Ethical behavior is more noticeable in corrupt environments than in ethical ones; it is easier for an ethical company to stand out in a corrupt environment. Organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such settings as an opportunity and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation.
This session addresses how organizations can go about being ethical in a corrupt environment and how they should frame their ethical behavior in a way that resonates with as vast a network of ethically sensitive stakeholders as possible.
Mr. Tassé is an investigative and forensic accountant who has experience as an independent special advisor to various board chairs and CEOs of corporations and organizations on "high profile and sensitive cases” related to alleged corruption, fraud, financial misconduct, and breach of fiduciary duty.
An award-winning lecturer at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and in the Executive MBA program at the Telfer School of Management, he delivers presentations at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. A sought-after media commentator, Mr. Tassé has been published extensively and quoted in various prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal.