3rd Swiss Global Compact Dialogue & General Assembly

From May 17, 2019 10:00 until May 17, 2019 17:00

Event Report

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The 3rd Swiss Global Compact Dialogue on Anti-corruption took place at the Seepark Hotel in Thun.


View some of the PowerPoint presentations of our speakers here:

pdfGemma Aiolfi, Basel Institute on Governance

pdfOlivier Bovet, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

pdfChristian Hauser, HTW Chur

pdfChristian Hunt, Human Risk

pdfAlexander Zinser, WISekey


Speaker Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance, spoke about Switzerland's vulnerability to corruption challenges due to its unique combination of being home to a relatively large number of multinationals as well as hosting most of the world's commodities traders and an SME sector that relies on exporting products all over the globe.

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Read more about her speech here


Speaker Christian HuntHuman Risk, talked about Behaviour Science and how it can support anti-corruption initiatives.

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 "To deal with corruption we need to change human behaviour. The way we can most effectively change human behaviour is through the use of Behavioural Science." Christian Hunt. 


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Welcome Note by Ruth Blumer Lahner, President of GCNS                        Alexander ZinserWISekey          
and Christian Leitz, UBS AG                                                                                gave insights into the approach of a SME


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Christian HauserHTW Chur                                                                              Penelope LepeudryDeloitte
Olivier BovetState Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO                          Moderator                           
Maximilien RocheWorld Economic Forum (l-r)
on the perspectives of academia, government and and the public-private cooperation


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 Peter Jonker4N6 Factory                              Urs BöschSwisscontact                            Simone NadelhoferLaLive
 Moderator                                                          on the NGO's perspective                          on the future for a                                                                                                                                                                          corruption-free economy                                                                               


Pictures by: Stefan Lahner


Comprehensive study on whistleblowing and hotlines in European companies

Whistleblowing and hotlines are becoming increasingly important, as a result of recent legislative initiatives amongst others. In many companies, however, there is uncertainty as to how a targeted hotline should be designed.

The Whistleblowing Report 2019 in English, German, and French which was presented during the event, provides scientifically sound findings.




10.15:              General Assembly Global Compact Network Switzerland (UNGC members only)

13.15-18.30    3rd Swiss Global Compact Dialogue 2019





Corruption-free business environment – a challenge and chance for Swiss business and society

Our 3rd Dialogue will treat the UN Global Compact Principle 10Anti-Corruption

In an unsecure international environment, success and progress need trustful and transparent business practices. Challenges are big, many companies, public entities and NGOs are concerned.
We will give an overview of the main challenges and dialogue on how we as Swiss Business, State and Civil Society are affected, where we are challenged and how we can responsibly create corruption free business environments.

Moderator: Peter Jonker, Director, 4n6-factory and Penelope Lepeudry, Deloitte

12:15 Check-in

13.00 Welcome

Part I: Corruption and its effects on business and society

Part II: Corporate perspectives: How companies handle the challenge

Part III: Perspectives of Government and NGO’s

Part IV: Challenges for SMEs and industry

               How to handle anti-corruption

Part V: Dialogue - What do we need, what can we do?
              Dialogue: What do we need, what steps can be taken?
              Lessons learnt: Perspectives for a corruption-free swiss economy – what has to be done in the                        future

Drinks, Networking


- UNGC-Members: CHF 60
- Öbu-Members:    CHF 100
- Non-Members:    CHF 200
- Students/UN/media: free of charge - ask for access (places limited)


Please register before May 15th, 2019. Registration is mandatory.

Registered participants who do not attend, will be charged the full amount. 

Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) 

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