Event brings together Latin American executives to discuss business ethics

More than 150 executives from 17 companies met between June 18 and XNUMX, in Rio de Janeiro, to discuss issues related to business ethics. The debates took place at the Latin America Ethics Summit, the Latin edition of one of the most important global forums on the subject.

Presidents and leaders from the audit and compliance areas of large companies, such as 3M, AES and Votorantim, were part of the list of speakers. Based on the motto “Global issues, local perspectives”, the panelists discussed topics such as best practices for structuring an efficient compliance department and establishing more reliable and responsible relationships with third parties.

Legal aspects such as the new Brazilian anti-corruption law were also the subject of discussion tables, with a debate about the changes that the new regulation has brought to the daily lives of companies since its entry into force a year ago, and the main doubts that still remain persist. The view of the public authorities on the subject was addressed in a lecture by Flávio Dematté, general coordinator for the Accountability of Private Entities at the Federal Comptroller General (CGU), who spoke about the prospects of the body regarding the application of the new law and other efforts that is being committed to fight corruption in the country.



Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, related in his lecture the scenario of corruption in Latin America and global trends. For this, he took the Petrobras, Fifa and Siemens cases as a starting point. The situation of FIFA officials also served as a basis for a discussion on corruption in sports, a topic ranging from the manipulation of scoreboards to affect the results of bookmakers to money laundering linked to sponsorship.

ETCO-Instituto Brasileiro de Ética Concorrencial was among the supporters of the Latin America Ethics Summit. The organization fell to the Ethispere Institute, a consultancy specialized in structuring and controlling ethical practices for large corporations.

3rd Latin America Ethics summit


On June 17 and 18, the Ethisphere Institute will hold the Third Latin America Ethics Summit, in Rio de Janeiro.

The event, which takes place annually, will be attended by executives from more than 120 multinational companies, including GE, Walmart, Boeing, Embraer and Petrobras. Issues such as the anti-corruption agenda, ethics and programs for governance, compliance, data privacy, intellectual property and much more will be discussed.

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Ethics in Latin America is discussed at an international seminar

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Executive President of ETCO participated in a panel at Latin America Ethics Summit, in which he spoke about the importance of fighting corruption for the evolution and development of the country, the approval of the Anti-Corruption Law and the popular demonstrations that occurred in the last month.

ETCO Executive President Roberto Abdenur participated on a July 10 panel in corruption in Brazil during the Latin America Ethics Summit, an event promoted by Thomson Reuters in partnership with the Ethisphere Institute. He shared the stage with the CEO of the American NGO Create.org, Pamela Passman.

In his presentation, Abdenur highlighted the current Brazilian political scenario, marked by popular demonstrations throughout Brazil, whose main flags included the fight against corruption. In this regard, he stressed the importance of advances such as the approval of the House Bill (PLC) 0039/2013 (PL 6826/2010), the so-called Anticorruption Law, which provides for the administrative and civil liability of legal entities for the practice of acts against public administration, national or foreign.

Abdenur said that "ETCO sees this new text as an important advance, because it is not enough to look at the corrupt without looking at the corruptor". For him, the legal text "encourages companies to respect the laws, which improves the level of competitive ethics and makes the business environment healthier".

He pondered, however, that the big challenge is for companies to start taking the issue of business ethics to the chain of associates and suppliers. "(The law) It is an important starting point, but companies need to create an ethical fortification," said Abdenur, stressing the importance of the role of the private sector in preventing corruption itself.

O Latin America Ethics Summit it was the first event held in Latin America by the North American entity Ethisphere, dedicated to creating, improving and sharing good practices in corporate social responsibility, combating corruption, sustainability and business ethics. Created in 2007, Ethisphere also annually elects the most ethical companies in the world and promotes seminars and events that discuss the topic in different regions.