Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Thursday, March 21 • 11:15 - 12:45
Responsible Lobbying: Aligning Profit with the Public Good

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Today, compliance programmes and sustainability initiatives are common features in large businesses around the globe. Integrating responsible business conduct and anti-bribery measures into company practices show corporate commitment to a better society. Yet, sustainability commitments and commercial interests often seem to be pulling companies in opposite directions, affecting the way they engage with governments. This remains a pressing issue, with widespread perceptions that companies favouring their interests over broader long-term economic, social and environmental goals have too much influence in shaping public policies. Likewise, while lobbying regulations exist across OECD countries, responsible lobbying goes beyond integrity and transparency of lobbying practices. Few incentives exist to motivate companies to lobby “responsibly”, that is, argue for their business interests without going against the public interest.
This session will explore how companies can mainstream responsible lobbying practices into everyday business practices. It will also examine how governments can support company efforts to influence responsibly.

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Julio Bacio Terracino

Deputy Head of Division, Public Sector Integrity, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
Julio has more than 10 years’ experience on anti-corruption. He regularly advises countries in the design and implementation of policies that ensure public integrity and prevent corruption. He has also contributed to the design of analytical frameworks for the creation of public... Read More →

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Mary Katherine Brink

Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Philip Morris International
Mary Katherine Brink holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and a JD from University of Texas School of Law. She is a dual-qualified lawyer in the U.S. and England & Wales. She currently serves as Philip Morris International’s Chief... Read More →
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Robin Hodess

Director, Governance & Transparency, The B Team
Robin became Director of Governance & Transparency at The BTeam in April 2018. She has been working in the fields of governance,transparency and social justice for two decades, including engagement with theprivate sector in a range of multi-stakeholder initiatives.Previously, Robin... Read More →
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Harry Rich

Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, UK
Harry Rich has been the UK’s Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists since September 2018. He is an executive coach, business advisor and board member with experience in the commercial, not-for-profit, regulatory and public sectors. He sits on the boards of the Press Recognition Panel... Read More →
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Catherine Stewart

Senior Advisor, Interel
CATHERINE STEWART is Senior Advisor at Interel with 30 years’ experience leading campaigns for international business that influence the direction of European policy. She developed Interel’s Global Network of Public Affairs partners, covering 60 countries. In 2017 Catherine won... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 11:15 - 12:45 CET
Room 7