Bribery and corruption

Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance Drivers, Mechanisms, and Ideas for Change


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Anti-corruption compliance was a topic of interest in a limited number of countries ten years ago, but the past decade has seen the emergence of anti-corruption compliance systems in companies across the globe. This Study therefore looks at why companies adopt anti-corruption compliance mechanisms, with an eye towards encouraging more companies (including small- and medium-sized enterprises) to adopt such measures. 

This study forms part of a three-part project on corporate anti-corruption measures to support sustainable business, prepared with the support of the Government of Sweden. The other studies in the project focus on:

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Anti-bribery thematic reports


High-level reporting mechanisms


OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


OECD Working Group on Bribery

Launch event

WEBINAR - What really motivates anti-corruption compliance?

23 September 2020, 15:00 Paris time 

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Key findings - Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance Drivers, Mechanisms, and Ideas for Change

The new OECD Study on "Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance Drivers, Mechanisms, and Ideas for Change" was launched during a webinar on 23 September 2020. Informed by this Study, the webinar focused on the various factors that have driven companies to design systems to prevent, detect, and respond to the risk of corruption, such as legal and regulatory requirements, and enforcement and reputational risks. Panellists discussed some of the main challenges faced by companies looking to implement anti-corruption programmes, and explored potential solutions, including ways for governments, international organisations, and civil society to better support and accompany companies in their anti-corruption efforts.


  • Axel Threlfall, Editor-at-large, Thomson Reuters (moderator)
  • Anna Hallberg, Minister of Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs of Sweden (opening remarks)
  • Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, OECD Deputy Secretary-General (opening remarks)
  • France Chain, Senior Legal Analyst, OECD Anti-Corruption Division (presentation of key findings from the Study)
  • Alma Balcázar, Co-founder and Principal of GR Compliance SAS and Member of the International Council of Transparency International 
  • Andrew Gentin, Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice
  • Corinne Lagache, Chair, Business at OECD Anti-Corruption Committee, and Senior Vice President, Group Compliance Officer, Safran
  • Caroline Lindgren, Head of Legal and Local Compliance Officer of Sweco Sverige AB







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