Governments and businesses are facing a crisis of integrity.
Inequality combined with concern about elite capture and corruption scandals have contributed to declining public trust in elected officials, corporate executives, and the institutions they represent.
Leaders in government, business and civil society face a common challenge to create new conditions for trust and integrity through greater transparency, accountability and by countering and preventing corruption.
This dynamic session will convene global business and civil society leaders with policy makers in open conversation to explore commitments in this effort, progress to date and the challenges which remain.
Confirmed speakers include: His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo, Republic of of Ghana, Sharan Burrow, Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation, Bob Collymore CEO at Safaricom, Geoff Healy, Chief External Affairs Officer at BHP, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Coordinating Minister of the Economy & Minister of Finance, Nigeria, Minister Pavlo Petrenko, Justice Minister of Ukraine, Paul Polman, CEO at Unilever, José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, and Mariam Yinusa, Principal Financial Economist at African Development Bank
The discussion at the 2017 Annual Concordia Summit will contribute to a UN General Assembly review of commitments made by governments at the 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit.
Participants in this session will address questions such as: What is the role of business in preventing corruption? What progress has been made since the 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit? What are the barriers to ensuring anti-corruption commitments are realised? What reforms are necessary to achieve these commitments? How can anti-corruption advocates best articulate the business case for beneficial ownership and opening contracting to catalyse corporate support? To what extent can partnerships between sectors assist in promoting transparency and accountability?