IACA seeks partners in long-term compliance research project
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:28AM
Richard L. Cassin in Benchmarking, IACA, International Anti-Corruption Academy

The International Anti-Corruption Academy near Vienna, Austria -- best known for its advanced degree programs and shorter training sessions for mid-career compliance professionals and others -- is looking for participants in its Corporate Compliance Program Benchmark Project.

The project will result in the first database on anti-corruption corporate compliance to be set up by an academic/non-profit organization.

The data generated will be free and accessible to the public. And in keeping with IACA's principles, the project will be run, and the data generated, "with full neutrality and scientific rigor."

The International Anti-Corruption Academy, for those not yet familiar with it, is the first global institution of its kind.

It was established by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, the European Anti-Fraud Office, the Republic of Austria, and other stakeholders.

In March 2011 it became an international organization, and currently has a constituency of 73 Parties, including three international organizations.

IACA is an observer to the UN General Assembly, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and the International Organization for Migration.

The Corporate Compliance Program Benchmark Project is a long term project. Data will updated at least yearly, to help users identify trends and track them.

That means IACA is seeking participants who ideally can continue to cooperate, as opposed to one-shot data entries.

In the first stage of the data collection process, priority is on multinational corporations headquartered in one of the following countries: United States, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Korea, and Russia.

All data will be collected and stored on a strictly confidential basis. Only aggregated data will be made available and no company names will be mentioned.

Unique links will be sent to companies interested in participating around June 15, with the aim of collecting initial information by July 15.

To show its appreciation, IACA will offer special discounted rates to participating companies for a variety of anti-corruption training programs.

More information is available from Emmanuel Breen here. He's a former Cleary Gottlieb lawyer and current IACA professor and Senior Coordinator for Collective Action, Compliance and (private sector) Anti-Corruption.

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Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog.

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