The ABC of Anti-Bribery & Corruption

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 onContinue reading “The ABC of Anti-Bribery & Corruption”

The behavioural and psychological dimension of ethics and compliance

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 theContinue reading “The behavioural and psychological dimension of ethics and compliance”

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

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 –Continue reading “#OUTLOOK2018: A behavioural and values-based approach to building trust in business”

New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council

AretéWork whole-heartedly welcomes the new Guidance for boards and board committees from the Financial Reporting Council. The guidance covers a lot of ground. In this brief post we’ll focus on one key element in the guidance: “The workforce will be a vital source of insight into the culture of the company.” We agree with this, andContinue reading “New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council”

Did you miss out? The first edition of AretéWork Quarterly is out

I thought it would be useful to pull together things that have caught my attention and that relate to Ethical Business Practice and/or Regulation in some way. That gives me quite wide leeway to bring things to your attention that I think are relevant to your mission. AretéWork Quarterly a-re-té [Ahr-et’-ay] noun – virtue, excellence, beingContinue reading “Did you miss out? The first edition of AretéWork Quarterly is out”

Policy Brief: The International Adoption of Ethical Business Regulation

This Policy Brief is the latest in a series on Ethical Business Practice (EBP) and Ethical Business Regulation (EBR). It summarizes current thinking on these topics, based on a Conference held at Wolfson College, Oxford on 4 May 2018. Big thanks to all who contributed. An excerpt  What are ethical business practice (EBP) and ethicalContinue reading “Policy Brief: The International Adoption of Ethical Business Regulation”

You say Compliance, I say Culture

The International Chamber of Commerce has a new report out on global trade. Timely with Brexit looming over us in the UK/ EU and the rattling of trade war sabres in the US. That said, the impact of new rules isn’t the only thing that is top of mind for people in this space. LivingContinue reading “You say Compliance, I say Culture”

Collective Action Towards Integrity and Transparency, London, 17 April 2018

Corruption has a crippling effect on countries’ economic and social development and undermines public trust in businesses and governments alike. As an advocate for ethical business, ICC joins global partners to provide a unified voice in support of collective action and encourage greater private-public sector collaboration. Opening remarks Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom KeynoteContinue reading “Collective Action Towards Integrity and Transparency, London, 17 April 2018”

How to create an effective ethical culture? Women in Compliance breakfast briefing

  Join guest speakers Imogen Haddon, Chief Compliance Officer, News Corp UK, and Ruth Steinholtz, Business Ethics Advisory, AretéWork LLP, to learn how you can create an effective ethical culture. Whether you have a corporate scandal to use as a burning platform – or you are seeking ways to create and sustain culture change onceContinue reading “How to create an effective ethical culture? Women in Compliance breakfast briefing”

Ethical Business Practice and Regulation Conference @ Wolfson College, Oxford

Ethical Business Practice and Regulation are new concepts that are transforming regulatory performance and business success. This conference, held at Wolfson College, will explain the concepts and share the findings from a series of examples and ongoing pilot studies across a range of contrasting sectors. ​Speakers will include Professor Christopher Hodges, Ruth Steinholtz, and senior officials from Government, OECD, andContinue reading “Ethical Business Practice and Regulation Conference @ Wolfson College, Oxford”