Anti-Corruption as a critical condition for Sustainable Recovery

Sensible advice just in from the Basel Institute on Governance and Transparency International – just in time for the  Ukraine Recovery Conference  running 4–5 July in Lugano, Switzerland. The conference will see leaders from around the world pledge hopefully billions to finance Ukraine’s post-war recovery and reconstruction. The recommendations include the need to: prioritise theContinue reading “Anti-Corruption as a critical condition for Sustainable Recovery”

Topical AMLP follow-up Oliver Bullough’s ‘How to steal a trillion’

There are many reasons to go to the next Quarterly Meeting of the The Anti Money Laundering Professionals Forum (AMLP) … I’ll be there to debate the a new report from Transparency International – and I’m also looking forward to the session with Martin Swain, Companies House Director of Policy, Strategy and Planning – whoContinue reading “Topical AMLP follow-up Oliver Bullough’s ‘How to steal a trillion’”

Transparency International: ‘How companies can use values to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programme’

Transparency International has launched a new report ‘How companies can use values to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programme’ and we’ll debate it at the Quarterly Meeting of the Anti Money Laundering Professionals (AMPL). Here’s the panel: Tilly Prior, Senior Programme Officer, Business Integrity Programme, TI UK Ruth Steinholtz, Managing Partner, Creating values-based ethicalContinue reading “Transparency International: ‘How companies can use values to enhance the effectiveness of their anti-corruption programme’”

Save the date: EU Consumer Alternate Dispute Resolution Conference

Just in from my co-author Chris Hodges OBE: 9th & 10th November 2022 at Wolfson College, Oxford Organised by Professor Christopher Hodges OBE of University of Oxford and Professor Stefaan Voet of KU Leuven. Topics will include: The status and future of the European Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) framework Access, Trust, Procedure, Digitisation, Feedback andContinue reading “Save the date: EU Consumer Alternate Dispute Resolution Conference”

‘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?”

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…”

Call to action: Be part of the data-driven renewal of public integrity

A call to action from our friends at the OECD: The OECD Public Integrity Indicators establish a new benchmark for government resilience to corruption risks and provide guidance on how to strengthen public integrity. Based on primary data sources validated by governments, the Indicators will help bolster global efforts against corruption. Visit the OECD PublicContinue reading “Call to action: Be part of the data-driven renewal of public integrity”