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TIPS: 2022 Achievements – A Big Thank You!

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Dear TIPS Member,

It has been a busy year for the TIPS Network. Thank you, as ever, to the wonderful members of the TIPS Managing Committee who continue to volunteer their time and effort to bring more success to the TIPS Network and to support TI-UK.

Throughout the course of the year, TIPS has welcomed a highly esteemed collection of guest speakers from across the world who have focused on key issues such as ESG, youth involvement, AI and digital activism. One highlight includes an in-person fireside chat with Frank Vogl, co-founder of the Transparency International movement, in February 2022. The TIPS Outreach initiative hosted a debate at KCL, our 3rd TIPS Careers Panel and a Sanctions Panel event.

TIPS has provided an increasingly international platform for the continued discussion of new and emerging anti-corruption topics and for the promotion of TI-UK’s important work. Some 2022 highlights include:

  • TIPS has grown to more than 490 members across more than 10 countries;

  • TIPS has hosted 12 TIPS events featuring 20 speakers and promoted 41 affiliate events;

  • TIPS hosted its third careers panel and launched its inaugural mentoring programme;

  • TIPS members helped TI-UK to reach its Big Give match-funding fundraising target of £12,000 in Dec 2022.

Thank you, for your support of TI-UK, of TIPS and of the anti-corruption movement! Together, let’s hope in 2023 we can keep on promoting the anti-corruption agenda and use our collective experience for good!

Please see below the TIPS Newsletter for December 2022. We look forward to seeing you soon.

- the TIPS team


1. Upcoming Events (register on our Events page)

TIPS Virtual Talk | The Role of Investigative Journalists in the Anti-Corruption Agenda | 24 January 2023 | 7 - 8pm GMT

FCA Live Webinar: Evolution of AML Transaction Monitoring | 18 Jan 2023 | 12 - 1.30pm GMT

Weapons of the Weak in Iraq: Corruption and Inequality | 19 Jan 2023 | 5 - 7pm GMT

How to approach an ESG sustainability Strategy | 25 Jan 2023 |10.30 - 11am GMT


2. TIPS 2023 Mentoring Programme

Applications have now opened for the TIPS 2023 Mentoring programme! This is ideal for young professionals or students who are starting out in their career in the anti-corruption and compliance space.

The selective programme will allow successful applicants to build a relationship with a TIPS mentor who will share their expertise, help to support your goals and advise you on how to channel these into action plans. Please apply here by 31 January 2023.


3. Items of Interest

TI blogs.

- Ethics Adviser appointment welcome - but changes need to give role real independence. See here.

- Ensuring integrity and accountability at the highest levels of government. See here.

- Response to new code of conduct for MPs. See here

- EU countries continue to fail whistleblowers. See here.

- Joining forces: what the corrupt have to fear when journalists and civil society activists come together. See here.

- Empowering local action against corruption in Covid-19 responses. See here.

- States should end reprisals against anti-corruption human rights defenders. See here.


- The Dark Money Files: trivia- when three paths meet. Listen here.

- Kickback: Shannon Green on USAID’s approach to anti-corruption and dekleptification. Listen here

- Dankse Bank - Why Correspondent Banking Can Be High Risk. Listen here.

- Fintech & Banks – Balancing Innovation and Competition. Listen here.

- Matthew Stephenson and Liz David-Barrett on the future of Kickback. Listen here.

Other items.

- The IACC - good but could be even better. See here.

- Joining the dots between ESG and corruption. See here.

- Anticorruption parties in Central and Eastern Europe: Why do they fail and how can they succeed? See here

- Corruption according to AI. See here.

- Is due diligence still due diligence? See here.

- Exploring mechanisms to recover the proceeds of kleptocracy. See here.

- Clean Energy: Tackling corruption in the transition to Net Zero.

- Behavioural interventions that you can apply to your ABC compliance today. See here

- The AI revolution in compliance isn’t coming, it happened yesterday. See here.

- Risky Wagers: How lack of oversight increase the odds of corruption in sports gambling. See here.


4. One Minute Reads

New One Minute Reads have been uploaded to the TIPS website. Please do click the link to read more – perfect for your morning/evening WFH coffee break!


5. Support TI-UK directly by joining Friends of TI-UK!

As a friend of TI-UK you will receive updates from TI-UK directly about TI-UK's ground-breaking research & advocacy campaigns. Your subscription will also support TI-UK's ongoing work across the UK, Business, Health, Defence & Security initiatives. Find out more here.


6. Focus on...

Andrew Griffiths

Director of Policy & Partnerships, PlanetMark

TIPS Member

Why did you get involved with TIPS?

I was invited to speak about COP27 and sustainability at a TIPS network event by James Ford, who I know through Mayer Brown’s NextGen network. Transparency is critical to sustainability and climate action, so the opportunity to connect with professionals championing this was fantastic.

Please describe your experience as part of the TIPS Network.

My first TIPS event experience was great, with a really interesting group of very passionate people both in the room and tuning in remotely from abroad. It’s always the sign of a good event when it naturally spills over into everyone continuing conversations over drinks afterwards!

Connect with Andrew on Linkedin.

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