One of the main authors of the groundbreaking Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA), Tom Firestone, underscored earlier this month at a CIPE briefing that the new law’s effectiveness in curbing bribery solicitation will depend on boosting awareness. “I think that the most valuable thing an organization like CIPE can do is to just get the… Read More

Members of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) from three continents joined the 12th GACIF forum from March 26 through 27, organizing and chairing private sector-oriented sessions on topics ranging from business integrity in the Asia-Pacific region to tech solutions in fighting corruption. Overall, the ACGC team came away with a welcome sense that the business community… Read More

In combating corruption, governments, activists, and other anti-corruption practitioners must hone their messaging effectively to rally support and resources to the cause. Traditional anti-corruption messaging efforts, which range from billboards to government announcements, risk being ineffective or even counterproductive — reinforcing in the minds of communities that corruption is rampant and impossible to address. Anti-corruption… Read More

This year marks the 10th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and the event is now a significant opportunity for anti-corruption practitioners to share experiences and join forces. As organizations with different outlooks and expertise gather, our joint mission is to turn the convention’s obligations into… Read More

Beneficial ownership transparency is a vital element of any effective corporate compliance program. It is also a powerful check against corruption in society generally. These two facts are sometimes misunderstood or obscured, especially in highly corrupt countries where economic and political elites don’t welcome transparency. A new report from the Center for International Private Enterprise,… Read More

In its mission to promote anti-corruption in emerging markets around the world, the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center produced this blog to provide a short history of beneficial ownership transparency and introduce the under-discussed business angle of this rapidly evolving work.  Unmasking the true owners of companies, assets, and organizations used to conduct illicit activities… Read More

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