Alliance for Integrity's Global Conference

4th April 2019 | Hacienda de los Morales | Mexico city, Mexico

Implementing Business Integrity into Practice – Pathways to Impact

Since the early 2000s, strengthening integrity has been high on the global agenda, both in the public and the private sector. Business leaders around the world are voicing support for transparency and integrity. Many large companies have started to implement compliance programmes, driven by ever-higher expectations of customers and a trend towards tightening legal frameworks. The increasing importance of strengthening integrity is also reflected on the global level, for example in the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Collective action, in particular, seeks to leverage this trend by bringing together all relevant stakeholders and providing a forum for dialogue, exchange on good practices and a space to jointly craft innovative solutions to strengthen business integrity. While there has been significant progress, high profile cases of corrupt practices in the private sector keep making headlines. This reveals a need to take stock of existing anti-corruption and compliance measures with a view to their effectiveness and impact.
At the same time, corruption has been largely described as a multi-faceted and multidimensional phenomenon. Strengthening integrity in the economic system therefore requires differentiated strategies according to the concrete context in which corruption occurs. The regional dimension (on this occasion we take a closer look at Latin America) as well as the gender dimension of integrity play a role. The type of company, e.g. state-owned enterprises (SOEs) or small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs), matters, as these groups face different challenges when it comes to strengthening integrity successfully.
What are success factors, what solutions have the potential to be upscaled and what do companies need to do to bring compliance to the next level? This conference seeks to take a good hard look at these questions and to come up with concrete ideas on how we can jointly create, measure and visualise impact.

Who can attend?
The Alliance for Integrity’s Global Conference aims to bring together relevant stakeholders from the private sector, the public sector, civil society, academia and international institutions to enable a global exchange of knowledge, experience and good practices. Participation will be of interest to companies of all sizes, in particular to CEOs, chief compliance officers and executives responsible for wider business integrity issues. The conference will also be of relevance to personnel engaged in anti-corruption issues in government, civil society, development agencies, international organisations and academia.

You can register for the event here.

***Please note that due to the high number of participants registration is now only possible for the afternoon sessions from 2pm***


Language
The conference will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.

Conference
 
 
 

Agenda

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee & exhibition “The Corruptor Thought”

Location: Central Garden

09:00 - 09:20 Welcome Address

  • Susanne Friedrich, Director, Alliance for Integrity
  • Oliver Knörich, Head of Economic & Global Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mexico
  • José Luis Beato González, Secretary of Economic Development, Government of Mexico City
  • Juan Carlos Alverde, CEO, Toks

Location: Terraza Room

09:20 - 10:45 High-level Plenary Session

Pathways to Impact

Strengthening integrity is vital for sustainable economic development and the achievements of the Agenda 2030 as a whole. Strengthening integrity is also of crucial importance for businesses, leveling the playing field, spurring competition and innovation, and increasing the attractiveness for investment. Although recent anti-corruption efforts show significant progress, documenting and reporting achievements remains challenging. Innovative methods and solutions are required to capture the impact of anti-corruption programmes. Furthermore, there is a need to share good practices: what measures work particularly well and have the potential to be upscaled? How can we collaborate to achieve more impact?

  • Irma Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros, Secretary, Mexican Secretary of the Public Administration Ministry
  • Juan Ignacio Díaz, CEO, Siemens México
  • Beauty Emefa Narteh, Executive Director, Ghana Anticorruption Coalition
  • David Colmenares Páramo, Auditor, Superior Auditory of the Federation Mexico
  • Wagner Rosário, Brazilian Minister of Transparency and Comptroller General of the Union (CGU)

Moderator

  • Susana Sáenz Arelle, Journalist, El Financiero TV, Bloomberg
Location: Terraza Room

10:45 - 12:00 Gender and Corruption: Evidence and Impact

Gender equality is one of the key social issues of our time. Yet in business integrity, gender is only now gaining importance. This is exemplified by the first joint statement on corruption by the Business 20, Civil 20 and Women 20 released in 2018. There is still little empirical evidence on how gender is interlinked with corruption. A review of existing studies suggests that women are differently affected by corruption than men and may also respond to it in different ways. Furthermore, practical experience from the Alliance for Integrity suggests that a focus on female entrepreneurs and compliance experts can lead to concrete progress on the ground.

