In my previous post, A Quick Guide to ESG and Risk Management in the Extended Enterprise, I outlined what environmental, social and governance (ESG) is and how it impacts third-party risk management. This post expands on a specific aspect of governance in ESG: anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC).
ABAC Risk and Compliance
Organizations today face a tremendous amount of anti-bribery and corruption risk – especially as they conduct business globally. Anti-bribery and corruption laws govern business transactions and prohibit exchanges of value that illegally influence the actions of either party in a transaction. There is a range of laws meant to enforce ABAC measures – from the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA, passed in 1977), to more recent legislation such as the U.K. Bribery Act (2010) and France’s Sapin II (2016). In fact, 46 different countries have bribery and corruption laws. These laws address bribery in business transactions, often focusing on the actions of foreign government officials.
Enforcement of ABAC laws is expanding . . .
[THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND ON THE PREVALENT BLOG WHERE GRC 20/20’S MICHAEL RASMUSSEN IS A GUEST AUTHOR]