Business of Integrity Blog

  I’ve been playing board games avidly since I learned to play chess at six. Over the past five years board games have become a booming niche industry. The most popular games—like the Settlers of Catan—sell millions upon millions of copies, while the most venerated games—like Gloomhaven—have large online forums devoted to custom player-created content,… Read More

The Republic of Moldova is at a turning point, one of many it has faced since emerging in 1991 as an independent country from the former Soviet Union. Optimism is running higher than usual that the country may beat back rampant corruption that, in some years, has resulted in massive fraud leading to a 12… Read More

Last month, CIPE published “Impact Investing and Bribery: Risks and Incentives” in response to increasing interest in impact investing, especially within the non-profit community. The post briefly discussed the risks that come with impact investing, as well as advised impact investors on how to mitigate their risk. As a follow up to that post, this… Read More

Swedish economist Anders Åslund is one of world’s most prolific and long-lived scholars of post-Soviet economies. Through scores of books, articles, and blogs, Åslund has shaped public and policymakers’ opinions for nearly three decades. As an adviser to Russian, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz leaders in the 1990s, Åslund had a hands-on role in the creation of… Read More

Impact investment sits at the intersection of a number of trends, such as the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement, socially responsible investment (SRI), the growth of microfinance, and venture philanthropy. Impact investors are mission-driven and seek to combine financial returns with measurable social, environmental, or other types of impact. Non-profits are a growing segment… Read More

Over the past few years, beneficial ownership transparency policies have gained traction around the world. As of 2018, 18 countries had announced commitments to implementing beneficial ownership transparency policies. They include France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. This rapid increase begs a few questions: what is beneficial ownership transparency, what do beneficial ownership transparency policies… Read More

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