Association Fighting Corruption

ALES the European Lean Managers Society is an Association Fighting Corruption.

We define corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.

To end corruption we must first understand it. That’s why we look at what causes corruption and what works against it.

To end corruption, we advocate for power to be held accountable. Everywhere.


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ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting webinar “Inclusive Workplace Practices to Support Mental Health in Higher Education”

  • Ryan C. Warner, Ph.D. / Founder and Chief Executive Officer / RC Warner Consulting, LLC
  • Dr. Cori Bazemore-James / Assistant Vice Provost, Graduate School Diversity Office and Affiliate Faculty, Higher Education / University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Alvin P. Akibar, PhD / Director, Center for Social Justice Research, Policy, and Advocacy / Urban League Twin Cities
  • Alexia Hudson-Ward (Moderator) / Associate Director of Research and Learning / MIT Libraries

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting OECD – OCDE webinar “Rebuilding Trust in Government and Public Institutions for a Functioning Democracy”
Santiago González – OECD
Johanna Gleeson – OECD

Trust is the foundation for the legitimacy of public institutions and a functioning democratic system. Crucial for maintaining political participation and social cohesion, trust helps ensure the success of a wide range of policies that depend on behavioral responses from the public—as shown by the COVID-19 emergency. However, on average across OECD countries, only about half of people say that they trust their national government. Since the global financial crisis of 2008, trust in government has eroded in many countries and recovered only in some. 

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “Impacts of COVID-19 How STI systems responded to the crisis, and the challenges that lie ahead” (January 12th, 2021) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “What do early childhood education and care professionals say” (November 30th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “Launch of the Digital Economy Outlook 2020” (November 27th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “Green Growth & Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum)” (November 24th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “What does teaching look like in different countries” (November 16th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “LACRP Webinar Series Artificial Intelligence in the time of COVID-19” (November 5th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “Helping students navigate an interconnected world — What to expect from PISA 2018 Volume VI” (October 20th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “Measuring the impacts of COVID-19 on education — A new tool for governments and researchers” (October 15th, 2020) / OECD

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting “OECD 7th Forum on Green Finance and Investment 2020” (6-7-8-9 October 2020)

Day 1 Greetings and Opening High-Level Plenary

– Inger Andersen, United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director
– Laurence Boone, OECD – OCDE Chief Economist
– Tracey Crowe, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
– Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
– Kwasi Kwarteng – Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
– Hugh Wheelan, Responsible Investor & Co-founder and Joint Managing Director
Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General

Day 1 High-Level Plenary Challenges and opportunities for green finance post COVID19

– Cameron Hepburn, Professor and Director, Economics of Sustainability Programme, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School
– Masamichi Konno, OECD, Deputy Secretary-General
– Margaret Kuhlow, Global Conservation Director, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International
– Rachel Kyte, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Dean
– Pekka Moren, Finland, Special Representative of the Minister of Finance & Co-chair of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
– Tokio Morita, Financial Services Agency (Japan), Vice Minister for International Affairs
– Matti Vanhanen, Finland, Minister of Finance

Day 2 High-Level Plenary How to ensure the financial system helps deliver a green recovery

– Jane Ambachtsheer, BNP Paribas Asset Management Global Head, Sustainability
– Sharan Burrow, General Secretary International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
– Thierry Déau, MERIDIAM, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
– Frank Elderson, De Nederlandsche Bank (NDB), Executive Director, Supervision
– Marcel Haag, Director, Horizontal Policies (Direction B), Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FSMA), European Commission
– Catherine Howarth, ShareAction, Chief Executive
– Mathilde Mesnard, OECD, Deputy Director Directorate for Financial and Entreprise Affairs
– Hugh Wheelan, Responsible Investor, Co-founder and Joint Managing Director
– Simon Zadek, Principal, Project Catalyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Day 2 Measuring the Climate Alignment of Investments and Financing (Part I)

– Sonja Djukic, Government of Canada, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Climate Change
– Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment, Chief Responsible Investment Officer
– Angela Falconer, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Director, Climate Finance
– Charlotte Gardes, French Treasury Deputy Head of Unit, Sustainable Finance
– Raphaël Jachnik, Climate Finance at OECD, Senior Policy Analyst
– Iren Levina, COP26 Private Finance Hub, Head of Portfolio Alignment Team
– David Lunsford, MSCI, Executive Director and Head of Climate Policy and Strategy
– James Mitchell, Global Climate Finance, Manager
– Seyni Nafo, Mali, High Representative for Climate Change
– Padraig Oliver, UNFCCC Programme Officer, Climate Finance
– Nadine Viel Lamare, Swedish EPA Senior Advisor, Climate and Finance

Day 2 – How DLT is making a difference in green finance

– Marianne Haahr, Director, Green Digital Finance
– Caroline Malcolm, OECD, Head of Global Blockchain Policy Centre
– Joel Paula, OECD, Policy Analyst, Long-term Investment Projects
– Yorke Rhodes III, Microsoft, Principal Program Manager, Blockchain Engineering

