Acronyms, abbreviations – and mnemonics

17th April 2019By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation

Plain language is always preferable. Yet, sometimes acronyms and abbreviations arise – both as shorthand and sometimes as helpful mnemonics. Confused about those used in the context of #EthicalBusinessPractice and #EthicalBusinessRegulation? Don’t suffer in silence. Here’s a print-out-and-keep reference guid to common abbreviations and acronyms – adapted from Ethical Business Practice and Regulation – A … Read More

#EthicalBusinessPractice: Cultural and Leadership Framework – The Foundation, People and Ethos, Systems and Processes

20th March 2019By Ruth SEthical Business Practice

The Foundation, People and Ethos, Systems and Processes: The Foundation A belief that ethics is everyone’s responsibility. An articulated and inspirational social purpose. Thoughtfully identified core ethical values, whose meanings are clear to all employees, and continuous communication and training for all (including the board) to reinforce the values. A public commitment by leaders and … Read More

Chartered Banker: Are we getting to the root of what will drive change?

13th March 2019By Ruth SEffective Ethical Culture, Ethical Business Practice, Speaking & Events

I recently participated in a webinar for the Chartered Banker Institute, focused on the importance of culture and conduct. It was a great opportunity to talk about something we are both passionately promoting in our respective lines of work: individual engagement with improving organisation culture and our accountability. Not only to our customers, and society … Read More

Video killed the radio star – but can it help you think about ethics?

10th December 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethics Ambassadors, Thoughts

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a viewing of ICAEW’s new short film. It is called Without Question and sets out to: provide an impactful and interesting way to highlight the challenges of directors and professional advisors seeking assurance on difficult issues… icaew.com/learning-and-development/icaew-educational-films/without-question  It does what it says on the tin. If you’re … Read More

The 2018 Ethical Leadership Summit

12th November 2018By Ruth SEffective Ethical Culture, Ethical Business Practice, Ethics Ambassadors, Speaking & Events

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD   Are we in an ethical crisis today? Does ethical behaviour reduce competitiveness? What are the ethical implications of AI for HR? These and other pertinent questions will be explored at the Ethical Leadership Summit 2018. Whether you work in the private, public or third sector, if you would … Read More

The ABC of Anti-Bribery & Corruption

1st November 2018By Ruth SEffective Ethical Culture, Ethical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Ethics Ambassadors, Speaking & Events

This 15 – 16 November 2018 I’m participating in the 7th Annual Anti-Bribery & Corruption Forum in London. There will be essential updates from the G20, European Public Prosecutor’s Office, International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, Interpol, Transparency International and many more. And I look forward to joining Gaon Hart and Sterl Greenhalgh for a breakout session on … Read More

The behavioural and psychological dimension of ethics and compliance

30th October 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Speaking & Events

My co-author, professor Christopher Hodges, and I will be at the 9th Annual IFBEC Conference in Paris, November 14-15, 2018. If you’re in the aerospace industry, we hope to see you there – here’s a brief preview: The International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) was created to exchange information on best practices in the … Read More

#OUTLOOK2018: A behavioural and values-based approach to building trust in business

18th October 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Speaking & Events

ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICE AND ETHICAL BUSINESS REGULATION A Behavioral and Values-based Approach to building trust in business • Culture eats compliance for breakfast! • It’s not the “bad apples” you need to be concerned about • All for one, and one for all – in literature and in industry sectors Find the full programme here – … Read More