OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN OECD GLOBAL ANTI-CORRUPTION FORUM

AAMEG are proudly represented on the Bribery and Prevention Network’s steering and engagement committee, and extends an invite to members to provide expressions of interest to speak or attend the OECD Global Anti-Bribery and Integrity Forum.

The Forum will take place on 23-25 March 2021 and will discuss new public integrity indicators, illicit financial flows, state involvement in the business sector, and other related topics.

The BPN views the online event as an opportunity to share private sector perspectives demonstrating the value potential of the BPN to a relevant and engaged audience.


The 3 panel sessions open for participation are:

1. GACIF — Business integrity trends and standards

Wednesday March 24, 11:30AM – 13:00PM (CET) – TBC: (09:30PM AEDT, 06:30PM AWST)

Panel Overview:

  • Adoption and enforcement of national anti-corruption laws I.e. US, FCPA, UK Anti Bribery Act, France’s Sapin II (assisted by OEDC’s implementation and monitoring of Anti-Bribery Convention; was a key driving force for rapid growth of anti-corruption, compliance systems in companies within OECD jurisdictions and beyond).
  • Govt. supplementing enforcement by other efforts I.e. codifying rules on compliance, creating reporting channels and remedies and administrative reforms.
  • Evolution of business integrity standards e.g. broader standards on responsible business conduct and beneficial ownership, some even becoming mandatory.
  • Lack of clear incentives for business incentives is still apparent in many governments worldwide, however. Despite this, companies are nevertheless putting business integrity frameworks in place in response to market signals i.e. consumer demand, due diligence, supply chain responsibility, increased demand for government integrity from the private sector.

 

2. GACIF — Compliance with evolving business integrity standards in the post-COVID world

Wednesday March 24, 13:15PM – 14:45PM (CET) – TBC: (11:15PM AEDT, 08:15PM AWST)

Panel Overview:

  • Necessity of strong and effective compliance function to protect companies from risk
  • Recent focus on importance of anti-corruption compliance with growing foreign bribery enforcement by WGB member countries. Protecting companies still remains s challenging task for compliance officers, and is only possible if management, owners are on board.
  • Evolution of compliance function in response to human rights, environment and other standards. How do compliance officers deliver on competing in the anticipated post-COVID world?
  • Second session of this pilot roundtable to provide an opportunity for private sector, namely compliance officers, to share views with govt. officials and other stakeholders about challenges and opportunities for promoting business integrity.

 

3. GACIF Side Event: Business integrity trends in Asia-Pacific, beyond the COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday March 30, 08:00 – 09:30AM (CET) – TBC: (05:00PM AEDT, 02:00PM AWST)

Panel Overview (TBC):

  • Isolation measures, lockdowns and restrictions resulting form rapid spread of COVID-19 presented huge challenges for business, compounded by economic uncertainty. Southeast Asia is one of the regions where debt has been loaded and there is uncertainty on how the pandemic will affect operations over coming months and years.
  • Idea Exchange regarding anticorruption initiatives that can help companies whether big or small will be discussed to assist companies in weathering the damage of the pandemic and maximise impact by doing business with integrity.
  • Discussion on how fairness, integrity and trust can help businesses reduce their risk, enhance attractiveness to investors, and impact the future of markets and society.

 

To express interest, advise which session/s you would like to participate in and 1-2 sentences briefly setting out the experience/perspective you would bring to the respective panel.

Email to: marion.barraclough@ag.gov.au

The Bribery Prevention Network engages stakeholders with a shared goal of supporting Australian business to prevent, detect and address bribery and corruption and promote a culture of compliance.

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