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

Ofwat consultation on revised board leadership, transparency and governance principles

24th August 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Regulation

As part of our on-going work on Ethical Business Regulation, Professor Hodges and I recently commented on Ofwat’s consultation on revised board leadership, transparency and governance principles. The Water Services Regulation Authority, or Ofwat, is the body responsible for economic regulation of the privatised water and sewerage industry in England and Wales.  Here’s a brief excerpt from … Read More

New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council

30th July 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Thoughts

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, and … Read More

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

19th June 2018By Ruth SEffective Ethical Culture, Ethical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Ethics Ambassadors, Leadership, Speaking & Events, Thoughts, Values

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, being … Read More

Policy Brief: The International Adoption of Ethical Business Regulation

31st May 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Speaking & Events

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 ethical … Read More

Ethical Business Practice and Regulation [Podcast]

30th April 2018By Michael AmbjornEthical Business Regulation, Thoughts

At the 6th Annual European Compliance & Ethics Institute (aka #SCCEecei) where I delivered a session on #EthicalBusinessRegulation and Culture Change – I also had a chance to catch up with Adam Turteltaub. Here’s podcast with our discussion. As Adam says in his post on complianceandethics.org There is a lot written and discussed about ethical business practices.  Not so much, though, … Read More

Ethical Business Practice and Regulation Conference @ Wolfson College, Oxford

22nd March 2018By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Speaking & Events

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, and … Read More