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

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KPK_Logo.svg) For anyone with even a passing interest in anti-corruption issues, the headquarters of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is a sight to behold. Entering the lobby, visitors see a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, and just behind it sit journalists with a clear line of sight to view recently arrested government officials… Read More

As highlighted in a previous Corporate Compliance Trends post about the importance of anti-corruption efforts in Indonesia, corruption is a major problem in the country. According to a Gallup poll, more than 8 in 10 Indonesians say that corruption is widespread throughout the nation’s government and businesses. Instances like the current corruption allegation involving the House… Read More

Corruption costs a lot of money for citizens around the globe. The World Economic Forum and the World Bank estimates that corruption reduces global GDP by 5% ($2.6 trillion) per year with over $1 trillion paid in bribes. For businesses, corruption makes up 10% of the total cost of doing business and up to 25% of… Read More