• 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
                      Mr. Jim O’Neill
                      Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
                      “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 in
                      Former German ambassador to North Korea
                      Consul General
                      Dr. William Emmons
                      Senior Vice President and Economist
                      Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis
12:15-1:15     Closing Address
                      Cameron F. Kelly
                      General Council
                      U.S. Department of Commerce
                      “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”
1:30                Luncheon & Presentation
                       The Sawyer Business School
                       Center for Global Business Ethics and Law
                       Corporate Sustainability Award*
                       John McDonnell
*For their dedication to the standard set by the United Nations in support of corporate development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Dr. William Emmons' presentation

Chairman Jim O’Neill's presentation

Mr. Joshua Hochberg's presentation



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