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1 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Dear Speaker at Europartners Conference. Thank you for using this Powerpoint Template. The Europartners Masterslide should be used for every slide. (Logo at the upper right corner, bottom line with yellow signet and white Title on grey ground) Please do not modify the layout of the masterslide. Just enter your name and the title of your lecture at the bottom line (in Masterslide Edit-Mode). Add new slides as usual and fill in your content without hiding the existing master elements. Thanks

2 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Corruption the scourge of humanity

3 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Each year over US$ 1 Trillion goes missing from the global economy through bribes, dishonest deals and tax evasion. It’s called corruption. Corruption is more than bad business: it kills people

4 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity US$1 trillion Theft Bribery Land-grabbing Lack of transparency “Corruption is a key element in economic under-performance and a major obstacle to poverty alleviation and development.” Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan Tax evasion

5 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Corruption kills people On average access to water can be 30% more expensive Maternity patience in Bangalore pay $22 in bribes Africa loses $393b every year through tax evasion and is linked to 5.6 children dying between Fines of £400m to RBS

6 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity “Political parties, public administrations and the private sector are evaluated as the weakest players in the fight against corruption across Europe” (Transparency International 2011: money, politics, power: corruption risks in Europe)

7 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity “Ignoring corruption is like investing your money in a country with hyper inflation”

8 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity “The purpose of a business firm is not simply to make a profit, but is to be found in its very existence as a community of persons who in various ways are endeavouring to satisfy their basic needs, and who form a particular group at the service of the whole of society.” (Pope John Paul II)

9 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity You are here!

10 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Why are you here?!

11 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Profit & Poverty BRICBRIC

12 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Isaiah 51:4 My justice will become a light to the nations

13 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity “Corruption is condemned in the Bible. It undermines economic development, distorts fair decision-making and destroys social cohesion. No nation is free of corruption. We invite Christians in the workplace, especially young entrepreneurs, to think creatively about how they can best stand against this scourge” (Cape Town 2010)

14 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity “When you take a stand about a matter of justice, or when you refuse to be part of an unethical deal, you are engaged in mission – the mission of establishing God’s kingdom where you work.” Transform Your Work Life by Graham Power & Dion Forster

15 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity

16 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Transformation Vision: 100 million engaged

17 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity EXPOSED: goals 1 million signatures for G20 policy change: tax, transparency, bribes 2000 vigils with the poor 100 million engaged ChurchChurch Government Business Public service Communities

18 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity REACH Global partners (600 million) Micah Challenge Bible Society Global Day of Prayer 24-7 Prayer World Evangelical Alliance Salvation Army Anglican Mission & Public Affairs OAIC (Africa) Digni National focus groups (egs) AJS (Honduras) Unashamedly Ethical (South Africa) Heads of Denominations (Zimbabwe) CANOPI (Malaysia) Calvary Family Church Intl (Malawi) Transformation III (Nigeria) Expertise Transparency International Tax Justice Network International Justice Mission Tearfund Christian Aid UNMC

19 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity

20 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity EXPOSED: How? Global Call petition & event: G20 Nov 2014 Practical toolkits Accessible sermon series Evangelism tool kit Partner communications

21 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity EXPOSED: some outcomes 1 million+ signatures to G20 – tax, transparency and bribery Catalogue of ‘good news’ stories Promoting values and culture of honesty Exposure of bribes – bribe books and media Increased Church understanding and responsibility Politicians sign GOPAC; implementation of UNCAC Catalyst for global network on corruption Theological reflection

22 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity What can you do? Ensure you have an anti-bribery policy and that procedures to monitor and enforce it are active and effective Encourage all your staff to believe that integrity matters Pass on information about corrupt practices to police and/or government – if there is a good process Ensure that your business has transparent accounting practices and pays all appropriate taxes in every country in which it does business. Make sure that your procurement practices are transparent and reputable

23 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity “EXPOSED is a timely response to an urgent need. It brings positive practical change to local communities losing lives and livelihoods through corruption. EXPOSED will contribute to an environment that enables care, development, ministries and businesses to prosper. It showcases courageous responses from Christian communities, but also joins civil society to bring critical policy change to institutions and business by focusing on matters of tax, transparency and bribery.” Dion Forster

24 EUROPARTNERS CONFERENCE with JOEL EDWARDS Corruption: The Scourge of Humanity Thank you


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