December 9, 2020

Is the Age of Large-Scale Bribery Over? Marking International Anti-Corruption Day 2020

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.


By:

Elisabeth Glatzenberger, Senior Associate, Research, ISS ESG

Jana Gabrielle Santiago, Analyst, Research, ISS ESG

Mark Aludino, Analyst, Research, ISS ESG

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