January-16 2016

CORRUPTION & GOVERNANCE PART 3

‘Corruption corrodes the fabric of society. It undermines people’s trust in political and economic systems, institutions and leaders. It can cost people their freedom, health, money – and sometimes their lives.’ – Transparency International

High profile instances of bribery and corruption have flooded the media for decades – Bernie Madoff has made way for modern-day scandals, including but by no means limited to the growing 1MDB debacle and companies face an onslaught of bad publicity, monetary fines and reputational damage for accepting and distributing bribes; law enforcement bodies are working tirelessly, with record numbers of corruption-related prosecutions reported across several jurisdictions.

Corruption, in its most basic form, involves the conduct of discreet, deceitful activities, and it leaves in its wake very real consequences. But who bears the brunt of these burdens? Can corruption ever truly be eliminated in its entirety? To whom do we look for answers to these issues?

With a consistently increasing amount of legislation to comply with, pressure is mounting on corporations and senior executives to run tighter ships and to not only plug existing holes, but to build ironclad hulls. In our three-part documentary, we speak to insiders with first hand experience in consulting, investigating, and prosecuting corruption-related issues both within and outside of the financial industries; each posing key questions for their peers within the professional communities.

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