• Richard Bistrong

The Terrain of Global Anti-Bribery Compliance Challenges

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

In the second part of their interview, Alison Taylor, Director of advisory services at BSR, a non-profit consultancy and company network focused on sustainability and CSR, and James Cohen, an expert on anti-corruption, international development, and security sector reform, share their reflections on a co-authored blog piece titled An Organizational Response to Global Compliance Challenges.

In this video, they address:

  1. Why organizational culture is such an area of focus in the anti-bribery compliance discourse.

  2. How culture and leadership influence behaviors.

  3.  The challenges and obstacles to Anti-Corruption literacy.

  4. The role of technology in  keeping up with information flows, and how it is relevant to anti-corruption by connecting people across cultures and increasing awareness of corruption and the impact of illicit financial channels.

  5. How the Panama papers have educated societies about shell companies and beneficial ownership,  by focusing upon how corrupt money travels globally, and how it impacts populations along its path.

  6. How are companies managing supply chain risk.

  7. How can training be used as a tool to move anti-corruption compliance away from a box-ticking exercise and towards a  values-based training mission.

  8. What might it mean to look beyond a standard legal view of corruption into its wider impact, and how that might influence audit and compliance initiatives.

  9. Why anti-bribery due diligence needs to be more than a pin point process.

  10. What is a clear eye view of corruption risk?  The importance of understanding the influence, impact, agenda and relationships of third parties among various stakeholders.

  11. What are the hubs and spokes of corruption?

  12. Is FCPA due-diligence in crisis?