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UNGC Canada: Designing an anti-corruption compliance program

The 10th Principle of the UN Global Compact states, “Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.” Corruption, as the Global Compact recognizes, is corrosive to local communities, hinders economic development and perverts free markets. It is a driver of poverty and conflict, and is directly antithetical to the rule [...]

By |2017-08-30T10:18:07+00:00August 30th, 2017|Anti-corruption, Risk|0 Comments

The Role of Shareholder Activism on Transparency

This paper investigates whether pressures from shareholder activism on CSR transparency lead to a change in corporate CSR disclosure. Rather than focusing on whether specific shareholders proposals are implemented, our aim is to understand whether the submission of CSR transparency-related proposals lead firms to increase their level of CSR disclosure. Such change in CSR disclosure [...]

By |2016-11-24T12:14:06+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Anti-corruption, Governance, Investors, Risk|0 Comments

UNGC and PRI: Guide on anti-corruption engagement with investor or company input

June 20 2016, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and United Nations Global Compact have launched an evidence-based guide for investors and companies on anti-bribery and corruption engagement dialogue. The guidance presents findings from a PRI coordinated engagement that took place between 2013 and 2015, which involved 34 investors with US$2.7 trillion of assets under [...]

By |2016-11-24T12:14:08+00:00July 18th, 2016|Anti-corruption, Governance, Investors, Risk|0 Comments