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International news and developments - December 2017


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A round-up of international news - September 2017


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International news & developments - July 2017


Do you know where your corruption risks lie?


Transparency International work globally in leading the fight against corruption. One of the ways in which they raise the profile of corruption is through the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The 2016 CPI ranked 176 countries in terms of how corrupt they are perceived to be on a scale of 1 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).....More

International news & developments - June 2017


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What happens if we don't wake up?


Interview with Peter van Veen, Director of the Business Integrity Programme and Rachel Davies Teka, Head of Advocacy, Transparency International

Corruption: Perception and reality


ICT compares results from the World Economic Forum publishes annual corruption index and Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in this Prezi presentation.....More

Greece: Could effective GRC have prevented the economic crisis?


Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) have been shown to be interconnected concepts. Applied effectively in a business, they can reduce costs, cut inefficiency and improve communication throughout an organisation; GRC can help ensure a businesses’ goals and objectives are better defined, the company structure improved and regulations properly adhered to. Indeed, strong GRC lays the foundations for potential company growth.

Sweden: A World Leader for Transparency


Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce freedom of the press as a constitutional right in 1766. This long tradition included the principle of freedom of information, giving both the general public and the mass media access to public records.....More

Corruption: perception and reality in Ireland


Corruption can be defined as ‘Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power’ and usually falls into three main categories: grand corruption, petty corruption and political corruption, which the anti-corruption campaign organisation Transparency International defines more specifically.

Corruption: perception and reality in the Netherlands


Corruption can be defined as ‘Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power’ and usually falls into three main categories: grand corruption, petty corruption and political corruption, which the anti-corruption campaign organisation Transparency International defines more specifically.....More

Anti-Corruption Conference raises corruption awareness and there’s no room for complacency


The UK-led Anti-Corruption Summit held in London earlier this month attracted some significant publicity, much of which focused on David Cameron’s inadvertent remark that Nigeria and Afghanistan were ‘fantastically corrupt’.

Compliance: votes from the Spanish jury


Enforcement remains one of the unknown quantities following Spain's long-awaited Compliance reform in mid-2015.....More

Corruption: is perception reality? (France)


‘All power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ – Lord Acton

Corruption – is perception reality? (Germany)


“All power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Lord Acton.....More

Corruption – is perception reality? (Switzerland)


‘All power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ – Lord Acton

Beneficial ownership: A new era of openness? (Germany)


Beneficial ownership is a phrase likely to leave the average person baffled and probably not very bothered. But it’s a concept set to attract much more interest over the coming months and years, thanks to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, and the central registers of beneficial owners that it will introduce.....More

Beneficial ownership: A new era of openness? (Switzerland)


Beneficial ownership is a phrase likely to leave the average person baffled and probably not very bothered. But it’s a concept set to attract much more interest over the coming months and years, thanks to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4MLD), and the central registers of beneficial owners that it will introduce.

Beneficial ownership: A new era of openness? (France)


Beneficial ownership is a phrase likely to leave the average person baffled and probably not very bothered. But it’s a concept set to attract much more interest over the coming months and years, thanks to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, and the central registers of beneficial owners that it will introduce.....More

International Women’s Day 2016: What’s it got to do with governance, risk and compliance?


How equal are women? According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), not very. It released the startling estimate that we will have to wait until 2095 to close the gender gap. The UN has pledged to tackle this and want to achieve gender equality by 2030.

Infographic: Don't Look Won't Find - Transparency International Report Statistics


Billions of pounds in corrupt funds are pouring into the UK every year. Transparency International - Don't Look Won't Find Weaknesses in the supervision of the UK's anti money laundering rules.....More

Lobbying: fostering a culture of integrity


There is a serious shortfall in transparency, integrity and equality of access within the lobbying process across Europe, according to a report released last week by Transparency International. This has created a need to “foster a culture of integrity among companies and organisations seeking to influence public policy,” says TI.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2014


I went to the UK launch of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday night at Skinners' Hall. As expected some countries have gone up and some down in the rankings. A quick summary for you…....More

Corruption: the perception and the reality


The Transparency International ‘Corruptions Perceptions Index’ published annually, offers a glimpse of global corruption based on perceived levels within the public sector of 183 countries. The Index is a funny thing, loved in some quarters and loathed in others, but still an interesting perspective on where various nations stand compared to others on the issue of corruption. Some results are not surprising; North Korea and Somalia are ranked joint bottom on the list.

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