2021 ETHICS IN BUSINESS SUMMIT
October 14, 2021 @ 8:30AM — 10:30AM Central Time (US & Canada)
The annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit advances the conversation around ethical best practices to shape a more vibrant community.
Thurs., Oct. 14, 2021
Virtual | Zoom Meeting
The 2021 Ethics in Business Summit featuring Andy Fastow, former CFO, Enron Corporation.
Attendees will learn how businesses are dealing with moral dilemmas and how the pandemic is impacting employee mental health. They will also discover coping strategies to improve morale, productivity, and job satisfaction.
The Ethics in Business Summit inspires good business ethics to promote positive mental health in employees, their families, and their communities. Event proceeds provide access to mental health services in northeast Wisconsin.
“The summit is an opportunity for business leaders to not only strengthen their ethical business practices and learn from other leaders, but also strengthen mental health care in our community,” said Rosangela Berbert, Samaritan Counseling Center executive director. “The Ethics in Business Summit emphasizes the idea that workplace practices impact employees’ mental health and productivity, which has the potential to make our entire community stronger.”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ANDY FASTOW
Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011. Since his release from prison, Andy has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations, and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants, and certified fraud examiners.
When is it acceptable to engage in a transaction that technically complies with the rules, but that may be misleading? Can a transaction that technically complies with the rules be considered unethical or illegal? Is it ever appropriate to depart from GAAP or IFRS? Andy will cite examples of such transactions at major companies, he will discuss the rationalizations made by executives to justify their decisions, and he will discuss examples of how these decisions can cause great harm to stakeholders.