A post this week by Frank Brown talked about spreading compliance to supply chains in high-risk jurisdictions. It’s a challenge without easy answers.
How do we overcome cultural differences and integrate local companies into supply-chain compliance programs without ruining relationships and busting everyone’s budget.
Brown comes from CIPE — The Center for International Private Enterprise — where he’s the Value Chain/Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader. He previously worked as a journalist, once serving as Newsweek’s bureau chief in Moscow.
Back to CIPE. It’s one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. CIPE was founded in 1983.
(The NED was founded by Congress in 1983 as a non-profit with the goal of promoting democracy abroad. Annual funding for the NED comes from Congress.)
CIPE’s mission statement is to strengthen “democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.” It does that partly by improving “governance through transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors.”
CIPE has about 100 staffers, according to its website, and focuses mainly on the developing economies.
Here’s a 10-minute clip of contributing editor Richard Bistrong’s talk with CIPE’s Frank Brown:
Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He’ll be the keynote speaker at the FCPA Blog NYC Conference 2016.