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…’”

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”

Countering Corruption through Collaboration: Youth Perspectives and Engagement

Just in from our friends at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): Coming up from Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 May 2021: Youth Forum on “Countering Corruption through Collaboration: Youth Perspectives and Engagement” . The event is being held virtually – learn more here: Concept note   Programme The Youth Forum is being organised as aContinue reading “Countering Corruption through Collaboration: Youth Perspectives and Engagement”

‘In the rush to get back to normal, don’t lose track of what worked during the pandemic.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Adam Turteltaub: What is the most important contribution ethics and compliance can make to the lives of people in organisations? I think the greatest contribution it can provide is stability. What I mean is that if the compliance program works you avoid the tremendous disruptions that come from non-compliance. Now that mayContinue reading “‘In the rush to get back to normal, don’t lose track of what worked during the pandemic.’”

South and Southeast Asia opportunity: International anti-corruption summer school

Just in from our friends at UN Office of Drugs & Crime – please help spread the word so as many eligible students as possible are reached: Corruption is one of the most serious global threats of our time.   It is a complex social, economic and  political phenomenon, which has disastrous effects on theContinue reading “South and Southeast Asia opportunity: International anti-corruption summer school”

‘…biases in how we make ethical decisions can’t be captured in policies, rules and procedures, or a code of conduct.’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Richard Bistrong… What is the most important contribution behavioural ethics can make to the lives of people in organisations? As Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman share in Blindspots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It: “…our perceptions and decision making are constrained in ways we don’t realize.”Continue reading “‘…biases in how we make ethical decisions can’t be captured in policies, rules and procedures, or a code of conduct.’”

Women to Watch Q&A

I recently sat down with the Risky Women team for one of their Women to Watch Q&As – here are the questions they put to me: What makes you a Risky Woman? It gives meaning and purpose to my life – I want to make a difference by supporting risk professionals to move beyond policiesContinue reading “Women to Watch Q&A”

Crowdsourcing Resources for Designing Compliance Programs with Behavioural Science

The good people over at Ethical Systems are maintaining a super-helpful resource list. Anything you think has been missed? Please help add to this list of resources by filling out the form directly on the Ethical Systems website – it helps all of us. And do encourage others too – here’s on you can RT:Continue reading “Crowdsourcing Resources for Designing Compliance Programs with Behavioural Science”

‘…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’”