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"24.02.2017 20:10:08" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The newly elected social democrat government in Romania recently tried to amend certain anti-corruption provisions of the Criminal and Procedure... Anti-corruption protest in Romania over government trying to amend certain anti-corruption provisions of the Criminal and Procedure Codes | Read more on TRACE Trends http://ow.ly/lKjK309izbm
"22.02.2017 14:40:38" traceinternational.org Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award 2017: Now accepting entries Submission deadline: 3 March 2017 TRACE is accepting entries for the Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award 2017. Learn more http://ow.ly/tOcA307Z07x
"16.02.2017 23:10:10" go.pardot.com TRACE Online Training | Economic Sanctions Learn more. Seemingly normal business activities, like going on a trip, may violate global sanctions and lead to severe fines and penalties. Avoid the risks associated with #sanctions violations with TRACE Online Training http://ow.ly/sQv83092zyA
"16.02.2017 19:55:12" go.pardot.com TRACE Online Training | Economic Sanctions Learn more. TRACE Economic Sanctions Online Training can help your employees understand how their job may be impacted by economic sanctions, identify common red flags and make better decisions to prevent sanctions violations http://ow.ly/sQv83092zyA
"14.02.2017 23:10:10" insidengo.org Resisting Bribery in the NGO Sector | InsideNGO Why International NGOs Should Care About Compliance and How TRACE Can Help Every dollar that goes into a corrupt official's pocket is one dollar less spent helping those in need. http://ow.ly/tg273090pwK
"14.02.2017 19:55:17" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog TRACE recently hosted a webinar to discuss the new Mexican Anticorruption Law. “This is the most comprehensive anti-corruption system applied in... Anti-bribery compliance in Mexico is undergoing a change, read more http://ow.ly/SHcl308Ydxq or catch up on the TRACE webinar, Mexico's New National Anti-Corruption System http://ow.ly/DWf2308YePr
"14.02.2017 16:55:14" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Anti-bribery compliance in Mexico is undergoing a change: a new Anticorruption Law will go into effect in July 2017 requiring, among other things,... New on TRACE Trends | New Law in Mexico Requires the President (Among
Others) to Make His Tax Returns Public http://ow.ly/SHcl308Ydxq
"13.02.2017 16:55:10" Timeline Photos TRACE was pleased to host an anti-bribery workshop in Johannesburg today with SNC-Lavalin, Sandvik and ENS Africa. Learn more about TRACE member events, visit http://ow.ly/jYvB308XrCx
"08.02.2017 15:35:17" traceinternational.org Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award 2017: Now accepting entries TRACE created the Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award to recognize companies for their innovative approach and their contribution to the... Dell, Intel and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) have all been awarded the TRACE annual Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award. Find out how your company could be recognized http://ow.ly/tOcA307Z07x
"08.02.2017 15:10:29" Timeline Photos There's still time to register for the TRACE webinar, Mexico's New National Anti-Corruption System: What Global and Local Companies Need To Know (9 Feb) http://ow.ly/puY2307J5PE
"07.02.2017 23:00:23" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order mandating a broad review of financial regulations in light of seven “core principles,”... New on TRACE Trends | Corporate Responsibility in the Absence of the SEC's Resource Extraction Disclosure Rules http://ow.ly/nwQP308Ms6H
"07.02.2017 15:35:16" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Online Training TRACE Members enjoy unrestricted access to our Online Training Library and Customizable Training Platform and may train an unlimited number of... When is a gift really a bribe? Recognize the various factors that influence compliance risk in gifts and hospitality practices with new TRACE online training. http://ow.ly/mdT6308JkvI
"06.02.2017 20:15:13" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Online Training TRACE Members enjoy unrestricted access to our Online Training Library and Customizable Training Platform and may train an unlimited number of... Keep compliance issues top-of-mind with TRACE's new anti-bribery refresher courses http://ow.ly/mdT6308JkvI. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a demo account today.
"02.02.2017 15:25:11" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog President Obiang has ruled the country since 1979, after coming to power by deposing and executing his uncle. Since at least 2009, one of Obiang's... While oil has helped make Equatorial Guinea (71/high risk on the TRACE Matrix) into Africa's richest country per capita, most of the population of almost 850,000 lives on less than two dollars a day. http://ow.ly/zcRW308x9Kd
"01.02.2017 22:50:12" Timeline Photos New TRACE Newsletter | Get a roundup of January enforcement actions, TRACE news, and register for our upcoming webinar on Mexico's New National Anti-Corruption System http://ow.ly/fJhA308A5wQ
"01.02.2017 18:12:22" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Inside a Paris mansion worth almost US $180 million, you could find a hair salon, two gyms, a cinema and a Turkish bath. The bathrooms had gold-... New on TRACE Trends | Profiles in Kleptocracy – The Obiang Family http://ow.ly/zcRW308x9Kd
"01.02.2017 15:55:20" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Initiatives Over the course of the last fifteen years many companies have developed and implemented exemplary compliance programs and procedures that have... The TRACE Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award recognizes companies for their innovation and contribution to the field of anti-bribery. Submit your entry http://ow.ly/tOcA307Z07x
"25.01.2017 22:50:13" foreignpolicy.com Anti-Corruption Populists Tend to be More Corrupt, Report Says “The great test will be the administration's commitment to transparency,” TRACE President Alexandra Wrage comments on populist leaders and corruption. http://ow.ly/Tfgm308m1qm
"25.01.2017 19:50:19" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Republic of Rwanda has a strong tradition of fighting corruption. It is among the best-ranked countries in Africa in the TRACE Matrix index of... New on #TRACETrends | Rwanda's parliament has addressed whistleblower protection in greater detail with its passage of Law No. 35/2012 Relating to the Protection of Whistleblowers. http://ow.ly/nhYP308ln8m
"25.01.2017 17:15:14" forbes.com Bribery Is Bad ... For Business Anti-bribery efforts are too often dismissed as a form of corporate social responsibility. In fact, anti-bribery efforts are good for business. Setting aside social arguments against bribery, far too little is said about how bad bribery is for business. http://ow.ly/Nllt308liSB
"25.01.2017 15:45:22" Timeline Photos The TRACE Matrix measures business bribery risk in 199 countries. Use the Matrix to assess the bribery risks you are likely to face in foreign markets. http://ow.ly/yhTN3085Acs
"23.01.2017 23:10:13" Timeline Photos The TRACE Matrix shows that 71% of countries have moderate to very high risks of business bribery. Use the TRACE Matrix to design more targeted compliance and due diligence procedures. http://ow.ly/yhTN3085Acs
"21.01.2017 16:50:27" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Investigative Reporting The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism focused on uncovering commercial bribery. Closing date for entries, 31 January. http://ow.ly/jvYH308c0W7
"20.01.2017 23:05:12" globalanticorruptionblog.com Guest Post: Using Animated Videos to Change Children's Attitude Toward... Robert Clark, Legal Research Manager at TRACE International, contributes today's guest post: Although corruption is a broadly entrenched social... Children are often the ones that suffer the effects of corruption, but they can also play a key role in changing a society's tolerance of it.
"20.01.2017 20:00:57" Timeline Photos The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting uniquely recognizes and encourages journalism that exposes corporate corruption. Closing date for entries, 31 January. http://ow.ly/eiVo308c1GS
"20.01.2017 17:00:42" corpcounsel.com Tone at the (Very) Top: Assessing Leadership Qualities During... This week seems a good time to assess leadership qualities as they relate to tone at the top. In the world of compliance, the ideal is leadership that leads by example—with candor and transparency—to create an ethical atmosphere.
"18.01.2017 15:35:22" traceinternational.org Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award 2017: Now accepting entries RACE created the Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award to recognize companies for their innovative approach and their contribution to the... Last year TRACE named Intel winner of the 2016 Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award for the development of trailblazing ethics & compliance training. Submit your entry for the 2017 award now http://ow.ly/tOcA307Z07x
"18.01.2017 15:31:23" Timeline Photos In July 2017, the Mexican General Law on Administrative Accountability will come into effect meaning that companies can now be held administratively liable for various acts of bribery and corruption. Register for the upcoming TRACE webinar to learn more.
"17.01.2017 16:50:19" traceinternational.org TRACE Trends | A Compliance Conversation As the New Year ushers in its perennial resolutions and new leaves are turned over left and right, the close of 2016 saw the UK's Serious Fraud... New on #TRACETrends | Turning over a new leaf or getting lost in the weeds? News from the English country garden http://ow.ly/qQpv3083IUB
"16.01.2017 15:30:53" Timeline Photos Now live | TRACE has expanded its Online Training Library. New and updated courses include Economic Sanctions, Gifts & Hospitality and Avoiding Trafficked Labor. http://ow.ly/rqUb307Wl1L
"12.01.2017 22:55:07" traceinternational.org TRACE Compendium - ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. (formerly BIOMET, INC) In 2012, Biomet, Inc. had settled bribery allegations brought by the SEC and DOJ concerning conduct in China, Argentina and Brazil. Two years... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. and its predecessor, Biomet, Inc., have agreed to pay $30.4 million in penalties, disgorgement and prejudgment interest to the SEC and the DOJ. http://ow.ly/rkFv307X0RO
"12.01.2017 20:05:11" tradeready.ca This tool could be your company's answer to reducing bribery risk in... Those who engage in international trade need to understand the different political and social environments in which they operate—including the... This tool could be your company's answer to reducing bribery risk in international business http://ow.ly/Wph2307WMP5
"10.01.2017 23:05:22" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Despite widespread privatization of various industries over the last 25 years, there are still many government-owned companies, including some of... New on TRACE Trends | One of the specific compliance risks relevant to Israel is the prevalence of government officials that one is likely to encounter when doing business there. http://ow.ly/Oyu0307SnYS
"09.01.2017 22:45:10" traceinternational.org TRACE Compendium | Mondelēz Intl and Cadbury Ltd Specifically, the SEC alleged that an Indian subsidiary of Cadbury Ltd, had retained an agent to assist the subsidiary in obtaining licenses and... Mondelēz Intl and Cadbury Ltd have agreed to pay a $13 million civil penalty to the SEC to resolve allegations of FCPA violations. http://ow.ly/DLYD307PR6z
"05.01.2017 22:45:13" Timeline Photos Mexico's new National Anti-Corruption System has heightened anti-corruption measures. Join the upcoming TRACE webinar to receive an overview of the newly enacted and amended laws, and learn the key implications for local entities and global companies with
"05.01.2017 16:05:20" tpms.traceinternational.org TRACEpublic Ownership Register The world's first global beneficial ownership register. Developed in direct response to the risks inherent in secret company ownership, TRACEpublic, the first global register of beneficial ownership, enables companies to voluntarily and publicly share their ownership information as a means to enhance corporate
"04.01.2017 23:05:08" c5-online.com 2017 Shortlist - Women in Compliance Awards The Annual Women in Compliance Awards are the ultimate celebration of the achievements female compliance professionals make every day in the world... TRACE President Alexandra Wrage has been shortlisted for Compliance Innovator of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards 2017. Alexandra has been recognized for the creation of TRACEpublic, the world's first global beneficial ownership register.
"03.01.2017 20:10:14" Timeline Photos New on TRACE Trends | Indonesia (55/moderate risk on the TRACE Matrix http://ow.ly/RyRa307DUi7): An Increasing Focus on Corruption Involving Private Companies http://ow.ly/5YtG307DRoO
"03.01.2017 17:10:28" traceinternational.org TRACE Compendium | General Cable Corporation Between 2003 and 2015, subsidiaries of General Cable Corporation ("General Cable") allegedly made improper payments of approximately USD 19 million... General Cable Corporation agreed to pay $75.7 million in penalties, disgorgement and interest to resolve allegations that it violated the FCPA Act by making improper payments to government officials in Angola, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand and
"02.01.2017 16:55:21" traceinternational.org TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® Learn more about TASA. Start 2017 with TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®, a comprehensive year-long training program focused on anti-bribery compliance. TASA is ideal for professionals working with anti-bribery law or compliance. http://ow.ly/qq3i307kWvt
"29.12.2016 17:05:34" traceevents.webex.com TRACE FCPA Year-in-Review webinar Catch up online now If you missed the TRACE FCPA Year-in-Review webinar, the recording is now available online. Revisit 2016's landmark enforcement actions and receive practical compliance tips for the year ahead. http://ow.ly/wr8V307kVBL
"27.12.2016 17:05:29" traceinternational.org TRACE Trends Blog For many people, the holidays—a time of tradition and generosity—also represent a short respite from their day-to-day work and business obligations. New on TRACE Trends | Anthropological Reflections: When Does a Gift Become a Bribe? http://ow.ly/lQgF307pK40
"22.12.2016 23:05:13" traceinternational.org TRACE Compendium | TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED Between May 2002 and December 2012, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ("Teva") and its affiliates allegedly paid bribes to public officials in Russia,... Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., agreed to pay $519 million in penalties, disgorgement and interest to resolve allegations that Teva paid bribes to influence prescription and drug purchase decisions, influence regulatory approvals and give Teva a
"22.12.2016 20:15:18" traceinternational.org TRACE Compendium Between 2001 and 2016, Odebrecht allegedly conspired and agreed with others to corruptly provide approximately USD 788 million in bribes, in forms... Odebrecht S.A. and Braskem S.A., both headquartered in Brazil, agreed to pay at least US $3.5 billion in penalties and disgorgement to the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and authorities in Brazil and Switzerland to
"22.12.2016 17:05:25" wallstreetecards.com Happy Holidays from TRACE Click to open your e-card Best wishes from TRACE for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with joy and good health. http://ow.ly/Di39307kV5h
"20.12.2016 16:55:17" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Beginning with FY 2017, Swedish companies of a certain size will be required to include non-financial information in their annual reports,... New on TRACE Trends | Sweden Prepares for New Non-financial (and Anti-corruption) Reporting Rules http://ow.ly/QFvz307iChb
"16.12.2016 16:55:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Initiatives TRACE created the Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award to recognize companies for their innovative approach and their contribution to the... TRACE is now accepting entries for its fourth annual Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award. http://ow.ly/QVs93077UlI
"13.12.2016 20:10:19" go.pardot.com TRACEcertification Contact Mia Brown at email@example.com for more information. Start the TRACE Certified Due Diligence process by 15 December 2016 and receive a $400 discount for the first year or train an additional 20 employees with TRACE's anti-bribery online training. http://ow.ly/TL4h3075izY
"13.12.2016 16:50:20" Timeline Photos New on TRACETrends |Viktor Yanukovych: from thug to president and kleptocrat of Ukraine (67/high risk on the TRACE Matrix) http://ow.ly/1jWK30756uB http://ow.ly/mT3130756CX
"12.12.2016 23:10:11" traceevents.webex.com Register for the FCPA Year-in-Review webinar 2016 has been a record-breaking year, with more corporate enforcement actions than any prior year in FCPA history. Join the FCPA Year-in-Review webinar this Wednesday to receive an overview of this year's landmark cases and practical tips to navigate the
"10.12.2016 15:01:08" traceinternational.org Bribe Busters An animated video series to inspire and educate children Bribe Busters is an animated video series for children created by TRACE International and... Corruption impedes the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. That's why TRACE has developed Bribe Busters, a children's anti-corruption video series to inspire the next generation of leaders to fight corruption. http://ow.ly/c9Bq306YMEM
"09.12.2016 22:45:11" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Although corruption is a broadly entrenched social ill, each corrupt act is a decision made in its own specific place and time. To address the... Today on TRACE Trends: Children are often the ones that suffer the effects of corruption, but they can also play a key role in changing a society's tolerance of it. http://ow.ly/l2AU306YRwu
"09.12.2016 13:50:09" go.pardot.com New TRACE Online Training Request a preview for the new TRACE Online Training courses on Gifts & Hospitality and Economic Sanctions coming in January 2017. http://ow.ly/4FP0306Y7JH
"09.12.2016 12:05:16" traceinternational.org Bribe Busters An animated video series to inspire and educate children created by TRACE International. To show our support for International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 TRACE has launched Bribe Busters, an Anti-Corruption video series to educate children around the world on corruption and to prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in the fight
"07.12.2016 14:00:30" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Panama Papers were a treasure trove of information about corporate shell games. That kind of massive-scale disclosure would have been... Technology Makes Huge Leaks Possible; Can it Also Make Them Unnecessary? For better or worse, there has been a big shift in our expectations about what digital privacy means to individuals and organizations. http://ow.ly/Jbjh306THpw
"06.12.2016 20:10:13" traceevents.webex.com Trace International, Inc. WebEx Enterprise Site 9 Register for the complimentary FCPA Year-in-Review 2016 webinar to draw practical insights from this year's landmark cases and receive practical compliance tips to help navigate the evolving enforcement landscape. http://ow.ly/arNC306S0xh
"05.12.2016 23:05:09" go.pardot.com Check out this link In the TRACE November newsletter, read about the 2016 TRACE Matrix, take the anti-corruption quiz, register for the FCPA Year in Review webinar and upcoming events. http://ow.ly/zk95306Q7bG
"01.12.2016 23:10:11" foreignpolicy.com Bribery Is on the Rise Worldwide, and It Costs A Lot More Than Just Money But it could be on the downswing from here, experts say. The 2016 TRACE Matrix, an index of business bribery risk, shows that anti-bribery laws and enforcement are on the upswing in many countries, but that government transparency and capacity for civil society oversight of anti-bribery are not.
