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UN Global Compact 10th Principle & Corporate Sector Engagement
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UN Global Compact 10th Principle & Corporate Sector Engagement
Tuesday, 16th March, 2010
Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore

Seminar Objective

The 10th principle of the UN global compact focuses on corruption and unethical practices that are having a negative impact on our personal and professional lives. Today, virtually every where in our society, unbridled corruption and unchecked policies are affecting the norms and values that are the binding forces for the building blocks of a civilized world.

For business and economics, which is the lifeline of our sustenance, corruption tends to serve as deterrence for healthy competition and sustainable development. On the other contrary, proactive pursuance of ethical policies regarding corruption, if pursued, help businesses create and sustain an environment of mutual trust and confidence between the investors, people and the company.

The introduction of UN Global Compact, and particularly the 10th principle which addresses the anticorruption issue, provides companies and governments a framework for action to deal, individually and collectively, with corruption by developing and implementing policies and concrete programs to avoid bribery, extortion, and other forms of corruption at all levels. At the same time it also gives companies’ CEOs and business executives a unique opportunity to play a leadership role by committing themselves to “transparency” in all business transactions and a “zero tolerance” on corruption in the promotion of their companies’ business – a win-win situation for the businesses and the society as a whole.

To achieve the above objectives detached efforts are neither adequate nor effective. A collective action is a prerequisite. Efforts should, therefore, be made both at national and international levels to express support and willingness to share experiences and best practices in the fight against corruption.

The present seminar plans to bring together Senior Executives and CEOs from the public and private companies in Pakistan and provide them an opportunity to collectively demonstrate their commitment of engagement in exploring ways and means to incorporate ethical and transparent business practices in their areas of activity.

A sustained and a concerted effort by our business leaders to integrate the anti-corruption policies in their business practices, and thus implementing the 10th principle, would help Pakistan achieve the benefits of globalization and ensure its people a healthy, safe, and a happy future.

Tentative Agenda

09.30 am – 11.00 am  Inaugural Session

Welcome Address by chairman CGRL

Seminar Address by TI Pakistan

Introductory Address

UN Global Compact 10th Principle and Corporate Sector Engagement by UNDP Resident Representative

Keynote address

Corporate Compliance towards UN Global Compact 10th Principle and Competition Ordinance 2009 by Mr. Khalid Aziz Mirza, Chairman Competition Commission of Pakistan

11.30 am – 01.00 pm     Session 1

10th Principle & its Benefits to the Private Sector Business Organizations.
  • Session designed to have one or two speakers followed by a participative discussion by panelists (including representation from some of the business organizations).

01.45 pm – 3.45 pm       Session 2

Anti-corruption Commitment & Corporate Responsibility
  • Session designed to have one or two speakers followed by CEOs panel discussion on corporation conduct and compliance towards the 10th principle.

04.00 pm – 05.00 pm      Concluding Session

- Launching of an action plan.
- Formation of a steering committee of business leaders for follow-up.
- Concluding remarks.

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