‘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”

‘We talk about corruption as a concept, but in practice, it’s driven by human behaviour.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Christian Hunt… What one thing would you change about anti-corruption regulation or enforcement? We talk about corruption as a concept, but in practice, it’s driven by human behaviour. I’d like to see solutions that reflect this. We often think of “bad” people who intentionally set out to do “bad” things,Continue reading “‘We talk about corruption as a concept, but in practice, it’s driven by human behaviour.’”

Kalifa FinTech Report: Ethics mentioned in passing, and only once…

The Independent report on the UK Fintech sector by Ron Kalifa OBE has just been released by HM Treasury. My quick take in the context of Ethical Business Regulation: The call for close working between the regulator and the regulated makes sense – as they suggest through ‘enhancing the Regulatory Sandbox, making permanent the digitalContinue reading “Kalifa FinTech Report: Ethics mentioned in passing, and only once…”

2021 World Values Day

Just in from our friends at World Values Day: Our theme this year is Reconnecting.  We are all living through a time of enormous uncertainty and disruption. This has been very hard for all of us. A time of upheaval is also an opportunity to deepen our understanding of values and how they connect us with our sense ofContinue reading “2021 World Values Day”

COVID-19: Crisis or Opportunity for Corporate Culture?

Implications for Why and How Ethics and Compliance Should Thrive in This Evolving World • Assess culture and use the information to build new paradigms• Shift role of functions, including ethics & compliance, to more collaborative work focused on corporate purpose• Help leaders better communicate in a time when new working practices demand quality leadershipContinue reading “COVID-19: Crisis or Opportunity for Corporate Culture?”