Experts from the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) were in Kigali, Rwanda on 25-27 January to support the country’s Office of the Ombudsman in developing Collective Action strategies for public-private sector cooperation to tackle corruption.

The Compliance & Ethics International (CEI) Conference in London on 16-20 November 2015 offers a genuine opportunity for the international compliance and ethics community to openly and honestly discuss real world issues. Among the over 100 speakers taking part in this three-day conference, Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute, will interview Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens, in a discussion on the future of anti-corruption.

In this blog piece, Eric Côté of the Quebec construction association (ACQ) discusses the proactive steps that the ACQ and construction industry in Quebec are taking to fight corruption through its recently-launched integrity program.

In the context of the programme of work of the Basel Institute's International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) we have publised a new report, as part of the Basel Institute's Working Paper Series, on High Level Reporting Mechanisms in Colombia and Ukraine (Working Paper 19) authored by Frédéric Wehrle. Frédéric Wehrle was on secondment from the Organisation for Economic Cooperaiton and Development (OECD) to the ICCA/Basel Institute during the first half of 2014 in his capacity as Senior Policy Analyst of the OECD  Anti-Corruption Division. 


In this blog post, Gemma Aiolfi examines corruption in customs clearance and the potential for Collective Action in light of the recent Tianjin port disaster.

William Nero examines the importance of top-level commitment in driving a collaborative and sustained fight against corruption in this article from the Summer 2015 edition of Ethical Boardroom magazine.

The Basel Institute on Governance - together with its partners, the United Nations Global Compct and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developement (OECD) - has been awarded a three-year funding of nearly USD 4 milion under the second funding round of the Siemens Integrity Initiative to support the continous development of the B20 Collective Action Hub as well as the High Level Reporting Mechanism in G20 countries in a project entitled "Scaling up anti-corruption Collective Action: B20 Hub on Anti-Corruption Collective Action."

Cecilia Müller Torbrand of the Maersk Group and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) spoke to the ICCA recently about the MACN and its work towards a shipping industry free of bribery and corruption.

Transparency International and the European Commission are working together on an Integrity Pact pilot project, focused on protecting EU structural and cohesion funds against fraud and corruption. Expressions of interest for public authorities and civil society organisations in the EU seeking to participate must be submitted to by 9 July 2015.

The Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society (TEID) is organising the 5th International Ethics Summit at Istanbul Bilgi University on 17 June 2015 with the support of, the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) and the United Nations Global Compact.

In this piece, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ç. Olgu Kama and Tahnee Türker of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, discuss Collective Action in the context of a recent study on the Turkish business community's perceptions of corruption.

TRACE has named the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) its 2015 Innovator in Anti-Bribery Compliance, in recognition of its efforts to create an industry-wide compliance culture through collective action in the maritime industry.