"01.12.2016 21:20:11" blogs.wsj.com Syria Bribery Risk Soars in Trace Index Syria fared worst in the 2016 TRACE Matrix, which ranks countries according to public sector bribery risk. Estonia had the biggest improvement. http://ow.ly/kUJg306IWgX
"01.12.2016 20:15:11" corpcounsel.com What's the Most Corrupt Country in the World Nigeria, Angola and Yemen are the countries with the highest risk of bribery, according to a report released today from the anti-bribery group... The TRACE Matrix, a global business bribery risk index, helps general counsel and compliance officers in their bribery risk assessments. http://ow.ly/LNCY306IVD4
"01.12.2016 12:15:31" youtube.com About the TRACE Matrix® The TRACE Matrix® measures business bribery risk in all countries. It provides actionable information about the bribery risks companies are likely... TRACE has released the 2016 edition of its global business bribery risk index, the TRACE Matrix, which measures business bribery risk in 199 countries and provides actionable intelligence to inform a company's compliance processes.
"29.11.2016 22:50:11" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Is the Fear of Losing Investors Slowing Down Enforcement Against Foreign Corruption in Africa? Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0... No one would deny that corruption is a major challenge for the African continent, but is the fear of losing investors hindering enforcement against foreign corruption? http://ow.ly/rZhr306DW3Z
"23.11.2016 23:10:15" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The London Anti-corruption Summit: The View from Six Months Later Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 November 23,... In the six months since the UK's anti-corruption summit, which measures have progressed and which are still unclear? http://ow.ly/qSb1306t877
"23.11.2016 17:15:15" shipandbunker.com New TRACE, RightShip Partnership Aims to Reduce Charterers' Exposure to... New TRACE, RightShip Partnership Aims to Reduce Charterers' Exposure to Bunker Fraud. http://ow.ly/AjQf306sFFZ
"22.11.2016 20:10:21" linkedin.com See you Dec 1! I will take a table at National Pasttime in the atrium of the Gaylord Hotel on Thursday Dec 1, from 10am to 4pm, would would welcome any compliance... Join Hui Chen, Compliance Counsel Expert at U.S. Department of Justice, on 1 December anytime between 10:00am to 4:00pm at National Pastime, located in the lower atrium at Gaylord National, to discuss best practices and the challenges you face in
"22.11.2016 17:05:34" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Medium-High Risk Medium-High Risk Start the TRACEcertification process by 15 December 2016 and receive a $400 discount or online anti-bribery training for 20... A TRACEcertification due diligence review can speed up contract processes. Start the review by 15 December and receive a $400 discount for the first year or anti-bribery online training for your employees. http://ow.ly/hYnp306eJaN
"21.11.2016 22:50:11" trace2.app.box.com How to Implement a Working Anti-Bribery Compliance Program Five practical tips to follow when implementing a working anti-bribery compliance program. Read the full article here http://ow.ly/byzc306o6fX , and subscribe to a free trial of The Risk Universe here. http://ow.ly/Zo7G306o6hX
"18.11.2016 20:05:27" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Medium-High Risk Medium-High Risk Start the TRACEcertification process by 15 December 2016 and receive a $400 discount or online anti-bribery training for 20... Meet increasing compliance demands with an internationally accepted TRACEcertification due diligence review. Start the process by 15 December to receive a discount. http://ow.ly/nonv306eIXs
"18.11.2016 17:10:20" traceinternational.org TRACE Compendium - J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO Between 2006 and 2013, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. ("JPMorgan") allegedly provided employment and internships to the relatives and friends of key... JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay more than US $264 million in penalties, disgorgement and interest to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, U.S. DOJ and SEC to resolve allegations regarding its subsidiary JPMorgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited.
"16.11.2016 23:55:11" lloydsloadinglist.com Freight sector urged to do more on anti-corruption - Lloyd's Loading List Companies encouraged to develop strategies to reduce bribery risks, with logistics especially exposed in dealings with customs officials at ports... Freight and logistics companies need to do more to reduce their exposure to bribery and corruption, particularly in relation to dealing with customs officials at ports and border crossings. http://ow.ly/e8RP306f5Vu
"16.11.2016 23:05:17" Timeline Photos TRACE is pleased to announce that TRACE President Alexandra Wrage has been named a winner of SmartCEO's Circle of Excellence Award.
"16.11.2016 20:10:18" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Medium-High Risk Medium-High Risk Start the TRACEcertification process by 15 December 2016 and receive a $400 discount or online anti-bribery training for 20... Differentiate yourself from competitors with an internationally recognized TRACEcertification due diligence review. Start the process by 15 December to receive a discount. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. http://ow.ly/O8UA306eHSN
"16.11.2016 14:05:13" prnewswire.com TRACE And RightShip Partner To Support Anti-Bribery Compliance In The... TRACE International and RightShip partner to support anti-bribery compliance in the maritime industry through TRACEcertification of vessel owners. TRACE and RightShip partner to increase commercial transparency in the shipping supply chain and reduce corruption risk to charterers. http://ow.ly/cFd5306e7It
"15.11.2016 17:05:24" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Montenegro's New Law on Prevention of Corruption Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 November 15, 2016 Today's... Montenegro's 2016 corruption law increases protection of whistleblowers & tightens restrictions on public officials. http://ow.ly/qkbs306bPLj
"14.11.2016 20:30:44" go.pardot.com FCPA Enforcement under Trump Most companies agree compliance is good for business and future sustainability. Strengthen your commitment to commercial transparency and ethical corporate behavior by joining TRACE. Earn a free month of membership when you contact TRACE by 11/15. Write
"08.11.2016 17:15:23" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Democracy's Role in Combating Corruption In a democratic society, where the electorate chooses its representatives, it is easier for the voting public to hold leaders accountable and punish corrupt practices. http://ow.ly/mAO4305Ygj5
"04.11.2016 22:05:09" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Gunpowder, Treason and . . . Plotting (the future of U.K. Bribery Act enforcement) At TRACE's GAIN conference last week in London, Joint Head of Fraud at the SFO, Hannah von Dadelszen, offered flashes of insight into what companies could expect from one of the agencies charged with enforcing the U.K. Bribery Act.
"03.11.2016 15:55:18" Timeline Photos TRACE welcomed over 100 member companies and partner firms to its GAIN conference in London last week. Attendees shared anti-bribery compliance best practices and heard from the SFO, DOJ and SEC about the latest enforcement trends.
"03.11.2016 15:55:18" Timeline Photos TRACE welcomed over 100 member companies and partner firms to its GAIN conference in London last week. Attendees shared anti-bribery compliance best practices and heard from the SFO, DOJ and SEC about the latest enforcement trends.
"01.11.2016 23:00:20" go.pardot.com TRACE October Newsletter Take the monthly anti-bribery quiz, catch up on recent blog posts, and register for upcoming TRACE events In October's newsletter, register for the FCPA Year in Review webinar, read about the latest enforcement actions and register for upcoming events. http://ow.ly/85B0305L1OI
"01.11.2016 19:01:32" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Distinguishing Corruption and Campaign Finance Political influence isn't supposed to take the form of personal loans and gifts to elected officials—instead, we expect to see it channeled through our system of campaign financing. But those channels aren't free from concerns about fairness and integrity
"31.10.2016 15:50:22" blogs.wsj.com The Morning Risk Report: Timing is Everything for DOJ, SEC U.S. regulators say companies need to self-report in a timely fashion to get credit. For the DOJ and SEC self-reporting misconduct early is the way to go. http://ow.ly/e8lf305HmK4
"27.10.2016 22:10:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Compliance Horror Stories: Operation Lava Jato If your company does not have an established and robust compliance program you could find yourself and your company run through the wringers of the next Operation Car Wash. http://ow.ly/YQA8305BrMu
"27.10.2016 16:05:19" prnewswire.com Entries now being accepted for the 2017 TRACE Prize for Investigative... The 2017 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting is now accepting entries. The award recognizes reporting that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. http://ow.ly/1Swr305AyKA
"25.10.2016 22:10:13" complianceweek.com The pros and cons of ISO 37001 certification | Compliance Week The corporate world is awash in global standards: accounting, risk management, information technology, quality and safety management, and much... TRACE President Alexandra Wrage discusses ISO 37001 with Compliance Week http://ow.ly/hI55305wPuO
"25.10.2016 16:01:05" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog ISO 37001: Standardization and its Discontents While ISO 37001 offers a baseline standard, it does not respond to the need for consistency. http://ow.ly/AAuP305vOUW
"24.10.2016 16:10:18" traceinternational.org New TRACE white paper: What is "anything of value" under the FCPA? This TRACE White Paper explores the question: what is “anything of value” under the FCPA? It provides readers with an overview of this aspect of... In a new white paper, TRACE answers the question: what is “anything of value” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? http://ow.ly/rc88305tEkp
"20.10.2016 13:05:10" prnewswire.com TRACE, SNC-Lavalin and ENSafrica launch anti-bribery and business ethics... TRACE announces a campaign in collaboration with SNC-Lavalin and ENSafrica to raise awareness of anti-bribery and business ethics in South Africa. http://ow.ly/BIVH305mJxv
"18.10.2016 18:45:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Criminal liability of legal entities in Slovak Republic Under its 2016 Act, legal entities in the Slovak Republic may be prosecuted for an exhaustive list of crimes including money laundering, bribery and fraud. http://ow.ly/bWri305iSsX
"17.10.2016 22:00:29" theloadstar.co.uk 'Talk about corruption if you want to combat it', forwarders advised -... Forwarders and carriers must develop a strategy to help avoid bribery and corruption, which can be particularly prevalent in the maritime and road... TRACE representative Jake Storey discusses how talking about corruption can help combat it in the freight forwarding industry. http://ow.ly/Wr3O305gP7J
"14.10.2016 15:55:12" Timeline Photos TRACE President Alexandra Wrage accepts The Maryland Daily Record's Innovator of the Year award for TRACEpublic, the first global register of beneficial ownership.
