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In this piece, Gemma Aiolfi explains why companies need not hold antitrust concerns when considering engagement in anti-corruption Collective Action, bringing examples from the UK Ministry of Justice and other recommendations.

Experts of the Basel Institute have written an article on the topic of "Doing business in high-risk countries" published in the World Finance edition of March/April 2015. http://www.worldfinance.com/magazine (page 158-159). The article refers, amongst other, to the Basel AML Index, which represents a country-risk ranking tool developed by the Basel Institute and serves to assist in analysing country risks regarding money laundering and terrorism financing. 

In this piece, Richard Bistrong, former international sales executive and current blogger and speaker on FCPA, compliance and anti-bribery issues, interviews Sherbir Panag of MZM Legal, where they discuss bribery and anti-bribery compliance in India.

The Basel Institute on Governance is organizing a panel in the upcoming 5th World Sustainability Forum http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-5

Panel title: The elusive search for sustainable anti-corruption strategies: what have we overlooked?

The Government of Panama will evaluate the implementation of a High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM), through a pilot project in collaboration with the Basel Institute on Governance and the British Embassy in Panama. Mark Pieth and Gemma Aiolfi of the Basel Institute met with Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado and several government ministers on Wednesday, 11 February 2015, to discuss the HLRM and its corruption prevention capacities, overall function and potential application within the Panamanian context.

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Esq., the managing partner of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, presented the findings of TUSİAD's report titled "Business Perspectives on Corruption: Perception and Recommendations" on November 26th, 2014 in TUSİAD's seminar on Business Perspectives on Corruption: Perception and Recommendations.

The Basel Institute on Governance is pleased to announce the opening of registrations for its upcoming "Workshop on Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods on Corruption and their Application" to be held on 20-22 April 2015 in Basel, Switzerland.

Gemma Aiolfi discussed Collective Action and High Level Reporting Mechanisms in Vol. 36, Issue 5 of the Thai Institute of Directors' (IOD) Boardroom Magazine.

At the recent celebration of the 10th anniversary of the UN Global Compact's 10th principle on anti-corruption in New York, the Basel Institute and UNGC have formally launched their partnership to develop and maintain the B20 Collective Action Hub. To mark this occasion, the two organisations jointly hosted a workshop on Collective Action, bringing together an impressive panel of experienced Collective Action practitioners from the private sector, business associations and NGOs.

The Basel Institute on Governance, through its International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA), has been commissioned by the International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct for the Aerospace and Defence Industry (IFBEC) to conduct a comprehensive study on global offset practices.

The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) will hold their 5th National Conference on Collective Action against Corruption on 16 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, with Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action, taking part in a panel discussion entitled "Public-Private Collaboration: the New Ideas and Experiences."

The TC Beirne School of Law (University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia) presented "Corporate Liability and Compliance", the November offering in its Continuing Professional Development seminar series, where the Basel Institute's Gemma Aiolfi took part and provided her experience in compliance, integrity risk management and Collective Action.

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