  • Nana Osei Bonsu, CEO, Private Enterprise Federation
  • Shabnam Siddiqui, Director, Global Compact Network India
  • Maria Marta Talice, Representative, Fundación FLOR
  • Blanca Estela Pérez Villalobos, National President, Mexican Association of Female Entrepreneurs

Moderator

  • Clara Machado, Winner of the Alliance for Integrity and W20 Written Contest on Gender and Integrity, Venezuela

Location: Terraza Room

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Marketplace

Meet:

Countries

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Paraguay

Regions

  • Africa
  • Asia

Organisations

  • United Nations Development Programme Mexico (UNDP)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • GIZ Mexico

Location: Central Garden

 
 

14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Break-Out Sessions

 
 

Session 1: OECD as an integrity promoter: challenges to the implementation of the recommendations

The OECD promotes transparency and integrity as one of the central topics of the agenda of its members. In addition, the OECD carries out integrity reviews for member and non-member countries, supporting them to achieve the OECD standards. This workshop intends to explain the importance of the mechanisms for the private and public sector as well as the main elements of an integrity review.

  • Luis Ferella, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Consolidation of the Province of Buenos Aires
  • Silvia Späth, Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Soledad Urri, Head of the Ethics and Transparency Area, Argentinian Railway Infrastructure Management (adif), Argentina
  • Jacobo Pastor García Villarreal, Senior Specialist on Integrity and Procurement Policies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Moderators

  • Richard Huelsmann, Advisor Anti-corruption and Integrity Programme, GIZ
  • Jana Warkotsch, Advisor Anti-corruption and Integrity Programme, GIZ

Location: Estancia Room

Judicial investigations in grand corruption, progressive anti-corruption legislation and even social movements: the fight against corruption is in the center of the public debate across Latin America. For the public sector the investigations and prosecutions of the last ten years promote progressive legislation. On the other hand, large-scale cases of corruption (Odebrecht, Petrobras, etc.) in the private sector have spurred the implementation of compliance programmes and sustainable change in business practices. Civil society has also played a main role in those changes supporting anti-corruption and monitoring the effective implementation of the legislation. Is this a window of opportunity to strengthen integrity in Latin America? How can we collaborate, learn from each other and jointly achieve more impact?

  • Emilce Gaona, Director of Integrity and Public Ethics National Anti-Corruption Secretariat, Paraguay
  • Nicolás Lagos, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Advisor, Comptroller General of the Republic, Chile
  • Carlos Lanardonne, Head of Integrity & Compliance, Pharma LACan, Novartis
  • Dalma Parisi, Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens S.A.
  • Jerome Poussielgue, Minister Counselor of the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico

Moderator

  • Ana Karen Tirado Heredia, Coordinator of Persé, CSR and Sustainability Center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Mexico

Location: Terraza Room

SESsion 3: Good Practice on the Ground: How Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Build up Compliance Capacities

Mitigating corruption risks in businesses is a challenging task. This is especially true for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that face particular challenges such as limited personnel and financial resources to build up compliance programmes. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Nevertheless, there are numerous success stories on the ground that provide valuable lessons for SMEs that are just starting out with corruption prevention. In this practical breakout session, SME representatives will share some of their good practices and lessons learnt on the ground that the audience can implement in their own companies.

  • Alice Berggrun, Coordinator Fight against Corruption ,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Lorenzo Berho Corona, CEO, Vesta Inmobiliaria
  • Andrés Ucrós Maldonado, Director Safety, Peace and Justice, Chamber of Commerce of Bogota
  • David Romero, Quality Manager, Tajy Aseguradora

Moderator

  • Vania Pérez, Coordinator Integrity and Strengthening of Transparency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mexico

Location: Vitrales Room

 
 

15:30 - 15:45 Presentation of the Results of the Breakout Sessions

 
 
  • Luis Ferella, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Consolidation of the Province of Buenos Aires
  • Ana Karen Tirado Heredia, Coordinator of Persé, CSR and Sustainability Center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Mexico
  • Vania Pérez, Coordinator Integrity and Strengthening of Transparency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mexico

Location: Terraza Room

15:45 - 16:00 Trainers of the Year Award Ceremony

Location: Terraza Room

 
 

16:00 Outlook Speech

 
 
  • Dr. Thomas Cieslik, Senior Policy Advisor for Enterprise Development and Sustainable Economy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Location: Terraza Room

Followed by Networking Cocktail

Location: Terraza Room
 
 

The Speakers

Master of Ceremonies

 
 
Karina Blanco
 

Karina Blanco
Technical Advisor for the 2030 Agenda Initiative, GIZ Mexico

 

Welcome Address

 
 
