More #ethicsdates for your 2019 wall calendar and desk diary…

6th May 2019By Ruth SEthical Business Practice, Ethical Business Regulation, Speaking & Events

Some of the events coming up in 2019 – any missing? Let us know… add #EthicsDates to your tweet. Refinitiv ASEAN Regulatory Summit Singapore | 8 May | @refinitiv | #RefinitivSummit |  Learn more… Refinitiv Australian Regulatory Summit Sydney | 4 June | @refinitiv | Learn more… Can we regulate for innovation and can we innovate … Read More

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

Is it time to replace the Financial Reporting Council?

8th January 2019By Ruth SEthical Business Regulation, What we're reading

We welcomed the New Board Effectiveness Guidance from the Financial Reporting Council that came out last year. And we’re reading the Independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) with interest. It contains far reaching recommendations, saying it is time to replace the FRC with a new body, called the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority. The … 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

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