‘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”

An Introduction to Outcome Based Cooperative Regulation (OBCR)

You can now download the new 9 page Introduction to Outcome Based Cooperative Regulation (OBCR) on SSIR and on INDR – from Christopher Hodges OBE at University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Faculty of Law. Abstract OBCR is a model for achievement of common purposes and outcomes in a cooperative mode based onContinue reading “An Introduction to Outcome Based Cooperative Regulation (OBCR)”

Purpose, Values, Wates…

The Financial Reporting Council has issued the first in-depth assessment of the quality of reporting from private companies who have chosen to follow the Wates Principles. The report, which was conducted with the Universities of Essex, Bristol and East Anglia – shows that the Wates Principles are the most widely adopted corporate governance code used by largeContinue reading “Purpose, Values, Wates…”

100 for the Ethics Academy

The good people at The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) has announced their 2022 call for applications for the Ethics Academy Scholarship program. In celebration of ECI’s Centennial Anniversary, the Northrop Grumman Foundation and KPMG have generously partnered to expand access to ECI’s Ethics Academy. Over the next three years ECI will select 100 qualifiedContinue reading “100 for the Ethics Academy”

The most cost effective way to ensure that ethics permeates the organisation…

I was excited to read a blog by Linn Byberg at the Institute of Business Ethics titled Ethics ambassadors: helping hands across the organisation. A worthwhile read. It is a topic close to my heart as you might know – having pioneered the concept – and authored the Institute’s Good Practice Guide on the topic.Continue reading “The most cost effective way to ensure that ethics permeates the organisation…”

18th Annual Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime Seminar

One for the calendar – organised by the good people at AMLP: New Topics 2022 New UK Economic Crime Plan – national priorities including private sector information sharing, fraud action plan & stepping up oversight of payments and virtual currencies The FCA’s supervisory priorities 2022 – commitment to a more proactive approach Post-brexit economic sanctions strategies update &Continue reading “18th Annual Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime Seminar”