We live in a world where “the goal justifies the means” has become an acceptable school of thought for far too many. A world where integrity isn’t talked about nearly enough. Reason for ICC Netherlands to take the initiative to organise a high-level International Conference on Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the Peace Palace, The Hague on Friday 8 December 2017.
The conference will bring together academics, executives and experts from the public and private sector and NGOs to discuss current matters, raise awareness and promote ethical behaviour. Central themes will be ‘The Integrity Advantage’ and ‘Collective Action’, emphasizing on concrete action, the importance of (public-private) cooperation and the ‘business case’ of integrity. This conference is part of the Netherlands’ Week of Integrity, a local initiative fostering public-private cooperation.
I am honored to be speaking as the closing keynote for the day on “A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business.” The full event site can be found here.
On January 28th at 17:00 local time, I will share my experience in a presentation tiled “Behind the Bribe: Real-World Risk and Real-World Lessons” with the UAE Compliance Network. The website for the Network can be found here: https://shrtm.nu/PGoQ
The Conference Board of Canada will host the National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit, in Toronto Canada, which will examine the latest developments in ethics and compliance. It will bring together corporate leaders and ethics practitioners to provide them with the insights and tools they need to drive business success.
On April, 10th, 2018, I will address a plenary session on a “Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization.” The full event site can be found here.
At the 12th International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress in Vienna, I will engage in a ‘fireside chat’ with Paul Hastings Partner, Gary Giampetruzzi, where we will address the following issues in a keynote presentation, Behind the Bribe: Multiple World Perspectives on How Foreign Bribery Occurs.”
- Does your compliance function really understand the risks that front-line business teams face?
- Does your organization understand the fluid nature of anti-corruption risk and appreciate the dangers of “vetting and forgetting?”
- Is everyone in your organization vested in deeds and not just words in anti-corruption compliance?
- Do you have all the risk assessment and monitoring tools you need to gauge risk, understand compliance gaps, and educate your workforce as to how poor decisions can impact the entire organization?