Instituto Ethos

Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility. Clean games inside and outside of the stadium (World Cup 2014, Olympics 2016)
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Country of implementation:
Duration (in years):
5 years
Funding volume in US-Dollar (million):
3.11 M
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Project Summary                                             

Promoting transparency and integrity for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games through Collective Action, social monitoring and control mechanisms.

The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games provide an opportunity to set an example in the fight against corruption and to ensure that resources invested in infrastructure are spent in a transparent and efficient way.

The project’s specific objectives are to raise the:

  • Level of transparency in public procurement and expenditure
  • Integrity level of public-private sector relations and agreements
  • Level of social control over public budget and expenditure

The main activities are the development of corporate self-regulation mechanisms through the establishment of Sector Agreements, a set of Local Administration Transparency Indicators applicable to the host cities of the events; a Local Administration Transparency Pact; social control mechanisms and instruments providing the society with tools to understand and follow public expenditure and contracts and to engage business; and social mobilization for the approval of a set of regulation bills fostering integrity and combating corruption.

Description of Integrity Partner     

Ethos Institute, founded in 1998, has as its mission to mobilize, encourage, and help companies manage their business in a socially responsible way, making them partners in building a sustainable and fair society.

Ethos prioritizes the strengthening of democratic institutions with improved regulations, and provides for the creation of social control mechanisms for the government and the market.

For the coming ten years, it identifies the strategic opportunity to influence public policy transformation, proposing changes for an inclusive, green and responsible economy. This transformation requires a change in public discourse, in government action, and in business management.

Ethos Institute (in Portuguese)


This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.