integrity

Transparency and compliance: a fad or a business need?

Transparency and compliance: a fad or a business need?

The demand of the Ukrainian business for integrity has been growing for several consecutive years, with the perception of compliance gradually changing – from a bureaucratic function to a full-scale driver of change, in processes and approaches.

Over the last year, the number of fraud and corruption incidents in the world has significantly increased. The Kroll Global Fraud Report-2019 cites 84% of CEOs having been exposed to at least one fraud incident during the last year. Such incidents significantly affected employee safety (82%), revenue or business continuity processes (78%), reputation (65%), and government relations (65%) of the surveyed companies. Simultaneously, Kroll commends the improvements in the efforts of governments and companies in identifying and resolving such issues…

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Why Do We Desperately Need a Culture of Integrity in Ukraine?

Why Do We Desperately Need a Culture of Integrity in Ukraine?

According to Tony Dungy, “integrity is a choice between what is convenient and what is right”. Let’s be honest, many Ukrainians tend to “cut the edges” to avoid complications, delays, or inconveniences in their daily lives, be it a payment for avoiding queue in a clinic, a small bribe to avoid ticket for speeding, or a facilitation payment to facilitate obtaining certain authorizations.

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Dear Lawyers, Get Equipped and Educated in Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Dear Lawyers, Get Equipped and Educated in Corporate Compliance and Ethics

It is well known that lawyers are great at envisioning what could go wrong. To turn the viewpoint of what could go wrong into a particular preventative action is a major mindset shift. This requires almost becoming a compliance officer. And the complexity of the market within which businesses operate in Ukraine already requires this from lawyers.

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A Step in the Right Direction or What Ukraine Has Already Done for the Corruption Prevention in the Judiciary

A Step in the Right Direction or What Ukraine Has Already Done for the Corruption Prevention in the Judiciary

As you may know, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) monitors the compliance of its 49 member states with the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption requirements. Since its accession in January 2006, Ukraine has been subject to 3 evaluations and on the 8th August 2017, GRECO published its Report about fourth Evaluation Round in Ukraine.

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Integrity is everyone’s business, but what does integrity actually mean? Part II

Integrity is everyone’s business, but what does integrity actually mean? Part II

In the first part of this post I described my impressions about Matra Rule of Law Training Programme on “Integrity of Civil Servants” and provided a basic review of integrity concept through its historical evolution. Now I’d like to continue sharing the acquired knowledge by outlining Dutch actions in building integrity.

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