Programme

Programme:2022

EBEF 2022 was hosted online across four days (01 – 04 February 2022) and therefore, the programme timings differed depending on the location.

The majority of presentations at the Forum were delivered by experienced practitioners. Breakout sessions on a range of topics were held each day, which took the form of a facilitated discussion.

Forum participants were free to choose which breakout session they would like to attend as two sessions ran at the same time.

The EBEF 2023 programme to be confirmed in due course.

Click on the day titles to expand for more information 

Tuesday 01 February 2022

8:00 AM ET / 13:00 GMT/ 14:00 CET
Welcome remarks
Patricia J. Harned, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI)
Dominique Lamoureux, President, Cercle d’Ethique des Affaires (CEA)
Dr. Ian Peters, MBE, Director, Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

8:15 AM ET / 13:15 GMT/ 14:15 CET
P1: Plenary Session – Fighting corruption globally
Led by Patrick Moulette, Head of Anti-Corruption Division – OECD & France Chain, Senior Legal Analyst, Anti-Corruption Division – OECD
As the fight against international bribery has intensified in recent years, and states and companies have undertaken efforts to meet higher standards in this area, the OECD adopted the 2021 Anti-Bribery Recommendation in November of 2021. This Recommendation puts in new measures to prevent, detect and investigate foreign bribery. Included in the OECD recommendations are directives to strengthen international cooperation, increase actions to raise awareness in public sector businesses as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, and specify their sanction regime. Patrick Moulette, Head of Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD, will present the ins and outs of these recommendations and provide the state of the fight against corruption around the world.

09:30 AM ET / 14:30 GMT/ 15:30 CET
Break

09:45 AM ET / 14:45 GMT/ 15:45 CET
S1 Breakout Sessions
Does one size fit all for multinational organisation E&C programmes? What about the cultural and leadership challenges?
Led by Steven Pegg, Senior Ethics Manager – Lockheed Martin Corporation & Shawn Simpson, International Relations Advisor – Aix-Marseille Université

S2 Breakout Sessions
Committee-tology: Having an outsider at the table
Led by Iohann Le Frappeur, Group Chief Ethics Officer – SNCF & Dominique Lamoureux, President of the Ethics Committee – SNCF

11:00 AM ET / 16:00 GMT/ 17:00 CET
Break

11:15 AM ET / 16:15 GMT/ 17:15 CET
S3 Breakout Sessions
Using a startup mentality to drive E&C transformations
Led by Richard Davies, Group Vice President, Ethics & Compliance – Natura & Co.

S4 Breakout Sessions
Will encouraging employees to ‘speak up’ really make a difference?
Led by Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & EVP, Converge – Convercent by OneTrust & Peter Stone, Senior Compliance Counsel – Convercent by OneTrust

12:30 PM ET / 17:30 GMT/ 18:30 CET
Close Day 1

Wednesday 02 February 2022

8:00 AM ET / 13:00 GMT/ 14:00 CET
Opening remarks
Dominique Lamoureux, President, Cercle d’Ethique des Affaires (CEA)

8:05 AM ET / 13:05 GMT/ 14:05 CET
P2: Plenary Session – Comparative approach to CSR and ESG – France, UK and USA
Led by Birgit Kurtz, Fellow – World Economic Forum, Nicholas Vantreese, Deputy Director of Citizen Engagement – La Banque Postale and Annabel Gillard, International Advisory Council – Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)
Slowly but surely, CSR standards are being imposed on multinational companies. The weight of the extra-financial rating known as ESG and their increasingly systematic use by the financial sector seems to complete this trend. At a time when the European Union is trying to harmonize ESG rating, it is interesting to explore the similarities and differences with which this subject is treated in continental Europe, Great Britain, and the United States. What are the guidelines and standards used? What are their expectations? What methods and measures are deployed?

9:15 AM ET / 14:15 GMT/ 15:15 CET
Break

9:30 AM ET / 14:30 GMT/ 15:30 CET
S5 Breakout Sessions
Are there risks in applying ethical standards?
Led by Peter Elam, Group Head of Risk Management and Business Assurance – Anglo American plc

S6 Breakout Sessions
How a strong ethics culture can help your compliance programme?
Led by Stéphanie Scouppe, Chief Ethics Officer – Aéroports de Paris (ADP)

10:45 AM ET / 15:45 GMT/ 16:45 CET
Break

11:00 AM ET / 16:00 GMT/ 17:00 CET
S7 Breakout Sessions
The future of compliance analytics
Led by Matt Galvin Global Vice President for Ethics and Compliance – Anheuser-Busch In-Bev

S8 Breakout Sessions
Training E&C: Best practices
Led by Marc Toussaint, Ethics & Compliance Officer, Training specialist – Airbus

