Korruption ist eine globale Herausforderung und ein wesentliches Hindernis für die Erreichung der Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, da benötigte Ressourcen abhandenkommen. Korruptes Verhalten, das sowohl den öffentlichen als auch den privaten Sektor betrifft, schadet dem Wettbewerb, schadet den Verbrauchern, birgt schwerwiegende rechtliche und rufschädigende Risiken, untergräbt die Integrität aller Beteiligten und schadet dem Gefüge von Organisationen und der Gesellschaft insgesamt.
Das PRME Business Integrity Action Centre (BIAC) der FH Graubünden konzentriert sich auf die Erarbeitung interdisziplinären Lösungen für bestimmte relevante gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen. Seit seiner Gründung hat sich das BIAC erfolgreich mit Themen wie Business Integrity (Unternehmens- und Geschäftsintegrität), Korruptionsbekämpfung und Integrität in Medien und Social Media befasst, indem es den interdisziplinären Dialog, die Forschung und Kooperationen in Form von partnerschaften förderte.
Die Veranstaltungsreihe "Integrity Talk" bringt engagierte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler und Expertinnen und Experten der Industrie aus der ganzen Welt zusammen, um aktuelle Trends und Herausforderungen im Kampf gegen Korruption und zur Förderung von Integrität auszutauschen und zu diskutieren.
Wegen ihrer internationalen Ausrichtung wird die Veranstaltungsreihe auf Englisch angeboten.
Combatting Corruption through Collective Action
Speakerin: Cecilia Müller-Torbrand, CEO Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
Datum: 10. Mai 2023
Cecilia Müller-Torbrand is the CEO of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) based in Copenhagen, Denmark, a global business network working toward the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. She spoke about the drivers for combating corruption and strengthening integrity in high-risk markets using a multi-stakeholder approach.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) was established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies. MACN and its members work towards the elimination of all forms of maritime corruption by: raising awareness of the challenges faced; implementing the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles and co-developing and sharing best practices; collaborating with governments, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption; and creating a culture of integrity within the maritime community.
Giving Voice To Values: The ‘How’ of Values-Driven Leadership
Referent: Prof. Mary Gentile, Creator/Director, Giving Voice To Values
Datum: 21. Februar 2023
Dr. Gentile shared a ground-breaking approach to preparing business managers and leaders for values-driven leadership. Drawing on both the actual experience of business practitioners as well as cutting edge research, GIVING VOICE TO VALUES (GVV) fills a long-standing and critical gap in our understanding of how to enable ethical practice. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, GVV focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”
GVV was launched by The Aspen Institute and Yale School of Management; based at Babson College from 2009-2015; and is now permanently based at University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Developed by Gentile, a veteran of Harvard Business School and pioneer in both ethics and diversity management curriculum, GVV has been piloted and/or shared at well over 1345 educational and executive settings around the world. Giving Voice to Values holds the promise to transform the foundational assumptions upon which the teaching of business ethics is based, and importantly, to equip future business leaders to not only know what is right — but how to make it happen.
Silencing Whistleblowers – Six Retaliatory Tactics Used to Silence and Discredit Whistleblowers
Referent: Philip Whiteley, Investigativ-Journalist und Autor, sowie Whistleblower Alison McDermott und Peter Duffy
Datum: 17. November 2022
It is well established that organizations accused of serious wrongdoing, such as fraud, health and safety breaches, pollution, discriminatory or bullying management, deploy tactics that include intimidating and discrediting those trying to report the wrongdoing, known as “whistleblowers”, who are typically former employees. Using contemporary illustrative cases as well as the experience of whistleblowers, investigative journalist Philip Whiteley will discuss six retaliatory tactics normalised within the legal profession and are often used by offending companies against whistleblower in the aftermath of an allegation. Mr Whiteley will also be joined by whistleblowers Alison McDermott and Peter Duffy, who will also share their experiences as whistleblowers and how these techniques were used against them.
Fighting Corruption through Collective Action: Experiences from UN Global Compact Local Networks
Referentin: Olajobi Makinwa, Chief, Intergovernmental Relations & Africa, UN Global Compact
Datum: 23. Juni 2022
While one company's actions can be significant, they are insufficient to end corruption entirely. Companies must work together with governments, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other enterprises to combat corruption.
Collective Action allows companies to:
- Create deeper understanding of corruption issues
- Consolidate knowledge and financial and technical resources to achieve greater impact
- Develop solutions that are perceived as more credible, acceptable and are more sustainable
- Help ensure fair competition and a level playing field for all stakeholders
- Create a more stable and enabling business environment
- Compliment existing anti-corruption efforts in vulnerable regions and sectors, where industry or government-led regulations are not robust
The UN Global Compacts Networks are uniquely positioned to initiate and facilitate Collective Action at a local and national level. In her talk, Ms Makinwa will draw on her experiences at the UN for how corruption cna be addressed through Collectuve Action.
Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Good Governance – Responsible Management Through Antagonistic Cooperation
Referent: Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International
Datum: 24. Februar 2022
Good-governance is the root for social, political and economic development. This is particularly true for global governance, where national governments have lost their preeminent role because of asymmetries between national capacities and the issues to be governed. Therefore, a more powerful role of civil society has to be mobilised, which is best done through multi-stakeholder processes. In his talk, Prof. Eigen will talk about the multi-stakeholder approach to good governance, and how responsible management can be fostered through antagonistic cooperation of multi-stakeholders.
(Multi-stakeholder standards in relation to responsible management and good governance have emerged in recent years for their potential to foster knowledge exchange, build consensus and shape interest alignment.)
Whistleblowing – an Essential Element of Compliance Management and Good Governance
Referent: Bartosz Makowicz, Director, Viadrina Compliance Centre
Datum: 18. November 2021
Whistleblowing Management Systems is not only about installing an communication channel. In order to support a speakup culture the system should be wisely integrated into the existing management scenery by adopting existing tolls, procedures and processes. Recent legislative changes such as the EU Whistleblowing Directive will have a profound impact on how companies structure their whistleblowing management systems, as well as new guidelines from ISO 37002 can foster successful and effective whistleblowing systems. In his talk, Prof. Makowicz will discuss the implications for companies of this changing landscape, as well as provide case examples of how companies can best ensure the integrity of their management systems. He will also focus on why whistleblowing is an emerging interdisciplinary field of research.
A Review of Corporate Corruption Research and a Future Research Agenda
Referent: Dr. Armando Castro, Associate Professor Bartlett, University College London
Datum: 30. September 2021
In his talk, Armando Castro explored his latest publication in the Academy of Management Annals, as well as contemporary research on the topic of corporate corruption.
Policies and strategies for promoting an integrity environment at higher education level: Learning from international experience
Referentin: Muriel Poisson, Programmspezialistin, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) of UNESCO
Datum: 29. Juni 2021
Higher education institutions play a great role in shaping the leaders of the future, however in order to shape responsible future leaders, higher education institutions need to promote an integrity environment to be able to teach RSE values. In her talk, Muriel Poisson described selected examples of policies and strategies higher education institutions can use to promote such an intgerity environment, including the adoption of Chart of ethics, codes of behavior, access to information, etc., as well as presented the role of IIEP-UNESCO in building the capacities of Member States in this area.