Anti-Corruption as a critical condition for Sustainable Recovery

Sensible advice just in from the Basel Institute on Governance and Transparency International – just in time for the  Ukraine Recovery Conference  running 4–5 July in Lugano, Switzerland. The conference will see leaders from around the world pledge hopefully billions to finance Ukraine’s post-war recovery and reconstruction. The recommendations include the need to: prioritise theContinue reading “Anti-Corruption as a critical condition for Sustainable Recovery”

Public Inquiry: Governance & Innovation – Call for evidence

The Institute of Directors has launched call for evidence in an area that might be of interest: This inquiry will focus on the impact of governance on innovation, not the full range of factors that influence companies’ decisions and behaviour. The purpose is to explore the extent to which companies’ governance arrangements and the governanceContinue reading “Public Inquiry: Governance & Innovation – Call for evidence”

Topical AMLP follow-up Oliver Bullough’s ‘How to steal a trillion’

There are many reasons to go to the next Quarterly Meeting of the The Anti Money Laundering Professionals Forum (AMLP) … I’ll be there to debate the a new report from Transparency International – and I’m also looking forward to the session with Martin Swain, Companies House Director of Policy, Strategy and Planning – whoContinue reading “Topical AMLP follow-up Oliver Bullough’s ‘How to steal a trillion’”

Transparency International: ‘How companies can use values to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programme’

Transparency International has launched a new report ‘How companies can use values to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programme’ and we’ll debate it at the Quarterly Meeting of the Anti Money Laundering Professionals (AMPL). Here’s the panel: Tilly Prior, Senior Programme Officer, Business Integrity Programme, TI UK Ruth Steinholtz, Managing Partner, Creating values-based ethicalContinue reading “Transparency International: ‘How companies can use values to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programme’”

Save the date: EU Consumer Alternate Dispute Resolution Conference

Just in from my co-author Chris Hodges OBE: 9th & 10th November 2022 at Wolfson College, Oxford Organised by Professor Christopher Hodges OBE of University of Oxford and Professor Stefaan Voet of KU Leuven. Topics will include: The status and future of the European Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) framework Access, Trust, Procedure, Digitisation, Feedback andContinue reading “Save the date: EU Consumer Alternate Dispute Resolution Conference”

‘Law Needs a Behavioral Revolution’

Reading Behavioral Jurisprudence: Law Needs a Behavioral Revolution – the authors, Benjamin van Rooij and Adam Fine, make a very important point here. We need fewer and better laws and regulations, based on evidence. Christopher Hodges and I based Ethical Business Practice and Regulation on his previous work showing that punishment and deterrence are ineffectiveContinue reading “‘Law Needs a Behavioral Revolution’”

We achieve more when we cooperate. So how do we do that?

A useful excerpt from a recent SUMMARY OF OUTCOME-BASED COOPERATIVE REGULATION from my colleague Professor Christoper Hodges OBE – download the full 2 page summary from the International Network for Delivery of Regulation. This approach is firmly based on the evidence (scientific and empirical studies) of how humans behave and what works in maximising achievementContinue reading “We achieve more when we cooperate. So how do we do that?”

Why everyone fighting corruption should worry about sprawling rules & regulations

In ‘Corruption from a Regulatory Perspective’ (Hart 2021) Professor Maria de Benedetto makes the case for a less-is-more approach. What sets this book apart from the previous literature is how it brings together numerous related disciplines into a systematic whole – looking at rules and regulations during their “whole life-cycle”. It helps you consider howContinue reading “Why everyone fighting corruption should worry about sprawling rules & regulations”

Share your insights with other ethics professionals

A call to action from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE): Compliance & Ethics Professional (CEP) Magazine® is SCCE’s award-winning peer-to-peer monthly publication with a circulation of 6,500+ compliance and ethics professionals worldwide. CEP Magazine is here to be your voice—a place to share and connect with other practitioners navigating the complexities ofContinue reading “Share your insights with other ethics professionals”

Honest discussions about whistleblowing and corporate scandals at the annual Nordic Business Ethics Day

Lots of reasons to tune in when the good people at Nordic Business Ethics put on their 4th annual conference: “Is your organisation next out? Whistleblowers and investigative journalists ensure that we keep reading about companies and their short comings. Sometimes the conduct is outright illegal, other times it is perceived as unethical and oftenContinue reading “Honest discussions about whistleblowing and corporate scandals at the annual Nordic Business Ethics Day”