I’ve been playing board games 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, tips… 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

Photo Credit: Momentum  In May of 2017, TRACE launched the podcast “Bribe, Swindle or Steal”, hosted by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage. The podcast features interviews with professionals and luminaries in the field of financial crime including bribery, fraud, money-laundering, insider-training and sanctions. Tailored towards compliance professionals, “Bribe, Swindle or Steal” seeks to educate and entertain… Read More

This blog was originally posted on CIPE’s Development Blog Corruption is detrimental to countries’ economies because it leads to reduced productivity, high unemployment, and poverty. In addition to the economic cost, corruption corrodes democracies by weakening citizens’ confidence in their governments. This distrust and disenfranchisement can drive people to join extremist groups. “In conflict-affected areas,… Read More

Photo Credit: Janak Raja via Flickr Throughout its forty plus year history, European aircraft and defense group Airbus has been no stranger to controversy. Whether it was the long-running investigation into alleged corruption in an Airbus subsidiary operating in Saudi Arabia or an insider trading investigation involving company shares, scandal seems to follow Airbus, no… 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

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