Webinar:

Business Integrity in Small and Medium Enterprises

Corruption Prevention and Risk Assessment

August 25 2021 | 1:30 – 4:00 PM (GMT+7)

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Summary

A 2020 OECD survey of private businesses in Southeast Asia found that a large majority (60%) of respondents were concerned with being directly or indirectly associated with at least one sustainability risk. Among them, corruption was the most frequently cited concern, followed by environmental issues, transparency and governance issues.

 

As one of the most dynamic regions in the world, Southeast Asia is a key driver of global growth. Nonetheless, the global pandemic has brought unprecedented threats to people, governments and businesses around the world with Southeast Asia suffering from deep economic contraction and disruption in its global value chains.

 

This webinar provides an opportunity for business integrity stakeholders to share innovations, resources, signs of progress, and future directions related to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia, with a focus on the management of corruption risks and third-party due diligence, which are high priorities of the private business sector. The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative will also be launching the Practical Guide to Corruption Risk Assessment for Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) to help organisations promote integrity and responsible business conduct.

Speakers

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Wilson Ang

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

Leas
Leas Bachatene

CEO
ethiXbase

Cynthia G. (C4)
Cynthia Gabriel

Founder and Executive Director
Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism, C4 Center

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Brook Horowitz

Business Integrity Advisor
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and CEO, IBLF Global

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Warawit Sukboon

Secretary-General
National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand

Pana R. (Thai IOD)
Pana Ratanabanangkoon

Executive Vice President
Thai Institute of Directors;
Project Director, Thai Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption

Peter R. (ABA ROLI)
Peter Ritchie

Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Alma Sedlar
Alma Sedlar

Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Akharakit (Ryan) K. (ABA ROLI)
Akharakit (Ryan) Keeratithanachaiyos

Consultant
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Paul Whittaker
Paul Whittaker

Anti-Corruption Analyst
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Nichanee (Par) W. (ABA ROLI)
Nichanee Wongba

Mekong Regional Legal Advisor
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

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In this discussion you will:

  • Learn how to promote integrity and responsible business conduct in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  
  • Have a chance to engage with other business integrity stakeholders to share innovations, programs and resources related to SMEs in Southeast Asia, with a focus on the management of corruption risks. 
  • Join virtual launch of Practical Guide to Corruption Risk Assessment for Small and Medium Enterprise published by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. 

 

Agenda

13:30

Welcome

  • Mr Peter Ritchie, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
  • Ms Nichanee Wongba, Mekong Regional Legal Adviser, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

13:35

Keynote RemarksSMEs and Responsible Business Conduct

  • Mr Brook Horowitz, Business Integrity Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and CEO, IBLF Global
  • Mr Warawit Sukboon, Secretary-General of the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand
  • Mr Leas Bachatene, Chief Executive Officer, ethiXbase

14:00

Presentation & Discussion:  What do SMEs say about Responsible Business Conduct in Southeast Asia?

  • Mr Paul Whittaker, Anti-Corruption Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

14:20

Presentation & Discussion: Practical Guide to Corruption Risk Assessment for Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs)

  • Dr Alma Sedlar, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

14:40

Panel Discussion: SMEs and Business Integrity – Signs of Progress and Future Directions

  • Mr Wilson Ang, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
  • Mr Pana Ratanabanangkoon, Executive Vice President, Thai Institute of Directors/Collective Action Against Corruption (CAC)
  • Ms Cynthia Gabriel, Executive Director, Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)
  • Mr Akharakit (Ryan) Keeratithanachaiyos, Consultant, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Moderator)

15:30

Presentation & Discussion: Supply Chain and Third Party Due Diligence – Services For SMEs

  • Mr Leas Bachatene, Chief Executive Officer, ethiXbase

15:50

Concluding Remarks

  • Mr Peter Ritchie, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

16:00

Adjourn

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Date & Time

August 25 2021 | 1:30 – 4:00 PM (GMT+7)

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