The debate regarding right and wrong conduct, of what is ethical, of how companies, leaders and employees are expected to behave is a hot topic. Current media enables a transparency that quickly reveal if the actual behaviour and operations are not in line with what is expected.
The Nordic Business Ethics Survey is a pioneering survey by the Nordic Business Ethics Network into employees’ views on ethics across multiple business sectors and job roles. It is the first survey of its kind and asks questions such as:
What types of unethical behaviors have you experienced or witnessed at work?
Do you feel comfortable of speaking up of a potential misconduct?
Does leaders and employees play by the same rules?
The results will be published in Oslo on 8 April 2019, and Stockholm on 9 April 2019 by Anna Romberg, Niina Ratsula, and Helge Kvamme, the initiators of Nordic Business Ethics Network (www.nordicbusinessethics.com), at an event arranged in cooperation with Institutet mot Mutor, ICC Norge – The International Chamber of Commerce, Forensic Risk Alliance and Mannheimer Swartling.
I am proud to announce with the Nordic Business Ethics Network, that I will present a key note speech at both the Oslo and Stockholm events, of which the conference sites and registration links can be found here.
Now in its 14th year, Compliance Week’s annual conference is a peer-to-peer event that spotlights compliance leaders and their programs. Set in the elegant surroundings of the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C., past keynote speakers have included representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Fortune 500 CEOs, academic thought leaders, and more. It is the premier event for corporate compliance and ethics, legal, and audit officers. On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, I will lead and moderate a panel, “Training: Outside the Box,” with Forrest Deegan, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Abercrombie & Fitch, Cedrick Dubar, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Vovlo, and Matt Galvin, VP, Ethics and Compliance at AB InBev. The full event site can be found here.
As shared in the brochure, “Hear a firsthand and clear-eyed behavioral view of how bribery is rationalized on the front-lines of business and operations. Kick off the day’s discussion with a unique perspective encapsulating over a decade of experience with how bribery is confronted at the front lines of business, to bring value to current anti-bribery initiatives and third- party corruption risk mitigation. This real-life experience offers key learnings and insights into the other side of the FCPA and anti-bribery equation. This session will address the following questions:
- Is your compliance program calibrated to the real-world behavioral risk, which front-line personnel face in their work?
- Does a risk-based compliance program miss real-world risk?
- How can business leaders be inspired to become compliance champions?
The entire event link can be found here.
In association with the International Compliance Association (ICA), the International Compliance Forum will discuss the latest developments and trends in corporate governance, as well as address the current challenges facing the global compliance & ethics community. The forum is intended as a platform to help facilitate discussions on the benefits of compliance management in business and more importantly, the return on investment of compliance. The Forum will welcome a number of high caliber international speakers who will discuss how the compliance function has progressed over the years, and exchange views on how organisations can use their compliance function to enable change and offer their business the competitive advantage it needs. During the conference, I will share my experience from the front-lines of business via a keynote and panel discussions. The full event site can be found here.