As the recent high-level and healthy debate on the FCPA Blog has shown, there are various ways to gather and analyze corruption-risk data at the country level, all of which have respective pros and cons but nevertheless are indispensable in our era of risk-based compliance decision-making.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: South Africa
As the world’s leading international development organization, the World Bank Group has committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in its work and workplace, and it has taken a zero-tolerance policy toward racism and any other form of discrimination.… Continue Reading
I had a simple (and unoriginal) thought years ago that has helped me understand why compliance can be so difficult. My thought was that people will do whatever they’re paid to do.… Continue Reading
We see it every year: A new edition of a corruption ranking is released, and the first thing people ask is which countries have moved up or down in ranking. It is common knowledge among compliance officers that a country’s position on such an index is just a starting point for a thorough corruption risk assessment, but there is still a danger that nuances will get lost in the high-level presentation of the data.… Continue Reading
Transparency International’s CPI may not be perfect, but the perception of corruption in a country matters. As one study found, if you go to a country where you expect corruption, and someone solicits a bribe from you, you are more likely to give the bribe.… Continue Reading
In December 2012, a payment processing company based in Johannesburg called Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. disclosed some bad news. The DOJ and SEC had launched FCPA investigations.
The feds wanted to know if Net1 paid bribes to win a contract from the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA).… Continue Reading
It’s typical for issuers to warn about corruption risks in Russia and China, and parts of Africa. But Hong Kong?
So, does Legacy Education Alliance Inc. know something the rest of us don’t?… Continue Reading
I and my fellow Canadians can quite rightly be proud of our standing on the global stage. Canada is seen by most as a country with integrity, whose people are viewed as fair-minded and different in persona to some of their noisy neighbors south of the border.… Continue Reading
What is the cost of a corruption scandal? It has been known for some time that such costs could include investigative and remediation costs, any fine or penalty and post-resolution costs such as those to deal with a monitorship or ongoing remediation.… Continue Reading