Anti-Corruption efforts in Swiss companies: challenges and experiences with Dr. Christian Hauser from the University of Applied Sciences Chur.
In his talk Christian Hauser will present research results revealing the current situation regarding the anti-corruption efforts of internationally active Swiss firms. With special focus on corruption prevention training and internal whistleblowing reporting systems. The findings indicate that internationally active Swiss firms do not anticipate the risk of potentially being confronted with corruption. On the contrary, firms tend to follow a reactive approach toward the management of corruption risks. They only implement measures against corruption if they have actually been confronted with the issue.
Barbara Maurer will be giving a presentation entitled “Support by the Federal Administration and the Swiss Representations abroad” regarding the prevention of corruption in international business transactions with a focus on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Dr. Christian Hauser is Professor of Business Economics and International Management at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur. He is a member of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Anti-Corruption and head of the first PRME Business Integrity Action Center in Europe. PRME is the academic branch of the United Nations Global Compact (GC).
Barbara Maurer is Legal Advisor at the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. She is a member of the Swiss delegation to the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions.
AGENDA We start at 11.30 with an aperitif. 12.00 lunch, 12.40 presentation followed by sharing and learning. Feel free to leave when you have to. We shall end the event latest by 15.00.
PRICE CHF 50.- for members and CHF 100.- for non-members (payable at the event).
Participants are invited to actively contribute with their experiences, methods, questions and challenges. We keep the dialogue under Chatham House Rule.