Business integrity for companies: workshop on good practices

How can companies contribute to a corruption-free business environment in order to create an innovative level playing field for sustainable and successful business?

To discuss this with other interested parties, register for an in-person workshop in Basel, Switzerland, immediately following the end of the Basel Institute's International Collective Action Conference on 24–25 June. The workshop is organised by the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Basel Institute on Governance.

  • 25 June 2024, 13:30–16:00
  • University of Basel, Kollegienhaus, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
  • Register early as space is limited

About the workshop

On international markets, the rule of law and a corruption-free business environment are essential elements of a level playing field for all companies. How can companies find good practices to handle not only the legal requirements but shape a successful business model, respecting and promoting high ethical standards?

The aim is for participants and interested companies, organisations and individuals to share their insights and good practices, articulate their needs for information and support, and exchange in a peer-learning environment.

The workshop is a next step for collaboration and collective action. Since several UN Global Compact Country Networks will be in Basel, we want to share good practices and explore, what companies need in local contexts. Based on this exchange, we may develop joint activities in Switzerland and beyond, especially with Ukraine and other interested countries.


  • 13.30: Introduction: Where we stay in Switzerland | Vanessa Hans, Basel Institute on Governance, Olivier Bovet, SECO, Antonio Hautle, UN Global Compact Switzerland & Liechtenstein (GCNSL)
  • 14.30: The legal perspective | Daniel Bühr, Lalive
  • 14.50: The Anti-Corruption Guide for SMEs – Transparency International Switzerland | Antonio Hautle, GCNSL
  • 15.00: Collective Action Programme Ukraine | Daria Ruban, UN Global Compact Ukraine
  • 15.10: Experiences, challenges and good practices – open exchange on how we can organise a Collective Action in Switzerland and other countries
  • 16.00 Wrap up and next steps
Business integrity workshop UNGC Basel SECO
Start date
25 June 2024
End date
25 June 2024
UN Global Compact Network Switzerland, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Basel Institute on Governance