Rewarding Those Who Speak Up – Money or Thanks?

The following post is by Katherine Bradshaw, Head of Communications,  Institute of Business Ethics. Having an 8 year old means there’s a lot of Harry Potter in our house. One of my favourite scenes from Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone is when an unassuming boy called Neville Longbottom, who tried to stop Harry, Ron and […]

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VW: The Challenge of Whistleblowing

The following guest post is by Wendy Addison. A hand shot up from the lecture hall:  ‘I don’t understand’, a young economics undergraduate said, looking perplexed, ‘surely a company’s executives would want to know about unethical practices in the organisation?’ I was lecturing on Corporate Governance at Warwick Business School, and had just introduced the […]

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How can we bring whistleblowers forward?

The following is an interview with Sylvain Mansotte, Co-Founder & CEO, Whispli. RB: Sylvain, thanks for this interview. Perhaps you can tell us a little about your background? SM: Thank you,  Richard.  I am originally from France and moved with my family to Australia in 2005.  I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have incredible experience […]

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Whistleblowing: Awareness and Reluctance

The following guest post is authored by Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director Institute of Business Ethics, link here. What stops employees from blowing the whistle? Employees are a first line of defence in protecting companies from the risks of misconduct and corruption. Effective speak up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance, and can […]

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Myths and Masks of Legislative Policy for Whistleblower Protection

Today’s guest post is by Wendy Addison, Founder and Owner of SpeakOut SpeakUp Ltd. What has become clear is that no matter which country you reside in, which industry you work in, whether you are male or female,  legislative protection for whistleblowers is falling short on realising its intentions. In Jordan, on October 15th, while […]

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Whistleblowing, VW’s Silence, and the Behavioural All Stars

Today’s guest post is by Wendy Addison, Founder and Owner of SpeakOut SpeakUp Ltd. On the 2nd and 3rd of Sept 2015, I attended The International Behavioural Insights Conference in London. Hosted by the UK government’s ‘Nudge Unit’ (Behavioural Insights Team), the event included world-renowned speakers such as Steve Pinker, Dan Ariely, Max Bazerman, Richard Thaler […]

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