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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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Saturday, December 3 • 11:30 - 13:30
Holistic Approaches to Supply Chain Management – Corruption as a Gateway to Other Crimes

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This panel session will incorporate a range of industry experts looking at the topic of managing risks in value chain relationships stressing that we should not evaluate risks in silos but instead companies must take a holistic and cross cutting approach to value chain risk assessment.

Thomson Reuters analysis reveals high correlation between corruption and money laundering and bribery and slavery, indicating that corruption is a possible gateway to other crimes. Corruption can be an indicator of other abuses and that those that are willing to pay bribes and engage in corrupt behaviour are more likely to disregard human rights, environmental protections and safety standards. For example, corruption becomes an environmental issue when it is linked to improper granting of permits and licenses for natural resource exploitation or a safety issue when bribes are used to attain false certifications and bypass safety laws. 

As leading partners in the Tackling Corruption Together conference Thomson Reuters recognizes the need not only for a holistic approach to managing customer and third party risks but also to bring constituents such as business, civil society and governments together to address deep rooted and endemic issues.

Our multi-stakeholder panel features thought leaders from business, civil society and private sector with discussions with “lightning remarks” from each panelist followed by facilitated Q&A from the moderator and audience Q&A

The angle of different constituencies showcases different lenses on the topic. This will help to bring new perspectives to the audience, whilst at the same time gathering input and insights from them about what more can be done in terms of implementation.
By showcasing best practice and highlighting the inter-connectivity of issues we hope to highlight the importance of corruption as a priority issue to tackle as it can prevent opening a gateway to other crimes and abuses.

Aims and Objectives
- To highlight the interconnectivty of issues
- Address mechanisms for a holistic due diligence framework for customer and business partner -assessment
- Showcase best practice
- To highlight case studies, tools and examples from our panellists
- To encourage debate and gather insights and examples from audience engagement

Moderators
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Axel Threlfall

Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Speakers
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Anita Househam

UN Global Compact
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Ruth Freedom Pojman

Senior Advisor, CTHB, OSCE
Ruth Freedom Pojman is the Senior Advisor, OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR/CTHB). She supports the Special Representative with policy level analysis and provides recommendations on issues relating to the application of principles of due diligence and transparency in addressing risks of exploitation throughout supply chains, to encourage governments to incorporate... Read More →
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James Swenson

Head of Proposition, Risk Managed Services, Thomson Reuters
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Peter van Veen

Director, Business Integrity Programme, Transparency International UK
Peter is the Director of TI-UK’s Business Integrity Programme and heads TI-UK’s business related activities, including research, advocacy and capability building. Recent works have included: “Managing Third Party Risk: Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link” and “ and “Wise Counsel or Dark Arts? Principles and Guidance for Responsible Corporate Political Engagement”. | | Peter works with a number of industry and professional... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Jo Webb

Global Engagement Manager, Thomson Reuters
I am passionate about sustainability and corporate responsibility and the role that companies, civil society and we as individuals can play in driving improvements in the standards for workers, society and the environment worldwide. Business plays an increasingly important role in setting the agenda and the need for transparent and holistic approaches to managing business relationships has never been more in demand. | I lead the stakeholder... Read More →



Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
San Lorenzo

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