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2nd Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption

Arusha, Tanzania - September 20-23, 2006

The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), a global organization of self governing regional and country chapters of parliamentarians, committed to reducing corruption by improving the effectiveness of parliaments as institutions of oversight and accountability, and its African Chapter (APNAC) are proud to partner with the Parliament of Tanzania to host the 2nd Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, which will be held in the Arusha International Conference Centre (Arusha, Tanzania). The Conference will bring together parliamentarians from around the world to develop a concrete plan of action for GOPAC and its chapters, working with other international organizations to engage in the fight against corruption.

Conference Program
The Conference will consist of plenary sessions, workshops and regional chapter meetings. The workshops provide an excellent opportunity to learn about anti-corruption issues and initiatives from colleagues and experts, and to work together to develop a plan of action for GOPAC and its chapters. Workshop topics include:

International Conventions Against Corruption (CAC): How to Become Engaged
Anti Money Laundering and Recovery of Assets: The Two Sides of the Coin
Parliamentary Oversight: It is our Responsibility
Parliamentary Immunity: Is it too Broadly Defined?
Codes of Conduct for Parliamentarians: Why we Need them
Disclosure of Resource Revenues: It's all About the Money
Access to Information and Media: the Importance of Transparency
Development Assistance Loans and Grants: Bringing Parliament in the Loop
Country Chapters: Political Leadership can Make a Difference

For more information please contact:

Mr. Demetrius Mgalami, Parliament of Tanzania, dmgalami@parliament.go.tz
Ms. Meaghan Campbell, GOPAC Secretariat, campbme@parl.gc.ca

www.gopacnetwork.org

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The 17th annual
SRI in the Rockies Conference
Colorado Springs, October 28-31, 2006

Co-produced by the Social Investment Forum and the First Affirmative Financial Network. SRI in the Rockies is the annual gathering of the socially responsible investment industry in the United States. A professional conference, SRI in the Rockies offers many opportunities to meet and learn from passionate, creative people from all corners of the social investment community and offers both a Professional Education Track as well as a Social Issues Track.

For More Information See: http://www.sriintherockies.com/

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"The Economics of Corruption - A University Lecture
on Good Governance and Reform"


(University of Passau, Germany; October 7-14 2006)

The program - consisting of lectures, guest presentations, workshops and case studies - is designed to train participants in anti-corruption and good governance, joining academic rigor with practical experience.

Guest presentations / workshops:

Mrs. Regina Puls, Head of Compliance at Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways), will give insights into one of the world's leading anti-corruption initiatives in business.

Mr. Manfred Nötzel, senior public prosecutor in Germany, will give insights into the workings of one of Germany's biggest corruption and white-collar crimes prosecution authorities.

Mrs. Juanita Olaya, Director Policy and Research Department Transparency International (TI) - Secretariat, will hold a workshop on corruption in public procurement.

Mr. Dedo Geinitz, gtz (German Development Agency), will hold a workshop on the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

Other workshop sessions will deal with criminal law, the protection of whistle-blowers, and ombudsmen. One session will cover in detail the Corruption Perceptions Index's statistical setup and background.

Applications from all over the world have already been received; some vacant spaces are still available.

For more information please go to: http://www.ICGG.org 

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The 12th Annual International Anti-Corruption Conference
"Towards a Fairer world: Why Is Corruption Still Blocking the Way?"

The 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference is part of a biannual series. It brings together more than 1,000 anti-corruption professionals from all sectors to share experiences, discuss strategies and develop action plans. The Conferences are conducted under the auspices of the IACC Council in close cooperation with the official host country. The IACC Council provides support and guidance to Conference organisers. The Transparency International Secretariat acts as secretariat to the IACC Council and the IACC Programme Committee. Its main responsibility is the design and production of the conference agenda.

The 12th IACC will be jointly hosted by the Government of Guatemala and Acción Ciudadana, TIs National Chapter in Guatemala.

When: 15 – 18 November, 2006
Where: Guatemala City and Antigua, Guatemala. The closing plenary will be held in Antigua.
Theme: "Towards a Fairer world: Why is corruption still blocking the way?"

