Integrity & Compliance Task Force Meeting and Network Cocktail in Washington DC

In the framework of the IMF/WB Spring Meeting, the Integrity & Compliance Task Force met on Friday 20th.

The B20 and the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC) hosted the Trade & Investment Task Force meeting at the Chamber´s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The meeting was preceded by a luncheon with panel session jointly organized by Ernst & Young, the U.S. Chamber and the B20. Kendra Gaither, Senior Policy Director of the Americas at U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Andrea Rey, Partner of Fraud Investigation & Dispute at EY opened the event.

The panel that followed, moderated by George Mandelbaum, IC Chair and CIPPEC President, included Pascale Dubois, World Bank Integrity Vicepresident, Lisa Miller, Integrity and Compliance Officer at World Bank Group, Kathleen Mc Govern, Principal at Ernst and Young Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services and Charles Johnson, executive director of Global Governance at Citi.

“The Integrity & Compliance Task Force focuses on issues that have an effect on the goals of the other B20 groups. Our intention is to submit a document with specific guidelines to be followed by G20 member countries to bring about a cultural change in public and private organizations.” said George Mandelbaum.

The Task Force meeting that followed, was led by Mandelbaum, who is also Chair of T20 (Think Tank 20), a G20 affinity group. The session focused on establishing a transparent agenda for state owned enterprises and infrastructure projects. The group continued its work on a document regarding integrity and ethics, to be adopted by companies and G20 member governments.