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Thursday, September 3 • 08:30 - 10:30
Collective Action – Mission Impossible or a Way to a Better Future?

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Collective action initiatives are considered an innovative new governance approach that pools the resources of various stakeholders to produce mutually beneficial outcomes. Commitments are typically accompanied by affirmative rhetoric, praising collective action initiatives as particularly effective, innovative and participatory. However, there is little substantial proof of the benefits of collective action initiatives and even experts disagree on how effective and legitimate they are.

The aim of this panel discussion is to provide an evaluation of opportunities and limits of collective action initiatives.

Furthermore, the event will address the following questions:
  • Do collective action initiatives help stakeholders to overcome their narrow self-interest in favor of the common good?


  • Is the claim that collective action initiatives are particularly inclusive and participatory valid? Or can powerful actors with well-organized political interests impose their narrow political priorities?


  • Who are the stakeholders in collective action initiatives? Who is excluded?


  • Do collective action initiatives produce effective outcomes? Or does the compromise mirror the smallest common denominator?


  • How and by whom should collective action initiatives be evaluated/monitored?


  • How can we ensure the credibility of collective action initiatives are credible?


  • What are specific promises and pitfalls of collective action initiatives in the area of business integrity?

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Noor Naqschbandi

Head of, GIZ
Noor is working for the GIZ. He is responsible for the 10th Principle of the Global Compact in Germany and Head of the Alliance for Integrity (AfIn). | | AfIn is a business driven multi-stakeholder initiative promoting integrity in the economic system and improving the framework conditions for compliant and clean business.

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Gemma Aiolfi

Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
We host the B20 Collective Action Hub, it's the place to find more about what's going on in anti corruption Collective Action, learn how to start a Collective Action, how to get more information and support from the Basel Institute and the International Centre for Collective Action. We're also interested in acting as facilitator to initiatives, link up like minded stakeholders and get the ball rolling! Do get in touch, we're here to help.

Dato’ Hafsah Hashim

CEO, Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia)

Samuel Siahaan

Head of Compliance and Licences Department, PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk.

Thomas Thomas

Ceo, Asean Csr Network

Heiko Willems

Managing Director of Law and Insurance, Bdi - Federation Of German Industries

Thursday September 3, 2015 08:30 - 10:30
Hall 3

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