Key Objectives of the 12th IACC

  • To improve the understanding of what works in the anti-corruption movement by taking stock of the successes, failures and challenges of the last two decades of anti-corruption work.
  • To strengthen the ability of the anti-corruption movement to act efficiently and effectively by analysing the stumbling blocks that impede the reduction of corruption.
  • To amplify the voices of the movement and strengthen the implementation of its work by conceiving innovative and effective solutions, and daring advocacy strategies.

 

For More Information on Deadlines for workshop proposals, registration, and visa application please see www.12iacc.org or contact: Roberto Pérez Rocha: rprocha@transparency.org, or Bärbel Carl: bcarl@transparency.org.

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Reporting: A Measure of Sustainability

THE AMSTERDAM GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPARENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY


Featuring the launch of GRI's G3 Guidelines
4-6 October 2006, Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

This year's opportunity for you and one thousand participants from all over the world to:

- be present for the launch of the GRI's 'third generation' Sustainability Reporting Guidelines;

- meet and hear from global thought-leaders on issues related to transparency, accountability, and governance; and

- explore together how sustainability reporting can help organizations improve their contribution to a more sustainable future.

Speakers include: former USA Vice-President Al Gore, European Commission Vice-President Margot Wallstrom, Anglo American Chair Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Philips CEO Gerard Kleisterlee, Cornell University Professor Stuart Hart, ABN AMRO CFO Hugh Y. Scott-Barrett, and Job Cohen, the Mayor of Amsterdam.


Register today online: www.AmsterdamGRIconference.org

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International Communications Forum (IFC)

Summer Conference 2006:
"Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy"

Caux, Switzerland

July 31 - August 5


At its conference, which takes place within the framework fo a Conference on "Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy" organized by Caux Initiaves for Change, the ICF will debate the economic power of the global media industry, its impact on society.

‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ offers a space in which members of the media, business, accounting professions and farmers can meet among themselves, dialogue with others and find new ways forward. 

The ICF will debate the economic power of the global media industry and its impact on society.  Three key sessions will debate the following topics:

  • Media power and conflict:  Exploring the impact the media has in both inciting and countering ethnic, religious and political conflict around the world.

  • Media power and democracy: Exploring the role played by the media in the democratic process, and the damage done when public confidence in the integrity of the media declines.

  • Media power and economic justice:  Exploring the influence the media has on the fair balance of trade between the developed and developing worlds, and the responses to natural and man-made disasters.

 

For More Information please visit: www.caux.ch/en/program.php

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Global Call for 2006 Integrity Awards Nominations

Transparency International Opens Nominations for Outstanding
Individuals and Organisations Fighting Corruption

Transparency International (TI), the global anti-corruption organization with national chapters in over 90 countries, is calling for nominations for its annual Integrity Awards. The deadline for nominations is 2 June 2006.

Over the last five years Integrity Award winners have come from Asia and Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. They have included journalists and public prosecutors, accountants and government officials, and leaders of civil society. The 2006 Integrity Awards will be presented before an expected audience of over 1,000 anti-corruption practitioners from across the world, at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Guatemala in November 2006.

For more information please see:
http://legacy.transparency.org/integrityawards/index.html

Or contact the Secretariat of the Integrity Awards Committee, Transparency International, directly:

Sarah Tyler
Transparency International Integrity Awards Secretariat
Alt Moabit 96
10559 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 3438 20 19, Fax: +49 30 3470 39 12
Email: styler@transparency.org

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The Anti-Corruption School in Oxford

Oxford Business Knowledge

Summer 2006

The Anti-Corruption Summer School brings civil servants, professional and (by special permission) graduate students working on anti-corruption to Oxford, UK. The course covers a research or work problem of importance the participant. Speakers are invited from a number of leading institutes dealing with anti-corruption, but all work is done on an individual basis. Teaching is done through Socratic Method (asking questions) and real- world project documents -  or the participants own implementation reports - - are used in conjunction with theory. Focuses include honing management skills as well as fighting corruption. Certificate given at end of course.

