Know Your Business: Compliance Insights from former prosecutor Michael Ward– August 31
Mike Ward has had a winding journey through the compliance world—from his past as a prosecutor, to working as an in-house compliance officer, to his current gig advising businesses as a partner in Vinson & Elkins White Collar Defense and Compliance Group. On today’s episode of The Ethics Movement, he shares his insight on everything from where to find compliance inspiration to how to use DOJ guidance—plus, how compliance officers are like winemakers.
Reinventing Compliance Communications with Ronnie Feldman of Learnings & Entertainments– July 27
As we return to the office setting, ethics and compliance teams have a unique opportunity to reinvent the way we communicate with employees. Ronnie Feldman, founder of Learnings & Entertainments, pitches humor, storytelling, and improv as a new source of inspiration for compliance training.
Branding Your Helpline: How the Integrity Team from Reckitt Did It– July 12
Does your employee helpline need a brand that’s distinct from your company’s? The Integrity Team at Reckitt makes a compelling case for it on today’s episode. After finding that their traditional Helpline awareness approach was fading into the background, they made a splash with a brand-new visual identity for their helpline. They share the results, plus Reckitt’s vision for a healthier world by 2030.
Human trafficking: How compliance can lead the fight with Gwen Hassan– May 25
How can compliance teams lead the fight against human trafficking? Tom Fox and Philip Winterburn connect with Gwen Hassan, a compliance leader and legal counsel with over 20 years of experience at multinational corporations. Gwen is passionate about fighting human trafficking in our corporate supply chains, and shares her insight and experience on this episode of The Ethics Movement.
The evolution of compliance with Ronnie Kann of Energizer– May 11
What comes after Compliance 2.0? Philip Winterburn chats with Ronnie Kann, Head of Global Ethics and Compliance at Energizer, about all the changes they’ve witnessed in compliance over the last decade-plus and their predictions for the next twenty years.
Under pressure: Rising retaliation and pressure to compromise– April 26
The latest Global Business Ethics Survey from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative shows that employees from around the world are feeling pressure to compromise ethical standards, plus experiencing retaliation at much higher numbers than before. Tom and Philip are joined by Dr. Pat Harned, CEO of ECI, to break down the survey results and examine what’s causing the trends.
Ethical Leadership with Cheryl Wahl– April 13
What does it mean to be an ethical leader *and* a leader in ethics? Tom chats with Cheryl Wahl, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at the MetroHealth System and winner of Convercent’s Leadership Award, about tone from the top, bringing your whole self to work, and leading a diverse workforce through unprecedented times.
Compliance Week 2020: Philip Winterburn on Data-Based Decision Making – November 2
During this special podcast series, Tom Fox visits with Convercent team members on why they are so passionate about driving ethics to the heart of business. In this first episode, he speaks with Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer at Convercent. His passion is bringing the rigor of data analytics to compliance and helping compliance officers to make data-based decisions.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – October 4
Thousands of your peers are attending CONVERGE20, the one-of-a-kind virtual event for ethics and compliance. Don’t be the only one in your network to miss out on these game-changing insights. Click here now to sign up—it’s virtual and completely free.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode October 2
Third party due diligence has always been a convoluted undertaking—but increasingly complex business structures and ever-more stringent regulations have upped the complexity tenfold. Rob Mitchell shares a preview of the interactive roundtable he’ll host at CONVERGE20, all about Exiger’s comprehensive and holistic understanding of organizational risk, and how you can create the same level of understanding with your third parties.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 30
Accountability—what is it? Have you been getting it wrong? More importantly, with the renewed DOJ emphasis on culture, culture assessment, continuous monitoring, and continuous improvement, how can you use accountability to drive the desired behaviors and satisfy the DOJ?
