On 14 June the Tax and Crime Forum, organised by the OECD and the Guardia di Finanza, took place in Rome.
Now in its second edition, the Tax and Crime Forum creates the ideal opportunity for ongoing dialogue between state institutions, private bodies and civil society to maintain the momentum of the decisions taken at the G20 and work conducted together with the B20.
The event brings together high-level political figures, a range of governmental agencies as well as representatives from the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders, to address the fundamental challenges and promote greater cooperation in the fight against crimes such as corruption and fraud.
The chief executive of Eni Paolo Scaroni participated in the Panel “Keeping (Your) Business Clean - The Experience of the private sector and NGOs‘ which examined the prospects and the role of business in discouraging and dealing with financial crime and fraud.
A presentation and discussion was also made of the CleanGovBiz Initiative, launched by the OECD with UNODC, the World Bank and other partners, which aims to support governments, business and civil society in reinforcing the fight against corruption.
The Panel was moderated by Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary General of the OECD; other panellists in addition to Paolo Scaroni were Tom Cardamone, Managing Director, Global Financial Integrity; Dimosthenis Chrysikos, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC; Keith McCarthy, Director of Forensic Services, PwC; Huguette Labelle, Chairwoman of the Board, Transparency International.
The opening ceremony for the conference was held in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Secretary General of the OECD and the Commander General of the Italian Guardia di Finanza.