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Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) is inviting all interested parties to participate at this Kick Off meeting to discuss the development of the SME Compliance Tool Kit.

Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance & Corporate Governance, provided a comprehensive introduction to the theory and categories of Collective Action and detailed instruction on how companies can leverage collective action initiatives to tackle bribery and corruption, in this webinar as part of the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) program.

The 2014 edition is the third release of the Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index. First published in April 2012, it continues to be the only rating of country money laundering/terrorist financing risk by an independent non-profit institution.

In 2013 the Basel Institute on Governance looked back at its first ten years of operations with pride on the results achieved, and with continued enthusiasm and new ideas for future work. The establishment of the Basel Institute in 2003, with its initial focus on governance research and the promotion of anti-corruption industry standards, coincided with the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

In recognition of the Basel Institute on Governance having received the mandate from the B20 Task Force on Anti-Corruption and Transparency in June 2013 to host the B20 Collective Action Hub, working along with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), further reinforcing their collaboration in this endeavour.  Working in a spirit of cooperation and acknowledging the strengths and expertise of both parties, the MoU provides the framework whereby the two organisations will work to ensure that the B20 Collective Action Hub

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), partner organisation and Steering Committee member of the ICCA, is currently seeking to fill several open positions in its Laxenburg/Vienna offices. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the IACA's vacancies page.

Basel Institute on Governance Conference on Anti-Corruption Collective Action to address corporate and multi-stakeholder initiatives against bribery and extortion: Some 150 experts from the worlds of business, civil society and government as well as international organisations began meeting today in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss the role of Collective Action as a tool in the fight against corruption.

The Basel Institute on Governance and its International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) will hold a conference entitled 'Collective Action: Going further together to counter corruption' on June 26-27 2014 at the University of Basel. The conference is part of the G20/B20 anti-corruption agenda aimed at identifying mechanisms that may effectively prevent bribery of public officials. 

On 12 May 2014 the government of Ukraine took a step to help encourage much needed foreign investment into the country by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and several business associations, addressing bribery and promoting transparency and accountability.

At the end of December 2013, the Independent Governance Committee (IGC) under the leadership of Prof. Mark Pieth formally completed its task of overseeing the FIFA reform process after more than two years of work.

This event featured successful examples of Collective Action, lessons learned, practical advice, and academic contributions as well as peer discussion, and brought together over 100 representatives from business, government, academia, and civil society.

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