On the 29th of January 2021, it was held the first session of the VIRTEU Roundtable Discussion Series, focused on "exploring the interconnections between tax crimes and corruption". VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union – Grant Agreement no: 878619) is a high profile legal research project funded by the … Continue reading Exploring the interconnections between tax crimes and corruption – VIRTEU Roundtable Session (Video)
On the 7th of December 2020, William Bourdon (Lawyer and Founding Partner at Bourdon & Associés) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in partnership … Continue reading William Bourdon – Shall whistleblowers’ protection be extended? (video)
On the 26th of October 2020, Mary Inman (Lawyer and Partner at Constantine Cannon LLP) gave her presentation during the second seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised … Continue reading Mary Inman – Do Financial Incentives for Whistleblowers Work? The Global Expansion of Whistleblower Reward Programs (video)
*** Download the article as a PDF *** Introduction Following a series of damning and damaging leaks from the financial services industry over the past several years, there has been a commitment to alter conduct and ensure accountability within the industry, however, following the latest FinCEN leaks it is evident this is not the … Continue reading The FinCEN Files: Leakers and Whistleblowers Combating Economic Crime
Introduction While several types of economic crimes exist, this article will focus only on money laundering, fraud, and corruption. The general framework of the study that has inspired this post was based on a comparison between the traditional methods of financial crime detection and the "new" ones that entail the use of artificial intelligence. Specifically, … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence the future of Anti-Financial Crime?
Acting as an international expert in the area of corruption and good governance for the Council of Europe - Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, I have recently been given the honour of working within the project CLEP (Controlling corruption through Law Enforcement and Prevention), which aims at supporting the reform of the … Continue reading Anti-corruption corporate white list: A further step towards the establishment of good corporate citizenship?
A new video lecture of the series Digital CSR is now available. It was a privilege to host a special guest lecture within my Corporate Governance module at Coventry University Law School, which was delivered by Gabriella Margherito and Michael Knight-Robson that are two recognized experts in anti-financial crime compliance in the banking sector. The lecture, … Continue reading Compliance programs as a way to foster good corporate governance in the financial sector (video)
Hui Chen, Ethics and Compliance Advocate and former Compliance Counsel Expert for the U.S. Department of Justice, contributes today’s guest post with the assistance of Alaina Bird at Irell & Manella: Many corporate executives are rightly frustrated about paying immense and growing costs for compliance programs without seeing clear benefits. At many companies, strengthening compliance … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them