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Anti-Corruption Workshops - The Role of Business in Tackling Corruption: Case studies from City of London and UK business abroad
Corruption harms the economy, social cohesion and progress, the integrity of institutions and ultimately the democratic system as a whole. In his Singapore speech in July 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted that ‘cutting corruption by just 10% could benefit the global economy by $380 billion every year’. Nevertheless, despite numerous efforts, corruption is still a real issue in both developed and developing countries. The announced International Corruption Summit, to be held in London in May 2016, presents an opportunity for business, policy makers and civil society to revamp the anti-corruption agenda.
The Anti-Corruption workshops outlined below will contribute to this opportunity by gathering cross-sector views on how corruption frameworks could be improved; how business can help civil society and government address corruption; and under which conditions cooperation between public and private actors could contribute to an effective international anti-corruption strategy.
Participants may register for more than one workshop. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
This workshop will focus specifically on how businesses favour, allow and facilitate corruption in the UK. By examining ways in which the City facilitates corruption, discussants can explore ways to prevent ‘high-end money laundering’. In addition this workshop will look at UK business abroad and explore whether there is sufficient guidance on codes, procedures and best practices to avoid corruption in the private sector.