Taking Corporate Anti-Corruption Programs off the Shelf, Part 1

Part 1 of this podcast series discusses the different types of corruption to consider when designing an effective and practical anti-corruption program while exploring real world scenarios. Full synopsis
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Ensuring your anti-corruption program is fit for purpose

It is now more critical than ever for organizations to understand and acknowledge the risk of corruption within their business and commit to an anti-corruption program designed not just to provide a legal defence or to satisfy compliance and regulatory demands, but above all to actively reduce the likelihood of corrupt behavior within an organization. The mere existence of a token anti-corruption program stored on the proverbial shelf is simply not sufficient.

This podcast addresses:

  • What is the true purpose of a corporate anti-corruption program?
  • What are the elements required to develop an anti-corruption program to deter corruption?
  • What are the real world challenges to ‘tone from the top’?


Alan Franklin, JD, LLB, LLM

Managing Director | Global Business Risk Management
Alan works as a consultant and educator in the field of international legal business risk issues. He is Managing Director of Global Business Risk Management, which provides consulting and educational conferences to international investors, bankers, lawyers and accountants.


Alan developed and teaches International Business: Understanding and Managing Legal Risk for Athabasca University Executive MBA program, an inter-disciplinary course combining law, ethics, risk management, corporate governance and international human rights issues.


He works closely with Transparency International (Canada) and the RCMP on corruption issues. He is also a member of the Columbia University Law School Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum.


Alan has published articles on corruption such for OECD such as Effective Programmes to Combat Corruption vs Programmes Intended Primarily To Satisfy SEC, DOJ or SFO http://www.oecd.org/cleangovbiz/Integrity-Forum-16-Alan-S-Franklin.pdf and for the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network Foreign Corruption: Differentiating Illegal Acts from Legal Acts http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2759972


He has a JD from the University of Toronto and an LLM in international law from the London School of Economics.
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