Collective Action Conference 2016: Agenda

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Day 1 - Thursday, 20 October 2016

8:15 – 9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:15  Welcome address

  • Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel and Chairman of the
    Board, Basel Institute on Governance

9:15 – 10:45   Best frenemies? Views from law
enforcement and the private sector on constructive engagement to counter corruption

Moderator: Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Collective Action, Basel
Institute on Governance


  • Andreas Hoffmann, General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance of Siemens AG
  • David Green, Director, Serious Fraud Office, United Kingdom
  • Karen A. Greenaway, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, International
    Corruption Unit, United States of America

  • Walter Mäder, Federal Attorney, (International Corruption), Office of the Attorney General,
  • Stefan Heissner, Managing Partner, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY GmbH (Germany)

10:45 – 11:05    Coffee break

11:05 – 11:35  Beyond the lawyers: Financial markets,
corruption and Collective Action

  • Karina Litvack, Non-Executive Director of Eni S.p.A. (nominated to the board by the minority
    institutional investors and speaking in a strictly personal capacity)
    interviewed by Gemma
    Aiolfi, Basel Institute on Governance

11:35 – 13:00 Anti-Corruption Collective Action: Impact

In this session, Collective Action leaders from civil society will be joined by
their initiatives' private sector counterparts in a discussion on the effect Collective Action has had on
their respective business environments and practices.

Moderator: Gretta Fenner, Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance


  • Tracy Paradise, Executive Secretary, the Wolfsberg Group
  • Noor Naqschbandi, Director, Alliance for Integrity, and Cornelia Godzierz, Head of Compliance, Linde
    AG, Germany
  • Gabriella Nagy, Head of Public Funds Programs, Transparency International Hungary, and Dániel Loppert, Communication Director, NIF National Infrastructure Development Plc, Hungary
  • Qusay Salama, Project Director, Integrity Network Initiative, Egyptian Junior Business Association,
    and Sherine Fawzy, Business Administration Manager, Ship & C.R.E.W., Egypt

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 17:45  Research Panels – Evidence of
effectiveness, results and advocacy: selected research

This session will feature selected research papers and analysis on Collective
Action effectiveness and impact submitted in response to the ICCA's call for papers, in a Q&A session
with the authors, led by academics and private sector representatives.

14:00 - 14:15 Empirical evidence and conceptual clarification

  • Nikos Passas, Distinguished Inaugural Professor of Collective Action, Business Ethics and
    Compliance, International Anti-Corruption Academy

14:15 - 15:00 Evidence and effectiveness

  • Elizabeth David-Barrett, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex: "Overcoming the
    Collective Action Problem: The Role of Sectoral Initiatives in Tackling Corruption”
  • Berta van Schoor, PhD Candidate, Technical University of Munich: "Can Cooperation Prevent
    Corruption? Effects of Collective Commitment in Sector-Specific Coordinated Governance Initiatives
    on Anti-Corruption Strategies"
  • Robin Hodess, Group Director for Advocacy and Research, Transparency International
  • Moderator: Nikos Passas, International Anti-Corruption Academy

15:00 - 15:45 Case studies specific to national contexts in Asia and
opportunities for lessons learned

  • Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President, Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum
    (GCEF): “From Minority to Majority: Collective Action Strategies Promoting a Fair Business
    Environment in South Korea”
  • Phisanu Phromchanya, Public Relation Adviser, Thailand Private Sector Collective Action Coalition
    against Corruption: “Collective Action Initiative in Thailand: How Private Firms Walk the Talk”
  • Ashutosh Mishra, Consultant, Confederation of Indian Industry: "Integrity Pacts in India"
  • Moderator: Claudia Baez-Camargo

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00 The role of trust in anti-corruption Collective Action

  • Philip Nichols, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School,
    University of Pennsylvania: “Maximizing Stakeholder Trust as a Tool for Controlling Corruption”
  • Katalin Pallai, Associate Professor, Director of the Post-graduate Program for Integrity Advisers,
    National University for Public Service, Hungary: "The Need for a New Expertise Profile in
  • Michael Faske, Partner, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY (Switzerland)
  • Moderator: Claudia Baez-Camargo, Head, Governance and Research, Basel Institute on

17:00 - 17:45 Anti-corruption Collective Action in conflict

  • Mark Pyman, Committee Member, Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee:
    "Afghanistan’s Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC). Evidence of
    Impact; Evidence for a Collective Action Effect"
  • Manuel de Vera, Executive Director, Asian Institute of Management TeaM Energy Center for Bridging
    Leadership (AIMTEC): "Collective Action for Political Stability and Business Confidence‎: The
    Case of Marawi City, Philippines"
  • Soji Apampa, Co-Founder, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Convention on Business Integrity,
  • Moderator: Stefan Schembera, Senior Researcher, Department of Business
    Administration, University of Zurich

17:45 – 17:50  Closing remarks

  • Gemma Aiolfi, Basel Institute on Governance


18:30    Cocktail and informal dinner

Day 2 - Friday, 21 October 2016

8:30 – 9:00     Coffee

9:00 – 9:30 Tackling bribery from the “demand” side: The High Level Reporting Mechanism

  • Keynote address: Nicola Bonucci, Director, Directorate for Legal Affairs, OECD

9:30 - 9:50 Q&A with a Collective Action practitioner

  • Timothy F. Schultz, Chair, International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC), interviewed by Mark Pieth, Chairman of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance

9:50 - 10:50 Collaboratories

This session will give participants the opportunity to deep-dive into how Collective Action is being applied or can be further enhanced in selected regions, challenges to its effectiveness, regional constraints and corruption dynamics, and markers for success. Sessions will be led by groups of speakers however the setting will be one geared towards interaction and debate – and perhaps spearheading the next research agenda for Collective Action.

1Extending Collective Action in challenging markets

  • Tayfun Zaman, Secretary General, Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey
  • Angie Farrag-Thibault, Director, Transport & Logistics and Collaborative Initiatives, BSR
  • Philip Nichols, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

2. Collective Action beyond corruption: inspiration from other disciplines

  • Ursula Wynhoven, Chief, Social Sustainability, Governance and Legal, UN Global Compact
  • Nick Hepworth, Director, Water Witness International
  • Adriana Lagrotta Leles, Adviser of the CEO/Sustainability, SANASA (Brazil)

3. Collective Action, open data and public procurement: trends, evidence and effectiveness

  • Gavin Hayman, Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
  • Christiaan Poortman, Chair of the Board, Construction Sector Transparency Initiative
  • Shabnam Siddiqui, Director, UN Global Compact Network India

10:50 – 11:20     Coffee break

11:20 – 12:20 Concluding panel – Committing to action

Moderators: Gretta Fenner, Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance and Pedro Rodrigues de Almeida, Head of Basic Industries, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum


  • Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens and Anti-Bribery Chair of BIAC and B20
  • Viviane Schiavi, Senior Policy Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 
  • Ursula Wynhoven, Chief, Social Sustainability, Governance and Legal, UN Global Compact
  • Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International

12:20 - 12:30 Closing remarks

  • Mark Pieth, Chairman of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance

12:30               Informal lunch/End of conference