Breakout Session Summary

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How do you Develop Ethical Leaders, for Today and Tomorrow?

Led by Dominic Hall, Head of Ethical Business Conduct – BAE Systems

What are you doing to develop the ethical acumen of your existing and future business leaders? This session will look at the ways organisations are seeking to develop ethical leaders at all levels of their business, not just those in, or heading towards, the boardroom.

How to Create an Ethical ‘Drum Beat’ to Increase Awareness for your Ethics Programme

Led by Steven Kerry, Global Ethics Manager – Rolls-Royce

With so many messages constantly being transmitted in an organisation, how do you maintain awareness of your ethics programme throughout an organisation? This session will allow participants to share the practical and innovative ways of creating and maintaining that ‘drum-beat’ to ensure awareness of your Ethics programme is present within your organisation.

Applying Technology to your E&C Activities

Led by Lawrence Wasnock, Vice President & Corporate Ethics Officer – L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

Thanks to digital technology the world is now more connected that it has ever been. The digital revolution has completely changed the way in which we communicate with one another. This session will give participants the opportunity to discuss how to use digital technology, including apps, social networks and videos, to help develop an ethical culture in your organisation.

Engaging Stakeholders and Third Parties in your E&C Programme: Creating a sum greater than its parts

Led by Donna Davis, Director, Ethics & Business Conduct – Northrop Grumman Corporation

Creating a strong culture founded on organisational values and ethics requires a collaborative effort between primary and secondary stakeholders, as well as, third parties. It is important therefore that they build trusting relationships and work together effectively. This session explores strategies for Ethics professionals to engage and leverage internal and external partnerships. Examples of Best Practices and Lessons Learned will also be discussed.

Big Data & Power of Algorithms

Led by Nicolas de Cordes, VP Marketing Anticipation – Orange Group

This session will include; (i) Examples of BigData, and high level risks and benefits; (ii) The question of Privacy Preserving methods; (iii) A list of ethics questions to address, to reduce risks and maximise benefits.

How do an Organisation’s Values Fit in a Culture Change Programme?

Led by Katrina Campbell Ethics Advisor – UNFPA United Nations Population Fund

Many organisations are attempting ambitious (and in some cases necessary) culture change programmes. However, changing behaviour is no easy task. In this session the discussion will centre on how to embed corporate values at the heart of any culture change programme.

Conflicts of Interest (CoI): setting a policy and making it work

Led by Marie-Agnes Vieitez, Compliance Director – Faurecia

Whether conflicts of interest are real or perceived, they have the potential to call into question the quality or objectivity of business decisions. In this session we will share ideas on how to set a CoI policy, going beyond the principles of “disclose and discuss”, as well as how to make it work going forward.

Data Protection: responses to the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Led by Yann Padova, Commissioner – Commmission Regulation of Energy (CRE)

The EU Data Protection Regulation was adopted by the European Parliament in 2016. EU member states are now required to transpose this into their national law by May 2018. This session will discuss the implications of the regulation and consider steps organisations need to take ensure that they are compliant with the new requirements.

Incentivising Consistent Ethical Conduct

Carefully designed incentives are fundamental to embedding values throughout an organisation. This session will look at how both financial and non-financial incentives can be used to create consistent ethical conduct in an organisation, bringing in the perspective of HR.

Speaking Up: from concern to closure

Led by Imrich Pöthe, Business Ethics Director Corporate Compliance – JT International S.A.

Creating culture, where employees are free to raise their concerns of misconduct, without fear of retaliation is one of the main priorities of all E&C functions. This session will allow participants to share and discuss good practice on this persistent issue, with a particular focus on how to create a speak up system which encourages the raising of concerns and protects those who have spoken up.

The Changing Nature of the Workplace: some ethical issues

Led by Ram Aiyer & Karie Jo Barwind, Regional Ethics & Compliance Counsel, EMEA – Google

For the past generation, technological innovations and improvements have begun to change the workplace. 21st century business models will become decreasingly reliant on groups of employees gathered together in a single workplace, and automation will see some job roles disappear altogether. But what does this mean for the future of E&C? This session will explore these issues.

Externally Reporting Ethical Performance

Led by Philip Jordan, Chairman of the Ethics Committee – Total S.A.

The global desire for transparency and the continually increasing scope of narrative reporting are presenting organisations with the opportunity to say more about their ethics and compliance initiatives than ever before. This session will allow participants to share good practice in the ways in which they are building trust externally through open reporting of ethical performance.

Engaging Employees with your Values

Led by Robert Smith Director Business Compliance and Ethics Serco Group plc

Core values are the starting point for any E&C programme. But how do you ensure your employees, with all their differing personal values, are able to engage with your company values? This session will showcase ways in which participants are embracing this challenge at all stages of the employee’s relationship with the company, including: recruitment, induction, and day-to-day.

Ways of Measuring Organisational Ethical Culture

Led by Kim Ingham, Director Ethics, Policy & Investigations – Merck & Co., Inc.

How do Ethics Officers know what the ethical culture of their organisation is? In this session we will discuss ways of measuring culture including where to look for sources of data, common metrics used, and what the options are for third party assurances.

Looking for New Ways to Communicate Internally?

Led by Corinne Blaich, Compliance Officer – Bosch

Come and discover the new communication programme from Bosch called “Compliance Dialog”. It has everything you can dream of: proprietary app on employees’ smartphones, manager led dilemma discussions, cascade down from higher management, video from a repented offender… It works as a speak-up enabler and a training facilitator, and much more…