The Minister of Justice, Sérgio Moro, was a speaker at a special session of the Brasil Investment Forum 2019, this Friday (Oct. 11), in São Paulo. On the occasion, the former chief of the Carwash Operation spoke on the topic of Legal Security and Anti-Corruption Agenda and highlighted the strong relationship between justice, public security and business environment in the country.
In his presentation, Moro emphasized the government’s fight against corruption. “Corruption is like sand in the gears. It keeps public investments and fair competition at bay. The market wants predictability and security,” he said.
The minister detailed the initiatives being adopted to reduce the crime rate in the country, such as the Anti-Crime Package. “Crime has grown in Brazil for 20 years, even during periods of economic prosperity. In other words, there is not a clear correlation between the increase in GDP and the decrease in crime. But this is not enough, one of the big problems is impunity, which we are fighting,” he said.
“There is a long way to go, but we need the support of the private sector, either to make the investments that the state is no longer able to make, or because the presence of the private sector leads to a gain in efficiency,” Moro said. “We must advance institutionally as a country against corruption, against organized crime and against violent crime,” he said.
BIF hosted more than 2,000 participants from 45 countries and 37 sectors of the economy. The audience includes government authorities, entrepreneurs, Brazilian and foreign investors, startups and high-ranking executives from large corporations.
Watch the full presentation of Minister Sérgio Moro at BIF: