On the occasion of the European Development Days 2016, we had the chance to meet with key experts to discuss how businesses and their stakeholders can work together on the fight against corruption. Simon Webley, Research Director at the Institute of Business Ethics, Igor Soltes, Member of the European Parliament, and Howard Shaw, Head of Anti-Corruption & Whistleblowing Services at Mazars, shares some insights.
We would like to thank all those who participated in the first edition of the #CSVContest. As a reminder, participants were asked to write a paper on the topic: “How can extractive industry stakeholders assure a fairer distribution of value?”. A jury from Mazars carefully reviewed all the submissions on the following criteria:
Across the world, new urban models are being invented and constructed before our eyes: from post- industrial cities seeking regeneration (Coventry, Detroit and Charleroi) to technological utopias striving to be world leaders (Masdar in the UAE and Songdo in South Korea) to over-populated megalopolises looking for fluidity (Mexico City, Lagos and Singapore for example). Despite the different scales and social contexts, all of these places have something in common: they must all deal with the unprecedented intricacy of today’s urban fabric. ‘Complexity’ has become the catch phrase of an urbanism that is still searching for solutions. The repercussions of this change of paradigm are numerous, for the city as well as for those who operate within it.
The benefits that local populations receive from mining profits are extremely varied. Driven to act by international pressure, several states have turned to a more equal redistribution of that revenue, calling on external experts to help them transition to this new model.