TIPS Newsletter | January 2019

Happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed the festive season and that 2019 promises to be a year of exciting opportunity. As promised in our last newsletter, we announce details of upcoming TIPS events for early in 2019.


Upcoming Events


1. TIPS Networking Drinks | The Anthologist | 6.30-8pm, 30 January 2019

  • After the success of our first TIPS Networking Drinks in November 2018, the TIPS team is happy to announce we will be hosting a similar event on Wednesday 30th January at the Anthologist.

  • We have booked a booth at the Anthologist at 58 Gresham Street, EC2V 7BB from 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.

  • As part of our drive to foster links between our members, we will be circulating some articles before the event to help spur what we hope will be some productive discussion

  • Many thanks to TIPS committee members Amy Ling and Max Rossiter for organising this event!


2. TIPS: One Year On | FTI, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD | 6.30-8.30pm, 12 February 2019

  • On 12 February, we will be marking the one year anniversary of the TIPS Launch Event by hosting an event to mark TIPS: One Year On.

  • Alongside reflecting on the achievements of the TIPS Network to date, we look forward to remarks from Robert Barrington, Executive Director of TI-UK and Chris Basiurski, Deputy Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (which is part of HM Government). It promises to be a fantastic evening.

  • Many thanks to TIPS committee member Adam Bakran of FTI Consulting for kindly hosting this event!


Other


3. Other items that may be of interest


  • Interactive quiz – Bribery and Corruption game: to mark UN Anti-Corruption Day, SAI Global produced a twelve question interactive trivia game on the scale of corruption in the modern world. It only takes 5 minutes to complete and highlights a number of (possibly surprising) facts about corruption in the modern world. Access the quiz here. Many thanks to Micky Khurana for bringing this to our attention!


  • Blogpost – No more empty promises – the time for action on corruption is now: 15 years on from the adoption of the UN Convention Against Corruption (which has nearly 186 signatories to date) and on the 25th anniversary of Transparency International, Delia Ferreira Rubio, the chair of Transparency International, has made a strong call to action in the fight against corruption. She writes that “a simple formula for an anti-corruption program involves four lines of action: more information, more integrity, less impunity and less indifference.” Read her full blogpost here. Many thanks to Sam Khoshgoo for bringing this to our attention!


  • TI-UK Publication – Corporate Political Engagement Index 2018. In November 2018, TI-UK launched a new index of 104 multi-national companies, many of whom regularly meet with Government. Among other things, the index found that has found nearly three quarters are failing to adequately disclose how they engage with politicians. Read a quick summary of and/or download the full report here.

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