Our 3rd Swiss Global Compact Dialogue focused on the UN Global Compact Principle 10 – Anti-Corruption under the title "Corruption-free business environment – a challenge and chance for Swiss business and society".

A rich panel with high-level experts from the private and public sector, civil society and academia gave an overview of the main challenges faced on how Swiss Business, State and Civil Society are affected while also mentioning how responsibly corruption-free business environments can be created.


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


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 Hunt, Human 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 Zinser, WISekey          
and Christian Leitz, UBS AG                                                                                                             gave insights into the approach of a SME


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Christian Hauser, HTW Chur                                                                                                            Penelope Lepeudry, Deloitte                                                          
Olivier Bovet, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO                                                        Moderator 
Maximilien Roche, World Economic Forum (l-r)
on the perspectives of academia, government and and the public-private cooperation


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 Peter Jonker, 4N6 Factory                                  Urs Bösch, Swisscontact                                   Simone Nadelhofer, LaLive
 Moderator                                                              on the NGO's perspective                                 on what must be done in the future for a corruption-free Swiss                                                                                                                                                                   economy                 


Pictures by: Stefan Lahner


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