The Ethics Movement

YOU are at the center of The Ethics Movement—the journey to move ethics to the center of business, and build a better world in the process. Join hosts Tom Fox and Philip Winterburn as they unpack the big ideas of ethics and compliance, in the context of today’s big news stories—on The Ethics Movement. Also available on Podcast Addict, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and Overcast.

EPISODE 7 – June 29th

The DOJ published updates to its guidance for corporate compliance programs this month. It turns out, the updates are good news for our profession—they make it easier to argue for better budgets, more headcount, and a more influential spot at the table. All that means you’re empowered to kickstart an ethical transformation within your organization. Philip and Tom break down each section of guidance that’s been updated and how you should react starting today. Listen now.

EPISODE 6 – June 15th

Do compliance teams have a role in the Black Lives Matter movement? We believe the answer is yes—but we’re just starting to figure out what that role entails. Join Philip and Tom as they kick off this important conversation for our industry with Asha Palmer, a former AUSA with the DOJ and Convercent’s new Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. She covers accountability in business and how it might translate to law enforcement, how compliance teams can help reinforce the work of Diversity and Inclusion teams, social media policies during social movements, and much more. Listen now.

EPISODE 5 – June 1st

As the first phase of the pandemic response ends, countries around the world enter a period of phased re-opening. How can compliance teams uncover the risks that went unnoticed during the first phase, and what new risks do they face now? And what the heck is a “culture of override?” Join Tom and Philip on this episode of The Ethics Movement as they talk risk assessments, remote work, and all things risk.

EPISODE 4 – May 1st

What’s next for ethics and compliance? As an essential function of business, it’s not going anywhere, coronavirus or not. But like anything else, it’ll have to change. What do those changes look like? Join Tom and Philip on this episode of The Ethics Movement as they predict what “the new normal” looks like for E&C, and how CECOs, GCs, investigators, and other compliance pros can prepare for it.

EPISODE 3 – April 17th

Whistleblowing is having another moment in the spotlight thanks to coronavirus. So how do you prepare for the complaints that are almost certain to come? Philip and Tom break down the concept of organizational justice and the tactical approach to a whistleblower game plan on this episode of The Ethics Movement.

EPISODE 2 – April 3rd

As coronavirus forces companies to tighten their belts and think about ethics and compliance in a whole new light, we spend this episode of The Ethics Movement taking it back to basics—your company values. You may have no choice but to give moral agency to your employees while this situation unfolds; what does that mean?

EPISODE 1 – March 20th

Trust: what is it, how do you build it, how does it flow downward and upward? What does it say to your workforce when you don’t trust them? While companies deal with the fallout of coronavirus and COVID-19, these questions have become more pertinent than ever.

Meet Your Hosts

Tom Fox

Tom Fox
The Compliance Evangelist™

Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 34 years and was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He has authored 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, to include his seminal one volume book “The Compliance Handbook” published in May 2018 which was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com through its initial run. He is now one of the country’s leading experts on compliance, risk management, and corporate governance, leading the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and his Compliance Podcast Network.

Philip Winterburn

Philip Winterburn
Chief Strategy Officer, Convercent

How can we go beyond mere compliance to enhanced employee engagement? How do we help an entire workforce live the mission, vision and values? How can we connect business performance to our values and ethics? These are questions that led Philip and his co-founders, to launch Convercent, the world’s first Ethics Cloud. As Convercent’s Chief Product Officer, Philip was responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative solutions from the ground up. Now as Convercent’s Global Strategy Officer, Philip is responsible for continuing Convercent’s record of innovation, looking to the future, partnering with our clients, technology partners and compliance visionaries, to build a world where everyone has a voice that is heard, where ethical behaviour is the norm, and high performance organizations capitalize on their unique and valuable people.

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