Fresh OECD Public Integrity Indicators

New evidence on how well countries manage corruption risks has been released on the OECD Public Integrity Indicators portal. The “Accountability of policy making” indicators cover both regulations and practice on lobbying, conflict of interest, political finance, access to information, open government, open data, and public consultation. Makes for super-interesting reading – and #EthicalBusinessPractice &Continue reading “Fresh OECD Public Integrity Indicators”

Join #IACC2022 online

One of the key events in the anti-corruption calendar this year – and attended by the good people from Basel Institute, Accountability Lab – and many more. In the words of IACC: 5 global plenaries. 60+ workshops. 140 nationalities. This year’s IACC will be held under the theme: Uprooting Corruption, Defending Democratic Values. Years ofContinue reading “Join #IACC2022 online”

Pre-order now: Outcome-Based Cooperation: In Communities, Business, Regulation, and Dispute Resolution

Out this September – a new timely book from my co-author Chris Hodges: How do we cooperate – in social, local, business, and state communities? This book proposes an Outcome-Based Cooperative Model, in which all stakeholders work together on the basis of trust and respect to achieve shared aims and outcomes. The Outcome-Based Cooperative ModelContinue reading “Pre-order now: Outcome-Based Cooperation: In Communities, Business, Regulation, and Dispute Resolution”

New Chair of the UK Regulatory Horizons Council

This just in from the UK RHC – and with that congrats to my longtime #EthicalBusinessRegulation co-author Chris Hodges: The Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has appointed Christopher Hodges OBE for a term of three years from August 2022 as the new Chair of the Regulatory Horizons Council, an independent expert committee established to ensure thatContinue reading “New Chair of the UK Regulatory Horizons Council”

Public Inquiry: Governance & Innovation – Call for evidence

The Institute of Directors has launched call for evidence in an area that might be of interest: This inquiry will focus on the impact of governance on innovation, not the full range of factors that influence companies’ decisions and behaviour. The purpose is to explore the extent to which companies’ governance arrangements and the governanceContinue reading “Public Inquiry: Governance & Innovation – Call for evidence”

An Introduction to Outcome Based Cooperative Regulation (OBCR)

You can now download the new 9 page Introduction to Outcome Based Cooperative Regulation (OBCR) on SSIR and on INDR – from Christopher Hodges OBE at University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Faculty of Law. Abstract OBCR is a model for achievement of common purposes and outcomes in a cooperative mode based onContinue reading “An Introduction to Outcome Based Cooperative Regulation (OBCR)”

Ethical Business Practice Capacity Building Commitment

At AretéWork we are primarily committed to SDGs 16 and 17 (and within that sub-targets 16.5, 16.6. 16.7 – and 17.17 which, for us, tie them all together). We encourage, promote and contribute to effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships. Building on the experience from our work with OECD, UNODC E4J and other globalContinue reading “Ethical Business Practice Capacity Building Commitment”

OUT NOW: Culture Audit in Financial Services

In the next wave of conduct regulation in financial markets, from 2021 conduct regulators in the UK and elsewhere expect firms to produce evidence on how they are improving behaviour and culture. Facing this, many practitioners are anxious that their current reporting and management information (MI) are irrelevant to meeting as-yet unclear regulatory expectations. ThisContinue reading “OUT NOW: Culture Audit in Financial Services”

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”

‘Regulators have to learn to humbly accept their failures and limitations…’

A brief AretéThoughts Q&A with Srikanth Mangalam… What is the most important contribution risk management can make to the lives of people in organisations? Practicing risk management has taught me to look at the big picture, understand the role of yours and others’ actions in that broader context, and the consequences they lead to. It allows you toContinue reading “‘Regulators have to learn to humbly accept their failures and limitations…’”