Bribery’s Other Victim: The Families

In my post  Deterrence, You Had me at Being Caught, I shared my own experience with respect to incarceration and how that related to the oft-discussed issue of criminal deterrence. I concluded “The impact of saying good bye to a wife and children knowing that your only remaining contact will be in a visiting room […]

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Corruption Prevention in South Africa

As part of my outreach to bring in the perspective of others who confront corruption on the front lines of international business, I decided to start a series of interviews from those who have expertise in their home countries with respect to corruption risk.  Today’s Q and A is with Jonathan Le Roux, CFE, who […]

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When Bribery Pays, People Bribe

As Alison Taylor (Senior Managing Director, Control Risks) stated in a recent Forbes Article, “Compliance and Risk: Clearing the Org Chart Hurdle, “the traditional preventative approach to risk management is proving inadequate in the face of regulatory complexity, volatility and an environment of constant change.” Indeed, based on recent reporting and enforcement issues with respect […]

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Bribery at the “Sharp End.” Lessons from the field.

To many, an understanding of corruption, bribery  and compliance comes from the field of regulators, auditors, investigators and attorneys. Each one of these practices brings an important perspective and set of compliance “goggles”  to assist those on the front lines of business who are most likely to confront corruption, as well as to those who are […]

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Third Parties and the Red Flags You Don’t See*

Recently, I was reading a White Paper by Dun and Bradstreet titled “Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance for Third Parties: Is an off the shelf product enough?” (link here) As the D&B paper points out, “the risks of insufficient third-party diligence have never been greater,” to which I totally agree; however, the question remains, what are […]

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EY Fraud Survey & Compliance Fatigue. Do as I say not as I do.

A few weeks ago I posted “EY Global Fraud Survey: “Depressing,” yes, surprising, no” and shortly thereafter, Philipp Kloeber, Consultant at Ernst & Young, Melbourne, Australia (LinkedIn profile here) was kind enough to refer me to the EY paper “Overcoming compliance fatigue, Reinforcing the commitment to ethical growth.” My reaction to this work is that […]

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Corruption, Risk and Business Strategy. Which one manages the others?

Since I stared writing about issues relating to compliance at the front line of international business, I have found myself looking more and more at the role of business strategy as a significant foundation of anti-bribery compliance. It seems that with every enforcement action comes the to-be-expected rogue employee corporate statement “we don’t tolerate corruption, this […]

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