‘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.’”

Women to Watch Q&A

I recently sat down with the Risky Women team for one of their Women to Watch Q&As – here are the questions they put to me: What makes you a Risky Woman? It gives meaning and purpose to my life – I want to make a difference by supporting risk professionals to move beyond policiesContinue reading “Women to Watch Q&A”

Crowdsourcing Resources for Designing Compliance Programs with Behavioural Science

The good people over at Ethical Systems are maintaining a super-helpful resource list. Anything you think has been missed? Please help add to this list of resources by filling out the form directly on the Ethical Systems website – it helps all of us. And do encourage others too – here’s on you can RT:Continue reading “Crowdsourcing Resources for Designing Compliance Programs with Behavioural Science”

‘Regulators have to learn to humbly accept their failures and limitations…’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Srikanth Mangalam… What is the most important contribution risk management can make to the lives of people in organisations? Practicing risk management has taught me to look at the big picture, understand the role of yours and others’ actions in that broader context, and the consequences they lead to. It allows you toContinue reading “‘Regulators have to learn to humbly accept their failures and limitations…’”

‘…what 99% of people intuitively want from their workplace’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Dr Roger Miles: What is the most important contribution culture can make to the lives of people in organisations? To affirm a collective, pro-social purpose. This may partly be found within “what shareholders think their money represents” but increasingly it’s so much more than that: a sense that as an organisation movesContinue reading “‘…what 99% of people intuitively want from their workplace’”

Nordic Business Ethics Day 2021: From words to a culture of integrity

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 toleranceContinue reading “Nordic Business Ethics Day 2021: From words to a culture of integrity”

“If trust were a colour, it would be grey”

The crisis of confidence in legislation – a brief review The Rome Conference that gave birth to this excellent book took place before the start of the Pandemic. The topic would turn out to be even more prescient and important than the various expert authors could have predicted at the time. This is an importantContinue reading ““If trust were a colour, it would be grey””

2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Leading through the Crisis: Integrity and Anti-Corruption for a Resilient Recovery Registration is open: The virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum will take place on 23-25 March 2021. Register today to join discussions on new public integrity indicators, illicit financial flows, state involvement in the business sector, and many other issues. The ForumContinue reading “2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum”