• Why Global Bribery is not a Market Entry Strategy

Corruption in the Global Marketplace

“Transparency and accountability are critical to restoring trust and turning back the tide of corruption.” Transparency International 2010

March 21, 2012
Suffolk University
Law School Function Room
120 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Global corruption in the marketplace is typified by the use of public office for private gain. Frequently, the private sector acts as the supply side of corrupt payments. Bribery becomes a form of market entry strategy with far reaching consequences that undermine economic growth, development, and poverty reduction.

Good corporate governance facilitated in part by corporate transparency offers a solution to what is currently perceived as a serious economic crisis in the marketplace. The 2012 Global Sustainability Conference, sponsored by the Center for Global Business Ethics and Law of the Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, addresses global corruption as a destabilizing economic force and offers the perspectives of global experts in addressing this pressing problem.

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Welcome Remarks

  • Miriam Weismann
  • William O’Neill
  • James McCarthy

9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker

Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management presents: “Dreaming with the BRICs”

10:15-12:00 Panel Presentation

  • Hon. Brazilian Consul General Fernando de Mello Barreto, Diplomat and author, Boston Consul General
  • Hon. German Consul General Friedrich Loehr, former deputy chief of Mission of Germany inBeijing, former German ambassador to North Korea Consul General
  • William Emmons, senior vice president and economist at Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis

12:15-1:15 Closing Address

  • Cameron F. Kelly, General Council, U.S. Department of Commerce presents: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”

1:30 Luncheon & Presentation

  • The Sawyer Business School's Center for Global Business Ethics and Law presents the Corporate Sustainability Award to Patrón Spirits Company for its dedication to the United Nations’ standards of corporate development. Director of Communications Greg Cohen will accept the award on the company’s behalf.

RSVP: 617.573.8658 or acoletta@suffolk.edu.

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