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The Impact and Cost of Corruption on Development and Global Business

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014
<p>Bellagio Forum for Security and Development, International Society for Social Defense, International Association of Penal Law, International Society for Criminology, The Aquinas Foundation</p>

Corruption is one of the world's greatest challenges. A major obstacle to sustainable development, with a larger impact on poor communities, it corrodes the very fabric of society and seriously damages the private sector. It impedes economic growth, distorts competition and entails serious legal and reputational risks. Corruption is very costly. This session will substantially contribute to formulating a global agenda mobilizing business, government and civil society against corruption in a coordinated and effective way.


  • Emilio C. Viano, International Society for Criminology


  • Alan Larson, Transparency International
  • Karen Popp, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Severin Wirz, TRACE
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