International Centre for Collective Action Blog
The ICCA provides ICCA staff, partners and other interested parties an opportunity to discuss some of the current issues in anti-corruption and collective action. The views represented here do not necessarily reflect those of the ICCA nor the Basel Institute on Governance.
October 20-21, 2016 - Basel, Switzerland
The conference will address the latest in research and practice on anti-corruption Collective Action through high-level panel discussions, workshops and key note speakers with distinguished experts and practitioners, including Professor Mark Pieth, Chairman of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance; David Green, Director, Serious Fraud Office, UK Government; Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs, OECD; Leonard McCarthy, Vice President for Integrity, World Bank Group; and Andreas Hoffmann, General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance of Siemens AG, among others.
The conference will include sessions on the following:
There is no silver bullet against corruption: As the UN Convention Against Corruption notes, “a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach is required to prevent and combat corruption effectively.” But what could such approaches entail in practice? In some countries, markets and or industries, bribery is an entrenched and systemic problem that is difficult for any single group to address effectively. In other words, the combined efforts of the public and private sector, civil society and citizens are needed, and all are essential in contributing to a concerted approach, writes Gemma Aiolfi in this piece.
The private sector’s role in combating and preventing corruption continues to be essential and is widely recognized by government, civil society and companies themselves, with the spread of corporate anti-corruption compliance programs in recent years presenting a clear response to the acknowledged responsibility of the private sector. Whilst this is a positive development it is not enough to tackle corruption in particularly challenging markets and sectors. In this regard, Collective Action seeks to further level the playing field through applying concerted, cooperative strategies against corruption.