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On 28 June 2017, Prof Mark Pieth, President and Founder of the Basel Institute, will be a key-speaker at an event on Leadership, Corporate Integrity and Multilatinas in Buenos Aires.

Other key-speakers at this meeting, organised by Governance Latam, will include Kevin Davis, Antenor Madruga and Guillermo Jorge. For more information on the programme, click here.

This book represents the first systematic qualitative analysis of a new type of collective anti-corruption initiatives. The author describes how companies can take responsibility in the fight against corruption and which six success factors play an important role in this difficult endeavor. Despite great international efforts throughout the last two decades, corruption has not significantly decreased on a global level. In light of globalization, private actors increasingly cooperate in the fight against corruption in the context of sector-specific coordinated governance initiatives.

On 28 June 2017, Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Corporate Governance, Compliance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute, will take part in a panel discussion during the ECAS 2017 Business and Development Forum “Moving with Africa” at the University of Basel. 

Read latest FCPA Blog post written by our managing director, Gretta Fenner, about the responsibility and possible criminal liability of companies and their officials relating to human right violations allegedly committed abroad. Should a CEO for example step down when a violation of financial or other conduct rules has occurred, which may even make the corporation complicit in terrorism financing or war crimes? Or should prosecution be a consequence of such transgression?

On May 3rd, 2017, the B20 officially handed over its Policy Recommendations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

On Wednesday, 19 April 2017 the Basel Institute in cooperation with Norton Rose Fulbright hosted an insightful discussion as to how to develop a successful anti-corruption Collective Action with peer companies or other stakeholders and how Collective Action can invigorate anti-corruption programmes in markets with systemic corruption.  

The Basel Institute and Norton Rose Fulbright invite you to join a workshop discussion on how to develop a successful anti-corruption Collective Action with peer companies or other stakeholders and how Collective Action can invigorate anti-corruption programmes in markets with systemic corruption.

The event will take place on 19 April 2017 in London. For registration, please click here

Speakers include:

From 30 to 31 March 2017, the OECD invites pioneers from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines to share their latest evidence and findings in corruption at the Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum in Paris. Researchers from the Basel Institute will be present to discuss their findings on new approaches to anti-corruption. 

The Basel Institute on Governance welcomes the successful conclusion of a case of asset recovery involving the UK and Kenya. The assets in the amount of £2,222,957 were confiscated by Mr Recorder Andrew Mitchel QC in the case of R v Smith and Ouzman. The UK authorities decided that an amount of £349,057.39 should be used to purchase specialised ambulances that were formally handed over to the Kenyan Government on 17 March. The purchase of ambulances with the returned assets meets urgent needs in the Kenyan health care delivery system.

The Basel Institute on Governance welcomes the recent decisions by courts in Luxemburg and Switzerland to return almost USD 17 million to Peru in cases related to the regime of former Peruvian President Fujimori. We congratulate the involved authorities in Peru, Luxemburg and Switzerland for the successful conclusion of these 15-year old cases. We are honored to have been able to support this successful outcome.

The Basel Institute on Governance is conducting a survey addressing corporate perspectives on e-government tools for anti-corruption prevention.

We are writing to ask for your collaboration in sharing your views on this matter. By clicking HERE you can answer the survey anonymously, it will only take about 6 minutes.

The Basel Institut is looking for a motivated, internationally minded Project Manager to join our ICAR team and manage and further develop the Basel AML Index. The Project Manager Basel AML Index shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of the methodology and the marketing of the Basel AML Index.

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