In response to the OECD Working Group on Bribery’s (WGB) call for comments from stakeholders as part of its upcoming review of the 2009 OECD Anti-Bribery Recommendation, TRACE has submitted its overview of the significant challenges the new EU data protection legislation poses to corporate anti-bribery compliance programs. … Continue Reading
The business community often complains during consultations with the OECD Working Group on Bribery that its focus on criminalizing the supply-side of foreign bribery creates an unbalanced approach to enforcement. In their view, companies face credible enforcement risks and high sanctions if they engage in foreign bribery, while the public officials who solicit or receive bribes seem to enjoy de facto impunity.… Continue Reading
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development published a list of “golden passport” schemes from 21 countries that are high risk and “required to be taken into account” during due diligence.… Continue Reading
The 2019 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum will be taking place on March 20-21, 2019.
In the run up to the event, the OECD calls for research for quality conceptual papers, as well as for ideas for qualitative and quantitative empirical research papers focused on topics related to integrity and anti-corruption.… Continue Reading
When I started blogging in 2014, there was little discussion about how issues like financial pressures and “micro-cultures” could impact decision making that can lead us astray.
Now, though, the OECD has published an engaging work, Behavioral Insights for Public Integrity, Harnessing the Human Factor to Counter Corruption, focusing on the interaction between policy making and integrity.… Continue Reading
For the last several years, academic attention has converged on questions of behavioral ethics, and the findings are robust and sophisticated.
Organizations such as NYU’s Ethical Systems and the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics provide a wealth of insight, tools and research to help companies access and use the latest thinking to enhance their internal ethics and compliance approaches.… Continue Reading
Corruption remains a number one concern of citizens across the world. People feel left out of the benefits of globalization and are increasingly disillusioned with the public institutions meant to protect them and their economic and social interests.… Continue Reading
The OECD’s Anti-Corruption Division is seeking applicants for multiple positions in Paris.
Successful applicants will work as part of a team of lawyers, supporting the work program of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions with the aim of ensuring the effective implementation of the Convention and the OECD Recommendations on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.… Continue Reading
The Australian government has tabled a series of new laws covering foreign bribery and other economic offenses. If these are passed into law, as we expect, they will make it much easier to prosecute companies for bribery offenses committed either at home or abroad.… Continue Reading
Writing from 2018, it seems rather unnecessary to keep opening academic articles on corruption by introducing the reader to its social, political, and economic significance—the phenomenon is today so ingrained in popular scholarly thought that there is hardly an individual who needs to be convinced about the position of society at large in regards to public and private malfeasance.… Continue Reading
The 2018 OECD Global Forum on Anti-Corruption and Integrity will be taking place on March 27-28, 2018.
In the run up to the 2018 Forum, the OECD calls for conceptual papers, as well as qualitative and quantitative empirical research focused on topics related to integrity, inclusive growth and policy capture.… Continue Reading
In Finding Flow, author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi said “flow tends to occur when a person’s skills are fully involved in overcoming a challenge that is just about manageable.”
And in such a state, “goals are clear, feedback relevant, and challenges and skills are in balance,” adding how “attention becomes ordered and fully invested.”… Continue Reading