The chair of the Caux Round Table Global Governing Board, the Rt Hon. The Lord Daniel Brennan QC, was in Washington from 15 to 19 September to attend the conference, "Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative." The conference was under the auspices of the Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development. Global Financial Integrity hosted the event and the Norwegian Agency for Development provided funding.
The Lord Brennan gave a keynote address at the conference and later chaired and presented at a session on corrupt asset recovery, where he outlined the Caux Round Table's initiative to develop a private, nonconviction-based approach to registering, recovering, and restoring corrupt assets.
While in Washington, the Lord Brennan joined with the Caux Round Table’s Associate Director there, Mr. Jed Ipsen, and Caux Round Table Fellow Dr. Lester A. Myers, to discuss the organization's projects and priorities with colleagues in governmental and non-governmental organizations working in human rights, sustainable business, and anti-corruption initiatives. They also met with representatives of diplomatic missions, inter-governmental organizations, and the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, as well as prominent religious and scholarly leaders.