Ethics & Integrity: The Importance of Creating a "Speak Up" Culture

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Ethics & Integrity: The Importance of Creating a "Speak Up" Culture


27 Apr 2021 @ 4:00 pm (+8 GMT)
Ethics & Integrity: The Importance of Creating a "Speak Up" Culture

The events of the past few years provide a reminder of the importance of individuals and firms acting with and demonstrating their honesty, openness, transparency and fairness in all their business activities. Poor actions by single individuals can result in great costs to firms, both financially and through loss of reputation.

Fostering an environment of trust, integrity and professionalism leads to greater confidence, ultimately strengthening a firm’s reputation in the market. Speaking up is an important part of integrity, which takes courage. However, speaking up should be more than an individual action — a speak up culture needs to be developed and embedded to ensure an organisation maintains integrity and has long-term sustainability.

Ethics & Integrity: The Importance of Creating a ‘Speak Up’ Culture

Join us and hear from the panel of experienced speakers who will be sharing real-life case studies on whistleblowing and ethical dilemmas in the banking and financial sector.

This webinar is complimentary but registration is required. An access link will be provided before the webinar. To register, please see below:

Please register by 26 April 2021, 12 pm. For further enquiries, kindly send us an email at [email protected]

Speaker's Profile

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Dennis Gentilin

Director, Deloitte Australia

Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University; Acting Head of Standards, Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Speaker
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Dennis Gentilin

Director, Deloitte Australia

Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University; Acting Head of Standards, Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Dennis’ interest in governance, ethics and conduct was forged by a formative career experience in which he was publicly named as a "whistleblower". This incident drove a deep interest in human and organisational behaviour and led him to authoring "The Origins of Ethical Failures", a book that won the textbook category in the 2017 U.K. Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year Awards.

Dennis currently works in the Risk Advisory practice in Deloitte's Melbourne office. His primary areas of focus are governance, conduct and culture. He works with clients across a range of industries and sectors to help them better understand what might be driving inferior conduct outcomes and what they can do to create the conditions that promote ethical behaviour and sustainable performance.

He is currently working with FINSIA – The Financial Institute of Australasia on professional banking standards for individuals.

He contributes to a range of blogs, newspapers and conferences on the topics of ethics, conduct, culture and leadership. He is an adjunct fellow at Macquarie University, an honorary fellow at the Centre for Ethical Leadership, and hold degrees in banking and finance and psychology.

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Robert Souster

Partner

Spruce Lodge Training, United Kingdom

Speaker
Portrait of Robert Souster
Robert Souster

Partner

Spruce Lodge Training, United Kingdom

Robert Souster is a Partner in Spruce Lodge Training, an education and training consultancy based in Northampton. Prior to setting up this business he was a Divisional Manager with EBS Building Society. He is an examiner for the ACCA, the Chartered Banker Institute and the Institute of Banking, Dublin. He delivers courses in management, law, corporate governance and ethics in many European countries and in Asia. He is the author of several textbooks on subjects that include economics, mortgage lending, insurance and money laundering.