"03.10.2016 18:50:17" go.pardot.com Check out this link TRACE September newsletter: share the anti-bribery quiz with your compliance team, get an update on the latest enforcement actions and register for upcoming events http://ow.ly/Mlqy304O7Jz
"28.09.2016 15:45:18" prnewswire.com Applications Open For 2017-2018 TRACE Scholar Program; Peter A. Allard... ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE International, the globally renowned anti-bribery business... Applications for the 2017-18 TRACE Scholar Program are now open. TRACE welcomes The Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia as its newest participating school, joining Georgetown Law, University of Washington School of Law and King's
"27.09.2016 18:50:10" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Why are so Many Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Themselves Corrupt? When corruption is deeply engrained within a government, it can affect both the selection and the agenda of an anti-corruption prosecutor. http://ow.ly/wcrG304CxgZ
"20.09.2016 21:55:11" aircargoeye.com Are you doing business with some of the most corrupt nations? Anti-bribery business watchdog TRACE International reveals who are the most corrupt countries to do business with. The TRACE Matrix can be used by air cargo and logistics companies to assess business bribery risk in major air cargo markets. http://ow.ly/r5ok304oJrU
"20.09.2016 19:10:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog While the “Panama Papers” have focused worldwide attention on a serious problem within one of the nation's industries, they do not tell the full story. http://ow.ly/a1YK304oFNZ
"13.09.2016 19:10:10" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Following the indictment of the Croatian soccer chief Zdravko Mamic, fans showed their unwillingness to tolerate corruption from the Croatian Football Federation. http://ow.ly/a8ab304ba1r
"13.09.2016 15:55:18" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Online Training TRACE ONLINE TRAINING Reduce training costs while providing employees and third parties worldwide with comprehensive training on anti-bribery... Train your employees and intermediaries worldwide with TRACE online anti-bribery compliance training, now available in 24 languages. Write to email@example.com to find out more. http://ow.ly/KgFj304aAbG
"06.09.2016 16:00:35" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Traditional gift-giving practices in South Korea may be scrutinized under the new Anti-Corruption and Bribery Prohibition Act. http://ow.ly/nFqz303WBxT
"01.09.2016 19:00:43" go.pardot.com TRACE August Newsletter In August's newsletter, learn about TRACE Reputational Due Diligence, take the anti-corruption quiz and register for upcoming events. http://ow.ly/liqs303O89G
"31.08.2016 15:55:07" aircargoeye.com Key reasons to step up anti-bribery efforts in logistics RECENT studies on how bribery undermines business performance highlight the benefits of logistics industry executives taking a strong stance on... Bribery undermines business performance. Recent studies highlight the benefits of logistics industry executives taking a strong stance on compliance. http://ow.ly/NtGv303Lmwv
"30.08.2016 21:45:18" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The New York City Department of Investigation has launched an ad campaign which aims to educate citizens about what constitutes corruption and how to report it. http://ow.ly/K10L303J98R
"30.08.2016 18:55:16" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Publications New white paper: What you should know about individual liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act In a new white paper, TRACE offers guidance on the unique provisions of the FCPA related to the prosecution of individuals. Download now. http://ow.ly/rmj5303J8aO
"29.08.2016 15:55:16" thefactcoalition.org TRACEpublic: A Step Towards Beneficial Ownership Transparency TRACE International unveils TRACEpublic—a voluntary initiative that helps companies begin to distance themselves from the reputational stigma of... TRACEpublic greatly advances global efforts towards beneficial ownership transparency, providing companies with a way to voluntarily share ownership information. http://ow.ly/rDFo303GqvD
"26.08.2016 16:00:54" tradewindsnews.com Compliance takeaways on third parties in aftermath of the Petrobras scandal Shipowners that 'consciously disregarded' red flags with respect to their third-party activities can be just as liable for bribery, writes Katya... The ongoing Petrobras scandal has brought to the fore bribery in the shipping industry, and highlights the importance of robust anti-bribery controls. http://ow.ly/cw5I303C4B9
"24.08.2016 18:55:12" traceinternational.org Anti-Money Laundering Law In Kenya A revised anti-money laundering law in Kenya targets tax evasion, theft, fraud, terrorist financing, drug trafficking, piracy, and bribery and corruption. http://ow.ly/XWVF303y7Mu
"23.08.2016 16:00:33" fcpablog.com Why businesses are seizing the corporate transparency movement Businesses are voicing their support for a bill that would increase government oversight over companies. http://ow.ly/Audf303vx0G
"19.08.2016 19:00:43" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE INTERNATIONAL: United Kingdom - ExportWise Despite the existence of the 2010 UK Bribery Act, one of the world's most stringent anti-bribery laws, businesses operating in the UK are not immune from corruption. http://ow.ly/ecoN303oPkS
"17.08.2016 19:15:15" trace2.app.box.com The Daily Record has named TRACE International an Innovator of the Year TRACE has been named one of the Daily Record's Innovators of the Year for our work on TRACEpublic, the only global register of beneficial ownership. http://ow.ly/IHlN303ks3T
"16.08.2016 22:05:17" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Companies operating in the healthcare industry are particularly susceptible to scrutiny under the FCPA. In this post, TRACE offers practical tips to address the risk of corruption in this industry. http://ow.ly/PmWm303isRm
"12.08.2016 22:05:07" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE INTERNATIONAL: China - ExportWise 1. Where does China rank on TRACE'S matrix of business bribery, and what are notable forms of corruption? China ranks 137th out of 197 countries on... Companies operating in China should familiarize themselves with local organizations and resources to avoid “rent-seeking” behavior from the prevalent state-owned enterprises. http://ow.ly/98O9303c1yG
"10.08.2016 21:50:11" go.pardot.com 10 days remaining to receive a $500 credit for new restricted party... TRACEbasic is new restricted party screening solution that enables you to quickly identify individuals and entities that present a potential source... 10 days remaining to receive a $500 credit for TRACEbasic due diligence. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details. http://ow.ly/XkQS3037jsE
"09.08.2016 16:10:18" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The UAE has no standalone law dedicated to anti-bribery, but it has had provisions penalizing bribery and corruption within its federal criminal legislation for almost thirty years. http://ow.ly/nDty3034imq
"06.08.2016 12:45:14" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE INTERNATIONAL: Indonesia - ExportWise 1. How would you characterize corruption risks in Indonesia? Indonesia is considered a moderate-to-high risk country for corruption. Inconsistencies and contradictions between national and local regulations in Indonesia can pose a problem for foreign businesses, as public officials may use this lack of clarity to extort bribes. http://ow.ly/vvcl302YM3m
"03.08.2016 16:00:35" traceinternational.org TRACEbasic Due Diligence Low-Medium Risk TRACE offers a variety of risk-based due diligence solutions that are designed to help companies reduce their risk exposure across... Receive a $500 credit towards TRACEbasic due diligence when you place an order by August 19th. For more information, write to email@example.com http://ow.ly/8lZs302SDO4
"02.08.2016 18:55:11" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Brazil's Olympic Legacy Amidst Corruption Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 August 02, 2016 Today's blog post is... It is hard to avoid asking whether Brazil's Olympic legacy will be permanently tarnished by the corruption that has plagued its preparations. http://ow.ly/m2i0302Q5Xx
"01.08.2016 22:05:15" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: Australia | ExportWise 1. How would you characterize the risk of corruption in Australia? Australia is considered a low-risk country for corruption. In the TRACE Matrix,... Corruption is not considered to be an obstacle to companies operating in Australia, but risks may be present in sectors with high-value contracts such as construction and infrastructure. http://ow.ly/gpwx302OrHN
"01.08.2016 18:55:12" go.pardot.com In this Edition: UN Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Enforcement... In July's newsletter, train your employees on avoiding trafficked labor, read the latest enforcement updates and register for upcoming events. http://ow.ly/wycU302OlZe
"01.08.2016 15:02:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Online Training TRACE ONLINE TRAINING Reduce training costs while providing employees and third parties worldwide with comprehensive training on anti-bribery... In observance of the UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, train your employees on avoiding trafficked labor with the TRACE online training course. http://ow.ly/z4eR302K9rZ
"29.07.2016 19:05:20" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: India | ExportWise 1. What is the extent of corruption and its common forms in India? India ranks 185th out of 197 countries in the TRACE Matrix, which measures... Companies operating in India should be particularly aware of bureaucratic or administrative corruption. A host of regulatory hurdles provide a fertile ground to extort bribes. http://ow.ly/CmGg302JPVo
"29.07.2016 15:45:24" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog July 2016 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month's Anti-Corruption News? Are you up-to-date on the latest #anticorruption news? Take the July 2016 TRACE quiz to find out. http://ow.ly/4Tkd302GUl5
"26.07.2016 18:55:15" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog New Anti-Corruption Initiatives are Working in Ukraine. Today's blog post is written by Mr. Orest Stasyuk. Orest is a TRACE Scholar for 2015 – 2016... While corruption is still an issue in Ukraine, there are reassuring signs that new anti-corruption mechanisms present an alternative to paying bribes. http://ow.ly/5NCJ302Cdtr
"25.07.2016 22:10:19" Timeline Photos TRACE is proud to celebrate 15 years of providing anti-bribery compliance support to thousands of companies worldwide. We celebrated last week with members and friends at the Tower of London.
"25.07.2016 22:10:18" Timeline Photos TRACE is proud to celebrate 15 years of providing anti-bribery compliance support to thousands of companies worldwide. We celebrated last week with members and friends at the Tower of London.
"21.07.2016 16:00:53" prnewswire.com TRACE Recognizes The Wall Street Journal And The Organized Crime And... TRACE is pleased to announce The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and The Wall Street Journal as the recipients of its inaugural Prize for Investigative Reporting. http://ow.ly/5DQ7302t4Qh
"19.07.2016 19:10:16" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The amended EU-U.S. Privacy Shield provides companies a way forward, but it is too early to assess its effectiveness http://ow.ly/8QnI302o98x
"15.07.2016 16:10:15" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: Singapore | ExportWise 1. How would you characterize the corruption environment in Singapore? Singapore ranks 7th out 197 countries on the TRACE Matrix, with an overall... Despite Singapore's low business bribery risk (it ranks 7 out of 197 countries on the TRACE Matrix), companies operating there should not be lax with respect to compliance. http://ow.ly/lDBm302hBNB
"14.07.2016 13:15:21" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), a global anti-money laundering body, had long identified Nigeria as having strategic deficiencies, or a... Nigeria's efforts in the area of anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism have produced positive results, which may inspire broader anti-corruption efforts. http://ow.ly/OAr1302e0WO
"08.07.2016 21:55:07" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: Mexico | ExportWise 1. What is the current state of corruption in Mexico and what risks does this pose to Canadian companies? Mexico is ranked 88th out of 197... Companies operating in Mexico should carefully vet new business partners and require evidence of a compliance program and completion of anti-bribery training to reduce risk of corruption. http://ow.ly/OFLZ3024ipg
"08.07.2016 15:55:10" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Greed Project: Part XI In the penultimate post from The Greed Project, TRACE President Alexandra Wrage examines the potlatch festival of giving, held by senior members of Coastal First Nations communities in Canada's Pacific Northwest http://ow.ly/DcW33023knh
"07.07.2016 19:50:51" Timeline Photos TRACE celebrated Eid al-Fitr today with lunch from local Pakistani, Afghani and Iranian restaurants and henna art. Eid Mubarak!
"06.07.2016 19:19:23" themarknews.com FIFA: More of the Same TRACE President Alexandra Wrage breaks down the professional and personal issues plaguing FIFA, football's governing body. http://ow.ly/8ZgG301ZnZZ
"05.07.2016 14:40:06" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: United States | ExportWise 1. What are some notable corruption risks that could arise in the United States? While the spending of corporate funds in politics has long been... Businesses operating in the United States should familiarize themselves with requirements and guidelines for instituting compliance programs and internal controls. http://ow.ly/6f1l301Q04m
"01.07.2016 21:55:12" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: United States | ExportWise 1. What are some notable corruption risks that could arise in the United States? While the spending of corporate funds in politics has long been... Businesses operating in the United States should familiarize themselves with requirements and guidelines for instituting compliance programs and internal controls. http://ow.ly/6f1l301Q04m
"01.07.2016 18:50:20" corporatecomplianceinsights.com TRACE International Launches TRACEpublic - Corporate Compliance Insights TRACE International has met a need most organizations didn't know they had until recently. Here's everything you need to know about the solution. TRACEpublic, the only global beneficial ownership register, is a well-timed solution to calls for greater transparency http://ow.ly/G65I301PYgg
"01.07.2016 17:30:25" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog July 4th and Celebrating (Compliance) Diversity! Independence Day BBQs and parades are just around the corner! In light of these holiday traditions in the U.S., TRACE employees who hail from more than two dozen countries and speak more than 35 languages provide insight on local customs around the world
"01.07.2016 16:10:22" go.pardot.com In this Edition: New denied parties screening solution, this month's... This month, there were a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”) agreed to pay... In June's newsletter, learn about TRACEbasic, read about this month's FCPA cases and register for upcoming events http://ow.ly/e8wK301PWDL
"30.06.2016 15:45:29" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog There were many developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to... Are you up-to-date on the latest anti-corruption news? Take the TRACE June 2016 quiz to find out. http://ow.ly/Ijhz301No1X
"28.06.2016 19:05:13" Now is an opportune time for companies to work toward a supply chain free of child labor as law makers increasingly focus on the issue http://ow.ly/7jLr301IgpV
"27.06.2016 22:00:51" exportwise.ca First 5 Calls: Nigeria - ExportWise The Canadian presence in Nigeria has seen a huge increase – from 23 Canadian companies in 2012 to 95 Canadian companies in 2015 – with credit for... Companies that invest heavily in compliance resources and set a strong ethical tone report that it is possible to conduct business in Nigeria without paying bribes. http://ow.ly/pdho301GixV
"27.06.2016 18:45:16" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: Kazakhstan - ExportWise 1. What are common forms of corruption in Kazakhstan? The TRACE Matrix, which measures business bribery risk, ranks Kazakhstan 141st out of 197... Companies operating in Kazakhstan, especially those in the oil and gas sector, face a high risk of corrupt businesses practices and should take advantage of the anti-bribery compliance support available in the region. http://ow.ly/XUPK301Gi5B
"27.06.2016 18:00:24" emerging-frontiermarkets.org Emerging and Frontier Markets Association | SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE EFMA helps multinational companies develop their operations in emerging and frontier markets by providing needed legal, tax and financial information TRACE Members receive a 15% discount off registration for the Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets conference, October 13 2016 in Washington, DC. To claim the discount write to firstname.lastname@example.org http://ow.ly/Ts9Y301GwEU
"24.06.2016 16:05:33" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog We support the TRACE Compliance Community™ with tools, services, informal and formal benchmarking, and now – research. Our outstanding team of... Introducing TRACEresearch: supporting the compliance community via publicly available research. If you have a question that is likely to be of general interest to the compliance community, write to email@example.com http://ow.ly/BLzA301B6K8
"21.06.2016 15:50:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Amendment to Bolster Recovery of Public Funds Lost to Corruption Uganda's Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Act of 2015 aims to enhance the effectiveness of the Anti-Corruption Act 6 of 2009. http://ow.ly/QDh2301uaiE
"21.06.2016 13:10:09" prnewswire.com TRACE Offers Complimentary Due Diligence Review To Port Agents In... In partnership with DA-Desk, TRACE is offering a complimentary due diligence review and anti-bribery training to port agents as part of the Certify the World campaign. http://ow.ly/rWWu301tJ69
"20.06.2016 15:55:16" exportwise.ca Insight from TRACE International: Japan - ExportWise 1. How would you describe the risk of business corruption in Japan? Overall, Japan is a low-risk country for corruption. On the TRACE Matrix, a... Overall, Japan is a low-risk country for corruption, but companies should be mindful of bid-rigging and conduct thorough due diligence on third parties. http://ow.ly/3tXJ301rb1E
"17.06.2016 15:45:14" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Greed Project: Part X This week's Greed Project posting is both colorful and very grim. Using a series of gruesome medieval images, Greed... In this week's suggested reading for The Greed Project, Stephen Wrage, a classicist and professor of political science, discusses the results and manifestations of greed as portrayed by Dante Alighieri. http://ow.ly/ZwFN301mFca
"16.06.2016 15:55:16" traceevents.webex.com TRACE Webinar: Unaoil: What Really Happened? Learn how Unaoil worked the system and gain practical guidance on managing third party relationships with a complimentary webinar from TRACE on June 21, 10am EST. Register now. http://ow.ly/MRDv301k3gu
"14.06.2016 22:05:12" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Post M&A Anti-Bribery Compliance
The prospect of acquiring another company can be exciting, but it can also trigger compliance concerns for the... Pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition incorporation is not enough in terms of anti-bribery compliance. Once a transaction closes companies need to take additional steps. http://ow.ly/ywyY301ga8N
"10.06.2016 22:10:09" exportwise.ca TRACE Advantage: Ghana - ExportWise 1. In what areas of business does corruption typically arise in Ghana? Corruption in Ghana can take many forms, ranging from petty bribery to more... Corruption in Ghana can take many forms, ranging from petty bribery to more large-scale graft. Learn about the available anti-bribery compliance support. http://ow.ly/dUR83018Y8u
"10.06.2016 16:10:19" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Greed Project: This week's Greed Project reading explores further the psychology of decision-making. It supports the theory that people are... This week from The Greed Project, read an excerpt from Prof. Francesca Gino's book 'Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan' http://ow.ly/WHeL30184sE
"09.06.2016 16:05:15" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Why Myanmar is Banning Gift Giving In an effort to foster a more inviting environment to investors, Minister of the President's Office Aung San Suu Kyi distributed the guidelines on acceptance of gifts to Myanmar's civil servants to combat bribery and corruption. http://ow.ly/ygWL3015Njn
"07.06.2016 22:45:09" go.pardot.com TRACE Webinar: Unaoil: What Really Happened? The Unaoil case has compliance officers asking themselves – again - how much third party due diligence is enough. Unfortunately there's still no... In this complimentary webinar, TRACE President Alexandra Wrage will provide participants with the Unaoil “story behind the story,” and practical guidance on managing third party risk. June 21, 2016, 10am EST. http://ow.ly/YrnN3011r4E
"07.06.2016 22:05:13" tradeready.ca What a Trump presidency would mean for international anti-corruption... For those of us working in the field of compliance and good governance, there is concern about what lies ahead for anti-bribery efforts and the... Bribery prevents the citizens of corrupt countries from getting the full benefit of public dollars spent on everything from major infrastructure to routine public services. http://ow.ly/rh7830110bI
"07.06.2016 19:15:15" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Let's Talk About Sex: Discussing Prostitution and Bribery at Work When Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF, went on trial last year... Closely linked to both human trafficking and corruption, prostitution in business dealings can lead to serious legal consequences for companies and employees. http://ow.ly/a5j63010YvZ
"06.06.2016 15:45:18" exportwise.ca TRACE Advantage: Brazil - ExportWise 1. What are some notable forms of corruption specific to Brazil? In day-to-day operations, companies in Brazil are most likely to encounter... Companies in Brazil are most likely to encounter requests for bribes in three areas: obtaining licenses and permits, paying taxes and interacting with customs. http://ow.ly/nXfA300XAme
"03.06.2016 19:10:16" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Greed Project: VIII June 03, 2016 Today's Greed Project post is by Revd. Dr. Stephen Cherry, Dean of King's College, Cambridge, who will... This week from the Greed Project, read excerpts from Revd. Dr. Stephen Cherry's book 'The Dark Side of the Soul: An Insider's Guide to the Web of Sin' http://ow.ly/sv5t300Tu7d
"01.06.2016 22:10:14" go.pardot.com In this Edition: Beneficial ownership, new investigations and this... TRACEpublic is the first global registry of beneficial ownership. The database is publicly accessible and any company may list its beneficial... In May's newsletter: New investigations from the TRACE Compendium, global beneficial ownership registry TRACEpublic and this month's compliance quiz. http://ow.ly/9Z8y300OI2i
"01.06.2016 19:00:46" ethicalboardroom.com Creating a culture of compliance - Ethical Boardroom A clearly defined and consistently implemented strategy, functioning in a culture of compliance serves as a clear signal of what your company will... 'A clearly defined and consistently implemented third party risk strategy not only reduces the likelihood of non-compliant activity, but also serves as a clear signal of what your company will and will not accept.' http://ow.ly/9FP2300OjpD
"31.05.2016 21:55:10" blogs.wsj.com The Morning Risk Report: Activist Group Changes Anti-Corruption Landscape Global Witness has established a track record for issuing damning reports in the anti-corruption space, changing the way bribery is uncovered and... '…they are demanding that very powerful parties to very lucrative deals at the highest levels of government explain themselves.' TRACE President Alexandra Wrage comments on Global Witness' investigation in Liberia, which has prompted the opening of a
"26.05.2016 16:15:21" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog The Perfect Storm: Brazil's Economic and Political Crises Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 May 26, 2016 The... The official Olympic torch arrived and was lit by President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro on May 3, 2016. What normally would be an exciting time for Brazil in the global spotlight, unfortunately, has been plagued with economic and political crises,
"25.05.2016 14:53:09" prnewswire.com TRACE Launches First Global Beneficial Ownership Registry In Wake of Panama Papers, Companies Can Now Publicly Disclose and Access Beneficial Ownership for Greater... TRACEpublic is the first global registry of beneficial ownership. Developed in direct response to the risks inherent in secret company ownership, TRACEpublic allows companies to voluntarily distance themselves from the reputational stigma of anonymous
"24.05.2016 14:59:21" www.traceinternational.org Are You Effectively Managing Third-Party Risk? Designing and implementing effective internal controls is integral to mitigating anti-bribery risk within one's own company. But what about the... Third parties have been involved in more than 90% of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases. Here are three steps a company can take to start building an effective third party compliance program to mitigate the risk of bribery.
