What levers do governments have to change the organisational culture of international companies?

Key take-aways from the recent #BetterRegulation conference organised by FIPRA and the European Justice Forum. The conference also marked the launch of a Brussels and EU chapter for the International Network for the Delivery of Regulation. “The basic idea is to say let’s regulate through ethical culture, rather than through deterrence. Let’s have a problem-solving approach, rather than the linearContinue reading “What levers do governments have to change the organisational culture of international companies?”

Three new webinars on #EthicalBusinessPractice

Professor Hodges and I are offering three new webinars through FINSIA – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia – the professional body in Australia and New Zealand for the financial services industry – learn more and sign up: Webinar 1: The Future of Regulation |Deterrence is not the answer to regulation: Culture is, if weContinue reading “Three new webinars on #EthicalBusinessPractice”

2020 CFR Regulatory Conference

Join us at the Community of Federal Regulators’ ReIMAGINE REGULATION FOR BETTER OUTCOMES conference. It runs from April 28-29 November 10-11, 2020 at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre. I will give a talk, and run a workshop on Ethical Business Regulations. Also, my co-author professor Chris Hodges and Graham Russel from the UK OfficeContinue reading “2020 CFR Regulatory Conference”

3 Useful Questions in Dispute Resolution

I’ve just been reading through a recent report from my long-time collaborator professor Christopher Hodges. It is full of insights, here’s just one quick highlight: Every dispute resolution pathway should be reviewed against its ability to provide satisfactory answers to three questions: How do people identify and access information, advice, support, and assistance in solvingContinue reading “3 Useful Questions in Dispute Resolution”

Download: Ethical Business Practice & Regulation – A new paradigm for business and regulation

Professor Chris Hodges and I have cover story in the latest issue of SOFHT FOCUS. Download and share Here’s a printable PDF of the article Ethical Business Practice & Regulation – A new paradigm for business and regulation. And read the full magazine online – and be sure to follow @sofhtb78 too. Want to stay tunedContinue reading “Download: Ethical Business Practice & Regulation – A new paradigm for business and regulation”

“Can we regulate for innovation and can we innovate in regulation?”

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a conference focused around the question “Can we regulate for innovation and can we innovate in regulation?”. Robert Madelin, Chairman, Fipra International, has written an analysis that crystallises the Opening and Concluding Remarks at the conference. It covers the challenges, the lessons and the learnings onContinue reading ““Can we regulate for innovation and can we innovate in regulation?””

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

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 andContinue reading “#EthicalBusinessPractice: Cultural and Leadership Framework – The Foundation, People and Ethos, Systems and Processes”

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”

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”