Business of Integrity Blog

In today’s era of billion-dollar corruption scandals and wealth-hoarding kleptocrats, an increasing number of governments and global organizations are taking steps towards beneficial ownership transparency (BOT). A beneficial owner is, according to Transparency International’s definition, “the real person who ultimately owns, controls or benefits from a company or trust fund and the income it generates”…. Read More

The staff of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at CIPE has compiled this list of recent publications and resources to help the global anti-corruption community, and is updated monthly. The most recent entries are placed near the top and extend through the last thirty days. We welcome your suggestions for additional articles, reports, and resources… Read More

As COVID-19 spread across the world in 2020, it unleashed a torrent of high-profile corruption cases and opportunities for financial crime. Rising economic uncertainty created new opportunities for fraudsters, money launderers, and cyber criminals who rapidly adapted to the new normal. Meanwhile, a flood of corruption reports tied to COVID-19 emergency funding, procurement, and health systems was seen around… Read More

In an important step for Indonesia’s first-ever private sector coalition against corruption, 450 business stakeholders and integrity professionals tuned in to hear about the initiative during Indonesia’s 2021 International Business Ethics Conference, an annual mega-seminar. The presentation revealed growing private sector interest in anti-corruption after a year where headlines were filled with numerous COVID-19 related corruption… Read More

To better inform global anti-corruption compliance programs, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is teaming up with the Global Business School Network (GBSN) to research how anti-corruption compliance training impacts worker behavior and business performance. In early July 2021, CIPE and GBSN hosted a virtual launch meeting for the research program with academics representing… Read More

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has made headlines by making its first charge against a private company using a new corporate anti-bribery provision. The agency is seeking a fine of RM321,350 ($79,000) from an offshore ship chartering company, Pristine Offshore Sdn Bhd, for using bribery to secure an oil exploration subcontract with Petronas Carigali Sdn… Read More

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