"Not just another book on anti-corruption: a continuing dialogue with compliance officers worldwide"
For over almost 20 years, I have shared the concerns of compliance officers while travelling with them from country to country. Together, we have spent hours waiting for long haul flights in airport lounges, stuck in traffic jams of major capitals or over lengthy conversations late into the evening. I have heard their concerns, listened to their hopes and challenges, shared their enthusiasm and tried to encourage them.
I have participated in hundreds of meetings with talented compliance officers and watched them motivate sales forces in difficult countries, working with logistics departments dealing with complex customs situations, convincing cautious executive committees. Over the years, I have learned so much from compliance officers – from their successes and from their difficulties – that I wanted to share the knowledge. I started my “anti-corruption blog” in 2015, because I wanted to respond publicly to frequent questions raised by compliance officers. My posts fueled many comments and raised new questions. This prompted me to combine previous conferences, blog and LinkedIn posts in the following chapters, in an endeavor to provide some answers. My hope was to produce an informative pocket book that compliance officers could take with them and flip through while waiting for long haul flights in airport lounges, stuck in traffic jams or working late into the evening."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Anti-corruption compliance: why it’s a board issue
The two strategic dimensions of anti-corruption compliance
Is corruption a cultural issue?
How should culture be integrated into an anti-corruption compliance program?
Preventing corruption, resisting extortion
What do industrial accidents and corruption have in common?
Five bad “good reasons” CEOs give to avoid addressing corruption prevention
Ten ways for CEOs to communicate the tone at the top on anti-corruption
The main pitfall to avoid when giving anti-corruption compliance training
Anti-corruption training: who should attend? for which purpose?
Anti-corruption training: addressing the potential challenges of compliance
Anti-corruption training: discussing rather than teaching
Ethics officer or compliance officer?
The compliance officer: independent or operational?
Rewarding compliance: lessons in anti-corruption compliance certification
ISO 37001: what is its impact?
What is a successful anti-corruption monitorship?
What makes a good compliance monitor?
Effective monitoring: how should it be organized?
What is an efficient compliance system?
Three principles of efficient corruption controls
Human resources: the last frontier for compliance?
How should compliant behavior be rewarded?
Anti-corruption guidelines: the challenge of multijurisdictional approaches
Collective actions: lessons for tomorrow
Does ISO 37001 provide a legal defense?
ISO 37001 “reasonable and appropriate”: what does this mean?
Compliance officers: how to limit your liabilities
Compliance: how to address cost-related issues
How can the CCO and the CEO build a relationship that generates profit for the company?
How does the ISO 37001 foster an effective compliance culture?
Compliance: responding to mid-sized companies’ specific challenges
ISO 37001 for small and medium sized enterprises: why and how?
Compliance in the organigram: where? how? why?
The specificities of passive corruption prevention tools
Four unexpected consequences, 20 years after the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
"Corruption: the human challenge": Conversation with Richard Bistrong, Kristy Grant-Hart, George McEachern and Robertson Park