All programming in Tisch 415 / Meals and breaks in Tisch 411-413
|8:30-9:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
Introduction to Ethics By Design
Brief introduction and remarks
Introduction to Ethical Systems
How can ethical systems design make companies more profitable, productive and positive? Jonathan Haidt opens Ethics By Design discussing the mission of Ethical Systems and the central advantages of ethical systems design for businesses today.
Keynote: Four Myths about Morality & Business
Author and professor Nick Epley delivers an opening keynote describing four misconceptions that often misdirect organizations around managing ethics. Understanding and demystifying these areas will help organizations better align behaviors with their long-term ethical goals.
Plenary 1: Ethical Culture: Defined and measured
What does it mean to have an ethical culture in your organization? How can companies accurately evaluate whether they have an ethical culture – and what metrics and measurements can facilitate this process? “Ethical Culture: Defined and measured” is a conversation between academic and business leaders that will define the benefits of an ethical culture and how companies differ in their approach, tools and analysis to tackle this challenging issue.
Plenary 2: Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Encouraging a speak up culture
A speak up culture is one in which employees are able to freely express concerns about company activities and policies, without fear of retribution. A speak up culture can only be achieved with buy-in at all levels and a clear understanding of the role of ethics versus compliance as a motivator for conduct. This plenary is designed to spotlight the best ways to instill a speak up culture in organizations today, based on behavioral science research, data and knowledge around internal reporting / whistleblowing and human behavior.
Lunch and Table Discussions
Brief, community discussions at each lunch table moderated by business leaders
Plenary 3: Getting in Gear: Ethics as a driver of compliance
What are the varied behavioral challenges compliance officers face? How can compliance and ethics professionals do their job more efficiently and effectively using the cumulative knowledge from the field? In this discussion, you will learn successful strategies employed by a range of companies as well as the latest trends impacting the compliance industry. By empowering employees to behave ethically, C&E leaders can motivate broad-based compliance and viability in their organizations.
Lightning Rounds: Wisdom in seven minutes
Hear from prominent academics and practitioners who will each present, in 7 minutes talks, their latest research, practices and insights relating to business ethics, strengthening culture and maximizing ethical behavior in companies.
Plenary 4: Walking the Tightrope: Balancing incentives to perform vs. incentives to cheat
Goal setting can motivate employee behavior, but also has the potential to induce ethical misconduct, despite their ubiquity at all levels in business today. The final plenary explores the research relating to the downside of goal setting, and the challenges faced by compensation committees and others when integrating ethics into performance and financial incentives. Learn how a shift in perspective and strategy around goals can engender better performance from teams and greater long-term alignment for the organization.
Closing Session: The Future of Business Ethics
Research builds on knowledge and lessons from the past to create plans for the future. Our closing session will showcase the next steps in the ethics industry, charting ethical pathways for companies as well as the organizations set up to support and service them. See why short-term thinking is on the way out and the many reasons why trust, integrity and taking a stakeholder perspective are the way forward.
|5:00-7:00pm||Networking and Attendee Reception at NYU Stern|