Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:00pm, at LALIVE, Stampfenbachplatz 4, Zurich
Working Group Co-Chairs Dominique Casutt and Daniel Bühr will open the round table event by sharing their general experience from Compliance Management System audits (both are accredited CMS auditors). Then, Matthias Kiener, Partner, Advisory Forensic with KPMG, Zurich, will introduce us to CMS audits under IDW Audit Standard 980. The presentation will be followed by a discussion (under Chatham House rules).
All those interested in independent CMS audits and certification, trends in Switzerland and internationally, the growing importance of standards, the effects of certification requirements on suppliers etc. are very welcome to join this event. Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The discussion will be followed by an apéro at 6:00pm.
September 1, 16:00, Mühlebachstrasse 23/25, Seefeld, Zurich
Roundtable Discussion sponsored by the ECS Working Group on Leadership. This third annual event will be followed by end-of-summer networking drinks in a nearby locale.
This year the focus is on the challenges on compliance leadership when a Swiss company is in foreign hands. Several participants whose companies are owned by Chinese, American, and other foreign companies or shareholders will be on hand. As in the past, the discussion will be moderated and participatory where all attending can also share their own thoughts on the subject.
After the roundtable, the discussions will continue over a drink, courtesy of ECS.
There is no cost for attending but places are limited. If you wish to reserve a place, send an email to email@example.com with your name, title, and company.
Venue: Bar “Hotel Rivington & Sons” right next to the station Zürich Hardbrücke (Hardstrasse 201, ground level of the “Prime Tower”)
The annual meeting of members of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland/ECS was held on 4 May 2017 in Berne in the guild house of Gesellschaft zu Pfistern where ECS was established in May 2014. 19 members attended the annual meeting and approved the annual report, the annual accounts and the budget for 2017. The members granted discharge and re-elected the Board for a second term. They also agreed with the Board’s plan to elect new Board members in the coming years on a rolling basis.
The meeting of members was followed by a presentation by Mr Michel Huissoud, the Director of the Federal Audit Office. Mr Huissoud presented the Office and presented the work the Office performs and the challenges it encounters in its audits. The presentation was followed by an open discussion on recent audits performed by the Office and instances of resistence by state owned enterprises and government agencies. The meeting was followed by a networking apéro which provided the participants with an excellent opportunity to discuss current compliance trends at a wonderful historic place.
The working group exists since 2012 as an informal and confidential exchange between compliance executives and anti-corruption practitioners. TI Switzerland offers corporate compliance executives the possibility to discuss concrete problems and challenges in preventing and fighting corruption. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule.
Members of TI or Ethics and Compliance: free
Non Members: CHF 100.-
Online before 10th March 2017
ECS launched a new working group on anti-bribery. Our members Gemma Aiolfi and Maximilien Roche were holding the first working group event on December 14, 2016, in Zurich.
The co-chairs invite you to join the working group.
ECS Members Discuss Legal Assistance and Cooperation Among Authorities at End of Year Event
The ECS concluded a busy year with a roundtable discussion on November 24 in Zurich featuring Annemarie Nussbaumer, Head of International Legal Assistance at FINMA, and ECS’ Chairman Paolo Bernasconi.
Touching on all aspects of legal assistance and cooperation among authorities, the discussion highlighted the importance of this subject for compliance professionals, including in the context of investigations, issues involving corporate liability, tax, and other matters. The event also reflected the benefit of thinking about compliance across sectors and having the public and private sectors dialog on critical topics.
The event was topped off by an apéro to celebrate the end of the year and to further exchange ideas.
ECS General Meeting of Members
The first ECS General Meeting of Members will take place on Thursday, 3 March 2016, at 15:00 at Zunfthaus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, in Zurich.
The General Meeting of Members will take place from 15:00 to 15:45. Only ECS members are admitted to the General Meeting of Members.
From 16:00 to 18:00, all interested persons are warmly invited and welcomed to our “Whistleblowing and Speak-up Culture” event, organized by the Working Groups on Whistleblowing and on Leadership. The Working Groups will present their best practice guide on establishing and maintaining an organizational speak-up culture.
The presentation will be followed first by a key note speech given by Ms Laurie Waddy, Head Group Compliance and Deputy General Counsel at LafargeHolcim, and then a panel discussion with Ms Laurie Waddy and Ms Dominique Casutt (Co-Chair WG CMS/ISO and former CCO at Syngenta). The panel discussion will be moderated by Gabe Shawn Varges, member of the Board of ECS.
We will close the event with a networking apéro riche.
Please send your registration for the General Meeting of Members (in case you are a member) and the Speak-Up Culture event to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 February 2016.
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