Conflicts of interest
Controls around conflicts of interest are an essential part of an ethics and compliance programme. Conflicts commonly arise in areas like contract tendering and hiring processes but can arise in a wide range of situations. Conflicts do not necessarily involve improper or corrupt behaviour, but the perception of wrongdoing if potential conflicts are not identified and managed well can lead to significant reputational harm. Managing and mitigating the potential impact of conflicts requires a continuous effort.
Good practice includes maintaining up-to-date registers of interests, but what are companies doing beyond this to manage and mitigate the risks?
We will be joined by Paul Hockley (Group Ethics & Compliance Officer at Mott MacDonald) and Chris Fowkes (Senior Manager, Ethics & Compliance Programmes at BP) who will share experiences from their own companies of managing conflicts of interest and lead a discussion on best practices we might all seek to adopt. The event will be moderated by Mark Chambers (Associate Director - Governance at IBE).
Network Chair & Secretary
What are Business Ethics Network (BEN) meetings?
Our network meetings, which happen regularly throughout the year, are the pillars around which the community is built. These invitation-only events are usually focused on a specific topic and are led by a member or members of the network who candidly share their experience and pose probing questions for group discussion.
All network meetings are hosted and facilitated under the Chatham House Rule by the IBE.
These meetings are both practitioner-led and practitioner-focused, with invitations only extended to those responsible for the ethics and compliance programme in their organisation (which must have more than 250 employees). Invitees are, however, free to recommend alternates / subject-matter experts from their organisation to attend either with them, or in their place. Registrations are limited to 2 participants per organisation per meeting.
Network meetings are a unique opportunity to join the conversation to discuss the challenges, issues and successes of embedding ethical values within your organisation, with your peers.
To book your place you will need to set up your online profile; please request to set your password - you will then receive a link to do so via email. Once you have set your password you will be able to login for the first time, set your preferences and register for the meeting.
Please note that places are limited to those within the network however, as a network member, if you are not able to attend and would like to transfer your place to another member of your team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To encourage frank discussion amongst participants and the open sharing of ideas and experiences, this event will take place under the Chatham House Rule.
This means that participants are free to use the information received but neither the identity nor affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.