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

20th March 2019By Ruth SEthical Business Practice

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 and … 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

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

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