Legal Incentives for Corporate Integrity TrainingThe Legal Incentives for Corporate Integrity Training, the latest course delivered in cooperation with UNODC, started this Monday. Its focus is on how public sector action can serve to strengthen corporate integrity and prevent private sector corruption, through legal incentives, sanctions, and other integrity instruments.

 The topics covered include the design and implementation of policies, the effectiveness of sanctions such as fines, incarceration, debarment, and confiscation methods, as well as incentives such as penalty mitigation, procurement preference, and access to benefits.

Apart from traditional enforcement practices, the creation of a system of legal measures to support private actors’ integrity efforts, and in particular that of self-reporting, has been a topic of discussion. Lively debates also emerged around the difference between large multinational companies and SMEs (small and medium size companies) in terms of proportionate sanctions, absorption capacity, and anti-corruption motives.

The participant group consists of 27 seasoned professionals from around the world, including prosecutors, compliance officers, law enforcement officers, representatives from anti-corruption authorities, and business executives.

Seven experts form the faculty: Gemma Aiolfi from the Basel Institute on Governance, Leah Ambler from UNODC, Michael Fine from NXG Global Law & Compliance, Roderick Macauley from the UK government, Klaus Moosmayer from Siemens, François Vincke from the International Chamber of Commerce, and Sebastian Wagner from the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance.

The Legal Incentives for Corporate Integrity Training will come to a close this afternoon. The programme is supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.