AretéWork whole-heartedly welcomes the new Guidance for boards and board committees from the Financial Reporting Council. The guidance covers a lot of ground. In this brief post we’ll focus on one key element in the guidance: “The workforce will be a vital source of insight into the culture of the company.” We agree with this, and … Read More

What we’re reading now

6th July 2018By Ruth SThoughts, What we're reading

Firms of Endearment – ‘How world-class companies profit from passion and purpose’. FCA Discussion Paper Transforming Culture in Financial Services – a compendium of essays on the subject, relevant to all sectors Regulating for Ethical Culture in Behavioral Science & Policy – “In ‘Regulating for ethical culture,’ Linda Trevino, Jon Haidt & Azish Filabi review … Read More

Did you miss out? The first edition of AretéWork Quarterly is out

19th June 2018By Ruth SEffective Ethical Culture, Ethical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Ethics Ambassadors, Leadership, Speaking & Events, Thoughts, Values

I thought it would be useful to pull together things that have caught my attention and that relate to Ethical Business Practice and/or Regulation in some way. That gives me quite wide leeway to bring things to your attention that I think are relevant to your mission. AretéWork Quarterly a-re-té [Ahr-et’-ay] noun – virtue, excellence, being … Read More

Are we facing an ethics crisis?

11th June 2018By Ruth SEffective Ethical Culture, Leadership

I’ve written earlier about the work I’ve been doing focused on Strengthening global integrity and ethics – as part of a team of 70 experts from 30 countries across the globe. I’m excited that the education modules we’ve worked on are now available – you can find them, and much more about this work, here: unodc.org/e4j … Read More

Policy Brief: The International Adoption of Ethical Business Regulation

31st May 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Speaking & Events

This Policy Brief is the latest in a series on Ethical Business Practice (EBP) and Ethical Business Regulation (EBR). It summarizes current thinking on these topics, based on a Conference held at Wolfson College, Oxford on 4 May 2018. Big thanks to all who contributed. An excerpt  What are ethical business practice (EBP) and ethical … Read More