Day 2 – Financing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

– Safri Burhanuddin, Deputy Minister for Indonesia, Co-ordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investments
– Anthony Cox, OECD, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate
– Chip Cunliffe, AXA, Director, Sustainable Development
– Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Government, Special Representative for the Ocean
– Antha N. Williams, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Global Head of Climate & Environmental Programs
– Peter Thomson, United Nations, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
– Usher, E., UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Head
– Ingrid van Wees, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Vice-President for Finance and Risk Management
Safri Burhanuddin, Deputy Minister for Indonesia, Co-ordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investments

Day 2 Unlocking Financing for Biodiversity by Private Investors

Day 2 Measuring the Climate Alignment of Investments and Financing (Part II)

Day 3 High-Level Plenary Accelerating greener investment the role of taxonomies, asset managers and institutional investors, regions and cities

– Martina Cheung, S&P Global Market Intelligence, President
– Kristina Church, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
– Marion de Marcillac, MSCI, Executive Director & Business Manager
– Jon Glenn, HM Treasury, United Kingdom, Economic Secretary (and City Minister)
– Andries Gryffroy. Flemish Parliament MP and member of the EU Committee
– Rodolfo LACY, OECD, Director, Environment Directorate
– Frank Lee, EIB, Head of Division
– Per Lundberg, European Parliament, Policy Advisor Trainee
– Jorge Muñoz Wells, City of Lima, Mayor of Lima
– Joaquim Oliveira Martins, OECD, Deputy Director
– Bella Tonkonogy, Climate Policy Initiative, Associate Director

Day 3 Channeling investment using sustainable finance taxonomies and definitions

– Manuel Adamini, Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), Head, Investor Engagement
– Marie Baumgarts, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), Head, Regulatory Affairs
– Simon Buckle, OECD, Head, Climate, Biodiversity and Water
– Nadia Humphreys, Bloomberg LP, Sustainable Finance, CMR
– Cesare Ragaglini, VEB.RF, Deputy Director General
– Caroline Wellemans, European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit

Day 3 Financing Water-Related Investment

– Abdulaziz Alshaibani, PhD, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deputy Minister for Water Affairs
– Osward M Chanda, African Development Bank Group Division Manager for Water Security
– Anthony Cox, OECD, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate
– Pritha Hariram, FMO, Senior Business Development Officer
– Karine Measson, European Investment Bank (EIB), Head of Water Management Division
– Carlos Sánchez

Day 3 ESG Investing Financial and Environmental Materiality

– Géraldine Ang, OECD, Senior Policy Analyst
– Daniel C. Esty, Yale University, Hillhouse Professor
– Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, World Resources Institute, Global Director of the Sustainable Finance Center
– Mike McMorrow, Bank for International Settlements, Senior Asset Management Specialist
– Greg Medcraft, OECD, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
– Robert Patalano, CFA, OECD, Deputy Head of Division
– Chris Perceval, Trucost, Director, Head of Business Development EMEA (Financial Institutions)

Day 3 Green Infrastructure in the Decade for Delivery-The Role of Institutional Investment

– Richard Abel, UK Climate Investments, Managing Director
– Bertrand Badré, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, Chief Executive Officer
– Jon Johnsen, Pensionskassernes (PKA), Chief Executive Officer
– Emmanuelle Nasse-Bridier, Meridiam, Head of the Urban Resilience Initiative
– Dirk Röttgers, OECD, Policy Analyst, Green Finance

Day 4 Side Event Finance to Accelerate the Sustainable Transition-Infrastructure (FAST-Infra)

– Anthony Cox, OECD, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate
– Christian Deseglise, HSBC, Head of Sustainable Finance
– Lori Kerr, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist
– Alzbeta Klein, CFA, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Director and Global Head
– Daniel Klier, HSBC, Chief of Staff Global Banking
– Julia P., Meridiam, Chief Strategy Officer
– Michael Ridley, Senior Director, Responsible Investment

Day 4 Keynote and High-Level Panel Green recovery and meeting environmental objectives in developing countries

– Clara Barby, Impact Management Project, Chief Executive
– Karen E. Wilson, OECD, Strategic Partnerships
– Yannick Glemarec, Green Climate Fund (GCF), Executive Director
– Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia, Minister of Finance
– Jorge Moreira da Silva, OECD, Director, Development Co-operation
– Rémy Rioux, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Chief Executive Officer
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia, Minister of Finance

Day 4 Closing Session Clean energy investments to support a sustainable COVID recovery
– Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency (IEA), Executive Director
– Masamichi Konno, OECD – OCDE, Deputy Secretary-General
– Mark Lewis, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Chief Sustainability Strategist
– Michael Liebreich, Liebreich Associates, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
– Ahmed Saeed, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Vice-President
– Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank (EIB), Chief Climate Change Expert
– Peter Sweatman, Climate Strategy & Partners, Chief Executive Officer
Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency (IEA), Executive Director

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY supporting the “OECD Forum Series: A Green COVID Recovery The role of finance” (30th September 2020)

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Anthony Gooch, OECD Director, OECD Forum
Greg Medcraft, OECD Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Jean-Jacques Barbéris, Amundi Director, Institutional and Corporate Clients, ESG
Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary
Anthony Cox, OECD Deputy Director, Environment

ALES the EUROPEAN LEAN MANAGERS SOCIETY invited to participate at “Audit Innovation in Times of Crisis – OECD Auditors Alliance” (23rd September 2020)
Jeffrey Schlagenhauf
Ina de Haan

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