Ethical Business Practice Capacity Building Commitment

At AretéWork we are primarily committed to SDGs 16 and 17 (and within that sub-targets 16.5, 16.6. 16.7 – and 17.17 which, for us, tie them all together). We encourage, promote and contribute to effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships. Building on the experience from our work with OECD, UNODC E4J and other globalContinue reading “Ethical Business Practice Capacity Building Commitment”

The latest issue of AretéWork is out…

We’re mixing things up and moving the AretéWork Quarterly to a new shorter format which will instead arrive a little bit more often. I hope you’ll want to follow along – and share with others who might benefit. In this new issue you’ll find: The latest from AretéWork – Including a new book I’ve contributed aContinue reading “The latest issue of AretéWork is out…”

‘there is generally in my experience far more corruption in countries with very rigid rules and very limited discretion…’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Florentin Blanc: What is the most important thing that regulators must learn from the pandemic? Outcomes are what matters, not processes. And to achieve outcomes, you need to keep focusing on assessing, understanding, detecting risks. You need flexibility, and data. But this a lesson even more for those who make the rulesContinue reading “‘there is generally in my experience far more corruption in countries with very rigid rules and very limited discretion…’”

Summer reading list

What am I reading at the moment? Well, quite a few different things. I am almost finished with the Fearless Organization by Amy C. Edmondson. I was particularly struck by her description of the different responses and outcomes between Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini in the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Fukushima Daini was ledContinue reading “Summer reading list”

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”’”

Culture & Conduct Deep Dive: Leading Culture/Behavioural Change

1LoD has launched a new Culture & Conduct Deep Dive which will examine culture and conduct in more granular detail than ever before. The event will take place in 3 hour blocks starting at 13.00 BST / 08.00 EDT in a safe, off the record environment. The in-depth analysis into Culture and Conduct will ensureContinue reading “Culture & Conduct Deep Dive: Leading Culture/Behavioural Change”

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”