"23.05.2016 19:30:14" www.prnewswire.com TRACE Announces 2016-2017 LLM Scholarship Recipients “TRACE is proud to support lawyers who commit to advancing commercial transparency in their home countries and who will work to raise anti-bribery... TRACE International has announced the 2016-2017 recipients of the TRACE Scholar Program, which fully funds students from developing countries to pursue an LLM focused on advancing commercial transparency. The three recipients are from Brazil, Uganda, and
"20.05.2016 14:34:21" traceinternational.org The Greed Project: Part VI Greed has long had a bad reputation, but we tend to overcome the taboo by distancing ourselves from the abstract moral aspect of greed. In this week's suggested reading for The Greed Project, Dan Ariely, author of the intriguing book "The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty," and co-author Aline Gruneisen tackle "The Price of Greed" for Scientific American Mind.
"20.05.2016 10:00:58" traceinternational.org The Greed Project: Part VI Greed has long had a bad reputation, but we tend to overcome the taboo by distancing ourselves from the abstract moral aspect of greed. In this week's suggested reading for The Greed Project, Dan Ariely, author of the intriguing book "The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty," and co-author Aline Gruneisen tackle "The Price of Greed" for Scientific American Mind.
"19.05.2016 20:50:38" www.traceinternational.org Closing the Gap: Germany Tightens Anti-Corruption Law in the Healthcare... On May 13, 2016, the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) passed a new anti-corruption law, “Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Korruption im... New anti-bribery provisions take an all-inclusive approach to the term healthcare professionals (HCPs). Notably, the provisions will apply to HCPs in both public and private sectors, regardless of whether they are employees or agents or operate
"18.05.2016 20:57:39" traceinternational.org What You Should Know About "Foreign Officials" Under the Foreign Corrupt... This TRACE white paper offers companies guidance on who exactly qualifies as a foreign official for purposes of the FCPA so they can make informed... While the contours of the FCPA are complex and nuanced, few provisions have generated more confusion than the definition of “foreign official.” In a new white paper, TRACE offers guidance on this definition. Download now.
"17.05.2016 16:15:19" www.traceinternational.org A Human Rights Approach to Compliance Governments, civil society, and consumers have been steadily increasing their focus on human rights. However, as new rules on corruption, conflict... Incorporating human rights into compliance programs, such as through a human rights-based approach to anti-corruption, can give companies a step up in meeting the challenges of a changing regulatory landscape.
"13.05.2016 16:51:53" www.traceinternational.org The Greed Project: Part V I have always recoiled at the idea, repeated regularly, that corruption is a matter of culture. No community celebrates theft; no nationality is... This week's reading for The Greed Project, from anthropologists Davide Torsello and Bo Rothstein, explores the possibility that bribery means different things in different cultures and at different stages of development.
"12.05.2016 15:18:29" traceinternational.org New Controversial Anti-Corruption Law Set to Arrive in South Korea New Controversial Anti-Corruption Law Set to Arrive in South Korea Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 May 12,... Despite recognition that the legislation is a step toward a more transparent and less corrupt society, opponents, including lawmakers, criticize the law for its potentially negative impact on the national economy.
"11.05.2016 16:10:14" corporatecomplianceinsights.com Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 4 - Corporate Compliance... When compliance isn't a priority, when global companies fail to guard against corruption and bribery, the costs can be steep. Consider this... 'The episode clearly illuminated the very basic and uncontroverted truth: that government sponsored contracts required the payment of a percentage of the overall contract amount to the government ministry officials involved.' Read the concluding
"10.05.2016 14:46:37" www.traceinternational.org 3 Ways the Panama Papers Could Affect the Maritime Industry The Panama Papers have already resulted in fallout for a variety of organizations and high-ranking politicians. As investigators and prosecutors... The world's attitude toward corruption has changed. As a result, the maritime industry must address corruption, sanctions, and AML risks in the same manner that it has done over the last twenty years in relation to vessel safety and operational risk.
"06.05.2016 15:18:12" www.traceinternational.org The Greed Project: Part IV For our fourth installment of the Greed Project, the suggested reading is from Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments, and... Bribery corrodes good governance and encourages self-enrichment at all levels of government, trapping even resource rich countries in a cycle of poverty. Why then, is there a tendency to consider bribery to be just another “white collar” crime?
"05.05.2016 17:07:44" corporatecomplianceinsights.com Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 3 - Corporate Compliance... Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 3 - Corporate Compliance Insights Continue reading “Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia” from How to Pay a Bribe 2016 with part 3 of the 4-part series: “The following day, I met with Che at the offices of the Ministry of Health. With me, I'd brought a litany of damning evidence.” Follow
"05.05.2016 14:33:44" www.traceinternational.org Rippling Effects: False Invoices Scandal – Part II What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... Given the magnitude of the corruption scandal unfolding in Chile, those doing business in the region should stay on top of whether the Chilean and U.S. investigations continue to expand, and if they do, whether they ensnare any business partners or others
"03.05.2016 14:24:45" www.traceinternational.org The Psychology of Corruption Why do people pay bribes? There are myriad theories and explanations for bribery, ranging from greed to extortion. Recent research into the... Study finds that countries with higher rates of tipping also tend to have higher corruption rates. Employees should make sure they are not using tipping as a way to encourage future behavior that benefits them or their company.
"02.05.2016 19:59:20" go.pardot.com In this Edition: Anti-Corruption Quiz, Compendium Roundup, Member... Compendium Roundup: The streak of enforcement activity in the United States based on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) continued this... In April's newsletter: Learn about the TRACE Member Resource Center, which contains more than 1,000 compliance materials. Test your knowledge with our Anti-Corruption Quiz. Review the Compendium Roundup, recent news and blog posts. View the Spring events
"29.04.2016 15:21:44" www.traceinternational.org The Greed Project: Part III This week's suggested reading for the Greed Project is an excerpt from Michela Wrong's excellent book about John Githongo. Mr. Githongo was... Author Michela Wrong tells an exciting story that reads more like a novel, but underscores the lengths to which those in power will go to protect that power – and their access to the public trough.
"28.04.2016 14:23:10" www.traceinternational.org Rippling Effects: False Invoices Scandal – Part I What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... Corruption crisis leads to profound scrutiny of the delicate relationship between economic and political interests.
"27.04.2016 21:45:12" complianceandethics.org Panama Papers: A time for thoughtful and coordinated leadership - The... By Alexandra Wrage wrage@TRACEinternational.org The 11.5 million “Panama Papers” constitute the largest electronic information leak to date. The... 'On balance, the public interest in transparency far outweighs the rights of those hiding, for whatever reasons, behind secret or shell companies.' TRACE President Alexandra Wrage discusses a reasoned response to the Panama Papers on the SCCE Compliance
"27.04.2016 18:55:16" corporatecomplianceinsights.com Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 2 - Corporate Compliance... Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 2 - Corporate Compliance Insights The story continues on CCI… 'Although Lee was a master of the art of avoiding direct answers to questions, he openly complained about corruption and fraud in the sector more broadly.' Read part 2 of 'Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia' from How to Pay a
"26.04.2016 19:10:13" content.yudu.com HLPFI March-April 2016 'The lifting of sanctions creates opportunities for the maritime industry, but compliance and due diligence challenges linger for vessel owners and operators seeking to trade their vessels to and from Iran.' TRACE President Alexandra Wrage discusses the
"26.04.2016 15:08:14" www.traceinternational.org April Showers: EU Data Protection Authorities Rain on Newly-Agreed... US companies doing business in Europe had reason to rejoice on February 2, 2016 as the EU and US announced agreement on a data transfer framework:... A negative opinion issued by a committee of EU data protection authorities may delay acceptance of the new EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer framework and, in the worst case scenario, prevent its adoption altogether.
"25.04.2016 18:09:20" Timeline Photos TRACE welcomed members of the business community to a lively and engaging anti-bribery workshop in Bangalore, India today.
For a complete list of upcoming events, visit our website at https://www.traceinternational.org/member-activities
"25.04.2016 14:31:30" exportwise.ca TRACE Advantage: United Arab Emirates - ExportWise 1. What is the state of corruption in the United Arab Emirates? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered one of the least corrupt countries in... In the first article of the TRACE Advantage series, TRACE looks at the business bribery risks in the UAE and offers practical guidance for companies operating in the region. TRACE, in partnership with Reed Smith, will be hosting a Roundtable in Dubai on
"25.04.2016 13:29:06" Export Development Canada - EDC Trace International, Inc. is a critical partner for Export Development Canada. Exportwise sat down with experts from TRACE to get an analysis of the corruption history and risks in the United Arab Emirates and how Canadian businesses can protect
"22.04.2016 21:55:15" exportwise.ca TRACE Advantage: Germany - ExportWise 1. What are some notable forms of corruption specific to the Federal Republic of Germany? Germany is considered a low-risk country for corruption.... Germany is considered a low-risk country for corruption. However, a recent spate of scandals may be tarnishing its image as a relatively corruption-free country. http://ow.ly/4n08Nc
"22.04.2016 14:08:44" www.traceinternational.org The Greed Project: Part II As promised, over the next ten weeks, we will send out brief readings or clips as background for the conversations we look forward to having at the... Join the Greed Project conversation over the next ten weeks on the TRACE Trends blog. This week covers the unconscious deals that people make to collaborate in corruption and the celebration of the nature of greed in a clip from 1987's Wall Street.
"21.04.2016 18:09:56" go.pardot.com On 20 April 2016, Dmitrij Harder pleaded guilty to two counts of... On 20 April 2016, Dmitrij Harder pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) by allegedly making... Compendium Alert: Former Owner and President of Consulting Companies Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges
"21.04.2016 14:24:28" www.traceinternational.org Climbing the Ranks: Continuous Yet Rewarding Effort against Corruption What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... Many countries face corruption and its negative effects on the rule of law, democracy, and economic and social development. Anti-corruption laws, if enforced by government agencies, can reduce the risk of bribery and corruption.
"20.04.2016 22:15:14" corporatecomplianceinsights.com Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 1 - Corporate Compliance... Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia, Part 1 - Corporate Compliance Insights Follow the 4-part serialization of 'Netting Corruption in Southeast Asia', chapter two of How To Pay a Bribe 2016, every Wednesday on Corporate Compliance Insights. Robert Appleton tells a story of fraud and corruption in public procurement, and of a
"20.04.2016 14:27:13" What is the value of TRACE Membership?
"19.04.2016 17:09:21" www.traceinternational.org 3 Ways to Use the TRACE Compendium As the U.S. government increasingly focuses on specific aspects of compliance programs – criticizing companies' training, due diligence processes,... Tools that have broad applications, like the TRACE Compendium, offer support for many different aspects of a company's compliance program.
"18.04.2016 18:12:59" exportwise.ca TRACE Advantage: Anti-Corruption Archives - ExportWise 1. What is the state of corruption in the United Arab Emirates? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered... Follow the 19-part TRACE Advantage series on EDC ExportWise to learn about business bribery risk in different regions. New content will be posted every Friday.
"18.04.2016 15:00:32" www.traceinternational.org How to Pay a Bribe 2016 Edition: Free Download on Mossack Fonseca &... The Law Firm That Works with Oligarchs, Money Launderers, and Dictators, authored by Ken Silverstein, contributing editor to VICE, tells the story... TRACE is offering a preview of the How to Pay a Bribe series through the release of a chapter on Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers". Download the complete chapter: https://www.traceinternational.org/publications
"15.04.2016 15:34:48" www.traceinternational.org The Greed Project It is rare that we get to step back from our daily professional commitments to think about the big issues at the heart of the work we do. But it's... TRACE has convened a group of 18 professionals, each from a different discipline, for a three-day retreat to consider why people demand and pay bribes or otherwise fuel corruption.
"14.04.2016 15:09:35" traceinternational.org New Colombian Anti-Bribery Law Boosts Battle against Both Local and... What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... Companies will face both extended liability and steep corporate penalties for transnational bribery violations.
"13.04.2016 18:50:21" traceinternational.org Revisiting the FCPA's Internal Accounting Controls Provision: Addressing... When drafted in 1977, the internal accounting provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was designed to increase public confidence in... TRACE addresses some of the common misconceptions and challenges that persist in our understanding of the FCPA's Internal Accounting Controls provision in this complimentary white paper.
"12.04.2016 14:09:24" www.fcpablog.com Alexandra Wrage on Unaoil: The importance -- and limitations -- of... Due diligence is a critically important and very challenging balancing act. Companies need to redouble their efforts to stay ahead of the wrong doers. Due diligence is one aspect of a very difficult, judgment-laden process that compliance professionals have to navigate every day.