For more information please contact summerschools@oxbiz.org or call +44 7815 652. Potential participants from the USA should call +1 202 580 8335 or write to 81a St. Bernards Road, Oxford OX2 6EJ for a full information pack.

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Call for Papers
    

Business Ethics in the Corporate Governance Era
Domestic & International Trends in Transparency, Regulation, and Corporate Governance

Seattle University July 6 and 7, 2006
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 3, 2006
(For Abstracts, Full Papers due: June 1, 2006)
Conference Committee Responses:  April 24, 2006

Papers will be submitted to Business and Society Review for special issue


Sponsored By

The Albers Business Ethics Initiative at Seattle University
and
The Center on Corporations, Law & Society at
Seattle University School of Law

For more information contact Professor John Dienhart, Director, Albers Business Ethics Initiative at the Albers School of Business and Ethics (his direct e-mail is dienharj@seattle.edu)

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Links

Links are organized along the following categories

 

*The following listing of links to organizations engaged in issues EthicsWorld focuses on should not be taken as an endorsement of the organizations themselves*

 

Links to Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Access to Information—Arab World
    A website that seeks to provide a platform for a community of practice on Access To Information in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Access to Information legislation will provide citizens with the right to access public information held by the government or any other public body.


  • AccountAbility
    AccountAbility is a UK-based international non-profit organization that works on bringing together businesses, NGOs, and the public sector around accountability issues.

  • Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies- Carnegie Council
    A regional anti-corruption initiative that was established in 1998 to promote knowledge sharing, donor co-ordination and policy dialogue in the transition economies in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. The main objective is to assist the participating countries to strengthen their capacity to tackle anti-corruption reform and to move closer to international standards.
    Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
    Headquartered in New York. A forum for research and education in ethics and international policy.

  • Canadian Centre for Ethics & Policy
    The Centre for Ethics is a uniquely Candian non-profit that is dedicated to promoting and maintaining an ethical orientation and culture in Canadian organizations.

  • Ceres
    Ceres is a national US network of investment funds, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working to advance environmental stewardship on the part of businesses.

  • The Center for Public Integrity
  • Is a Washington, D.C., based center that investigates all aspects of ethics and corruption in the public sector, including business lobbying and campaign finance. Also has international reports, including global integrity index project.

  • IFES' Center for Transitional and Post-Conflict - Program on Political Ethics and Public Finance
    IFES is an international NGO based in Washington DC that provides countries with tested mechanisms to promote transparency. It works with official and non-governmental stakeholders to create an enabling environment for change, to conduct necessary legal and procedural reform, to implement a mechanism to collect, store, and publish data and to educate major actors in how to access and best implement the political finance accountability mechanisms. IFES' Center for Transitional and Post Conflict Governance seeks to combat political corruption around the world through transparency, enforcement, and accountability through its Program on Political Finance.

  • Cercle Ethique des Affaires - Ethical Affairs
    Ethical Affairs is a Paris-based business ethics organization that published the French-language periodical "Ethical Enterprise."

  • Democracy Watch
    Organization based in Canada that advocates democratic reform, government accountability, and corporate responsibility.


  • Ethical Globalization Initiative
    In New York, founded and led by Mary Robinson, focuses on issues related to human security – particularly, trade and development; HIV/AIDS in Africa; and, humane migration policies.

  • Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA)
    The ECOA is a non-consulting, member-driven association for individuals responsible for their company’s ethics, compliance, and business conduct programs. ECOA, based in Boston has an expanding U.S. and international membership.


  • Ethics Resource Center
    The ERC in Washington DC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization engaged in research and advisory work. Its activities include workplace ethics surveys, character education initiatives in schools and support for international ethics institutes.


  • Ethics Resource Center/Fellows Program
    The ERC Fellows Program is a select group of corporate, government, non-profit and educational leaders who convene periodically to share expertise, review cutting-edge ethics issues, and develop research projects.

  • European Business Ethics Network is the leading network of its kind across more than 33 countries in Europe. This Netherland's based non-profit brings together a wide range of experts from academia, business and civil society with the goal of promoting values-based management, ethical leadership and increased awareness about companies' responsibility in society. 