Tune into this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, in which Sam Silverstein shares a preview of his CONVERGE20 workshop on accountability for ethics and compliance pros. Click here to register for CONVERGE20 and attend Sam’s workshop.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 25
Being a more powerful force for good within your organizations starts with taking care of yourself, tapping into your vulnerability for greater empowerment, and deepening your connections with your network, mentors, and advocates. Tune into this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, in which Mary Shirley shares a preview of her upcoming CONVERGE20 session on avoiding burnout and maximizing your impact. Click here to register for CONVERGE20 and attend Mary’s full session.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 18
Ian Foxley’s dramatic tale of blowing the whistle at Airbus brings life to what could otherwise be—and often is—an abstract conversation about the appropriate response to whistleblowing. Tune into this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, in which Tom is joined by Foxley for a preview of his upcoming session. Click here to register for CONVERGE20 and attend Ian’s full session.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 17
Rashmi Airan’s story is well-known: successful lawyer and businesswoman who went to prison for bank fraud. She is now determined to create a culture of conversation around ethics, ethical decision making, human behavior, and reputational risk into all aspects of our lives. Rashmi redefines what it means to be successful and the need for integrity and emotional intelligence in a continually evolving global culture.
Tune into this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, in which Rashmi shares a preview of her upcoming CONVERGE20 session on why good people do bad things. Click here to register for CONVERGE20 and attend Rashmi’s full session.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 16
Leadership pressure and the responsibility to drive bottom-line business results has never been higher, and the complexity of the 21st-Century multi-generation workforce has left leaders throughout the business scrambling to figure out how to profitably recruit, retain, train, communicate with, and motivate employees. Is there a practical solution? Absolutely! Tune into this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, in which Tom is joined by Alyson Van Hooser. She shares a preview of her upcoming CONVERGE20 session on engaging employees across generations. Click here to register for CONVERGE20 and attend Alyson’s full session.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 14
Moving from a traditional legal program to an innovative compliance program that marries user experience, behavioral science and technology can appear to be an insurmountable challenge if you’re on a small, under-resourced team. Tune into this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, in which Tom is joined by Guendeline Donde of the Institute of Business Ethics. She shares a preview of her upcoming CONVERGE20 session on making a big impact with a small budget. Click here to register for CONVERGE20 and attend Guendeline’s full session.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 9
What is your role in diversity and inclusion? How are you responsible for not only those who work at your organization today but tomorrow as well? What about your local community stakeholders? In this bonus CONVERGE20 episode, Tom Fox speaks with Lisa Stewart Hughes, Chief Compliance Officer at Endeavor, about her upcoming presentation at Converge20 on Accountability Beyond Diversity and Inclusion. Click here to register for CONVERGE20.
Bonus CONVERGE20 Episode – September 8
In this interactive session Berland will share experiences and techniques to truly engage other departments as champions of your program, enabling greater efficiency, trust and communication. Click here to register for CONVERGE20.
EPISODE 10 – August 25
Is it old-fashioned to think of compliance as simply a revenue-protecting activity? Tom and Philip explore all the ways that compliance can actually contribute to profit, not just protect your company from investigation, fines, and reputation loss. Plus, they’ll chat about how you can evangelize your program to company leadership so you can make a compelling case for even more resources and budget.
EPISODE 9 – August 3
Philip and Tom are joined by Jane Mitchell, Philip’s co-author on a groundbreaking new article about the ethical revolution in business. What is the role of compliance in the “new normal?” Jane, Philip, and Tom explore what’s at stake for businesses in the pandemic and post-pandemic landscape—and imagine an exciting future for the compliance profession. Click here to read Philip and Jane’s article.
EPISODE 8 – July 13th
The CONVERGE community launches this week! If you’ve attended our twice-a-year CONVERGE conferences in Denver and Europe, you know they’re special. There’s a community feeling at CONVERGE, and a sense that we’re all on the same journey to push ethics to the center of business—and in the process, build a better world.
With 2020 unfolding in ways that no one could have predicted, that mission—and the feeling of togetherness in that mission—is more important than ever. The cornerstone CONVERGE conference will happen this fall as scheduled (though online)—and now it’s supported by an entire CONVERGE ecosystem, including an online community, resource center, and a full schedule of year-round virtual events. Philip and Tom break down why the community is different than anything else out there for our profession, why they’re so excited to be a part of it, and give a preview of the CONVERGE20 conference coming up in October.
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
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.
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.