Below is an excerpt from ISS ESG’s thought leadership paper “Is the Age of Large-Scale Bribery Over? Marking International Anti-Corruption Day 2020.“ The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.
December 9, 2020 marks International Anti-Corruption Day, established to raise awareness and support the global battle against corruption. And indeed, the landscape around corruption as a notion has changed. Once seen as a trivial offence, there is now broader acceptance of the illegality and grave adverse impacts of the practice. Nonetheless, the message from United Nations Secretary General António Guterres remains urgent – the fight against corruption continues and it requires everyone’s participation to work on innovative solutions to win this battle.
Elisabeth Glatzenberger, Senior Associate, Research, ISS ESG
Jana Gabrielle Santiago, Analyst, Research, ISS ESG
Mark Aludino, Analyst, Research, ISS ESG