Regional Business Integrity Conference
Culture of Business Integrity – Pathway to Sustainability and Success

Date: Monday, 6 March 2017
Venue: Amara Hotel Singapore

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The Regional Business Integrity Conference: Culture of Business Integrity – Pathway to Sustainability and Success 6-7 Mar 17 featured Professor Lawrence Loh (Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore) as a moderator for Session 2 on 6 March 2016. He led a panel discussion on “Enhancing a culture of integrity in business; enforcing ethical business regulations”.

Prior to the discussion, Mr Christopher Hodges (Professor of Justice Systems, Head of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) delivered a keynote speech and shared that to enable a culture of integrity in businesses, a regulatory system would be most effective in affecting the behaviour of individuals where it supports ethical and fair behaviour. Regulators needed to move towards focusing more on outcomes while businesses needed to be self-assured that they were being responsible.

During the interactive and lively panel discussion, there were views that that there was no one size fit all solution to the challenges in enhancing a culture of business integrity. This especially applies to ASEAN where each country’s cultures and practices varies. Stakeholders could tap on the many resources available to them and it is important to work collectively to pursue a common agenda. The outcome would be better collaboration and efforts that could be sustained.

The conference attracted approximately 150 delegates from the ASEAN region and corporates, policy makers as well as stakeholders. It provided a critical platform for exchange of experiences, ideas on business integrity and its linkage with sustainable growth.

Left to Right : Mr. Christopher Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems, Head of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford ; Ms. Tengku Ida Ismail, Vice-Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce - Malaysia; Executive Director, Legal and Secretarial, Nestlé Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei; Trustee, ASEAN CSR Network; Mr. Francesco Checchi, Anti-Corruption Adviser, Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Mr. Chan Yoon, Regional Counsel for Asia Pacific and Japan, Microsoft; Mr. Loh Yoon Min, Senior Assistant Director (Financial Investigations Branch), Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB); Prof. Lawrence Loh, Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore.



Left to Right: Mr Thomas Thomas CEO, ASEAN CSR Network;  Mr Frederick Ho, Trustee, ASEN CSR Network;  Ms Helen Orande Trustee,  ASEAN CSR Network ; Ms Tengku Ida Ismail, Trustee, ASEAN CSR Network; H.E. Scott Wightman British High Commissioner to Singapore; Mr Michael Tang, Vice President, Head, Listing Policy and Product Admission, Regulation, Singapore Exchange (SGX); Ms H.E. Lynn McDonald, Canadian High Commissioner to Singapore; Ms. Yanti Triwadiantini, Chair, ASEAN CSR Network; H.E. Hakan Jevrell, Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore and Brunei Darussalam;  Mr. Christopher Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems, Head of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford;, Ms Elaine Tan, Trustee, ASEAN CSR Network and Prof. Lawrence Loh, Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore.

collaboration Opportunities

At CGIO, we aim to deliver thought leadership, centred in Asia, with a global influence that contributes to organisational excellence and sustainability. As a research centre, we welcome collaboration opportunities and support from companies, trusts, foundations and individuals. If you are interested in research collaborations or funding our research efforts, please contact Ms Verity Thoi, Manager: Verity.Thoi@nus.edu.sg