Tag: anti-corruption compliance

Photo Credit: Wikipedia The challenge of improving ethical standards in global supply chains begins with the complexity of today’s commodity networks. Richard Locke, responsible for supply chain management in such leading firms as Nike, Cola-Cola and HP, indicates current challenges come from two major shifts from supply chains in the past: changes in the geography… Read More

  Photo Credit: Micklefield Grade 4 (https://micklefieldgrade4.wikispaces.com/around+the+world) Anti-corruption compliance remains a big challenge in Brazil, as corruption is embedded throughout Brazilian society, weakening government institutions and the economy as a whole. Brazil currently ranks 79th out of 168 countries in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. In the private sector, “the majority of businesses surveyed as part… Read More

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uruguay) Soccer (or “football” depending on your geographic orientation) is often referred to as the “beautiful game.” Of late, as recently as this month, the sport has become a bit less beautiful. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (known as FIFA), the international governing body of soccer, has been embroiled in a… Read More

Photo Credit: Henri Pitkänen (via Flickr) A new bookcase spurred me to go through all of my old grad school books, including those from a class on international corruption. I immediately noticed a trend among these books: all of them focused on the role of the government, rather than the private sector, in creating, sustaining,… Read More

Photo Credit: OECD Integrity Forum (via Flickr) The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, held annually for five years now at the OECD headquarters in Paris, is the leading international event on integrity and anti-corruption. I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 edition, learn from the other participants,… Read More

Photo Credit: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanjin) What are the primary economic concerns for the next South Korean administration? According to a poll conducted by Han-kook Research on April 17, “Job Creation” (34.1%) ranked as one of the top priorities for the next administration. “Resolving polarization” (20.6%), “small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) empowerment” (20.4%) and “chaebol reform” (12%)… Read More

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