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Whistleblowing is a Tricky Business

In 1864, the US Congress passed the “False Claims Act” that was first signed into law by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. The act allowed an individual to file suit on behalf of the United States against anyone committing fraud impacting the federal government.

Corruption in the Private Sector

With the legal frameworks being put in place, including the UK Bribery Act 2010, employees who may previously have felt pressured to behave unethically ...

Informational Anti-Corruption

Recently a prominent member of the Commission on Corporate Responsibility andAnti-Corruption of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) complained about what he perceived as a “tsumani” of anti-corruption ...

Corruption and Country Development

Since the mid-1990s, development organizations such as the IMF and World Bank have pushed the idea of “fighting corruption” ...

Corruption in Public Contracting

Doing business using corruption is a short-term game. Usually a bribe leads to extortion. The official receiving or wanting to receive bribes ...

Lessons from tribes

This brings us on to another lesson. Tribal people generally only take from their environments what they need, because they know that if they destroy their own resources they, or their children, will suffer in the future.

Sacrifices in Emotions

How do we free up time at work to give us some space, thinking time, and better balance? First, you need to know what you are doing most of the time—so keep a diary for a week or two, recording all your activities during each hour of each day.

Sacrifices in Entertainment

Well-being takes many forms – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social. All contribute to health. If one is out of sort, the others are affected. Suffer significant loss – job, friendship, loved one – and one or more will be shaken if not irreparably damaged.

Sacrifices in Ecology

We are bombarded daily by messages about what we ought to want, need or buy. It seems strange to ask “What can we give up?” The question implies the existence of a need to give up something, or many things. But why?

Sacrifices in Economy

Sometimes information tends to work counter-intuitively: people use Facebook to stay in touch with their friends and sometimes promote their businesses, but a side effect of having a clear presence of information on the internet is the open door for employers to check on a potential applicant’s personal life.

The City Between Two Worlds

Old Costantinople is a vibrant, cosmopolitAn and a rising city. A unique city which provides a world of modern life without forgetting its tradition. This new business centre of the Millennium has now more things to offer.

Does Clean Mean Rich?

When “green ideology” meets big money: the eco-business of urban waste management brings many solutions to municipal administration (and good profits for the companies that are investing).