Your Quick Guide To Managing Ethics & Compliance

Your Quick Guide To Managing Ethics & Compliance

Our Approach

Make it right-sized, relevant and relatable.

Our approach of combining software and service ensures you’re managing the right things which are relevant to you. The ones that really matter.

A - Assess

We first Assess the external operating environment. It’s a bit like packing for a trip – if you know where you’re going and what you’ll be doing, planning becomes relatively straightforward.

With an understanding of the external context, we can adequately benchmark your controls and offer compliance solutions. Our assessment tools help identify and address gaps across all ethics and compliance risk management areas. The final aspect to Assess is culture. Risk is a human business. We understand decision-making fatigue, why we compromise our ethical standards, and where people might face pressures to cut corners.

This three-dimensional approach to risk assessment gives you all the information you need to prioritise issues. If this right-sizing sounds like a lot of work, our experience is that we usually shrink the scope of imagined risk to 50%-60%, saving time and resources. Ask us about the Risk Assessor Starter Plan to see how we do this.

B - Build

The second step in making risk relevant is to Build a fit-for-purpose ethics and compliance risk management framework.

We talked about planning to pack for a trip in the Assess stage. You might not have all the gear you need or a reliable map, or maybe the local language is a challenge. Don’t worry, that’s normal! Together, we’ll address any gaps, design compliance solutions and maps to navigate the risk landscape, develop ways to communicate, and train you to thrive in every setting.

We develop ethics and compliance risk management frameworks using design-thinking and focusing on user experience. We love building meaningful content, right-sized and relevant. We created a library of easy to adapt and simple risk resources, guidance, communications, and training. To see how we do this, ask about our Risk Builder Resources.

C - Change

The final stage after Assess and Build is Change. We understand what risk means for you, where you want to be, what needs to be built; now, it’s time to implement and change.

We typically handle around five content, implementation, training or design questions a week – seeing what works (and what doesn’t). This sounding board, a second pair of eyes, or simply some surge capacity can make the difference.

If we help you develop creative compliance solutions, you get back the time to focus on the proactive and strategic areas of ethics and compliance risk management. Having worked with most of our clients for years (decades even) – often across different jobs, geographies and organisations – we know our job is to help you do yours. To better understand how we support you, ask about our Change Risk Retainer.

About Rupert

Rupert has been working in risk for over 20 years, starting in counter-terrorism and crisis response.

“If we work together to create clever compliance solutions, I firmly believe purpose-led, ethically-minded, and accountable organisations can bring about significant societal change. Improving ethics programs improves lives. Consumers, employees and stakeholders demand more of us – they want integrity, transparency and accountability.”

Your Quick Guide To Managing Ethics & Compliance

This short guide will give you some simple and clear steps to help you prevent, detect and respond to ethics & compliance issues.

Identify and manage just the risks that matter.

Your Quick Guide To Managing Ethics & Compliance