  • Global Leadership Network
    An international business network which helps companies align corporate citizenship with core business strategies by providing them with online benchmarking and strategic management tools, a management framework for continuous improvement, a global learning community of leading companies, a database of best practices, and access to world renowned experts.

  • Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
    Created in 2002; it is “intended to be a portal for parliamentarians from around the world interested in joining forces to fight corruption and promote good governance.”


  • Global Public Policy Institute
    The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is a Geneva and Berlin based non-profit think tank that does research and consulting on global governance issues.

  • Hong Kong Ethics Development Centre
    HKEDC is a non-profit affiliated with the Hong Kong Independent Commission on Corruption. The HKEDC aims to foster business and related ethics in Hong Kong on a long-term basis and to harness support from the business community for this cause.

  • The International Communications Forum
    The International Communications Forum (ICF) is devoted to media ethics and freedoms of expression and information. It believes that these need to be accompanied by a high sense of responsibility and respect for every audience, which it aims to encourage through interactive conferences. Founded in 1991 and present in 116 countries, the ICF is a growing world-wide network of media people who recognise that they have the power to influence society for good or ill and who want to play their part in building a less corrupt, less grubby-minded and infinitely more compassionate world.

  • The Impact Alliance
    The Impact Alliance is a global capacity building network that enables organizations from all sectors of development to access high-quality technical assistance, collaborate with peers, and exchange ideas, tools, training curricula and publications on capacity building. Their website contains a resource center of best practices and training documents with sections on accountability, local governance strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation

  • Institute of Business Ethics
    IBE is a London-based institute that does surveys and research on corporate business ethics topics and works with corporations to improve their ethics strategies.

  • Institute for Global Ethics
    The Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context.

  • Institute of Security Studies - South Africa
    The Institute of Security Studies located in South Africa has programs on all aspects of human security in Africa, including a program on corruption, money laundering, organised crime, and terrorism.


  • International Business Ethics Institute in the United States is a leading consulting and analytical organization that works with corporations.

  • Iraq Revenue Watch
    An initiative from the Open Society Institute; works to ensure that Iraqi oil revenues are managed in a transparent manner.


  • Loyola Marymount College
    Contains a comprehensive list of links to websites involved in many aspects of organizational ethics.


  • National Committe for Responsive Philanthropy
    Through research promotes policy reforms aimed at improving philanthropic accountability and responsiveness, as well as the means for improving standards of accountability. Provides recommendations aimed at bringing fair governance and oversight to the billions of dollars held in the trust of the philanthropic sector.

  • Network of African Youths Against Corruption
    Provides a platform for youths to voice concerns on national governance and demands for greater transparency, accountability, good democratic leadership, and anticorruption initiatives.

  • Open Society Justice Initiative
    The Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational program of the Open Society Institute (OSI), pursues law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide.


  • Partnership for Transparency Fund
    An international, non-governmental organization that provides grants to NGOs to enable them to play an effective role in the design, implementation and monitoring of national anti-corruption programs.


  • Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
    Promotes investigative reporting on current issues in the Philippines and on matters of large public interest; it seeks to encourage the development of investigative journalism and to create a culture for it within the Philippine press. Gives attention to corruption and ethics issues.


  • Public Affairs Centre India
    Cited by the World Bank Group; Works to improve governance in India.


  • Public Agenda
    Non-profit and non-partisan, Public Agenda provides unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life. Public Agenda's two-fold mission is to help American leaders better understand the public's point of view and help citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions.

  • The Social Investment Forum
    The Social Investment Forum is the national nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the concept, practice, and growth of socially and environmentally responsible investing.  The Forum's membership includes over 500 social investment practitioners and institutions, including financial professionals, analysts, portfolio managers, banks, mutual funds, researchers, foundations, community development organizations, and public educators.

  • St James Ethics Centre
    Based in Australia, it is a fully independent not-for-profit organisation which provides a non-judgemental forum for the promotion and exploration of ethics and ethical decision-making.


