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Entries in Collective Action (24)

Tuesday
May232017

Why do national anti-corruption strategies matter to companies?

A national anti-corruption strategy is a statement by the government highlighting proposed measures to mitigate the risk of corruption and a commitment by that government to dedicate resources to those measures.

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Monday
May082017

IACA: Accepting Applications for New Master’s Degree in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action

The International Anti-Corruption Academy, located outside Vienna, Austria, is now accepting applications for its new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action program.

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Monday
Apr242017

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer: News from the B20 / G20 Process

The B20 stands for “Business 20.” It is the voice of global business in the political discussions held by the Governments of the twenty, economically strongest developing and developed, countries, the “G20

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Wednesday
Mar222017

Martin Zapata: When we say ‘Collective Action,’ what do we mean?

In the tireless quest for effective anti-corruption measures, Collective Action (CA) can be a promising approach. The core principle of CA is that joining forces can boost effectiveness of anti-corruption actions and, even more, level the playing field for those involved.

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Wednesday
Jan252017

Alison Taylor: Here's how collective action can work in real life

Over the last five years, we have seen greatly increased coherence and consistency in anti-corruption compliance programs. But, individual corporate action has only limited ability to confront and address what two authors called "wicked problems" of systemic corruption.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Metals technology industry leaders announce their participation in Anti-Corruption Collective Action Initiative 

The three leading companies in the metals technology industry -- Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA, Primetals Technologies Limited, and SMS GmbH -- have announced their participation in a sector-specific Collective Action Initiative in which they exchange best practice and knowledge in anti-corruption compliance and related developments within their industry.

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Monday
Jul252016

Frank Brown: A plan for integrating local partners into the global supply chain

Local firms in emerging markets are often highly attractive to multinationals looking for new suppliers and partners. Those local firms, many of them mid-sized, see joining a global value chain as a key step for survival.

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Monday
Aug172015

The Tianjin Catastrophe, Customs Brokers, and Collective Action

Screen shot of drone footage posted by the BBC on YouTubeThe death toll following the huge explosions and chemical fires at the storage center in Tianjin port in China last week has now exceeded 100, including dozens of fire fighters, and hundreds more seriously injured.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer: How Siemens manages Collective Action antitrust concerns

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer is the Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG (Image courtesy of Siemens)The FCPA Blog has been talking about Collective Action and antitrust concerns.

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Tuesday
Mar102015

Antitrust risks can be managed when competitors fight graft together

Joe Murphy recently talked in a post on the FCPA Blog about antitrust concerns under U.S. law for competitors who band together to fight corruption. I'd like to explain how and why the antitrust issue can be mitigated.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Colombia debate: Investors should look for real compliance programs

Yesterday's post by Jose Da Silva about progress in Colombia against graft is a welcome push back to the out of date stereotype that corruption is just how business is done there. To paraphrase a senior executive at Siemens, there are honest, decent people everywhere who want to do business the right way. You find them and then you can do bribe-free business.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Joe Murphy: U.S. antitrust lawyers are nervous about 'business-side enforcement'

In his post yesterday about "business-side enforcement," Mike Scher made some good points. But here's one big reason why “collective action" has not caught on in the U.S.: antitrust. We antitrust lawyers are very nervous about clients meeting and talking with competitors. 

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