While in the more than three years of its existence the COI Blog has been devoted primarily to examining conflicts of interest it has also run a number (close to fifty) of posts on what behavioral ethics might mean for corporate compliance and ethics programs. Below is an updated version of a topical index to these latter posts. Note, however, that to keep this list to a reasonable length I’ve put each post under only one topic, but many in fact relate to multiple topics (particularly the risk assessment ones).
– Business ethics research for your whole company (with Jon Haidt)
– Overview of the need for behavioral ethics and compliance
BEHAVIORAL ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE PROGRAM COMPONENTS
– “Inner controls”
– Is the Road to Risk Paved with Good Intentions?
– Slippery slopes
– Senior managers
– Long-term relationships
– How does your compliance and ethics program deal with “conformity bias”?
– Money and morals: Can behavioral ethics help “Mister Green” behave himself?
– Risk assessment and “morality science”
Communications and training
– Publishing annual C&E reports
– Behavioral ethics and just-in-time communications
– Values, culture and effective compliance communications
– Behavioral ethics teaching and training
– Moral intuitionism and ethics training
– Behavioral Ethics and Management Accountability for Compliance and Ethics Failures
– Redrawing corporate fault lines using behavioral ethics
– The “inner voice” telling us that someone may be watching
– Include me out: whistle-blowing and a “larger loyalty”
– Hiring, promotions and other personnel measures for ethical organizations
Board oversight of compliance
– Behavioral ethics and C-Suite behavior
– Behavioral ethics and compliance: what the board of directors should ask
– Is Wall Street a bad ethical neighborhood?
– Too close to the line: a convergence of culture, law and behavioral ethics
Values-based approach to C&E
– Values, structural compliance, behavioral ethics …and Dilbert
Appropriate responses to violations
– Exemplary ethical recoveries
BEHAVIORAL ETHICS AND SUBSTANTIVE AREAS OF COMPLIANCE RISK
Conflicts of interest/corruption
– Does disclosure really mitigate conflicts of interest?
– Disclosure and COIs (Part Two)
– Other people’s COI standards
– Gifts, entertainment and “soft-core” corruption
– The science of disclosure gets more interesting – and useful for C&E programs
– Gamblers, strippers, loss aversion and conflicts of interest
– COIs and “magical thinking”
– Insider trading, behavioral ethics and effective “inner controls”
– Insider trading, private corruption and behavioral ethics
– Using behavioral ethics to reduce legal ethics risks
OTHER POSTS ABOUT BEHAVIORAL ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE
– New proof that good ethics is good business
– An ethical duty of open-mindedness?
– How many ways can behavioral ethics improve compliance?
– Meet “Homo Duplex” – a new ethics super-hero?
– Behavioral ethics and reality-based law