Business of Integrity Blog

To say Peru has had a brush with corruption would be an understatement. Beginning with Alberto Fujimori in the late 1990s, the problem of corruption has snowballed with all four subsequent presidents embroiled in the Lava Jato affair that swept across the continent in 2014. From Alejandro Toledo to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, each head of… Read More

In 2019, international corporations were fined more for breaking bribery laws than ever before. The milestone year saw the largest-ever collection of fines for violations of the U.S. Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), at $2.65 billion. 2019 also featured the largest-ever corporate settlement:  a combined $1.06 billion agreement by Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications firm. In… Read More

The Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently took a historic step in adopting its first-ever anti-corruption policies, affirming the Chamber’s commitment to honest and fair competition, business integrity, and operational transparency. CIPE has engaged with the Chamber through the Business Advocacy Network since 2008 and sees this new step as evidence of the private… Read More

Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas take a deep dive into the role of social norms as drivers to widespread corruption in Social Norms, Corruption & Fragility (2019). The report, published by the Henry J. Leir Institute in the Fletcher School, makes an incisive critique of traditional anti-corruption programming, which can lack proper analysis of the… Read More

  One of the premier anti-corruption events in Asia comes every October when Thailand’s Coalition Against Corruption holds its annual celebration of innovation and achievement. The scene at this year’s event, held at an upscale Bangkok hotel, was typical. Hundreds of men and women in dark suits waiting for their companies’ names to be called… Read More

Corruption doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Complex and poorly-implemented laws and regulations incentivize officials to demand bribes, while pushing companies to cut corners by paying the bribes. CIPE’s Integrated Compliance approach helps companies in emerging markets behave ethically by giving them the tools they need to comply with complex legal frameworks. CIPE’s Integrated Compliance approach… Read More

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