12:15 PM ET / 17:15 GMT/ 18:15 CET
Close Day 2

Thursday 03 February 2022

8:00 AM ET / 13:00 GMT/ 14:00 CET
Opening remarks
Patricia J. Harned, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI)

8:05 AM ET / 13:05 GMT/ 14:05 CET
P3: Plenary Session – Resilience in the workplace
Led by Craig S. Neumann, PhD Distinguished Research Professor  – University of North Texas
Resilience is a multifaceted concept and one that has attracted considerable scientific attention in recent years. This session will explore the nature of resilience and how it relates to interpersonal and intrapersonal domains at work. Participants will have an opportunity to assess their own levels of resilience and consider how mindfulness practices can support personal resilience in times of change and contribute toward ethical business conduct.

9:15 AM ET / 14:15 GMT/ 15:15 CET
Break & Activity – Hot Topics Forum

10:00 AM ET / 15:00 GMT/ 16:00 CET
S9 Breakout Sessions
How Can ethics and compliance play a key role in business transformation?
Led by Jean-Christophe Sautory, Group Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer – L’Oréal S.A and Mai-Britt Rasmussen, Business Development Manager – L’Oréal S.A

S10 Breakout Sessions
Organising for ethics: the same end goal, different blueprints
Led by Dr Amanda Bunten CPsych, Director of Behavioural Ethics, GSK & Fiona Hannon, Head of Group Compliance, SSE plc

11:15 AM ET / 16:15 GMT/ 17:15 CET
Close Day 3

Friday 04 February 2022

8:00 AM ET / 13:00 GMT/ 14:00 CET
Opening remarks
Dr. Ian Peters, MBE, Director, Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

8:05 AM ET / 13:05 GMT/ 14:05 CET
P4: Plenary Session – Volkswagen´s Journey – Activities towards embedding Integrity & Compliance in Volkswagen’s DNA
Led by Tobias Heine, Chief Integrity Officer – Volkswagen Group
Together4Integrity – T4I for short – is based on the five principles of ECI’s High Quality E&C Programme Framework. These principles relate to strategy, risk management, culture of integrity, speak-up environment and resolute accountability. This fully integrated initiative is designed to reach about 850 entities and the minds and hearts of 670,000 employees, creating sustainable governance, risk and compliance structures. Tobias Heine, Head of T4I and Chief Integrity Officer at Volkswagen AG, will share how the T4I programme plays an integral and central role at Volkswagen and how it supports a corporate culture that enables every employee to act with integrity and in accordance with rules at all times. He will also discuss how the Volkswagen Group created and is piloting an integrity index as a measurement and change management tool.

9:15 AM ET / 14:15 GMT/ 15:15 CET
Break & Activity – Machines vs Humans: The E&C AI Dilemma 
Artificial intelligence (AI) is unavoidable and is being used more and more to streamline business operations. In the E&C arena, AI is being deployed from investigations to monitoring. Will AI improve the effectiveness of compliance programmes?

09:45 AM ET / 14:45 GMT/ 15:45 CET
S11 Breakout Sessions
Managing human rights in a global environment
Led by Catherine Rushforth, Global Human Rights Lead – Airbus

S12 Breakout Sessions
Issues around embedding Codes of Ethics/Conduct
Led by Robert Smith, Director Business Compliance and Ethics – Serco Group plc

11:00 AM ET / 16:00 GMT/ 17:00 CET
Closing of EBEF 2022
Patricia J. Harned, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI)
Dominique Lamoureux, President, Cercle d’Ethique des Affaires (CEA)
Dr. Ian Peters, MBE, Director, Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

11:30 AM ET / 16:30 GMT/ 17:30 CET
End of Day 4

Breakout Session Summary – 2022

The sessions below are from EBEF 2022.

(subject to change) – click on the session title to expand for more information 

Managing human rights in a global environment

Led by Catherine Rushforth, Global Human Rights Lead – Airbus
Mechanisms for monitoring the human rights performance of multinational companies are becoming increasingly common around the world. In Europe, pending a harmonisation directive, each country is legislating. After the British Modern Slavery Act and the French duty of care, Germany is in the process of applying a new dedicated law. Global player in the aerospace industry, how does Airbus meet all of these requirements?

Using a startup mentality to drive E&C transformations

Led by Richard Davies, Group Vice President, Ethics & Compliance – Natura
Startup management techniques can be successfully applied to leading E&C functions, and very effective in driving key E&C initiatives. This is especially true in certain environments such as a business turnaround or M&A integration, when legal risks may be higher, resources may be lower – but rapid change is required. In this session, we will share specific examples of successes using these techniques to innovate in E&C, and also offer key lessons learned.