"11.04.2016 13:43:41" www.traceinternational.org DOJ Announces New FCPA Pilot Program to Encourage Self-Reporting What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... The issue of properly incentivizing companies to voluntarily disclose potential violations of the law is complex and affords no easy solutions.
"08.04.2016 14:00:36" www.traceinternational.org What to know about offshore shell corporations in the wake of the Panama... While there is nothing inherently illegal about offshore shell corporations, they are often used by criminals to mask an array of illegal financial... Attend a complimentary webinar, hosted by TRACE International, on detecting and preventing shell company schemes in the wake of the Panama Papers Friday, April 15 at 1 PM EST (6 PM GMT). Details: https://www.traceinternational.org/member-activities#Panama
"07.04.2016 21:54:52" go.pardot.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“LVSC”) On 7 April 2016, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“LVSC”) agreed to pay US $9 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to resolve... Compendium Alert: Las Vegas Sands Corp. to Pay US $9 Million Penalty to U.S. Authorities for Bribery Charges
"07.04.2016 15:23:15" www.traceinternational.org The Growing Importance of Corporate Compliance What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... A compliance challenge faced by many countries is the need to raise public awareness about existing legal frameworks and related sanctions while ensuring that these laws are more effectively enforced by the relevant authorities.
"04.04.2016 17:08:55" youtube.com What is the value of TRACE Membership? Recognized globally for its leadership in promoting commercial transparency and building a compliance community, TRACE membership is a key component of a company's commitment to compliance. https://youtu.be/NkITfXGQako
"29.03.2016 14:00:40" traceinternational.org The Pros and (Substantial) Cons of an ISO Anti-Bribery Standard Original Publication: “Alexandra Wrage: The Pros and (Substantial) Cons of an ISO Anti-bribery Standard” was originally published by TRACE... Anti-bribery compliance isn't like a fire code or a health standard. ... There is no fire extinguisher standard for anti-bribery compliance, so the compliance community struggles with what's reasonable and appropriate.
"29.03.2016 13:09:27" Timeline Photos TRACE welcomed more than 50 attendees in Vilnius, Lithuania today for an anti-bribery training workshop. Panel discussions focused on regional challenges and compliance trends. Upcoming workshops will be hosted in Shanghai (April 19) and Bangalore (April
"28.03.2016 16:05:13" fcpablog.com Alexandra Wrage: The pros and (substantial) cons of an ISO... The international business community wins when companies across supply and marketing chains work t... Standardization can only go so far. http://ow.ly/ZZZ4C
"25.03.2016 15:32:59" www.corpcounsel.com Training Tools: Prompting Conversations about Bribe Schemes By learning from one another, compliance officers can stay one step ahead of even the most creative criminals. In trying to prevent corruption within their organizations, compliance officers are tasked with the difficult task of making a technical, legal subject lively and bringing often obscure potential schemes to life.
"25.03.2016 13:32:51" Govnet Yesterday's Corporate Compliance Event in Bucharest hosted by Trace International, Inc., Wolf Theiss Careers, Ernst & Young Romania and the U.S. Embassy Bucharest tackled corruption, anti-bribery legislation and money laundering.
Check out more on what
"24.03.2016 18:17:09" go.pardot.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: Novartis AG On 23 March 2016, Novartis AG (“Novartis”) agreed to pay over US $25 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in... Swiss Pharmaceutical Company to Pay US $22.8 Million to Resolve Bribery Charges
"24.03.2016 15:54:36" traceinternational.org Tailoring Compliance Programs to Country-Specific Risks While Thailand has made substantial progress in its efforts to combat corruption, corrupt practices nonetheless persist in many aspects of... Companies should reevaluate their compliance programs on both international and local levels to keep pace with the continuously changing regulatory landscape.
"22.03.2016 14:31:53" traceinternational.org Top 3 Supply Chain Audit Challenges Audits can play a large role in ensuring supply chain compliance. A common safeguard against compliance risks, they are a key element of... Audits tend to compete with other business needs, leading to internal debate about the conduct, subject matter, and scope of the audit.
"17.03.2016 16:49:30" traceinternational.org Self-Cleaning: A Path to Competition What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... "Self-cleaning" measures such as compensating for damages may allow some operators in the UK to reenter procurement competitions after a corruption conviction.
"16.03.2016 21:02:19" americanlawyer.com When a Kleptocrat Comes Calling: Global Money Laundering and the ABA A '60 Minutes' sting highlights the failure of the ABA's voluntary approach to curbing money laundering. "No country anywhere in the world expressly permits the bribery of its government officials” http://ow.ly/Zz30t
"15.03.2016 13:41:50" www.traceinternational.org How to Pay a Bribe: A Collection of Real-Life Bribery Stories Today, TRACE published the third in its How to Pay a Bribe series, an edited collection of stories that explore the inner workings of real-life... These stories do not stop at describing the various methods used to pay bribes; they teach us how to avoid such pitfalls, giving practical advice on how to protect, prevent, discover and correct all manner of corruption, all over the world.
"11.03.2016 19:55:20" fcpacompliancereport.com Thoughts from the SCCE Utilities & Energy Compliance & Ethics Conference... Ed. Note-today we have a guest post from Mike Snyder of TRACE International (and noted Aggie) on his observations from the recently concluded... "Your initial due diligence must be robust and you need to be doing some sort of ongoing monitoring."
"11.03.2016 17:10:17" complianceweek.com Are anti-bribery experts focusing on the wrong numbers? | Compliance Week For years, the bellwether in the anti-corruption bar has been the annual FCPA enforcement statistics for the Department of Justice and the... "Every December, lawyers and commentators partake in the traditional dissecting of the numbers—not just the quantity of cases brought, but the fines levied and the kinds of penalties imposed."
"11.03.2016 16:45:10" thetasa.org Criminal Charges and Third Party Due Diligence - TASA The issue of evaluating criminal charges in foreign markets has arisen more frequently. Standards of due diligence are becoming more rigorous, and... Join TRACE for a discussion on the different ways to analyze foreign criminal charges brought against potential business partners and intermediaries. http://thetasa.org/upcomingcourses/criminal_charges_and_third_party_due_diligence/ Register for next
"10.03.2016 15:48:35" traceinternational.org Top Three Trends from the Global Enforcement Report (GER) 2015 Yesterday, TRACE released the 2015 edition of its Global Enforcement Report (“GER”). TRACE publishes the GER annually to provide a summary of data... In 2015, bribery investigations in the U.S. have focused more on the technology/software and financial services industries, while enforcement actions in the U.S. have focused more on the aerospace/defense/security and health care industries.
"09.03.2016 14:19:07" www.traceinternational.org TRACE International | Publications | Global Enforcement Report 2015 TRACE International today announced the findings of its sixth annual Global Enforcement Report (GER), noting that the number of U.S. enforcement... TRACE today announced the findings of its sixth annual Global Enforcement Report (GER), noting that the number of U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials has increased slightly from the previous year. Download the report
"08.03.2016 15:06:55" www.traceinternational.org Gathering Momentum Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Recent progressive developments in Zimbabwe will force compliance and procurement officers to play by the book.
"07.03.2016 20:00:40" pyxeraglobal.org Virtual Events | Over the last 25 years, PYXERA Global has collaborated with tens of thousands of people in more than 90 countries around the world. We are... In celebration of Global Partnerships Week and International Women’s Day, TRACE President Alexandra Wrage will take part in a live webcast tomorrow (March 8) with TRACE partner PYEXRA Global to discuss “The Power of Partnership.” The webcast will begin at
"03.03.2016 15:15:35" www.traceinternational.org Strategic Due Diligence - Active Engagement What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... To better promote third party compliance in challenging business environments, companies must depart from the “detached approach” and engage in strategic due diligence – helping their local business partners avoid corruption.
"03.03.2016 14:32:03" www.traceinternational.org TRACE International | Initiatives | Innovation in Anti-Bribery... Initiatives In support of the TRACE mission to raise anti-bribery compliance standards worldwide, we are constantly developing new programs to... TRACE named Intel the winner of the 2016 TRACE Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award (IACA) for the development of path-breaking educational methods. Read about the winning nomination here https://www.traceinternational.org/Initiatives#2016_IACA or
"02.03.2016 20:23:34" traceinternational.org February 2016 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption... Take our quiz to find out. Better yet, share with your compliance teammates and see how your compliance chops stack up! Are you up-to-date on the latest anti-corruption news?
"01.03.2016 21:42:29" archive.constantcontact.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: Qualcomm Incorporated ("Qualcomm") On 1 March 2016, Qualcomm Incorporated ("Qualcomm") agreed to pay US $7.5 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to resolve... Compendium Alert: Qualcomm Incorporated to Pay US $7.5 Million Penalty to U.S. Authorities for Bribery Charges
"01.03.2016 20:49:32" archive.constantcontact.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: Olympus Latin America Inc. ("Olympus") On 1 March 2016, Olympus Latin America Inc. ("Olympus"), a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Olympus Corporation of the Americas, agreed to pay US... Compendium Alert: U.S. Medical Equipment Distributor to Pay US $22.8 Million in Penalties for Bribery Charges
"01.03.2016 19:50:18" www.corpcounsel.com 5 Leadership Lessons from the FIFA Scandal There’s a very real collapse of leadership, especially with respect to creating a culture of compliance. ‘Amidst the amusing anecdotes, there’s a very real collapse of leadership, especially with respect to creating a culture of compliance.’ TRACE President Alexandra Wrage discusses 5 leadership lessons from the FIFA scandal. Read the full article here:
"01.03.2016 16:17:20" www.traceinternational.org Thoughtful Risk Assessment – The First Step to Reduce a Company’s... Despite the increased international and domestic efforts to improve integrity in customs administrations over the last two decades, this remains a... A repeatable, credible, and actionable risk assessment is not only a fundamental part of any robust compliance program, but also a basis for risk-based third party due diligence.
"29.02.2016 17:01:49" www.forbes.com FIFA: A New Start? They're sweeping up the confetti and cocktail napkins at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. FIFA has a new president. Swiss soccer administrator,... ‘FIFA will continue to be FIFA and the game, it’s fans, players and clubs will continue to be exploited.’ TRACE President Alexandra Wrage discusses the election of Gianni Infantino as the new FIFA president. Read the full article here:
"25.02.2016 15:19:40" www.traceinternational.org Eradicating Corruption What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of... Demand for good governance overall, as well as adoption of effective measures leading to economic and social progress, is increasing. Corruption in the public and/ or private sector threatens to stand in the way of this progress.
"23.02.2016 14:56:15" www.traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog 5 Ways to Engage Your Auditors in Anti-Corruption Compliance Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 February 22, 2016... Many internal audit teams are underutilized despite being well versed in testing for corruption-related activity like fraud.
"19.02.2016 20:09:42" archive.constantcontact.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: VimpelCom Ltd. On 18 February 2016, VimpelCom Ltd., a Dutch telecommunications company, agreed to pay more than USD $835 million in disgorgement and penalties to... TRACE Compendium Alert: Dutch Telecommunications Company to Pay USD $835 Million in Disgorgement and Penalties to U.S. and Dutch Authorities for Bribery Charges
"18.02.2016 15:51:19" www.traceinternational.org Keeping Up a Corruption-Free Reputation Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Despite publicity around recent scandals in low-risk countries, some corporations continue to get caught-up in global corruption scandals as a result of their failure to maintain anti-corruption standards in their operations abroad that are equally as
"17.02.2016 14:41:47" traceinternational.org TRACE International | Blog Compliance Rating: What It Is and How It Can Benefit Shipowners and Charterers Share this post Facebook1 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0... Proper due diligence can be time consuming and costly for shipowners. They are repeatedly required to provide duplicative compliance information to charterers and other customers.
"12.02.2016 10:01:00" traceinternational.org TRACEcertification: Our Valentine’s Day Gift to the SME and Commercial... The origin of Valentine’s Day goes back to Saint Valentine of Rome who married couples in secret in defiance of a ban placed on marriage by Emperor... In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, TRACE is offering TRACEcertification, the globally-recognized due diligence review and compliance credential, to select small and medium-sized enterprises at no cost for one year. Redeem this offer by 11:59 PM PST on
"10.02.2016 17:42:06" www.traceinternational.org Initiatives - Raising the Standard TRACE Initiatives: How to Pay a Bribe Editorial Contest, Shipping & Maritime Industries, Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award, TRACE... The deadline for submitting nominations for the 3rd Annual Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award is this Friday, February 12. TRACE welcomes both self-nominations and nominations by others. Winners will be announced at the TRACE Forum in Washin
"09.02.2016 18:47:04" Timeline Photos Martha Mallory, LATAM Regional Manager, (not pictured) attended today's Global Investigations Review conference in Washington, DC on behalf of TRACE. The event featured discussions of the Yates Memo and the Petrobras and FIFA corruption investigation
"08.02.2016 16:24:58" www.traceinternational.org Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance: Spotlight on the Positive... In certain high-risk countries, at first glance it may seem impossible to engage in government procurement without paying bribes. But many times... A growing number of academics, development workers, and corruption specialists are turning to the "positive deviance theory" to explain how some businesses who are able to win government contracts, complete their work, and get paid, all without payin
"04.02.2016 15:28:40" www.traceinternational.org Paving the Way to EU Membership: Combatting Corruption - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Corruption is a complex social, economic and philosophical phenomenon that slows economic development, contributes to governmental instability and undermines democratic institutions.
"02.02.2016 18:03:29" myemail.constantcontact.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: SAP SE ("SAP") On 1 February 2016, SAP SE ("SAP"), a German software manufacturer, agreed to pay more than USD $3.7 million in disgorgement and prejudgment... Compendium Alert: SAP SE to Pay USD $3.7 Million to Settle SEC Charges of Bribing Panamanian Officials
"02.02.2016 16:11:37" www.traceinternational.org January 2016 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption... There were many developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find... Are you up to date on the latest anti-bribery news? Test your knowledge with our new quiz and share it with your compliance teammates to see how your compliance chops stack up.
"02.02.2016 16:07:50" archive.constantcontact.com In this edition: Compendium Roundup, Anti-Corruption News Quiz, G&H... Compendium Roundup: This month, Smith & Ouzman Ltd was fined GBP £2.2 million after being convicted in December 2014 for making corrupt payments to... In January's newsletter: Learn about the members-only Gifts, Travel, and Hospitality Tracking Software. Test your knowledge with our new Anti-Corruption Quiz; Review the Compendium Roundup, recent news and blog posts. View the Spring events calendar
"28.01.2016 16:13:34" www.traceinternational.org Why Companies Need to Go Beyond the Corruption Perceptions Index - Yesterday, Transparency International published its Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”) 2015. The CPI, which measures the perception of public... Measuring country risk is a key component of any sound risk assessment or third party evaluation. By allowing users to understand what is driving the overall risk score, the TRACE Matrix brings more granularity and precision to the risk assessment pr
"26.01.2016 15:27:39" traceinternational.org Q&A with DOJ Fraud Chief Andrew Weissmann - Today’s blog post is an interview with Andrew Weissmann, Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the DOJ. Mr. Weissmann has had a long... “It is important for us to make it clear to everyone that no industry is too big to fail or too important to be prosecuted.” - Andrew Weissmann, Chief of the Criminal Division's Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice
"25.01.2016 16:45:25" prnewswire.com TRACE And PYXERA Global Host Anti-Bribery Workshop In Ghana: High Level... ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 21, TRACE International and PYXERA Global hosted... Last week an anti-bribery workshop hosted by TRACE and PYXERA Global in Ghana brought together over 170 companies to discuss compliance best practices and advancing commercial transparency through TRACEcertification. The event included a keynote addr
"21.01.2016 17:00:42" Timeline Photos With more than 170 attendees and active participants of today’s anti-bribery training workshop, the response from Accra's business community has been overwhelming. TRACE looks forward to continued success working with our partners in Ghana, PYXERA Gl
"20.01.2016 18:02:01" youtube.com TRACE Training - FCPA Enforcement Trends of 2015 View the "FCPA Enforcement Trends of 2015" anti-bribery training vignette with Jeffrey Clark, Partner, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP. This video, normally only available to TRACE members, will be publicly accessible on the TRACE Trends blog throughou
"19.01.2016 16:16:00" traceinternational.org Facilitation Payments in Customs & Ports – Part 1 - Last month, the TRACE Customs Working Group convened to discuss the most challenging compliance issues related to customs and borders. The group of... Unlawful demands for small bribes by customs officials is one of the most persistent and difficult compliance issues to tackle.
