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The world’s greatest forum for civil society, goverments and the private sector working together to fight corruption.

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Friday, December 2 • 11:30 - 13:30
Building Trust in the Business Sector - Combating Corruption in State-Owned Enterprises

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This joint OECD / Transparency International (TI) panel debate will address the unique integrity risks that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) face and how they can be overcome. This is a timely topic given the important role they play in domestic and global markets and the recent media reports of major governance failures in SOEs. Addressing the corruption risks in SOEs is integral to upholding trust in public institutions, increasing efficiency of public spending, ensuring a level playing field for private sector companies, and promoting stable economic development. The panel discussion will build on the OECD’s international benchmark for SOE governance, the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance for State-Owned Enterprises, and TI’s planned Business Principles for SOEs. It will bring together representatives from SOEs, government authorities exercising enterprise ownership responsibilities, state audit institutions, civil society, and the private sector.

The workshop objectives are the following:

- To RAISE AWARENESS of the need to focus specifically on combatting corruption in the SOE sector, given the impact corruption in SOEs can have on trust in governments, functioning markets, and everyday citizens’ well-being.
- To identify the UNIQUE INTEGRITY RISKS that SOEs face, given their proximity to government and—often—the sectors in which they operate (which, according to Transparency International’s Bribe Payers Index, are often sectors with an increased exposure to bribery risk).
- To consider PRACTICAL MECHANISMS FOR COMBATING CORRUPTION IN SOEs that SOEs and their government owners can adopt as part of their overall approach to SOE governance.
- To ENGAGE KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN ONGOING WORK at the OECD and Transparency International on improving SOE integrity at the level of governments and at the level of SOEs, respectively.

Moderators
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Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Speakers
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Jermyn Brooks

Chair, Business Principles Steering Committee, Transparency International
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João Elek

Chief, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Petrobras
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Lars Erik Fredriksson

Chair, OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices (WPSOPP)
Mr. Lars Erik Fredriksson is the Chair of the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices (WPSOPP) and the Investment Director of the Division for State-Owned Enterprises, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
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Tomás Ibarra

Chief of the Internal Control Unit, PEMEX
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Matthew Murray

Senior Advisor on Governance and Rule of Law, Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, & Governance (DRG) United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Session Coordinator
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Anna Thayenthal

Transparency International
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Katja Bechtel

Transparency International

Rapporteur
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Katja Bechtel

Transparency International



Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
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