Organising for ethics: the same end goal, different blueprints

Led by Dr Amanda Bunten CPsych, Director of Behavioural Ethics, GSK & Fiona Hannon, Head of Group Compliance , SSE Plc
There is no single blueprint for exactly what a good ethics function looks like, and experience shows that the idea of one-size-fits-all is a non-starter when it comes to organising for ethics. However, there are certain elements that are key. In this session, we will discuss some of the most important elements to consider and we will learn more about how SSE and GSK ensure that ethics is at the core of their business.

The future of compliance analytics

Led by Matt Galvin, Global Vice President for Ethics and Compliance – Anheuser-Busch In-Bev
Current emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and federated learning are making advanced compliance analytics inexpensive and accessible over the next 1-3 years. This session will explore current technological developments, and lessons learned from AB InBev in its six year journey of incorporating data science within its ethics and compliance function.

How can ethics and compliance play a key role in business transformation?

Led by Jean-Christophe Sautory, Group Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer – L’Oréal S.A and Mai-Britt Rasmussen, Business Development Manager – L’Oréal S.A
This session will explore the importance of the E&C department in partnering upfront with business experts to integrate E&C perspectives in business transformation and in the anticipation of new regulations. In the case of L’Oréal S.A and its business model, these discussions range from the development of Beauty Tech (innovative technology), data privacy, philanthropy and sustainable sourcing.

Will encouraging employees to ‘speak up’ really make a difference?

Led by Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & EVP Converge – Convercent by OneTrust & Peter Stone, Senior Compliance Counsel – Convercent by OneTrust
We know that speaking up about unethical or indeed, illegal practices, can make a real difference. It is a key way to help maintain high standards of business behavior throughout an organisation. However, surveys indicate that only around 60% of employees who know about unethical practices in their organisations raise the matter. This is generally because they are too concerned about the outcome of their doing this. In this session, Asha and Peter will explore what has been done in Convercent to encourage her colleagues to raise their concerns and thus encourage a more ethical workplace.

Training E&C: Best practices

Led by Marc Toussaint, Ethics & Compliance Officer, Training specialist – Airbus
As a pillar of any anti-corruption system, training is a crucial topic, especially for multinational companies. In a changing and international legal environment, how do we adapt training to the audience? How do we define the various categories of population? How do we remain impactful despite physical meeting restrictions ? A review of best practices with a training expert from a major aerospace group.

Are there risks in applying ethical standards?

Led by Peter Elam, Group Head of Risk Management and Business Assurance, – Anglo American
What are some of the risks of providing guidelines based on ethical and other values to employees throughout our organisation?
Key topics:

  • Clarification and alignment of ethical priorities at the Board and top Exec level
  • Consideration of ‘real world’ structural dynamics which may challenge organizational ethics and values
  • Recognition and exploration of the dilemmas that people face day-to-day

This session will look at ways of making sure that an organisation’s values are not only understood, but applied wherever and with whom it operates.

Issues around embedding Codes of Ethics/Conduct

Led by Robert Smith, Director Business Compliance and Ethics – Serco Group plc
When our corporate values are expressed in a practical code of ethics/conduct, but in vague and woolly language and are rarely discussed, what is likely to happen? Codes must be relevant, up-to-date and easily understood by all staff. This session will explore some of the issues that can occur if any part of the organisation, operating in any part of the world fail to take their values seriously.

How a strong ethics culture help your compliance programme

Led by Stéphanie Scouppe, Chief Ethics Officer – Aéroports de Paris (ADP)
Compliance depends first and foremost on the existence of a robust ethical culture throughout the organisation. In this context, one of the main missions of the E&C professional is to deploy and maintain such a culture. What method should be adopted? What levers and tools should be used? This session will be an overview of the best practices identified by a professional of the sector.

Committee-tology: Having an outsider at the table

Led by Iohann Le Frapper, Group Chief Ethics Officer – SNCF & Dominique Lamoureux, President of the Ethics Committee – SNCF
In charge of overseeing and defining the long-term direction of the ethics policy, the ethics committee is an indispensable body for maintaining the culture of compliance within a company. While it is often made up of people from within, some companies choose to place it under the governance of external experts. Why choose this option, how should we organise it and what should we expect from it? In this session we will be looking at SNCF as an example of this approach.

Does one size fit all for multinational organisation E&C programmes? What about the cultural and leadership challenges?

Led by Steven Pegg, Senior Ethics Officer, EMEA – Lockheed Martin and Shawn Simpsom, International Relations Advisor – Aix Marseille University Graduate School of Management (IAE AMU)
This talk will review the main cultural and leadership challenges facing multinational organisations in developing and operating ethics & compliance (e&c) programmes. E&C programmes represent a significant challenge for organisations operating in multiple jurisdictions and geographies. This session will provide guidance in developing organisationally appropriate solutions.