"15.01.2016 17:29:11" archive.constantcontact.com Enter to win the 2016 Anti-Bribery Compliance Innovation Award! The Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award recognizes creative, far-reaching efforts by multinational companies to develop leading... Has your company developed leading practices for anti-bribery compliance or a groundbreaking program or initiative that could benefit the compliance community at large? Submit a nomination for the 3rd Annual Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Awar
"14.01.2016 18:09:56" traceinternational.org How Risky is Cameroon? - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Although bribery is a crime in Cameroon and there has been considerable effort by the government to fight corruption, the general public perceives these efforts as mere “window dressing.” Despite these challenges, things are changing for the better.
"12.01.2016 20:15:19" corporateknights.com Corruption interruption Anti-bribery enforcement is beginning to gain ground globally. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are no longer the only two cops on the global anti-corruption beat.
"12.01.2016 18:13:33" traceinternational.org FCPA Year-in-Review 2015 Another year has come and gone in the world of anti-bribery compliance, which means it’s time to review key enforcement takeaways from the past... One takeaway from 2015 that is indisputable is the government’s focus on individual prosecutions. For more trends and exclusive video content, visit the TRACE Trends blog.
"11.01.2016 17:24:30" traceinternational.org Human Rights and Corporate Compliance Today marks the annual observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In support of this campaign, today’s TRACE Trends post addresses... In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, companies can reduce their risk of violating human rights by familiarizing themselves with the seven human rights conventions.
"07.01.2016 18:06:54" www.traceinternational.org Combating Facilitation Payments - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Companies must express clear policies against bribery and corruption and explicitly forbid their employees from offering or accepting bribes in any form, including favors and facilitation payments.
"07.01.2016 17:33:54" archive.constantcontact.com 5 Key Elements of an Effective Gifts & Hospitality Tracking Tool An easily manageable online tool, the TRACE Gifts, Travel & Hospitality Tracking Software enables companies to track key information about incoming... The members-only TRACE Gifts, Travel & Hospitality Tracking Software has recently been updated with new features that are designed to enhance user work-flow, increase customization options and expand reporting capabilities. To learn more or request a
"06.01.2016 18:46:24" traceinternational.org FCPA Year-in-Review 2015 This webinar will provide an overview of enforcement trends and compliance takeaways from 2015’s most notable cases. The webinar will discuss lessons learned, insights on what’s driving enforcement and offer participants practical compliance tips. Join TRACE for a complimentary webinar on January 13, 2016 from 2-3 pm EST as we review key trends and takeaways from 2015 #FCPA cases and gain #compliance tips for the year ahead.
This hour-long webinar will be led by Kathleen Hamann, who will dra
"05.01.2016 15:34:48" traceinternational.org Ghana at the Crossroads - Rule of law – the idea that both citizens and their government are subject to the same set of independent legal processes and judicial systems –... Though Ghana has made significant progress, the recent corruption crisis has brought the country to an important crossroads. The first challenge for Ghana’s government will be to win back the confidence of Ghanaians.
"23.12.2015 18:33:55" traceinternational.org Compliance Champions – Thank You! The contributors featured in our weekly Compliance Champion Spotlight have provided our readers with great content, from the lowdown on bribery... This year, our Compliance Champions included a number of TRACE Partner Law Firms. TRACE has partnered with carefully selected law firms around the world that have exceptional experience and knowledge of anti-bribery laws and related compliance matter
"23.12.2015 18:27:25" archive.constantcontact.com Obtain a compliance credential and complete anti-bribery training in... You're cordially invited to an anti-bribery training workshop on January 21, 2016 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, hosted by TRACE... TRACE, in partnership with Pyxera Global, will host an anti-bribery training workshop on January 21, 2016 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. This workshop is designed for TRACE Certified entities, as well as members of TRACE and companies in
"23.12.2015 17:45:21" www.traceinternational.org Subscribe Subscribe to the TRACE Mailing List to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements. We could not have had such a successful year at TRACE Trends without the generous support of our Compliance Champions and their shared commitment to advancing commercial transparency worldwide. Stay tuned to TRACE Trends in 2016! Visit http://www.tra
"23.12.2015 16:08:24" www.traceinternational.org Top 5 of 2015 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story - As we near the end of 2015, we’d like to take a look back at the most newsworthy stories of the year in the world of anti-bribery compliance. ... Based on polling data collected for the past 12 months, we’ve picked the top five TRACE Trends blog posts of the year. Vote for the headline you think deserves the title, “Most Significant Compliance Story of 2015.”
"21.12.2015 21:28:45" www.traceinternational.org Giving the Perfect Gift: 4 tips for avoiding compliance risks this... Gift-giving can be difficult, particularly for those recipients who already seem to have everything. So you can imagine the challenge faced by... Give the perfect gift without violating international anti-bribery laws or company compliance policies.
"17.12.2015 20:00:49" traceinternational.org Initiatives - Raising the Standard TRACE Initiatives: How to Pay a Bribe Editorial Contest, Shipping & Maritime Industries, Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award, TRACE... Are you an innovator in anti-bribery compliance? Has your compliance team developed a groundbreaking program or initiative that could benefit the compliance community at large? Nominations for the 3rd Annual Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Awar
"16.12.2015 21:08:30" www.traceinternational.org Brazil: The Balancing Act - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... A new repatriation bill in Brazil has been severely criticized as institutionalizing money laundering and tax evasion and protecting law breakers involved in the Lava Jato scheme who have millions in bribe money stashed away in offshore accounts.
"16.12.2015 20:09:52" wallstreetgreetings.com Happy Holidays from TRACE Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with good things.
"15.12.2015 19:47:45" www.traceinternational.org Happy Holidays from TRACE Trends! - As we approach the end of another year, we thank you for your continued support and confidence in our services. We appreciate the opportunity to... The revamp of TRACE Trends: A Compliance Conversation has been one of the highlights of the year here at TRACE. In September, TRACE relaunched the blog with a renewed focus on providing business-friendly content and practical insights from TRACE, our
"11.12.2015 17:10:27" traceinternational.org Day 5: $2,000 Due Diligence Credit For the final day of the TRACE Week of Giving holiday promotion, we are pleased to offer three companies a $2,000 credit toward any of our... For the final day of the TRACE Week of Giving holiday promotion, we are pleased to offer three companies a $2,000 credit toward any of our risk-based due diligence services. To learn more TRACE Due Diligence and enter to win this giveaway, please vis
"10.12.2015 16:50:16" traceinternational.org Day 4: Attend the Premier Anti-Bribery Compliance Event of the Year Join your peers and TRACE at the premier anti-bribery compliance benchmarking event of the year. As part of the TRACE Week of Giving, TRACE is... As part of the TRACE Week of Giving, TRACE is offering up to four companies the opportunity to send representatives to the 12th Annual TRACE Forum in Washington, D.C., March 2-3, 2016. Learn more about this giveaway and view the agenda at-a-glance on
"09.12.2015 19:16:54" UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime We all must partner to tackle global corruption. Today is International Anti-Corruption Day. Will you join UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP in calling for people to ‘Break the Corrup
"09.12.2015 18:15:21" traceinternational.org Day 3: Online Training for a Year Training thousands of employees, and increasingly third party intermediaries, worldwide while keeping training costs down and content relevant and... In an effort to help companies implement an enterprise-wide training program, TRACE is offering 3 respondents to today’s TRACE Week of Giving promotion one year of complimentary access to our Online Training platform. For complete details and to ente
"09.12.2015 16:57:20" www.traceinternational.org Using International Anti-Corruption Day to Raise Compliance Awareness For compliance professionals, achieving high awareness – and comprehension – of the company’s compliance program among employees can sometimes seem... How can your company use International Anti-Corruption Day to remind employees that everyone is individually responsible for ensuring anti-bribery compliance? Circulate internal materials, like trainings, graphics, and posters to open a dialogue. Whe
"08.12.2015 19:55:17" traceinternational.org Day 2: Complimentary Due Diligence The most significant anti-bribery compliance challenge cited by multinational companies continues to be third party due diligence. Many companies,... To help companies address due diligence challenges and lower screening costs, TRACE is offering winners of today’s giveaway a choice between 5 complimentary TRACEcertification due diligence reviews and a single complimentary TRACEcertification report
"07.12.2015 16:45:44" traceinternational.org Day 1: China Risk Profiles Emerging markets offer businesses new growth opportunities but pose substantial business bribery risks due to a variety of factors, including high... Participate in the TRACE Week of Giving! Respondents of today’s offer will receive three exclusive resources from the members-only TRACE Resource Center. These complimentary resources are designed to help companies assess their risk of business bribe
"04.12.2015 16:50:25" traceinternational.org #TRACEgiving Monday, December 7 to Friday, December 11. Don't miss out! Join us next week as we celebrate compliance professionals and welcome the holidays with the TRACE Week of Giving. From Monday, December 7 to Friday, December 11, TRACE will offer compliance professionals the chance to win complimentary or reduced-co
"03.12.2015 22:50:25" traceinternational.org November TRACE Newsletter: TPMS Premium Access, TRACE Week of Giving,... News and updates from TRACE. The monthly newsletter contains the Compendium Roundup, Featured Resource, TRACE Blog Posts, News & Articles and more. In November's newsletter: Learn about the new features of TPMS Premium Access; Mark your calendar for the TRACE Week of Giving, December Webinars and upcoming events; Catch up on recent TRACE Trends posts and TRACE Initiatives from the past month.
"03.12.2015 19:45:15" prnewswire.com Applications Open for TRACE Scholar Program; Georgetown University Joins... ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE International, the globally recognized anti-bribery business... TRACE invites applications for its prestigious TRACE Scholar Program, which fully funds students from developing countries to pursue an LLM focused on advancing commercial transparency. Participating universities are Georgetown, joining the program f
"02.12.2015 23:25:15" traceinternational.org Sweden: Revised Ownership Policy for State-Owned Enterprises - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... A policy change in Sweden affects all of the approximately fifty fully or majority state-owned companies in the country, as well as privately-owned companies conducting business with these SOEs.
"02.12.2015 22:55:24" traceinternational.org Spain: New Affirmative Compliance Defense - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... In Spain, a recent amendment to the Spanish Criminal Code (SCC) has introduced an affirmative defense of compliance, representing a major shift in the country’s corporate criminal liability regulations.
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"02.12.2015 21:18:36" traceinternational.org Identifying Bribery Risk in Emerging Markets - Companies are increasingly turning to emerging markets for new growth opportunities as developed markets become saturated. When we hear the term... Although emerging markets present the potential of high reward, it comes with a high risk of corruption. http://ow.ly/VoyX6
"02.12.2015 19:45:18" forbes.com Making Shipping More Transparent Shipping is a huge and crucial industry. As Rose George, author of Deep Sea and Foreign Going says “Without ships, half of the world would freeze... Responsible companies, whether ship owners or ship managers, that want to be reliable and trustworthy partners to global trading companies and others in the transportation chain are proactively disclosing their beneficial ownership and other relevant
"25.11.2015 18:01:37" www.traceinternational.org C5's 2nd Forum on Anti-Corruption: Scandinavia Edition - Unparalleled networking and benchmarking opportunities with both an international and Scandinavian participants of senior-level executives from a... TRACE representative, Pia Vining, will be attending C5’s 2nd Forum on Anti-Corruption: Scandinavia Edition in Copenhagen, December 1-2. This two-day conference brings together the anti-corruption and compliance community for benchmarking and networki
"25.11.2015 14:22:26" Timeline Photos TRACE President, Alexandra Wrage, addressed the attendees of last week's Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference, providing a corporate perspective on compliance challenges and discussing the TRACE Matrix, a business bribery risk index.
"24.11.2015 23:05:14" traceinternational.org What Does Human Trafficking Look Like? - Human trafficking is not a new scourge. But a recent slate of laws have changed the calculus by forcing companies to address the risk of trafficked... How can companies recognize and prevent human trafficking in their operations or supply chain? There are a number of tools that companies already use, including risk assessments and due diligence.
"19.11.2015 19:55:16" traceinternational.org What the Burning of the Safe Harbor Bridge Means for Due Diligence... The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s highest court, ruled the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework invalid on October 6, 2015 based... The lack of a Safe Harbor agreement could have implications for due diligence efforts by US companies doing business in Europe, as the transfer of data used to vet potential business partners might violate EU law. http://ow.ly/UR9HX
"19.11.2015 14:21:17" prnewswire.com TRACE Announces Groundbreaking Initiative And Partnerships To Bolster... ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE International, the world's leading anti-bribery standard... TRACE is pleased to announce partnerships with PYXERA Global and Invest in Africa as part of a pilot outreach program aimed at raising compliance standards in Ghana. TRACE will work with PYXERA Global and IIA to offer TRACEcertification to SMEs and h
"18.11.2015 23:00:49" traceinternational.org Ghana: Judicial Corruption - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... The actions of thirty-four judges secretly recorded on video allegedly collecting bribes have called into question the integrity of the judiciary and have been described as the biggest scandal ever to hit Ghana’s Judicial Service. http://ow.ly/UOHDF
"17.11.2015 19:50:28" traceinternational.org Anti-Bribery Compliance Resources That Are Free - A compliance program is a necessary part of a modern business. The elements that comprise a compliance program can be costly, and some of those... Building a strong compliance program can be costly, but there are a variety of excellent free resources available to make a program cost-effective. http://ow.ly/ULrIs
"17.11.2015 12:01:56" www.traceinternational.org Investigative Reporting - TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery TRACE International is seeking entries for its inaugural TRACE Prize for... In support of our mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide, we are pleased to announce the inaugural TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting. “Bribery is a key obstacle to economic development. With this prize, TRACE seeks to honor the jo
"12.11.2015 22:55:11" traceinternational.org FIFA's Consistent Compliance Failures: Time for a Change - Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, international football’s governing body, has been temporarily suspended from all football activities recently as... With real reform, FIFA may be able to turn its attention towards its mission, “the constant improvement of football”, which can only truly be achieved with transparency, accountability and oversight.
"12.11.2015 22:07:56" Timeline Photos TRACE was pleased to welcome over 100 TRACE members and certified companies to its Mexico workshop on November 12. The event addressed recent anti-bribery enforcement trends and provided guidance on international compliance best practices.
