Anti-Corruption – UN Global Compact – Resources (Part 2 of 2)

SDG16Corruption negatively impacts social and economic development and environmental sustainability. It also undermines the ability of companies to grow, escalates costs and poses legal and reputational risks, making it of crucial importance to business. Anti-Corruption is an important part of all the Sustainable Development Goals, but in particular relates to Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

The first part of this guide provided an overview of some of the resources relating to Anti-Corruption provided by the UN Global Compact. This second part provides a range of ways that academic institutions can get involved in these projects.

  • Collaborate with UN Global Compact companies around the topic of Anti-corruption: Connect with UN GlobScreen Shot 2016-04-29 at 16.08.01al Compact Local Networks and companies to work collaboratively on Anti-Corruption related projects for students and faculty, in particular around taking Collective Action.
  • Use the resources outlined above in the classroom: Invite individuals at companies engaged in this topic into the classroom as guest speakers to share their experiences.
  • Eliminate corruption from your business: The UN Global Compact provides a six-step framework to eliminate corruption from your company and promote transparency and accountability.
  • Complete the e-learning course: The Fight AgainstScreen Shot 2016-04-29 at 16.05.58 CorruptionThis course uses six interactive learning modules to further students’ understanding of the UN Global Compact’s 10th Principle against corruption and the UN Convention against Corruption as it applies to the private sector.
  • Work with SMEs on anti-corruption projects: There is a substantial gap in anti-corruption action between large and small and medium enterprises. For example, only 9% of SMEs have anonymous hotlines as opposed to 68% of large companies.
  • Follow and/or join the UN Global Compact Anti-Corruption Working Group if you are also a signatory to the UN Global Compact. (Click here for reports from their meetings).

Several past posts on PRiMEtime have also featured anti-corruption, including a list of 20 different ways schools can take part in Anti-Corruption Day (Click here for Part 1 and Part 2).



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