The top ethical business practice posts of 2018

In 2018 readers from 55 countries stopped by to learn more about Ethical Business Practice – and Ethical Business Regulation. Thank you. As we wrap up a year with eight conferences, several consultations and two major reports — it turns out we also did 25 posts here on this blog. Here’s a quick roundup ofContinue reading “The top ethical business practice posts of 2018”

What is Ethical Business Practice and Regulation? A primer…

Excerpt from Ethical Business Practice & Regulation – by Christopher Hodges, Ruth Steinholtz This book explains why any organisation of human beings is more likely to succeed in its objectives if all the people involved aim to, and do, behave ethically. There is a considerable amount of solid scientific evidence that supports the idea thatContinue reading “What is Ethical Business Practice and Regulation? A primer…”

Video killed the radio star – but can it help you think about ethics?

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a viewing of ICAEW’s new short film. It is called Without Question and sets out to: provide an impactful and interesting way to highlight the challenges of directors and professional advisors seeking assurance on difficult issues… icaew.com/learning-and-development/icaew-educational-films/without-question  It does what it says on the tin. If you’reContinue reading “Video killed the radio star – but can it help you think about ethics?”

The 2018 Ethical Leadership Summit

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD   Are we in an ethical crisis today? Does ethical behaviour reduce competitiveness? What are the ethical implications of AI for HR? These and other pertinent questions will be explored at the Ethical Leadership Summit 2018. Whether you work in the private, public or third sector, if you wouldContinue reading “The 2018 Ethical Leadership Summit”

The ABC of Anti-Bribery & Corruption

This 15 – 16 November 2018 I’m participating in the 7th Annual Anti-Bribery & Corruption Forum in London. There will be essential updates from the G20, European Public Prosecutor’s Office, International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, Interpol, Transparency International and many more. And I look forward to joining Gaon Hart and Sterl Greenhalgh for a breakout session onContinue reading “The ABC of Anti-Bribery & Corruption”

The behavioural and psychological dimension of ethics and compliance

My co-author, professor Christopher Hodges, and I will be at the 9th Annual IFBEC Conference in Paris, November 14-15, 2018. If you’re in the aerospace industry, we hope to see you there – here’s a brief preview: The International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) was created to exchange information on best practices in theContinue reading “The behavioural and psychological dimension of ethics and compliance”

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

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 –Continue reading “#OUTLOOK2018: A behavioural and values-based approach to building trust in business”

What we’re reading now – October

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 inContinue reading “What we’re reading now – October”

Ofwat consultation on revised board leadership, transparency and governance principles

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 fromContinue reading “Ofwat consultation on revised board leadership, transparency and governance principles”