Theme: ESG, Integrity & Anti- Corruption in an International Context of Compliance.
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July, 2024 - Capital C Amsterdam


Thursday 4th July 2024 09.30 - 10.00 hours Welcome and registration

Welcome and registration by the team of Summer School 2024.

10.00 -12.30 hours Introduction: Unlocking the Human Element in Risk and Compliance

Embark on a journey with An Gaiser as we navigate the ever-changing landscape of risk and compliance. An Gaiser’s approach offers a holistic view, combining scientific precision with practical insights. The unspoken becomes a powerful tool in deciphering motives, interests, and behavioral influences.

In the realm of ESG, where Environmental, Social, and Governance considerations reign supreme, An Gaiser’s methodology transcends the mundane. We often rely on tools and protocols, forgetting the heartbeat of our organizations—the human factor. Join us in exploring a presentation that not only recognizes the challenges of ESG terminology but elevates it by incorporating the essence of human dynamics.

This presentation is a unique opportunity to gain a nuanced understanding of how businesses can seamlessly weave the human factor into their risk frameworks. An Gaiser advocates for a comprehensive approach, dispelling the notion of standalone frameworks, and urging us to rediscover the significance of the human touch in our risk management strategies.

In the spirit of adaptability, let’s embrace the extraordinary power of non-verbal intelligence and investigative interviewing. It’s not just about decoding words; it’s about fostering trust, deepening understanding, and crafting effective risk management strategies tailored to our dynamic world.

Don’t miss out on this transformative experience. Join us and An Gaiser as we delve into the heart of risk and compliance, where science meets intuition, and the human factor takes center stage. Secure your spot now and be part of a conference that promises to redefine the way we approach risk in our organizations.

12.30 - 14.00 hours Lunch

Lunch & networking at the Restaurant of Capital C,  called Capital Kitchen.

14.00 - 16.30 hours It's all about Integrity

In this session we focus on organizational integrity, and in particular on: what it is, why it matters, how it goes wrong, and what it takes to manage it. This session is interactive as it invites for discussion and exchange among the participants. Case presentation will provide insights in the actual challenges of organizational integrity. We analyze the complexities of integrity management and explain the benefits of a systems-based integrity approach. Claudia Zimmermann from Germany was the first person who discovered the Wirecard Fraud and she will share with you what happened afterwards.

• Complex concept: not much agreement among academics
• Exploring the concept/ what it is to you

o Wholeness/ honesty -> Roman Army (very large, well-organized company)
• Why is it important: micro/ meso/ macro
• Case presentation: with some attention for complexity (see below)
• Complex to manage
o Multiple types of breaches
o Multiple types of causes
o Multiple types of measures
o Multiple internal actors

• Requires system-based approach
o Explaining one model
o Coherence/ PDCA
o Discuss ways to create coherence
o Discuss ways to …


16.30 -17.15 hours Networking Cocktail

Networking Cocktail at Capital C.

17.15 hours - 18.00 hours Walking Tour to Amstel Hotel

Walking Tour to Amstel in order to embark for the Canal Tour with dinner on board.

18.00 hours - 20.30 hours Private Canal Tour, including dinner

Canal Tour including dinner on board. In the evening of the first day,  Thursday 4th July 2024, we will all together enjoy a private boat trip, which will include a dinner, through the canals of Amsterdam.

Friday 5th July 2024 10.00 - 12.30 hours ESG, Integrity & Anti-Corruption

Michael van Woerden (DeComplianceMonitor) will navigate you through the challenges, critical success factors, and options for implementation that you may face when bringing your corporate compliance program up-to-standard.

– How do evolving ESG (reporting) requirements impact your Anti-Corruption Program?
– How should related (compliance) risk- and opportunity assessments should look like?
– To what extend should a control framework be centralized, and/or be tailored to the specific context of doing business locally?
– How to keep track of changes of regulatory requirements and related expectations by stakeholders?
– What may trigger the need for making a comprehensive (self) assessment of the effectivity of the corporate compliance program? How to perform such a comprehensive review?
– Where to start when being confronted with impactful ethical / compliance breaches and related inquiries by supervisory authorities and enforcement agencies?

René and Michael will explore the answers and explain practical ways to ensure that the corporate Ethics & Compliance Program is fully embedded, aligning with changing stakeholders’ expectations.


Friday 5th July 12.30 - 14.00 hours Lunch

Lunch & Networking in the Capital C Kitchen restaurant.

Friday 5th July 14.00 - 16.00 hours Closing session conducted by Professor Sharon Oded

Sharon Oded is Head of Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, Amsterdam, and a Professor of Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Sharon’s practice focuses on helping multinational corporations and financial institutions to mitigate their regulatory compliance risks and to respond to corporate incidents and crises. He advises corporations, board members and senior executives on cross-border investigations, criminal defence, regulatory compliance and related civil litigation. He is experienced in dealing with highly sensitive, multi-jurisdictional investigative matters concerning: anti-bribery and corruption; fraud; cartels and antitrust; export control; economic sanctions; and anti-money laundering.

• Changing landscape of European enforcement against corporate misconduct.
• Upcoming European Anti-corruption package.
• Whistleblowing: how to turn a risk into an opportunity.
• Responding to corporate incidents and red flags.
• Authorities’ expectations from responsible corporations on how to prevent fraud and corruption.

Friday 5th July 16.00 - 17.00 hours. Closing ceremony followed by a network cocktail