Provisional agenda for the 4th International Collective Action Conference: Mainstreaming Collective Action for fair and sustainable business. The conference will take place in Basel, Switzerland. All times are in CET.
Day 1: 30 June 2022
|08:30–09:00||Registration and coffee|
|09:00–09:10||Welcome - Gretta Fenner, Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance|
Keynote address - Prof. Margaret Heffernan, Professor of Practice, University of Bath School of Management
Tailwind for Collective Action: The importance of government engagement and support for Collective Action. Numerous governments endorse Collective Action as an innovative, flexible and collaborative approach to prevent corruption and promote fair competition and sustainable business. Representatives of authorities engaged in anti-corruption will discuss their support for Collective Action and share experiences in translating commitments into action.
Showcasing the variety of Collective Action. The field of Collective Action is diverse and continues to evolve. This panel will showcase good practices and highlight new approaches and developments in Collection Action for business integrity.
|12:30–13:45||Networking lunch & meet the practitioners. Come and meet Collective Action practitioners, including the Siemens Integrity Partners, in an informal setting. A buffet lunch will be served.|
New momentum for beneficial ownership transparency: Welcoming Opening Extractives to the B20 Collective Action Hub. A new hybrid Collective Action initiative aims at ending the use of anonymous companies linked to corruption and mismanagement in the extractives sector. This panel will bring together stakeholders from Opening Extractives to analyse the initiative's methodology, share its journey in shaping reforms, and explore the potential to scale efforts beyond the extractives sector.
The marketplace of ideas for Collective Action. Peer learning in breakout sessions for participants to discuss from their unique stakeholder perspectives: the value proposition of Collective Action; positive drivers and challenges; setting goals and expectations.
|16:45–17:30||Meet the practitioners – continued|
|17:30–19:00||Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards Ceremony & Apéro. For the first time, the Basel Institute will recognise organisations and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding achievements, emerging best practices and innovation in the field of Collective Action to tackle corruption and raise standards of business integrity. The awards will be presented by Mark Pieth, President of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance. The ceremony will be followed by an apéro.|
Day 2: 1 July 2022
Fireside chat: Setting international standards on Collective Action. Day 2 will kick-off with a fireside chat highlighting key developments in setting international standards on Collective Action in the OECD framework.
|09:30–10:30||Rising to the challenge: Joining forces to mainstream Collective Action. Building on the breakout discussions of the previous day, this session will delve into how stakeholders can collaborate to mainstream Collective Action and bring about lasting change. Lightning talks by the lead facilitators will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience.|
Collective Action as a tool to build bridges – Connecting the dots between corruption and human rights. The regulatory landscape is shifting towards mandatory human rights due diligence regulations. This panel will bring together experts from human rights and anti-corruption compliance backgrounds to explore the potential nexus between corporate efforts to protect human rights and prevent corruption, and the role Collective Action could play in connecting the dots.
|11:45–12:00||Closing and farewell|