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TIPS Newsletter | Feb 2024 - ABC in ESG: Support a TI-UK Research Project

Updated: Mar 5

Dear TIPS Member,


Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is currently running a multi-year project to explore areas of coalescence, coordination and divergence between anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) across sustainability reporting and due diligence.


To support its research, TI-UK is looking for interview subjects working in compliance and sustainability roles to explore how companies can leverage their existing ABC data, knowledge and systems to help manage other areas of ESG risk.


Could you help shape the conversation on integrity-centred approaches to sustainability?


Email chara.delacey@transparency.org.uk by 12 April 2024 and/or scan the QR code below to support TI-UK’s research!

Please see below the TIPS Newsletter for February 2024. We look forward to seeing you soon.


 - the TIPS team

 

1. Upcoming Events (register on our Events page)


TIPS Anniversary | Trust and Transparency: Building Ethical Frameworks for Tech-Driven Governance | 26 March 2024, 7-8.30pm GMT


TI-UK | Joining the Dots: Gender, Corruption and Insecurity | 14 March 2024, 2-3pm GMT


The Return and Recovery of Stolen Assets | 20 March 2024, 5-7pm GMT


Russia Sanctions: Lessons for International Business | 23 April 2024, 7.30-9pm BST


Mastering the challenge of ESG: A roadmap for SMEs | 1 May 2024, 12-4pm BST



 

2. Recent events


Emerging Trends in UK and International Anti-Corruption Enforcement


On 27 February 2024, the TIPS Network hosted a conversation with David Liebscher, Deputy Head of the International Corruption Unit at the National Crime Agency (NCA), and Charles Brown of Control Risks.


Among other things, David discussed emerging trends in UK and international anti-corruption enforcement, explained how legal frameworks and powers of sister agencies in the UK and abroad can be used to address grand corruption and offered a summary of techniques the NCA employed in the recent Gemfields case.


We would like to thank David and Charles for their contributions, Rebecca Rossiter and the team at AlixPartners for kindly hosting this event and Will Bullock Jenkins for organising the event.



 

3. Jobs Board


  • Programme Manager, Governance & Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI ACE) Brighton (hybrid). Apply here.

  • Head of Policy and Campaigns, TI-UK , London. Apply here.

  • Senior Associate, Risk Forensics & Compliance, Ankura. Apply here.

 

4. Items of Interest


TI blogs. 

  • No new sanctions packages will address the EU’s real problem in the fight against dirty money. See here.

  • Ruling Re-opens US to corrupt and criminal cash. See here.

  • TI deeply concerned over Brazilian Supreme Court’s Investigation Order. See here.

 

Podcasts. 

  • Kickback: Alison Taylor on anti-corruption in a changing landscape for business ethics. Listen here

  • Can corruption be good for the economy? Listen here


Other items. 

  • Former Chief of Staff to Madagascan President Convicted of Bribery. See here.

  • Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Orders Investigation of Transparency International. See here.

  • Regulators failing to hold senior executives to account for economic crime, new analysis reveals. See here.

  • Major new study to identify Kleptocratic “red flags” and craft new anti-corruption rules. See here.

  • The Bangladeshi Politician and His £200 Million UK Property Empire. See here.

  • In ‘False Transit’ Loophole, Russia’s War Machine Is Supplied Through Kazakh Companies and Belarusian Warehouses. See here.

 

5. 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!


 

6. 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.



 

7. Focus on...

Peter Munro


Senior Coalition Coordinator |

UK Anti-Corruption Coalition (UKACC)

TIPS member



Why did you get involved with the TIPS network?


I got involved with the TIPS Network because it is always important to build relationships and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Much of our work in the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition doesn't just involve advocating for change within the public sector, but securing important reforms and change in the private sector is vital too. To be most effective, Civil Society needs to make sure that it engages positively with professionals, and the TIPS Network is the perfect place to build coalitions and make change happen.

 

Please describe your experience as part of the TIPS network.

 

Using the extensive reach of the Network has been great for our Coalition. Whether we're looking for advice, panellists, introductions, expertise, or information, TIPS has always been responsive. TIPS events have also been great - I look forward to attending more in 2024. 


Connect with Peter on LinkedIn.

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