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Bringing Organizational Values to Life: A Conversation With Bertrand Andre Rossert of The World Bank

April 17, 2019 LRN Corporation


“And so there’s a lot of universals behind our values. I think everybody now agrees that in the changing world innovation is essential.”

- Bertrand Andre Rossert

This is the inaugural episode of the Principled podcast, brought to you by LRN, where we explore issues of ethics, business and compliance, transformative stories of leadership, and inspiring workplace culture. In this episode your host Susan Divers has a conversation with Bertrand Andre Rossert. Bertrand is an adviser with the Office of Ethics and Business Conduct at the World Bank.

In his experience, Bertrand has found that two key values that unite all the individuals, coming from different cultures and professions under World Bank and in the world at large, are respect and innovation. Every culture should be respected, and the only way to realistically expect this is to develop reciprocal respect for those that are different.


  • [0:54] Bertrand share his background.
  • [1:28] Ethics and compliance explained.
  • [2:40] Bertrand explains values.
  • [5:54] Teamwork as a strong value.
  • [6:25] Bertrand speaks on innovation.
  • [8:25] Managing values and cultures.
  • [12:17] Bertrand discusses the next five years.
  • [12:30] Launch of the new Code of Conduct.
  • [13:05] Ethical Excellence explained.
  • [15:29] A balanced approach.
  • [16:11] Ethics to be present in everything the bank does.

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