Susanne Friedrich
Oliver Knörich
José Luis Beato González
Juan Carlos Alverde
 

Susanne Friedrich
Director, Alliance for Integrity

Oliver Knörich
Head of Economic & Global Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mexico

José Luis Beato González
Secretary of Economic Development, Government of Mexico City

Juan Carlos Alverde
CEO, Toks

 
 
 
 

High-level Plenary Session: Pathways to Impact

 
 
Irma Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros
Juan Ignacio Díaz
Beauty Emefa Nareth
David Colmenares Páramo
 

Irma Eréndira Sandoval Ballesteros
Secretary, Secretary of the Public Administration Ministry

Juan Ignacio Díaz
CEO, Siemens Mexico

Beauty Emefa Narteh
Executive Director, Ghana Anticorruption Coalition

David Colmenares Páramo
Auditor, Superior Auditory of the Federation Mexico

 
Wagner Rosário
 

Wagner Rosário
Brazilian Minister of Transparency and Comptroller General of the Union (CGU)

 
 
 
Moderator
 
 
Susana Sáenz Arelle
 

Susana Sáenz Arelle
Journalist, El Financiero TV, Bloomberg

 

Gender and Corruption: Evidence and Impact

 
 
Nana Osei Bonsu
Maria Marta Talice
Maria Marta Talice
Blanca Estela Pérez Villalobos
 

Nana Osei Bonsu
CEO, Private Enterprise Federation

Shabnam Siddiqui
Director, Global Compact Network India

Maria Marta Talice
Representative, Fundación Liderazgos y Organizaciones Responsables (FLOR)

Blanca Estela Pérez Villalobos
National President, Mexican Association of Female Entrepreneurs

 
 
 
Moderator
 
 
Clara Machado

Clara Machado
Winner of the Alliance for Integrity and W20 Written Contest on Gender and Integrity, Venezuela

 

Session 1: OECD as an integrity promoter: challenges to the implementation of the recommendations

 
 
Luis Ferella
Silvia Späth
Soledad Urri
Jacobo García
 

Luis Ferella
Executive Director, Office of Institutional Consolidation of the Province of Buenos Aires

Silvia Späth
Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Soledad Urri
Head of the Ethics and Transparency Area, Argentinian Railway Infrastructure Management (adif), Argentina

Jacobo Pastor García Villarreal
Senior Specialist on Integrity and Procurement Policies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

 
 
 
Moderators
 
 
Richard Huelsmann
Jana Warkotsch
 

Richard Huelsmann
Advisor Anti-corruption and Integrity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Jana Warkotsch
Advisor Anti-corruption and Integrity Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 
 
 
Emilce Gaona
Nicolás Lagos
Carlos Lanadorne
Dalma Parisi
 

Emilce Gaona
Director of Integrity and Public Ethics National Anti-Corruption Secretariat, Paraguay

Nicolás Lagos
Integrity and Anti-Corruption Advisor, Comptroller General of the Republic, Chile

Carlos Lanardonne
Head of Integrity & Compliance, Pharma LACan, Novartis

Dalma Parisi
Regional Compliance Officer, Siemens S.A.

 
 
 
Jerome Poussielgue

Jerome Poussielgue
Minister Counselor of the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico

 
 
 
 
Moderator
 
 
Felipe Franca
 

Ana Karen Tirado Heredia
Coordinator of Persé, CSR and Sustainability Center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Mexico

 

Session 3: Good Practice on the Ground: How Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Build up Compliance Capacities

 
 
Alice Berggrun
Lorenzo Berho Corona
Susanne Friedrich
David Romero
 

Alice Berggrun
Coordinator Fight against Corruption ,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Lorenzo Berho Corona
CEO, Vesta Inmobiliaria

Andrés Ucrós Maldonado
Director Safety, Peace and Justice, Chamber of Commerce of Bogota

David Romero
Quality Manager, Tajy Aseguradora

 
 
 
 
 
Moderator
 
 
Vania Perez
 

Vania Pérez
Coordinator Integrity and Strengthening of Transparency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mexico

 

Presentation of the Results of the Breakout Sessions

 
 
Luis Ferella
Felipe Franca
Vania Perez
 

Luis Ferella
Executive Director, Office of Institutional Consolidation of the Province of Buenos Aires

Ana Karen Tirado Heredia
Koordinatorin, Persé

Vania Pérez
Coordinator Integrity and Strengthening of Transparency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mexico

 

Outlook

 
 
Luis Ferella
 

Dr. Thomas Cieslik
Senior Policy Advisor for Enterprise Development and Sustainable Economy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

 
 
 

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