"12.11.2015 16:59:30" youtube.com FIFA's Compliance Failures This animated training vignette from TRACE explores FIFA's compliance failures over the last several decades and illustrates just how badly wrong... TRACE is pleased to announce the release of a new animated training vignette that explores FIFA's compliance failures and illustrates how badly wrong things can go when an organization doesn't value good governance. This video underscores the importa
"11.11.2015 17:10:26" traceinternational.org India: Draft Bill on Prevention of Bribery - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... The law in India addresses bribery involving domestic officials, but there is currently no law criminalizing bribery of foreign officials. India may be getting closer to passing such legislation and thus satisfy its obligations under the United Natio
"10.11.2015 18:16:01" Timeline Photos Last month TRACE hosted a clothing drive in our Annapolis office to collect warm clothing, blankets and shoes for refugees from Eastern Ukraine. Employees donated more than 300 pounds of items which were sorted, packed and shipped by United Help Ukra
"10.11.2015 16:50:29" traceinternational.org Human Trafficking Update: 2 Ways to Navigate the New Legal Landscape - Earlier this year, dozens of articles published by outlets like the New York Times and the Guardian exposed slavery in the fishing industry, with... In the wake of reporting on slavery in the fishing industry, there has been an increased focus on human trafficking and slavery. While new legislation may seem daunting, there are ways for companies to implement effective human trafficking measures w
"06.11.2015 18:30:24" www.traceinternational.org C5's 3rd Annual Conference on Anti-Corruption: Italy Edition - C5’s 3rd Annual conference on Anti-Corruption: Italy edition is scheduled to take place on 12-13 November 2015 in Milan. The conference is the most... TRACE members receive 15% off the registration fee for C5’s 3rd Annual Forum on Anti-Corruption: Italy Edition in Milan, November 12-13. Meet with colleagues and peers in the anti-corruption and compliance industry for 2 days of debates, presentation
"05.11.2015 17:00:57" traceinternational.org Canadian Extractives Companies Brace for New Payment Disclosure Law - Starting in 2016, Canada’s oil, gas, and mining companies will be required to start tracking payments to government recipients when the Extractive... Canadian companies will need to ensure they have adequate accounting practices and compliance procedures in place to comply with the new Extractive Sector Transparency Measure Act (ESTMA). http://ow.ly/UhZoL
"04.11.2015 20:05:18" traceinternational.org Ethiopia: Watchdog Agency Turns to Demand Side Bribery - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Ethiopia's anti-corruption watchdog agency, the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC), has renewed its focus on rooting out large-scale, deep-seated corruption schemes and holding top government officials accountable. http://ow.ly/UfI
"04.11.2015 17:01:09" traceinternational.org What CFOs Need to Know about Ethics and Compliance: Lessons from the... The 45th IAFEI – International Association of Financial Executives Institute – World Congress took place last month in Milan, Italy. TRACE as the... TRACE representative Katya Lysova discussed the benefits of doing business ethically at the 45th IAFEI World Congress last month in Milan, highlighting the role CFOs can play in enhancing their companies’ standing and reputation as transparent and co
"04.11.2015 16:20:36" www.traceinternational.org Risk-Based Due Diligence TRACE delivers innovative, practical due diligence solutions that enable companies and third party intermediaries to meet growing due diligence... TRACE is pleased to announce the release of the next iteration of the TRACE Third Party Management System (TPMS), an online platform for streamlining third party compliance requirements. TRACE due diligence customers now have the option to upgrade th
"03.11.2015 17:05:34" archive.constantcontact.com October TRACE Newsletter: Anti-Bribery Compliance Training, FIFA Bribery... These invitation-only, advanced sessions provide senior-level compliance professionals with the opportunity to share best practices and discuss... In October’s newsletter: Learn more about the newest TRACE Online Training module – Anti-Bribery Compliance training for employees and intermediaries; read expert analysis of the Walmart bribery probe in an article by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage;
"02.11.2015 16:50:28" traceinternational.org Ethical Dilemmas of Bribery in Shipping - Anti-bribery laws seem to be particularly hard to implement in the shipping industry. One reason for this is the entrenched, long-held perception... In the traditionally opaque shipping industry, anti-bribery laws seem particularly difficult to implement. Small-scale bribes, while sometimes not illegal, present an ethical dilemma. http://ow.ly/U8o2x
"30.10.2015 22:57:01" Photos from Trace International, Inc.'s post TRACE employees celebrated the Halloween holiday today with a costume party and desk decorating contest. The contest winners turned their office space into “Wonka World” and faced some competition from the “Nightmare Before Christmas” decorations. Co
"28.10.2015 19:15:22" traceinternational.org Malaysia: Prime Minister Battles Corruption Allegations – Part II - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... After Malaysia's seemingly promising response to the 1MDB scandal concerning missing government funds, progress has stalled and Malaysia finds itself in a "corruption crisis."
"27.10.2015 15:50:31" traceinternational.org Is it Time to Get Serious about the Iranian Market? The Iran Nuclear Deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreed to in July by Iran, the US, the EU, and other countries including... Despite risks, Iran remains an attractive proposition for multinational companies. Aside from the more obvious oil and mining industries, Iran will provide a robust market for consumer goods.
"23.10.2015 17:28:33" forbes.com Is The Walmart Bribery Case About To Fizzle? Earlier this week, sources close to a federal investigation into bribery allegations relating to some of Walmart’s foreign operations informed the Wall Street Journal that the three-year probe found “few signs of major misconduct” in Mexico. The same New details in the Walmart bribery probe raise mixed reactions after “few signs of major misconduct” were reportedly found in Mexico. TRACE President, Alexandra Wrage, discusses how the official results of the federal investigation may impact complia
"22.10.2015 15:50:21" traceinternational.org U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether RICO Applies Extraterritorially - This term, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) applies... The RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community case will determine whether foreign plaintiffs can bring civil suits in U.S. courts and potentially recover treble damages under RICO, even if the pattern of racketeering occurred outside the United Sta
"21.10.2015 19:10:24" traceinternational.org Malaysia: Prime Minister Battles Corruption Allegations – Part I - Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Malaysia has been rocked by several corruption scandals involving its Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Razak.
"20.10.2015 16:15:31" traceinternational.org New French Anti-Bribery Law Expected in 2016 - The French parliament will consider a new anti-bribery law as part of a larger effort to increase transparency in the country’s business sector. ... A bill under consideration by the French parliament would establish a new anti-corruption enforcement agency and impose tougher administrative sanctions against companies found guilty of corruption.
"15.10.2015 16:15:40" traceinternational.org 5 Key Trends in Global Anti-Bribery Enforcement It seems the headlines this year have been dominated by one corruption scandal after another, and the resulting enforcement actions. The Global... Virtually every country in the world has been impacted by bribery. But operating or doing business in certain countries comes with an increased risk of prosecution for bribery.
"14.10.2015 19:01:16" traceinternational.org Guatemala: Corruption Scandals – The Beginning of the End? There have been recent scandals in Guatemala, and prosecutions of corruption cases as never seen before. These corruption probes have reached the... "Guatemala is going through turmoil, but it is doing so with great hope for a new and more transparent regime."
"13.10.2015 19:18:00" Timeline Photos Alun Milford, General Counsel of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, delivered the keynote address at the Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network (GAIN) conference today in London to a room full of senior compliance counsel. Mr. Milford discussed the enforce
"13.10.2015 16:01:11" traceinternational.org Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian lawyer and tax advisor. He was also a whistleblower who exposed massive political corruption taking place in Russia:... What would passage of the Global Magnitsky Bill mean for the international community?
"08.10.2015 16:10:23" traceinternational.org Conflict Minerals Challenges What are conflict minerals? And how do they affect my business? These may be questions you have asked yourself or heard from your colleagues and... Conflict Minerals Challenges
"07.10.2015 16:15:23" traceinternational.org Bangladesh: Supreme Court Steps In to Check Corruption Corruption legislation in Bangladesh is subject to regular amendments. One of the latest amendments, the Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment)... Bangladesh: Supreme Court Steps In to Check Corruption
"06.10.2015 18:35:13" traceinternational.org Two Ways to Make Anti-Bribery Training More Engaging Anti-bribery training is a critical component of an effective compliance program. The challenge lies in keeping employees engaged. There are two... Two Ways to Make Anti-Bribery Training More Engaging
"06.10.2015 13:46:18" youtube.com TRACE Online Training - Anti Bribery Compliance The newest edition to the TRACE Online Training Library, TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Training helps employees and intermediaries: Learn what constitutes br... Preview the new TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Online Training for Employees and Intermediaries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4iue6SmhNY. This 30-minute course leverages gamification to drive training engagement and teach users to analyze cases of
"05.10.2015 21:44:43" conta.cc COMPENDIUM ALERT: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ("BMS") On 5 October 2015, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ("BMS"), a U.S. pharmaceutical company, agreed to pay more than USD $14.6 million in disgorgement... COMPENDIUM ALERT: Bristol-Myers Squibb to Pay USD $14.6 Million to Settle SEC Charges of Bribing Chinese Officials http://conta.cc/1M8coaw
"05.10.2015 16:10:28" traceinternational.org Bribery as a Business Strategy Imagine the scene: your company is pursuing a big deal in a dodgy country – a “challenging market” – and things have started to unravel. You’re... Discover the dangers of bribery as a business strategy, including unenforceable contracts, substantial fines, imprisonment and more in this post from TRACE Trends: A Compliance Conversation.
"05.10.2015 13:39:59" complianceweek.com New U.K. Law Turns Up Heat on Human Trafficking Transparency | Compliance Week Companies doing business in the United Kingdom face a new push in the country to disclose what they’re doing to tackle slavery and human trafficking in their operations and supply chain. Is your company doing business in the U.K? Compliance with the new Modern Slavery Act may require you to publish an annual statement detailing your efforts to eradicate human trafficking in your supply chain. https://www.complianceweek.com/news/news-
"01.10.2015 20:19:03" traceinternational.org September 2015: Streamlined Due Diligence, Hitachi Settlement, TRACE Trends Blog Launch In September’s newsletter: Learn how to streamline due diligence and reduce screening costs with customizable, risk-based due diligence solutions from TRACE. In September’s newsletter: Learn how to streamline due diligence and reduce screening costs with customizable, risk-based due diligence solutions from TRACE; review the details of the high-profile Hitachi settlement as well as a summary of new anti-b
"01.10.2015 16:10:20" traceinternational.org “Tipping” Risks in Shipping In a leading shipping publication recently, there was a reference to an Admiralty clerk in some remote jurisdiction who asked for a “tip” for... “Tipping” Risks in Shipping
"01.10.2015 15:47:17" Timeline Photos TRACE representative Martha Mallory addresses attendees of the CBI Latin American Compliance Congress for Life Sciences in Miami earlier this week on the importance of third party due diligence.
Martha will be speaking on the due diligence challeng
"01.10.2015 14:55:21" youtube.com "Lunes del Instituto", "Aplicación Leyes Anti-Soborno y Mejores Prácticas Compliance", 28/09/2015. David Ireland, Director de Desarrollo de Negocios Internacionales de "TRACE International", asociación corporativa sin ánimo de lucro dedicada a facilitar y ...
"30.09.2015 22:55:17" traceinternational.org Qatar: Anti-Bribery Compliance Considerations Most newspaper coverage of bribery and corruption scandals references the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or the U.K. Bribery Act, but... Qatar: Anti-Bribery Compliance Considerations
"29.09.2015 18:55:22" traceinternational.org Corporate Ties to Political Parties: Implications of the Clean Companies... Companies should be wary of ties to political parties in Brazil. That is because according to Brazil’s new Clean Companies Act, political parties... Corporate Ties to Political Parties: Implications of the Clean Companies Act
"28.09.2015 20:35:16" myemail.constantcontact.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: Hitachi Ltd. TRACE Compendium Alert: Japanese Conglomerate to Pay USD $19 Million to U.S. Authorities for Bribery Charges. Details: http://conta.cc/1JyUyac
"28.09.2015 19:51:39" traceinternational.org CBI's Latin American Compliance Congress for Life Sciences (Miami) - Join CBI’s esteemed life sciences compliance series for the Latin America Compliance Congress, dedicated to informing, enhancing and building comprehensive and pro-active compliance programs to improve internal and external policies and reduce risk. Attendees of CBI’s Latin American Compliance Congress for Life Sciences will have the opportunity to hear from TRACE representative Martha Mallory tomorrow, September 29 in Miami.
Martha will be leading a discussion on “Third Party Risk Sorting and
"24.09.2015 16:05:22" traceinternational.org 5 Questions to Help You Assess Your Company’s Compliance Culture It is one of the hazards of the compliance profession – that nagging feeling in the back of your head sowing little seeds of doubt. Does my company... 5 Questions to Help You Assess Your Company’s Compliance Culture
"23.09.2015 22:15:26" traceinternational.org Greece: When the Government Does Not Comply Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and... Greece: When the Government Does Not Comply
"22.09.2015 16:00:53" traceinternational.org Victims of Bribery: Perspectives from the London International Shipping... Out of dozens of events scheduled to be held at the premier maritime industry gathering of the year – the London International Shipping Week 2015... Victims of Bribery: Perspectives from the London International Shipping Week 2015
"18.09.2015 17:27:25" Timeline Photos TRACE associate Katya Lysova addresses a panel of industry experts at London International Shipping Week earlier this month. The panel, consisting of the Secretary General of the IMO, the U.K. Minister for Shipping and Ports, the Minister for Transpo
"17.09.2015 20:26:29" Timeline Photos Registration for TRACE's Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network (GAIN) conference closes Friday, September 18. This 2-day, high level event for TRACE Corporate Members and Partner Law Firms will be hosted on October 13-14, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental
"17.09.2015 16:15:29" traceinternational.org Combatting Bribery from the Front Lines Ensuring its personnel at all levels are making informed and knowledgeable business decisions will help a company mitigate the risk of bribery and... Combatting Bribery from the Front Lines
"16.09.2015 14:55:10" traceinternational.org Ukraine: Book a Bribe Taras Kyslyy is counsel at the law firm Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine, the TRACE Partner Law Firm in Ukraine. Founded in 1993,... Ukraine: Book a Bribe
"15.09.2015 16:01:07" traceinternational.org A Sea Change in Global Anti-Bribery Enforcement Every country in the world prohibits their citizens from bribing government officials. But it is equally accepted that most countries did not... A Sea Change in Global Anti-Bribery Enforcement
"10.09.2015 16:05:26" traceinternational.org Improving Compliance Training: 3 Ways to Use Games Successfully A current trend in compliance training is gamification, or adding gaming elements to training modules, to encourage learning and engagement. You... Improving Compliance Training: 3 Ways to Use Games Successfully
"09.09.2015 17:28:15" Timeline Photos Attendees of today’s certification and anti-bribery training workshop in Manila had the opportunity to hear from senior TRACE representatives on compliance best practices and the business advantages of completing TRACEcertification. TRACEcertificatio
"09.09.2015 15:10:20" traceinternational.org Argentina: Strategic Due Diligence Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and...
"08.09.2015 14:13:22" Trace International, Inc.
"08.09.2015 14:13:22" Trace International, Inc.
"08.09.2015 12:10:11" traceinternational.org Bribery as a Business Strategy Imagine the scene: your company is pursuing a big deal in a dodgy country – a “challenging market” – and things have started to unravel. You’re... Bribery as a Business Strategy http://ow.ly/RV79n
"03.09.2015 19:10:12" archive.constantcontact.com August TRACE Newsletter: Intermediary Directory, Fall Webinar Schedule,... In this edition of the newsletter: TRACE Corporate Members have complimentary member-level access to the Intermediary Directory, including advanced... View the August TRACE Newsletter for updates on TRACE services and resources, upcoming events, webinars and industry news.
