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WEDNESDAY | Post-Conference

SESSION

SPEAKER

W1: Integrated Compliance: New EU and Global Standards

  • Understand how compliance with EU (as well as U.S. and Canadian) regulations on corruption, sourcing sustainably and using non-forced labor has placed a burden on firms looking to join global value chains. One solution is to harmonize compliance requirements.
  • Discuss how a harmonized or integrated approach allows firms to focus on synergies that exist in compliance programs addressing the EU's requirements for GSP+ status. Common elements include due diligence, whistleblower mechanisms, and adequate corporate governance.
  • Learn about the work of the non-profit Center for International Private Enterprise to pilot an integrated compliance program for Asian businesses in cooperation with the World Resources Institute and labor-oriented NGOs.

Frank Brown, Value Chain/Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader, Center for International Private Enterprise 

Anna Kompanek, Director, Global Programs, Center for International Private Enterprise


W2: Do as I Say, but Not as I Say…The Importance of Consistent Compliance Messaging Across the Organization

  • Why you should care about what people are saying: The importance of consistent compliance communications as well as dangers and pitfalls of inconsistent compliance communication.
  • What to look for and where to look: Real life strategies and tips for rooting out and correcting inconsistent messaging within an organization.
  • Who can help: Creating partnerships within an organization in order to achieve efficient and effective compliance communication.

Kyle Lewis, Compliance Operations Manager, LafargeHolcim



 

Networking Break

10:00 – 10:15

 

W3: Design for Compliance: Making Compliance Understandable for Employees

  • Your program will only work if employees can understand and use it - and those are areas tackled by the field of design.
  • Discuss how to pick the right tool for the job: go from saying “we should have a video/app/game” to thinking about what works best to make a piece of information understandable and actionable.
  • Learn basic design principles that will immediately improve your training and communications.
Ricardo Pellafone, Founder, Broadcat

W4: How Ethics Ambassadors Can Support the Evolution of Your Company Culture Towards its Highest Ethical Expression. Culture Change Takes Time and Patience: Practical Insights on the Use of Ethics Ambassadors to Catalyse and Support That Change

  • Your compliance efforts must be supported by the entire company "ecosystem".  How do you ensure that this is the case?  How do you get your company values off the wall and into the business?  Posters are nice but people are more effective!
  • Stories and examples derived from ethics ambassadors in different companies:  illustrating what has worked and what has not, and some encouraging preliminary research on the benefits of an ethics ambassador network.
  • Ethics ambassadors form a two-way bridge between you and the business.  How to encourage travel in both directions and improve your results without increasing headcount or taking on risk that belongs in the business.
Ruth N. Steinholtz, Values Based Business Ethics Advisor, AretéWork LLP; Co-Author, Ethical Business Practice and Regulation: A Behavioural and Values-based Approach to Compliance and Enforcement