04. März 2021 | DGCN dialog series #weitergedacht #thinkingahead Webinar: Corruption – an underappreciated aspect of environmental management?

In this webinar, the German Global Compact Network makes the case that businesses should consider the interplay between the topics of compliance, environment and climate management to capture a more holistic corporate risk perspective on these important matters. Highlighting examples from food, automotive, water and renewable energy sectors, our speakers from business and NGOs will discuss specific corporate activities that effect the environment and climate while also being prone to corruption.



Especially recent years have seen a steady increase in environmental costs for businesses, while public funding for environmental protection measures has risen. As a consequence of more money in the system and the benefits at stake, the financial incentives for corruption are likely to rise further. It is, thus, more important than ever to jointly address cause-and-effect relations in this context. 

In GCNG's #thinkingahead dialog series (#weitergedacht), speakers from different backgrounds share their expertise and debate familiar topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. This dialogue is dedicated to the nexus of environment and corruption. As such, the webinar will be particularly interesting for compliance managers looking to gain insights into links to environmental and climate-related business activities, and CSR managers looking to gain an understanding of how and when to be alert of potential risks for corruption in their daily work. The discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, the following questions:

What are causal links between corruption and environmental issues? Should companies address these links?
Where are the main risks that make environmental activities particularly vulnerable to corruption?
What (trans-)national best-practice examples exist in preventing corruption in the context of environmental management?

We very much look forward to welcoming the following speakers:

  • Sophie Lemaître, Senior Advisor, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
  • Umrbek Allakulov, Research and Evidence Coordinator, Water Integrity Network (WIN)
  • Fernanda Nan, Global ESG Compliance Manager, SOWITEC Group

The webinar targets companies as well as interested representatives from other stakeholder groups (civil society, politics, science, etc.), and attendance is free of charge. 

For any questions related to this webinar, please contact Carolina Echevarria

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