Centres of Excellence

The B20 Collective Action Hub establishes partnerships with national and regional Centres of Excellence, building a community of best practice, knowledge-sharing and further spreading anti-corruption Collective Action around the globe. Together with the Hub these organizations are committed to the fight against corruption through Collective Action, good corporate governance and ethical business standards. More Centres of Excellence will be added here over the course of 2016 and beyond.

The Center of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency was established by the Global Compact Network India in March 2015 with the objective of developing a premier knowledge repository that conducts innovative action research and training, that provides a platform for dialogue and communication, and facilitates systematic policy initiatives for strengthening transparency and ethics in business. CEGET, as an advanced form of collective action, will address the issue of corruption collectively as it has the potential of reaching out to public sector, industry peers, suppliers & vendors, civil society, management institutes, media & other stakeholders and initiate joint activities to fight corruption apart from taking individual initiatives by them. This will enable it to level the playing field and create a business conducive environment with reduced risk of corruption. Furthermore, it will encourage innovative methods of countering corruption by knowledge sharing and networking, thereby improving individual stakeholder practices on one hand and using ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) efficiently on the other.

The vision of CEGET is to develop pragmatic approaches to 10th UNGC Principle.

Turkish Integrity Center of Excellence – TICE was established by the Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey in 2014 with the mission of leveling the playing field, by including and engaging the private sector in the fight against corruption.

TICE was established based on the recognition that businesses seldom have appropriate expertise to implement internationally developed anti-corruption and good governance guidelines and standards. Also, it was noted that the assessment of how companies improve their practical implementation of these standards is difficult due to the lack of coherent data regarding socio-economic effects of corruption on leading sectors of the local economy. Further, especially smaller companies, whilst they might have defined some sort of ethical standards, often do not have a compliance program through which they integrate those standards into their written corporate culture and into their corporate practice. Consequently business ethics remain a soft skill for the companies rather than a value and an asset to be measured, reported and effectively managed.

The vision of TICE is to create a cultural change in the Turkish private sector to address this problem. To this end, TICE amongst others is dedicated to training compliance officers who will effectively manage integrity risks for their companies.