2014 Forum Information
PREVIOUS FORUM REPORTS CAN BE FOUND HERE
For the 11th year, this 2-day Forum will bring together those who are responsible for the ethics, compliance or business conduct programmes within their organisations. You will share with your peers practical information and experiences relating to current best practices and explore together some of the problems that are raised in doing business ethically. The meeting follows up on the last Forum held in Amsterdam in January 2013. It is an invaluable opportunity to network with a broad European peer group of corporate managers working in this field.
The venue for the 2014 conference is the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, SW1
Host organisations are:
§ the Cercle d’Éthique des Affaires (CEA) of France
§ the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) of the United States
§ the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN)
§ the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) of the United Kingdom
Attendance is by invitation only to organisations with over 500 employees and is strictly limited to those responsible for ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility within their organisations. Spaces are initially limited to three per company, although more may be held on a waiting list should spaces become available.
Discussions take place under the Chatham House Rule. The Forum is intended as a place to network and meet others; while it is appropriate to make professional contacts and to respond to requests for information from others, it is not appropriate to solicit business or support.
The Forum will commence with a welcome cocktail party on the evening of Wednesday 5th February and conclude mid-afternoon on Friday 7th February.
The Forum programme from 2013 is available here as an example of what you can expect
Registration forms will be available to download here (not yet available)
Forum News - 25 January 2013
Personal and legal risks to Ethics Representatives need to be understood
A new report published by the European Business Ethics Forum prompts corporate Ethics Representatives (ERs), and their employers, to consider the extent to which their evolving responsibilities are likely to pose any increase in personal and legal liability.
It reassures that Ethics Representatives (for example ethics officers, ethics champions, compliance officers, ombudspersons) are unlikely to have specific legal risk attached to them as long as they are diligent in fulfilling their responsibilities, ask the right questions and inform the right people of concerns that arise
To ensure that the often voluntary role remains attractive to employees, the report calls for organisations to fulfill their duty of care to their ethics representatives by helping them to perform their roles effectively and reinforcing the opportunities the role brings. They need to reassure themselves and staff that any personal and legal risks are understood.
Evolving Responsibilities & Liabilities of Ethics Representatives: a practical guide, co-written by the IBE, draws upon the experience of practitioners and legals advisers to explain what can be done to support employees and mitigate concerns.
* Read the press release in full
* Download pdf of Evolving Responsibilities & Liabilities of Ethics Representatives