OUT NOW: Culture Audit in Financial Services

In the next wave of conduct regulation in financial markets, from 2021 conduct regulators in the UK and elsewhere expect firms to produce evidence on how they are improving behaviour and culture. Facing this, many practitioners are anxious that their current reporting and management information (MI) are irrelevant to meeting as-yet unclear regulatory expectations. ThisContinue reading “OUT NOW: Culture Audit in Financial Services”

Proceedings: 13th Conference on Good Regulatory Practices

In case you missed, the proceedings from the APEC 13th Conference on Good Regulatory Practices are now available: Emerging technologies have been and will be impacting all areas of social and economic activities, including transportation, education, finance, and health care.  While offering great promise, they also present unique challenges for regulators to strike a balanceContinue reading “Proceedings: 13th Conference on Good Regulatory Practices”

‘…be wary of sweeping generalisations of “the top 5 things to transform your training impact”’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Chris Campbell & David Barr: So David, you and Chris have just written the IBE’s latest Good Practice Guide – Trends and innovations in effective ethics education, what are your key takeaways: Hmmm, I fear that’s hard to answer succinctly, or at least for me! It stems from what we heard clearlyContinue reading “‘…be wary of sweeping generalisations of “the top 5 things to transform your training impact”’”

Audit Firm Culture: Challenge. Trust. Transformation

Just in from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) – a welcome international conference on the importance of culture. Audit Firm Culture: Challenge. Trust. Transformation. The conference will explore the link between audit firm culture and audit quality with the objective of accelerating the pace of change for cultural transformation in the audit profession. The conferenceContinue reading “Audit Firm Culture: Challenge. Trust. Transformation”

Countering Corruption through Collaboration: Youth Perspectives and Engagement

Just in from our friends at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): Coming up from Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 May 2021: Youth Forum on “Countering Corruption through Collaboration: Youth Perspectives and Engagement” . The event is being held virtually – learn more here: Concept note   Programme The Youth Forum is being organised as aContinue reading “Countering Corruption through Collaboration: Youth Perspectives and Engagement”

Crystallising value in a  Purpose Oriented Culture

I hope you’ll join me for this at the Conduct & Culture Summit organised by Armstrong Wolfe – Three days of virtual webinars for the Financial Services Global COO and CCO community. Theme: Purpose and Leadership Date: 19th April 2021 Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm BST Topic: Crystallising value in a  Purpose Oriented Culture Format: Keynote It is anContinue reading “Crystallising value in a  Purpose Oriented Culture”

‘In the rush to get back to normal, don’t lose track of what worked during the pandemic.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Adam Turteltaub: What is the most important contribution ethics and compliance can make to the lives of people in organisations? I think the greatest contribution it can provide is stability. What I mean is that if the compliance program works you avoid the tremendous disruptions that come from non-compliance. Now that mayContinue reading “‘In the rush to get back to normal, don’t lose track of what worked during the pandemic.’”

South and Southeast Asia opportunity: International anti-corruption summer school

Just in from our friends at UN Office of Drugs & Crime – please help spread the word so as many eligible students as possible are reached: Corruption is one of the most serious global threats of our time.   It is a complex social, economic and  political phenomenon, which has disastrous effects on theContinue reading “South and Southeast Asia opportunity: International anti-corruption summer school”

‘…biases in how we make ethical decisions can’t be captured in policies, rules and procedures, or a code of conduct.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Richard Bistrong… What is the most important contribution behavioural ethics can make to the lives of people in organisations? As Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman share in Blindspots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It: “…our perceptions and decision making are constrained in ways we don’t realize.”Continue reading “‘…biases in how we make ethical decisions can’t be captured in policies, rules and procedures, or a code of conduct.’”