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Entries in Transparency International (86)

Monday
Apr062015

Injecting integrity into corporate DNA: A strategic blueprint (Part One)

Dr. Andrea Bonime-BlancTransparency International recently published its first analysis of corporate transparency, measuring the amount and quality of corporate disclosure by the world’s largest 120 enterprises. The results? Not a single U.S. company made the top ten most transparent companies (yet surprisingly one made the bottom ten: Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway). Six of the top ten companies were European, including Spain’s Banco Santander, coming in at number five.

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Friday
Mar132015

Job: Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblower Program (TI - Berlin, Germany)

Job Title: Program Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblowing Program

Employer: Transparency International

Location: Berlin, Germany

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Is the London property market a safe haven for dirty money?

According to a report Wednesday from Transparency International, the boom in the London property market has been fueled by dirty money from around the world.

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Monday
Feb162015

Russia demands Transparency International register as a ‘foreign agent’

Prosecutors in Moscow warned the Russian branch of Transparency International to register as a foreign agent, TI-Russia said in a statement posted on its website Friday.

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Wednesday
Dec032014

TI releases 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index: Action needed in the U.S. and other countries

Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption. Denmark is at the top of the list with a CPI score of 92. Similar to the last several years, North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, scoring 8 each.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Corruption and conflict: By the numbers

Last month, the DOJ's Leslie Caldwell, described the fight against corruption as “a necessary enforcement action to protect our own national security interests and the ability of our U.S. companies to compete on a global scale.” These comments not only apply to FCPA enforcement but also highlight the long-recognized notion that corruption can threaten peace and security. Today, the threat posed by corruption to security is especially relevant to Africa and the Middle East.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

It's not hard: How the G20 can jumpstart ‘beneficial ownership’ disclosure

Transparency International's open letter to the G20 leaders requiring transparency of ownership ought really to be pushing at an open door. Particularly so, in the light of the Financial Action Task Force's Recommendations 24 and 25 (published in 2003 and updated in 2012) which require member countries to ensure that accessible information can be obtained and exchanged on beneficial ownership of legal persons and trusts/arrangements.

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Monday
Nov102014

An Open Letter To G20 Leaders

Transparency International signed a letter with prominent prosecutors and corruption hunters addressing G8 leaders on the urgency to curb money laundering.

Dear G20 leaders,

When a global financial system allows billions of dollars of corrupt or stolen money to flow unchecked around the globe, something is wrong. When financial secrecy helps strip Africa of $50 billion each year, something is wrong. When the poor of this world see the wealth of their countries slip beyond their borders, something must be done.

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Thursday
Nov062014

We're teaching compliance at Pitt B-school

I have just finished my fourth year of teaching a course on compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act created for the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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