Considering the context of pandemic and crisis of trust that Chile and the world are facing, Global Compact organized on Thursday, November 5, a virtual meeting to analyze how corruption has become an obstacle to progress in sustainable development.
This is because it is precisely in periods of crisis when corruption proliferates, as controls are relaxed and there is a need to survive at any cost amid the emergency. In this way, the efforts made by organizations in pursuit of probity and transparency are paralyzed.
The meeting began with a presentation by the Director of BH Compliance, Susana Sierra, who made a detailed analysis of what is expected for the world in terms of corruption after the pandemic, such as the increase of populism, informal trade, telemonitoring, and restrictions on freedom, where technology has gained more and more power, among other facts.
The dialogue was moderated by Manuel Arís, a researcher at Espacio Público, and was also attended by Ximena Chong, chief prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office for High Complexity Crimes; Mariano Gojman, compliance officer at Siemens Chile, and Emilio Oñate, dean of the Faculty of Law and Humanities, Universidad Central de Chile.
It should be noted that Global Compact is an initiative of the United Nations (UN) in which more than 10,000 companies around the world participate, being the first international organization dedicated to examining critical issues related to sustainability in the world.