  • Tiri
    A network-building anti-corruption organization, designed to provide ideas and expertise at an early stage in the formation of new and innovative networks of anti-corruption professionals.


  • TRACE
    With its main office in Washington DC, it is a non-profit membership association that specializes in anti-bribery due diligence reviews and compliance training for international commercial intermediaries (sales agents and representatives, consultants, distributors, and suppliers).


  • Transparency International [See 2004 Corruption Perceptions Index]
    Headquarters in Berlin, with 85 national chapters – it is the leading international non-governmental organization devoted to combating corruption.


  • York Ethics Codes Website - a comprehensive introduction to business ethics codes.

 

Links to Official Sites


 

Links to Selected Transparency International Chapters

 

Links to CSR Sites

  • Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
    Updated daily website highlighting news and developments of important issues relating to business and human rights; Website includes reports of corporate misconduct, as well as positive examples of "best practice" by companies.

  • Business for Social Responsibility
    BSR is a global organization that works with its member companies on a broad array of key organizational ethics and governance issues.


  • The Caux Round Table
    CRT is an international network of business leaders working to promote a "moral capitalism". The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business.

  • The Corporate Library
    The Corporate Library is an independent investment research firm providing corporate governance data, analysis & risk assessment tools.

  • Corporate Responsibility Index
    The Corporate Responsibility Index is a strategic management tool to enhance the capacity of businesses to develop, measure and communicate best practice in the field of corporate social responsibility. It does this through benchmarking corporate social responsibility strategy and implementation process across the four key impact areas of community, workplace, marketplace and environment.


  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
    The Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder program that seeks to enhance the public role of private enterprises.

  • EthicScan
    EthicScan Canada Ltd is a synthesis of three different services – an ethics consultancy, Canada's first corporate social responsibility research house, and a clearinghouse or resource centre for consumer and corporate ethics.

  • European Business Ethics Network - UK
    EBEN-UK was established in 1994 as the UK association of the European Business Ethics Network. Its purpose is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss and debate issues to do with business ethics / corporate social responsibility.

  • The Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT)
    GIFT is a Hong Kong-based policy think tank that works on CSR and business ethics issues in Asia.

  • The Global Reporting Initiative
    A multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission it is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.


  • International Business Leadership Forum is a is an international non-profit organisation set up in 1990 by HRH The Prince of Wales and a group of chief executives of international companies, in respc growth and change in the global economy.

  • Sustainable Business
    Website that focuses on environmental issues in business; Provides information for the “Progressive Investor” (a socially responsible and “green” investor).

 

Links to Academic Sites

  • Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life has established Coexistence International (CI). Its mission is to strengthen the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations, and networks promoting coexistence at local, national, and international levels. Dr. Mari Fitzduff is the Chair of CI’s International Advisory Board. CI, an initiative of the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, is funded through gift of the Alan B. Slifka Foundation. New Slifka Program website at: http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/Slifka/

  • Center For Applied Ethics
    An independent, interdisciplinary research center in the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.


  • Center for Business and Public Sector Ethics
    The Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, Cambridge, has its
    own staff in Cambridge but unites, on a national, European and international basis, university professors, businessmen, government officials and professionals, such as chartered accountants and bankers.

Links to Comprehensive Ethics & Anti-Corruption Sites

  • Business Ethics is the magazine for corporate social responsibility. Its website contains an excellent directory of organizations engaged in the critical topics of concern for the magainze and EthicsWorld.

  • Transparency International (TI) has developed a substantial list of links to NGOs, governments, and research organizations, involved with corruption issues on their links page: TI LINKS.

  • TI's CORIS website provides a further set of resources to link to other organizations as well as its own large research base and set of media articles at CORIS WEB.

  • Loyola Marymount College ontains a comprehensive list of links to websites involved in many aspects of organizational ethics.

  • Bentley College Center for Business Ethics contains a list of business ethics-related sites and US ethics organizations, international organizations and ethics consultants.

  • CSRWire and the CSRWire Directory
    CSRWire is a source of information on corporate responsibility and sustainability, press releases, reports and news. The CSRWire Directory is a database of over 1,400 organizations related to corporate social responsibility.


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