Business of Integrity Blog

Over a year since widespread lockdowns began and just a few months since COVID-19 vaccines started a mostly slow rollout, glimmers of hope are contrasting with deep ongoing crises around the world. Alongside the massive human and economic costs, the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by an unprecedented global surge in cases of fraud, public… Read More

“If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”  Victor Hugo Run a simple Google search with the keywords “customs” and “corruption,” and you will get approximately 34 million results. There is a good reason for that…. Read More

The fate of El Salvador’s new anti-corruption commission is in doubt. Its biggest friend or most challenging foe will be the politician who founded it two years ago: El Salvador’s 39-year old populist president Nayib Bukele. Bukele rose to power on an anti-corruption platform aimed at correcting the abuse that has haunted El Salvador’s recent… Read More

In response to global trends and the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the US Congress passed an overhaul of anti-money laundering (AML) laws in a New Year’s Day 2021 vote. The reforms include a beneficial ownership register and statutory recognition of the FinCEN Exchange. These are encouraging developments. The new AML laws… Read More

As 2020 draws to a close, pandemic fatigue has clashed with a second global surge in COVID-19 cases. A new round of full or partial lockdowns has spread across Asia, Europe, and North America, hampering economic recovery and reversing progress made earlier in the year. Businesses around the world face an urgent challenge, both to reassure their employees and customers that their health and safety are top priorities and prove that they are trustworthy members of society.  Chronic Discontent  Even though businesses of all sizes are playing a crucial role in keeping countries afloat—and will be the engine that restarts economic growth when the pandemic is… Read More

Over the past 20 years, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has diligently helped businesses in emerging markets strengthen integrity and combat corruption. CIPE has supported the private sector on three levels: internally by developing corporate compliance programs; externally through public communication of its commitments, policies, and practices; and through community-building via collective action… Read More

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