This digital event, organised in partnership between the BSB and the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), will be the first in a series of two events bringing together Chairs, Non-Executive Directors and senior executives to consider what the experience of responding to the pandemic has taught us about our organisational cultures and the role of boards in managing and influencing culture.

Prompted by opening remarks from a distinguished panel, we will have the opportunity to share thoughts and lessons learned from across not only financial services but also a range of sectors and industries; drawing on the experience of the past nine months, to help us address as effectively as possible the challenges still to come.

Our panel for this first event will be:

-Philippa Foster Back CBE, International Advisory Council member, IBE

-David Roberts, Chairman Nationwide and Vice-Chairman, NHS England

-Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive, London First, Independent Non-Executive Director, Standard Chartered PLC and Non-Executive Director, WPP Plc

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BSB CEO Alison Cottrell speaking on a panel: The role of purpose in driving safe and sustainable cultures at the 6th Annual Culture and Conduct Forum for the financial services industry.

BSB CEO Alison Cottrell giving the keynote at the Investing and Saving Alliance’s virtual Culture Conference on 19 November 2020.


BSB CEO Alison Cottrell will be speaking at the Financial Times Future of Work digital conference series on 6 October. Alison will be taking part in a panel on the diversity in the workplace in the time of COVID-19.

BSB Chairman Dame Susan Rice will be contributing to Ethical Finance 2020 in October. Organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) this event will bring together business, political, civic and social leaders to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system.

BSB CEO Alison Cottrell will be speaking at the Culture in Investment Management Forum on 17 September. Alison will be taking part in a panel on the role of leaders, executives and iNEDs in developing, maintaining and measuring culture.

This virtual event on the morning of 22 July 2020, led by Mikael Down, Executive Director for Assessment and Insights at the BSB, will focus on technology and organisation culture.The BSB has continued to explore the findings from firms who, alongside their participation in the annual BSB Survey in 2019, also took part in our more detailed focus groups on the theme of technology and organisational culture. Insights from interviews and focus groups provided us with a wealth of valuable data that we will share more widely for the first time during the session.

This event is by invitation and for BSB members only. To find out more about BSB membership, please visit Membership or contact

The event will explore three decades of disruption and ask what have we learned and what comes next? As we emerge from the COVID crisis, is this a genuinely disruptive moment or just another tweak to our constant uncertainty? Is there any longer any such thing as “the new normal” or is this just our new every-day?

Panellists Mikael Down, Banking Standards Board; Nikolas Kairinos, Founder,; and Professor Joanna Bryson, Hertie School, Berlin will discuss. The conversation will be led by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; Chair, the Open Data Institute. For further information or to register, click here. 

Employees in financial services, as elsewhere, have had to adapt rapidly to new working environments, and change and uncertainty are likely to continue to characterise the coming months. Workforce resilience has in this context become even more important for employers. Sir Brendan Barber, Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) and Deputy Chair of the BSB, and Susan Clews, CEO of ACAS will draw on their considerable experience to discuss what matters for workforce resilience, and how firms can help their employees adapt to and manage ongoing change.

This event is by invitation and for BSB members only. To find out more about BSB membership, please visit Membership or contact

This virtual knowledge sharing discussion, led by Paul Litchfield, Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, will focus on the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis to employees’ mental wellbeing, and explore what and how we can learn from each other’s experience – both now and over the coming months – to help us address these and support mental wellbeing and resilience across the financial services sector.

This event is by invitation and for BSB members only. To find out more about BSB membership, please visit Membership or contact