Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Combating Global Corruption

Shared Standards and Common Practice?
3-4 February 2014

Corruption continues to undermine global prosperity. The implementation of international treaties is inconsistent and national approaches to combating corruption differ as governments change. In an increasingly complex environment, multinational businesses must balance commercial priorities against investing in compliance.

This conference will assess how the fight against corruption is likely to develop and consider the prospects for concerted action to tackle this global issue.

  • How is international anti-corruption legislation likely to evolve?

  • What can be learned from anti-corruption efforts in states where corruption is ‘endemic’?

  • What is the role of civil society in monitoring, identifying and preventing corruption?

  • Will developments in international asset recovery deter corruption? Is more action needed?

  • How does addressing corporate culture affect business?