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The Collective Action Initiative for the Metals Technology Industry (MTI) brings together the three leading companies in the metals technology industry Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA, Primetals Technologies Limited and SMS GmbH. The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute has accompanied the MTI since its inception in 2013, and has been working with the group to improve and develop their anti-corruption programs. The ICCA acts as the chair and facilitator to the MTI group and supports this important step.

The Basel Institute’s head of compliance, corporate governance and collective action talks to Ruth Green of the International Bar Association about anti-corruption programmes, the Panama Papers leaks, and what companies can do to better manage and mitigate risks.

2015 has been a year with many changes for our Institute. We have grown rapidly, more than doubling our staff and increasing our annual operating budget by around 60%. We have also considerably revised our operational strategy and further expanded our thematic reach. The changes are reflective of global developments and our own institutional learning, after more than 12 years of attempting to contribute to global efforts to reduce corruption and enhance governance.

The report summarises findings from a series of events organised in 2015 by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in cooperation with the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Basel Institute's ICAR.

Our message to the Cameron Summit where heads of government are gathering today in London to discuss next steps in tackling corruption worldwide and where leaders from business and civil society are explaining why they believe more still needs to be done.

The spring 2016 edition of the Ethical Boardroom magazine features an article by the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Collective Action Programme Officer, William Nero, on tackling corruption by way of Collective Action.

There is no silver bullet against corruption: As the UN Convention Against Corruption notes, “a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach is required to prevent and combat corruption effectively.” But what could such approaches entail in practice? In some countries, markets and or industries, bribery is an entrenched and systemic problem that is difficult for any single group to address effectively. In other words, the combined efforts of the public and private sector, civil society and citizens are needed, and all are essential in contributing to a concerted approach, writes Gemma Aiolfi in this piece.

This conference hosted by the Egyptian Junior Business (EJB) Integrity Network Initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of integrity efforts for the business sector and more specifically will look at the importance of countering corruption in light of its influence on long-term investment and a sustainable economic development of Egypt.

The Government of Panama, together with Basel Institute on Governance, announces the establishment of the country’s first High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM), in Panama City.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is organizing a discussion to introduce Collective Action against Corruption with the collaboration of the Basel Institute on Governance and the Swiss Embassy of Sri Lanka.

The Basel Institute/GCSP course on Leadership in Anti-Corruption (21-23 March 2016, Geneva) aims to equip participants with an understanding of the particular requirements for leadership when it comes to the effective implementation of anti-corruption policies/reforms.

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