‘The future of regulation is culture’

Isolated application of deterrence theory isn’t enough to solve most of the problems regarding unethical behavior in business and enterprises. Recent studies presented in our new article titled: ‘The future of regulation is culture’: opportunities to change unethical behaviour in business and public administration in Brazil by Christopher Hodges, Ruth Steinholtz, Alexandre Aroeira Salles …Continue reading “‘The future of regulation is culture’”

AretéWork Quarterly – The Year-in-Review – 2020

The AreteWork Quarterly recently went out – in case you missed it, here’s an excerpt. You can read the full issue here. And to be sure to get the next edition, subscribe: AretéWork Quarterly – The Year-in-Review – 2020 Well, what a year! It has certainly tested our resilience and ability to adapt. I’m gratefulContinue reading “AretéWork Quarterly – The Year-in-Review – 2020”

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”