ALLIANCE FOR INTEGRITY'S GLOBAL CONFERENCE: IMPLEMENTING BUSINESS INTEGRITY INTO PRACTICE - INTEGRTIY IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Digitalisation is changing the ways we communicate, how we work and how we do business. Digitalisation is enabling innovation, making processes more efficient and creating new business models. Smart production processes and big data offer lots of potential for sustainable economic growth. Digitalisation has also significant implications for the area of compliance and business integrity. Moreover, the need to fight corruption is also reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Target 16.5 calls for a substantial reduction of corruption and bribery in all their forms.
Advanced technology is enabling new risk management tools to monitor and detect fraud automatically. Digital solutions are improving third party due diligence and allowing to track and strengthen compliance in global supply chains. E-tenders and e-procurement tools offer win-win situations for the public and the private sector by increasing the quality of public services and levelling the playing field for businesses. Furthermore, technology is enabling compliance officers to get more information about compliance risks and to communicate rules and regulations more effectively. However, staying compliant while making use of new technologies can also prove challenging. Data protection and privacy are set to be key topics in the coming years as companies are increasingly making use of smart devices and big data. Furthermore, companies face higher expectations from customers and regulators with regard to transparent production cycles and compliance in global supply chains.
This conference aims to reflect the international relevance of taking action against corruption and support the implementation of business integrity on the ground providing a platform for a global exchange of knowledge and good practices.
The Global Conference will take place on 22 February 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Further Information available on the website of the Alliance for Integrity: https://www.allianceforintegrity.org/en/events-and-training-activities/events/Global-Conference-2018-V-A.php
National Workshop on CSR: “Kontribusi Dunia Usaha Dalam Pencapaian Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan”
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) is encouraging the contribution of the business sector to achieve the sustainable development goals which prioritize the importance of conserving the natural environment and social justice for all and future generations.
On November 29, 2017, KADIN held a National Workshop on CSR Concern and Business Competition. “Private sector are responsible for encouraging the economic growth with consideration of enviromental and social aspects. Beforehand, business sector have known triple bottom line concept or People Planet Profit. Currently there are 5 “P” we have to pay attention to, which are People, Planet, Partnership, Peace and Prosperity. That is the key to the concept of sustainable development”, said Mrs. Suryani Motik, Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) on CSR Concern and Business Competition.
On those occasion, Mrs. Yanti Triwadiantini, Chairman of ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) on panel discussion explained the real meaning of CSR. She said, "Social Responsibility is the concern of all, not only just for the corporation".
The participants were attented from private sector and members of KADIN.
ACN launched its inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship on 9 Jan 2017. This programme aims to deepen cross-border perspectives and build up the next generation of CSR leaders for responsible business in Southeast Asia, harnessing their potential to address key regional issues in business & anti-corruption, business & human rights, and food security & sustainable agriculture. 16 Fellows were selected from 8 ASEAN countries to participate in a series of study tours to meet business leaders, government officials, academics, and civil society practitioners. This programme began in Singapore from 9 to 13 Jan 2017, and will be followed by visits to 3 other ASEAN countries in April, July and November, concluding with a Capstone Project which the Fellows can implement in their respective countries with the newfound knowledge and network.
Fellows were partially sponsored with the support of the Government of Sweden and the National Youth Council Singapore.
A total of 16 Fellows from 8 ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam) have been selected for the year-long Fellowship. They range from CSR managers from MNCs to land rights activists at NGOs.
Indonesia Business Links (IBL), founded in 1998 by business leaders who have strong vision towards business triple bottom line (profit-planet-people). IBL ‘s programs is active mostly in human capital development, environment, and anti-corruption. IBL’s activities are related to awareness campaign on business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), building the capacity of corporate partners on sustainable business practices, and building/fostering partnership for development. The programs related with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity in 2030. There are 17 goals, which are interconnected, 169 targets and 241 indicators. The 4 pillars of SDGs are i) Social Development Pillar, ii) Economic Development Pillar, iii) Environmental Development Pillar, iv) Law and Good Governance Development Pillar.
According to the result and evaluation of MDGs, Indonesia is one of countries who reach a good achievement where 49 of 67 indicators categorized as ‘achieved’, while 18 indicators still be continued to be reached in SDGs. Some of these unachieved targets are categorized as challenging targets such as to decrease Mother Mortality Rate, HIV/AIDS prevalence, Water and Sanitation problems and other issue. MDGs target was ‘Halfing’ all issues, ie: Halfing Poverty number, Halfing Maternal Mortality Rate’ ect, but SDGs target is “ZERO” for all target. This target is quite challenging and ambitious but not impossible.
The legal basis to support SDGs is “Peraturan Presiden” (Presidential regulation) and further will be elaborate in ‘Peraturan Menteri’ (Minister Regulation) that also will be elaborate in ‘Peraturan Daerah’ (Local Level policy). The principles of SDGs are: i) Comprehensive and Human Centered, ii) Integration: Integrated to all social dimensions and iii) No One Left Behind. The 4 participation platform of SDGs are i) Philanthropy Business, ii) Expert and Academics, iii) Government and Parliament, iv) OMS and Medias.
The National Action Plan matrix will record program activity/work plan for every 5 years from all stakeholders/contributors who directly or indirectly support the SDGs goal and target, as a response to the finding in MDGs evaluation where many stakeholder has given their contribution toward MDGs but didn’t recorded well.
The National Action Plan matrix will be completed by all contributors including companies. This matrix will generate a map regarding what already being done-what more can be done/need to be improved-and other result. The process to complete this matrix has just started and still need more time and action in the future to accomplish it and monitor it as well. For more information, please visit SDGs: www.sdgs.or.id
APAD-PLANAS PRB (Indonesia National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction) organized a workshop: The Strategic Role of Private Sector In Effort to Create Community Resilience to Disaster. Held in Jakarta, 25 – 26 January 2017, the objective of the workshop is to increase role of the private sector as an strategic actor which is able to bridge the community and government in disaster risk reduction through obtaining clearer policy framework related to an input on strategic plan business that comes up through the concept CSR as well as on multi-sector strategic activity in Disaster Management efforts.
On session-1 discussion, Chairman of Indonesia Business Links, Heru prasetyo conveyed presentation about mainstreaming disaster management to business. “Besides looking for profit, private sector have to increase their resilience to natural disasters and social community for sustainable business and welfare of the larger society with ethical conduct”, He said.