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"18.08.2015 19:59:03" archive.constantcontact.com COMPENDIUM ALERT: Bank of New York Mellon Corporation On 18 August 2015, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") agreed to pay $14.8 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange... TRACE Compendium Alert: Bank of New York Mellon Corporation to Pay $14.8 Million to U.S. Authorities for Bribery Charges
"18.08.2015 19:10:44" forbes.com Ownership Of Privately-Held Companies: Privacy Versus Transparency Beginning in 2016, corporations in the United Kingdom will have to disclose the identity of their beneficial owners. "It started with executive salaries. Once thought to be a matter of great privacy, many countries now require disclosure of corporate salaries for executives at publicly-traded companies. Today no one, except perhaps the anachronistic leaders at socc
"18.08.2015 18:32:58" complianceandethics.org Anti-Bribery Enforcement on the Rise Worldwide - A series of anti-bribery conventions sponsored by international and multinational organizations have been ratified by almost every country in the... "A series of anti-bribery conventions sponsored by international and multinational organizations have been ratified by almost every country in the world. As a result, these countries have enacted laws that prohibit the payment of bribes to their own
"13.08.2015 15:55:39" archive.constantcontact.com Gain a Business Credential and Receive Complimentary Anti-Bribery... Become TRACE Certified at our upcoming anti-bribery workshop scheduled on September 9, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00 at the Raffles Makati. In addition... Bribery in the Philippines remains a serious compliance challenge for multinational companies and their local business partners despite the implementation of recent reforms and increased prosecution of corrupt officials.
Learn more about these chal
"13.08.2015 15:15:00" View the risk of business bribery for your country on the TRACE Matrix http://www.traceinternational.org/trace-matrix
"11.08.2015 19:02:53" traceinternational.org TRACE Careers - Now Accepting Applications Come work for TRACE! We offer a competitive salary and bonus structure. Visit our Careers page for details on open positions and application... TRACE is now accepting applications for positions in Annapolis, Manila and London. We are seeking associates to join our Member Relations, Business Development, Operations and Due Diligence Teams.
"10.08.2015 19:12:31" ethicalboardroom.com Confronting compliance challenges in Cuba Companies looking to operate in Cuba should be prepared for compliance surprises, says Alexandra Wrage Founder and President at TRACE... "Cuba may be singular among emerging markets. In most emerging markets, there is a dearth of employees with the right skillset. Cuba, by comparison, has a skilled labour pool, but it is largely unfamiliar with western standards of governance and tran
"05.08.2015 14:12:46" archive.constantcontact.com July TRACE Newsletter: Compendium Roundup, TPMS Premium Access, Fall Events This month, Louis Berger International Inc. agreed to pay $17.1 million to the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") to resolve allegations that the Company violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") by making $3.9 million in improper paym View the TRACE July Newsletter for details on Premium Access to the TPMS (coming soon) and the August Member Webinar on Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain. The newsletter also contains the monthly TRACE Compendium Roundup and TRACE Blog Biggest An
"04.08.2015 13:46:14" prnewswire.com 2015-2016 TRACE Scholars Named: TRACE Funds Students from Pakistan and Ukraine for LL.M. Degree ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE International, the globally recognized anti-bribery... The 2015-2016 participants of the TRACE Scholar Program, Ms. Salma Begum of Pakistan and Mr. Orest Stasyuk of Ukraine, will begin their studies this month in the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at the University of Washington S
"29.07.2015 15:30:15" conta.cc COMPENDIUM ALERT: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company On 28 July 2015, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a U.S. infant and child nutrition company, agreed to pay more than $12 million in disgorgement, prejudgment interest and a civil penalty to settle charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Co COMPENDIUM ALERT: U.S. Infant and Child Nutrition Company to Pay $12 Million to U.S. Authorities for Bribery Charges http://conta.cc/1MtSSov
"21.07.2015 14:33:51" nytimes.com FIFA Sets Vote to Replace Sepp Blatter and Begins Overhaul Campaign Mr. Blatter, the governing body’s departing president, is expected to continue to serve until his successor is named. “FIFA is repackaging old ideas that they rejected or watered down previously, and they’re asking us to believe they’re behind them this time. Perhaps they are, but it will take more than another grand announcement to dupe the public again.” – Alexand
"01.07.2015 21:29:27" conta.cc June TRACE Newsletter: New Tools, Upcoming Events and FIFA A variety of anti-bribery enforcement activity occurred this month. Gold Fields Ltd. announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") had closed its investigation into the company and would not recommend an enforcement action for po June TRACE Newsletter: New Tools, Upcoming Events and FIFA http://conta.cc/1dyO9U5
"22.06.2015 18:32:35" conta.cc Enter a Submission for the How to Pay a Bribe (2016) Contest by June 30 Please e-mail your essay and all author information (full name, e-mail address and phone number of all authors) to HowToPayABribe@TRACEinternational.org. Essays must be submitted as attachments in either DOC or PDF format. No other format will be acc Enter a Submission for the How to Pay a Bribe (2016) Contest by June 30 http://conta.cc/1dbWr49
"18.06.2015 21:40:06" tradeready.ca 4 strategies to overcome the grey areas in your compliance program and... Compliance programs avoid corruption by helping companies on the right side of the law. But this needs to be balanced with an understanding that no... "Employees should know more than just “why” compliance is important. They should know who presents risks of improper payments (like government officials), what kinds of requests are inappropriate, where the company faces the most risk, when to involv
"08.06.2015 14:48:27" TRACE roundtable discussions provide you with the opportunity to network and benchmark with your peers. The next TRACE roundtable will be hosted on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Chicago. Join Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President, and Danielle Rowland Lindahl
"05.06.2015 19:06:49" complianceandethics.org Where Should FIFA Go From Here? FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigned this week and the news was welcome and overdue. But where can FIFA go from here? put FIFA on a path to genuine... "With the right new and truly independent leadership, these three key factors could help put FIFA on a path to genuine reform." - Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President and Founder, writes about the steps that will move FIFA forward in this post for the SC
"03.06.2015 22:05:53" www.theglobeandmail.com Blatter’s resignation: An end to FIFA cronyism or more of the same? The culture allowed the head of world soccer to control the largesse of a multibillion-dollar organization with little accountability “Time and again, FIFA has failed to properly sanction and hold accountable wrongdoers within its ranks.” - Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President and Founder writes in this opinion piece on The Globe and Mail.
Read her full perspective on the FIFA corrup
"03.06.2015 12:06:36" "The data for 2014 demonstrates that #antibribery #enforcement remains a priority not just in the United States, but throughout the world," said Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder, TRACE.
Data in the Global Enforcement Report 2014 reveals that
"01.06.2015 20:46:14" conta.cc May TRACE Newsletter: 2014 GER Release, Compendium Roundup, TRACE Initiatives The 2014 Global Enforcement Report (GER) will be released on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. This report provides a graphic and textual analyses of all known anti-bribery enforcement actions - including investigations, prosecutions, settlements and cases se In this edition of the newsletter: An announcement about the Global Enforcement Report 2014; the Compendium Roundup including the BHP Billiton Limited settlement; A New Resource for Members: access to more than 100 hours of recorded courses from the
"28.05.2015 21:16:40" conta.cc Build your own due diligence reports with TRACEselect The majority of FCPA investigations and enforcement actions continue to revolve around the conduct of third parties. When deciding whether to prosecute under the FCPA, the DOJ and SEC will consider the level, thoroughness, and consistency of third pa Build your own anti-bribery due diligence reports with TRACEselect. Learn more: http://conta.cc/1AwMslp
"26.05.2015 20:10:34" TRACE Corporate Members and current TASA Candidates are invited to participate in a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00 PM EST.
The webinar entitled "Offsets, Charitable Donations, and Other Foreign Government Requests: What Are the Risks?"
"08.05.2015 14:04:29" traceinternational.org Singapore Bribery Case Reveals Corruption Risks in Shipping Industry - Last week’s decision by the Chief Justice of Singapore’s Supreme Court entitled Public Prosecutor v Syed Mostofa Romel is important for shipping... Singapore Bribery Case Reveals Corruption Risks in Shipping Industry. Read the three main takeaway lessons from this case on the TRACE Blog at http://ow.ly/MHeMo
"01.05.2015 19:51:16" conta.cc April TRACE Newsletter: Reputational screenings, compendium roundup, editorial contest Anti-bribery investigations into TeliaSonera AB, Mobile Telesystems OJSC ("MTS") and VimpelCom Ltd. by multiple countries broadened this month. All three companies allegedly paid bribes to the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, including throug View the TRACE April Newsletter for information on TRACEselect, our customizable due diligence solution that allows companies to order separately priced components of a due diligence report and now features country risk information provided by the TR
"21.04.2015 15:50:40" splash247.com TRACE: ‘Shipping exposed to more corruption than any other industry’ - Annapolis: Shipping is hit by more cases of corruption than just about any other industry, Alexandra Wrage, the president and founder of... “In many ways, the shipping industry is exposed to more levels of corruption than any other industry,” says Alexandra Wrage, TRACE president and founder, in this article from Splash 247. Read the full piece here http://ow.ly/LUe18
"16.04.2015 13:01:52" conta.cc Assess business bribery risk for every country with the TRACE Matrix Assess business bribery risk for every country with the TRACE Matrix http://conta.cc/1ctzJ7V
"08.04.2015 17:52:25" Join TRACE for the next advanced roundtable discussion! These events are designed for senior-level compliance professionals to engage in a lively dialogue on anti-bribery compliance priorities and concerns. Led by the President of TRACE, Alexandra Wr
"06.04.2015 21:23:57" complianceandethics.org Compliance Surprises in Cuba - Companies looking to Cuba over the next year or two should be ready for some compliance surprises. "Many of the compliance challenges that companies will face in Cuba revolve around a workforce that has adapted by breaking almost every rule." - Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President on Compliance Surprises in Cuba from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Blog
"06.04.2015 19:11:17" Say goodbye to clumsy, unwieldy spreadsheets and simplify your third party risk assessment process with the TRACEsort Third Party Risk Management Tool. Automate your third party risk assessment process Automate your third party risk assessment process with TRACEsort http://conta.cc/1IDCSvM
"01.04.2015 20:16:15" conta.cc March TRACE Newsletter: International enforcement, third party risk sorting, events and more The Americas saw a number of bribery investigations and actions in March. Brazil's Justice Ministry initiated an investigation into Bilfinger SE for allegedly bribing Brazilian officials to ensure the company won contracts (valued at $6.5 million) fo View the March TRACE Newsletter: International enforcement, third party risk sorting, events and more http://conta.cc/1DvREVN
"31.03.2015 13:46:07" traceinternational.org Initiatives - Raising the Standard How to Pay a Bribe: Editorial Contest. Entries must not exceed 3,500 words and must be original, unpublished work, submitted by June 30, 2015. TRACE is now accepting submissions for its next edition of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes — the biennial collection of stories exposing real-world bribery schemes in the international business context. The dead
"26.03.2015 19:00:02" oilandgasmagazine.uberflip.com Oil & Gas Magazine - Oil & Gas Magazine Marzo 2015 Revista digital de la industria del petroleo y gas en México y America Latina "La corrupción en México presenta un desafío importante en el cumplimiento tanto para las empresas extranjeras como para las locales." - Adriana Niño de Rivera, Control de Gestión, Corporación de Energía.
Aprenda cómo Corporación de Energía optó po
"26.03.2015 17:52:18" oilandgasmagazine.uberflip.com Oil & Gas Magazine International Edition - Oil & Gas Magazine March 2015 The digital magazine for the Oil & Gas industry of Mexico and Latinamerica "Corruption in Mexico presents a major compliance challenge for both foreign and local companies." - Adriana Niño de Rivera, Management Control, Energy Corporation.
Learn how Energy Corporation Mexico chose to demonstrate their commitment to transp
"26.03.2015 15:40:37" TRACE named the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network of companies and associations involved in the maritime industry, the winner of the second annual Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award for its efforts to create
"25.03.2015 20:46:03" Today at the 11th Annual TRACE Forum, a panel discussion featuring Matthew Queler from the DOJ, Charles Cain from the SEC and Charles Duross, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, covered recent FCPA enforcement trends and compliance best practices. Othe
"25.03.2015 17:45:31" corpcounsel.com Due Diligence Assessments: The Cult of the Imperfect How do you get an imperfect due diligence assessment going? Just get started. "Launching a due diligence program can be unnerving. Many companies aren't confident that they know the total universe of their third parties. They're concerned about what they may find. They worry that their resources will be overstretched and their
"20.03.2015 18:29:32" conta.cc Director of Advisory Services to Speak in Houston on Monday, March 23 Q: Could you give us a brief summary of the session you will be covering at the conference, why is it important to consider when looking at anti-corruption compliance and how has it effected your company to date? TRACE Director of Advisory Services to Speak in Houston on Monday, March 23 http://conta.cc/1FLRElc
"18.03.2015 20:08:12" complianceandethics.org Creating Opportunities to Train - By Alexandra Wrage firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Benson, Director of Global Compliance and Ethics at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, and Travis Winslow, Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance at Carnival Corporation, understand the need for opportu TRACE President, Alexandra Wrage, discusses a real-world example of opportunistic training in this post on the Compliance and Ethics Blog.
Read the full post at http://complianceandethics.org/creating-opportunities-to-train/
"18.03.2015 13:42:50" Business Integrity Forum 2015 Business Integrity Forum 2015 Application: http://goo.gl/2gtN3A
The forum aims to favour networking and the diffusion of ethical practices regarding businesses. This year, participa TRACE's partner EuCham - European Chamber is holding its annual Business Integrity Forum co-organized with Transparency International in Budapest. Experts in anti-corruption and compliance from the public and private sectors will meet and discuss top
"16.03.2015 14:10:06" corpcounsel.com Compliance Challenge: Keeping Employees Engaged Four strategies that can be used to keep employees interested in compliance and to improve the overall compliance culture. "Compliance isn’t every employee’s favorite topic." - Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President, discusses strategies for tackling this compliance challenge in this latest article from Corporate Counsel.
Read the full article now at http://www.corpcounsel.c
"10.03.2015 19:14:19" TRACE will be exhibiting at SCCE’s European Compliance and Ethics Institute in London on March 29. Visit our team at booth #7 and attend the panel on "Anti-Bribery Compliance: What's in Store for the Future?" to hear Severin Wirz, Director of Advisor
"03.03.2015 16:01:43" conta.cc February TRACE Newsletter: Compendium Roundup, Online Training on Avoiding Trafficked Labor International anti-bribery enforcement picked up in February, with several countries leveling anti-bribery charges on a range of companies. View the February TRACE Newsletter: Compendium Roundup, Online Training on Avoiding Trafficked Labor http://conta.cc/1Ed8x8I
"26.02.2015 13:01:52" traceinternational.org February TRACE Anti-Bribery Poll: What was this month’s biggest... We had many new developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Read the summaries below and then vote for which one you think is... New from the TRACE Blog: "February TRACE #AntiBribery Poll: What was this month’s biggest storyline?" Vote now at http://ow.ly/JFULx
"24.02.2015 17:01:51" corpcounsel.com 4 Ways to Fight Corruption in Government Procurement Public procurement contracts often have been a breeding ground for corruption. What can companies do in these situations? "The losing end of a government bid is never where a company wants to find itself, but the defeat is worse when there’s credible suspicion that the winner paid bribes to obtain special treatment in the tender process." - Alexandra Wrage, TRACE Presid