Working in Asia
Ethics and compliance
Working with multinational corporations in 14 countries throughout Asia, we help tackle corruption and strengthen compliance by deepening understanding of ethical risks and winning employee commitment.
Our clients are focused on promoting an ethical workplace culture not simply ensuring they comply with local laws and regulations. To build an ethical culture, we help employees understand the ethical risks in a global marketplace, how to protect their company’s reputation, and what it means to act ethically consistent with the corporate code of conduct, values or ethics statement. In particular, we promote integrity by enabling employees to safely raise issues of concern.
Our initiatives are designed to provide quality workplace learning opportunities for leaders so they can manage the ethical risks that arise in their organisational context. We enhance employee professional development by building their capacity to manage ethical challenges as they arise. Promoting personal accountability is the cornerstone of our programs and is as applicable at the leadership level as at the most junior levels.
One signature program in now in its 5th year delivering continuous improvement and measurable benefits to its sponsor including:
- High managerial engagement with the concept of ethical leadership and its role in creating ethical cultures
- Middle management learning programs promoting skills identifying and managing ethical risks
- Benchmarks of ethical and compliance framework in operations across 14 different countries
- Enhanced hotline engagement and feedback loops
- The development and monitoring of continuous improvement metrics including the cultural embedding of ethical accountability.
Our programs are designed to develop skills, engage employees across the organisation and deliver best practice in compliance.
We are proud of the very positive feedback we receive from clients and program participants.
Dealing with corruption
Delivering ethical leadership workshops to executive teams across Asia, we help leaders to proactively manage the ethical risks that lead to corruption. These workshops skill executives to have open conversations with operational teams on how business success must be pursued.
Global business ethical standards
The United Nations has adopted several strong resolutions which clarify expectations of corporate governance including that positive corporate cultures are actively encouraged and business is pursued in an ethical manner. Many countries have followed suit and put tough new regulations in place to curb money laundering, bribery, corruption and fraud.
Ethics is no longer about policy frameworks or ‘paper compliance’ programs. Ethics is about how a business ensures that shared values and principles are deeply understood by employees and informing how they act in the workplace.
Our initiatives are designed to help leaders integrate ethics into business strategy and build early warning systems of ethical issues before they emerge as a risk to the business.
We work across Australia and throughout Asia. We facilitate leading-edge learning programs that are highly rated by participants. To measure cultural improvement, we conduct cultural integrity reviews enabling leaders to benchmark against other organisations and manage for continuous improvement in developing an ethical workplace culture.
Our aim is to promote high standards of business practice, based on ethical values.
Key areas of focus include:
- Bribery and corruption
- Integrity risk and measurement
- Fraud training
- Code of conduct/ethics employee engagement
- Cultural design using choice architecture
- Conflict of interest measurement and management.