Anti-corruption as a Challenge for Business Practice

The fight against bribery and corruption has become a critical concern for many governments worldwide. Consequently, they have strengthened their anti-corruption efforts by redefining and reinforcing criminal laws regarding bribery and corruption as well as by strengthening the enforcement of such laws. Despite these profound and far-reaching changes in the legal regulations concerning bribery and corruption, recent studies  identified a serious lack of awareness of international corruption laws and risks even among legal professionals. Many business professionals and students are unaware of the implications of the existing international anti-corruption regulatory framework (IBA et al., 2010; Becker et al., 2013). Based on these findings it can be concluded that professionals and students seem not sufficiently trained about this subject.

It is the goal of the sessions to discuss how the described international developments are affecting education and training at universities, NGOs, companies and the public sector. It will cater to a wide audience ranging from academics to practitioners eager to integrate anti-corruption-related subjects into their respective curricula and training efforts.

Session chair: Christian Hauser

Practitioner Session Presentations

International Developments Affecting Compliance Functions
Gabe Shawn Varges
Member of the Corporate Governance Task Force, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and Adjunct Professor, University of St. Gallen Executive School, Switzerland

Anti-Corruption Training @ Oerlikon
Britta Bibel
Head of Group Compliance OC Oerlikon, Switzerland

Awareness raising activities of the Federal Administration
Barbara Maurer
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland

Contact the session chair: Christian Hauser

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