The utilities and energy industries are highly regulated. Compliance topics can be specific and focused on areas that are not necessarily addressed at the all-industry level.
Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss specific content areas in more detail, and enjoy a forum for sharing and exchanging ideas with others facing the same regulations.
Sad you couldn’t make it to the Utilities & Energy Conference this year? Don’t fret, SCCE’s new blogger, Kortney, will be live blogging the entire conference, straight from Houston. You’ll get all the highlights of the premier compliance conference for the utilities and energy industries, without leaving your desk.
Live blogging starts Feb. 23rd at 1:00 pm CST, with the pre-conference session: Sustaining an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program, From Risk Assessment to Board Reporting.
Because you’re in the food and beverage industry and that’s where you’re holding interviews for a new director for your board. It seems that the “big three” of ethics, compliance, and legal are all going to have to duke it out. How do you know which one to choose? The answer is (surprise!) it depends. And with everything, there are several factors to weigh. Obvious questions like, what is the composition of the board, who are you replacing, and what type of personality are you looking for are important, but the philosophical question of whom to choose reigns bigger. Each profession has its own unique qualities: Ethicist
- Promote ethical conduct throughout your organization
- Advises your company to do what’s right, regardless of what the law says
- Operates on the moral high ground
- Advises the organization on how to stay out of trouble
- Concerned with what you are legally required to do, not what you “should” do
- Probably experienced in bringing bad news to the boss
- Advises how to protect yourself if/when you get into trouble
- Gives legal advice
- May have a conflict of interest with compliance
- Not concerned with ethics from a professional standpoint
SCCE’s Advisory Board Co-Chair weighs in here: So which will you choose?