Counter-attacking corporate corruption

India’s business ecosystem has evolved to be irrepressible, led by progressive reforms, robust domestic demand, and sanguine economic performance. According to the latest World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 survey, we have moved ahead to 77 in ranking among 190 countries; India is also expected to continue being “the fastest growing emerging market economy.”

Corruption Perceptions Index 2018: Corruption leads to a global crisis of democracy

This year’s Corruption Perception Index* (CPI) analyses perceived corruption levels in relation to crisis in democracy around the world and how both are intertwined. Corruption continues to be a significant obstacle to the economic growth of countries though they may have different levels of democracy – be it autocratic nations or full democracies.

Evolving compliance programs and the ISO 37001 advantage

Corporate compliance has evolved considerably over the last few decades. Global regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act continue to lead the way, along with guidance and enhanced cross border co-operation from the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). … More Evolving compliance programs and the ISO 37001 advantage

Fostering a strong anti-graft regime through Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act

India has seen significant progress over the past few years with regulatory reforms and increased enforcement. Recent legislation include the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code which seeks to resolve insolvencies in a strict time-bound manner, the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill to bring strong data protection laws in India and the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act to … More Fostering a strong anti-graft regime through Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act

Transforming anti-bribery frameworks with ISO 37001 standard

Most multinational corporations tend to encounter bribery and corruption risks particularly when doing business in emerging markets. However, evolving legal systems and new or amendments to regulations are being rolled out to foster greater transparency. For instance, India recently passed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018, Vietnam’s … More Transforming anti-bribery frameworks with ISO 37001 standard

Bolstering cross border enforcement through the US DOJ’s policy to address “piling on”

The last few years has seen a conspicuous rise in fraud and corruption cases across the globe. Governments and regulators alike have indicated that the commitment to combat growing corporate misconduct should be improved which would augur well for businesses worldwide. This further led to the introduction of numerous regulations, establishing enforcement agencies and actively … More Bolstering cross border enforcement through the US DOJ’s policy to address “piling on”

Corruption is still a significant obstacle for growth

The annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International (TI) ranks countries and territories by their perceived levels of corruption and scores them on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 means highly corrupt and 100 denotes being very clean. 2017 marked its 25th anniversary, and this year’s index analyzed perceived corruption levels with … More Corruption is still a significant obstacle for growth