12. January 2022

Basel Institute to serve as Co-Chair and Network Partner of B20 Indonesia Integrity and Compliance Task Force

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We are delighted to have been invited to participate in the B20 Indonesia Integrity and Compliance Task Force as Network Partner and Co-Chair.

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Collective Action, will serve as Co-Chair together with Deputy Co-Chair Scarlet Wannenwetsch, Project Associate in our Collective Action team. They join other leading voices in the international integrity and compliance policy arena, including representatives from Novartis, Refinitiv, Trinity Business School, BRF Global, the China Machinery Industry Federation and Grupo Bimbo.

Gemma Aiolfi expressed her thanks to the B20 Secretariat and Taskforce Chair for the invitation, commenting:

“The leadership and collaborative dialogue that the B20 embodies are more essential than ever in this time of global transformation. Corruption risks, climate change, human rights, the pandemic, cybercrime– all these and more are transforming business and business risks in unprecedented ways. Multi-stakeholder collaboration including through Collective Action is key to addressing many of these challenges.

We look forward to bringing our expertise in Collective Action, integrity and anti-corruption compliance to support the B20 process in shaping an impactful and business-oriented response.”

About the Taskforce and Collective Action

The Integrity and Compliance Taskforce is once again a core element of the B20 process under the 2022 Indonesian Presidency. The Basel Institute has been strongly engaged in the B20 process for the last 11 years, including as Network Partner for the B20’s Integrity and Compliance Taskforce in Saudi Arabia (2020) and Italy (2021).

The B20 has long embraced the value of Collective Action as a practical, flexible tool for engaging the private sector in the fight against corruption. Collective Action was placed at the top of the B20 Saudi Arabia Integrity and Compliance Policy Paper, for example, which recommended that [t]he G20 should engage with the private sector to implement or improve national anti-corruption plans, and to adopt new Collective Action initiatives.”

The 2021 B20 Italy Integrity & Compliance Policy Paper integrated Collective Action as a tool for collaborative approaches to corruption risks throughout almost all the recommendations developed by the Taskforce.

In 2013, we launched the B20 Collective Action Hub following a mandate from the B20 Russia. This online resource centre, which is supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative, offers a range of anti-corruption publications and tools, plus a database of anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives and projects around the world.

The B20 Hub contains a specific section on B20 and anti-corruption, as well as research and analysis aimed at helping increase the effectiveness of B20 recommendations on integrity and compliance.

Looking forward

We look forward to constructive discussions with the B20 Indonesia Integrity and Compliance Task Force members under the leadership of the Chair, Haryanto T. Budiman of PT Bank Central Asia, Deputy Chair, Paolo Kartadjoemena of PT Bank Negara Indonesia, and Policy Manager, Amelia Susanto of PT Bank Central Asia.

Keep up to date with developments by following #B20Indonesia as well as our Collective Action team on Twitter (@FightBribery) and LinkedIn (Collective Action at the Basel Institute).

Our team supports companies and other stakeholders who wish to explore potential opportunities for Collective Action in their sector or region, including through a free mentoring service and helpdesk. Find out more about our guidance and facilitation here.