The ICC Netherlands launched its new book “Integrity, A Valuable Proposition” at the International Integrity & Anti-Corruption Conference earlier this month. The book discusses the state of affairs of integrity and accountability in both the public and private sector, and the continuous dialogue and development.
Ten international thought leaders from various fields of expertise share their insights on the importance of business integrity and provide recommendations on a policy, organizational and individual level. Among the authors are Prof. Mark Pieth, Emily O’Reilly (EU Ombudsman), Pascale Dubois (World Bank), Richard Bistrong, Pierrick Le Goff (Alstom) and Dominique Lamoureux (Thales).
Corruption is a two-way street, and it is vital that all parties in the system increase their cooperation. As the focus has been largely on the supply side of corruption, isn’t it now about time to shift focus towards the demand side of corruption? These and other topics are addressed in the ten essays.
This book offers the necessary food for thought and concrete suggestions for innovation in the field of integrity and anti-corruption.
Marijke Wolfs, pictured above, is Secretary General of ICC Netherlands, part of ICC The world business organization. She is initiator of the Netherlands Week of Integrity, www.weekofintegrity.nl which aims to promote public-private dialogue on business ethics and anti-corruption.