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Episode 8: Risk culture: Conduct and culture MI
13:39Ted MacDonald of the Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB) and Olivia Richards of Oliver Wyman join ACCA’s risk culture podcast series to talk about developing effective conduct and culture management information in financial services and the insights that the review undertaken by FMSB members in 2023 provides. In particular, they draw on the many lessons that the research reveals and how these can be applied across industries.
Episode 7: Risk culture: How do we address behavioural risks?
19:36In this episode, Dr. Mirea Raaijmakers, who worked as Global Head of Behavioural Risk Management at ING, explains how developments in big data analytics and behavioural science are driving modern-day risk management within financial services. Mirea, who was one of the main architects of the Dutch Central Bank's pioneering approach of behaviour & culture supervision, also discusses how supervisors could be more up-close and personal with financial institutions when it comes to understanding the cultural and behavioural influences on performance.
Episode 53: An introduction to compliance professional standards
19:46This podcast explains how HMRC Compliance staff will work under the HMRC Charter with taxpayers including their Agents. We’ll be covering what the Compliance Professional Standards, how they link to the HMRC Charter and what taxpayers and agents should expect under each of the standard headings: Getting things right Being aware of taxpayers (and agents) situation Being responsive Treating taxpayers fairly Let us know whether you found this podcast interesting and what other topics you would like to hear covered at [email protected]
Episode 6: Risk culture: The power of leadership in today's turbulent world
13:41In this episode, Dr. David Cooper, Cooper Limon, talks about evaluating leadership and how it influences behaviours and relationships in today's brittle and complex world. As both an accountant and a psychologist as well as a member of ACCA's Risk Culture Special Interest Group, David explains how accounting professionals need to recognise the inherent blind-spots of the financial ‘lens’ and how a wider view can help detect leadership risk hot spots.
Episode 5: Risk culture: Balancing risk and opportunity with a 'Pro-Society' mindset
10:06This is the latest episode in a series looking at what risk culture means and to what extent we understand its impact on organisations and the behaviours of the people within them. Hilary Sutcliffe, Director of a London-based not-for-profit organization, SocietyInside, introduces us to the concept of a "Pro-Society" approach to innovation and regulation and explains how this gives stronger incentives for corporations to reverse-engineer innovation from societal demands rather than simply creating innovations in a relentless quest for a home.
Episode 52: Match Fit Finance- Creating a successful application (episode 2)
12:20We continue our discussion on how accountants are best placed to support small businesses to access funding. Glenn Collins, Head of Technical and Strategic Engagement at ACCA, continues his conversation with Simon Goldie, Director of Advocacy at the Finance & Leasing Association and FLA Board member and Managing Director of SME Finance at Paragon Bank, John Phillipou. This time we focus on the top tips in gaining a swift and successful funding application. Let us know whether you found this podcast interesting and what other topics you would like to hear covered at [email protected]
Episode 4: Risk culture: Comprehending the risks of AI
12:59This is the latest episode in a series looking at what risk culture means and to what extent we understand its impact on organisations and the behaviours of the people within them. Dr Roger Miles, a behaviour at risk specialist, talks about the cognitive shifts caused by AI, how accountants play an important role in ‘foraging for the truth’, and why we need to dig deep beyond our limitations of knowledge if we are to make the most of the disruption.
Episode 50: Match Fit Finance- Getting the basics right (episode 1)
16:15Helping small businesses access the right funding is vital to them staying match fit. In this podcast, Glenn Collins, Head of Technical and Strategic Engagement at ACCA, is joined by Simon Goldie, Director of Advocacy at the Finance & Leasing Association and FLA Board member and Managing Director of SME Finance at Paragon Bank, John Phillipou, as they uncover how small businesses can get the right finance at the right time in increasingly testing times. Let us know whether you found this podcast interesting and what other topics you would like to hear covered at [email protected]
Episode 3: Risk culture: Aligning with purpose and risk appetite
9:29This is the latest episode in a series focused on what risk culture means and how it affects performance. Julia Graham, the chief executive of Airmic, the risk management trade body, explains why and how an organisation's social purpose is key to building an effective risk culture.
Episode 2: Risk culture: Organisational ethics
7:44This is the latest episode in a series looking at what risk culture means and its impact on corporate performance. David Rodin, Founder and Chair of Principia Advisory, talks about how to integrate ‘organisational ethics’ in governance and culture.