Business and the SDGs: Role, opportunity and responsibility

It is important that companies understand the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the spectrum of role, opportunity and responsibility.

The role of business

Although fundamentally it will be down to governments to tackle SDG implementation at a national level, the goals simply will not be achieved without meaningful action by business. Business has a key role to play as an engine of economic growth and employment and a source of finance, technology and innovation.

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http://www.wbcsd.org/Clusters/Social-Impact/News/Business-and-the-SDGs-Role-opportunity-and-responsibility


Corruption in Asia only getting worse: EY survey

The poll of 1,698 employees at large companies in 14 territories in the Asia-Pacific region was taken between November and February. EY said 39% were aged between 25 and 34.

Despite anti-graft initiatives under way from China to India, the survey by EY found that ‘ethical standards are not improving’

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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/k7Jqt3qlAeBUNp3xqnOp2L/Corruption-in-Asia-only-getting-worse-EY-survey.html


Survey: Companies Losing Business to Corruption Risk

More companies are choosing to cease business with certain partners, while others say they’ve lost business over the last year, because of corruption risk, finds a recent global anti-corruption survey.

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https://www.complianceweek.com/blogs/the-filing-cabinet/survey-companies-losing-business-to-corruption-risk-0#.WSPFPJNHLQJ


Starting with demonetisation, prime focus on corruption has now moved to issue of digitising India

The relentless fight against corruption was also reflected in the Union Budget through restrictions on funding of political parties and on cash transactions.

On April 14, the Prime Minister extolled the citizens of benefits of Digi money and urged the use of Digi Dhan as part of clean-up India campaign against the menace of corruption while emphasising the need for extensive use of BHIM app.

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http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/starting-with-demonetisation-prime-focus-on-corruption-has-now-moved-to-issue-of-digitising-india/643988/


Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Legislation in India - Working Paper

Author: GCNI-CEGET

With the government initializing a second phase of pushing forth the Public Procurement Bill in Parliament, GCNI initiated its second innings in the endeavor. GCNI CEGET’s Working Paper ‘Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Legislation in India’ focuses on seven propositions around – Coverage, Competition, Transparency, Market Access, Grievance Review and Redressal, Probity and Sustainable Public Procurement.


Business Case for Anti-Corruption in India

Author: GCNI

The publication presents real anti-corruption case studies of the Indian businesses to show that in long term complying with anti-corruption policies has good returns for the company.

The publication is a first of its kind to be shared from any emerging market.The publication is recommended to be included in the modules of UN Principles of Responsible Management courses, taught in 35,000 Management Institutes around the world.


Integrity Pact in India: Glancing Back and Looking

Author: GCNI & Transparency International

Transparency International’s Integrity Pact is an important tool to help to create a level playing field for business and reduce the costs associated with procurement. The goal of the Integrity Pact is to reduce the chances of corrupt practices during procurement through a binding agreement between the procuring agency and bidders for specific contracts.

The primary objective of the Integrity Pact is to support companies who refrain from bribery by providing assurances that (i) their competitors will also not bribe, and (ii) that the procurement, privatization or licensing agencies are committed to preventing corruption, including extortion, by their officials and to follow transparent procedures. A secondary benefit is that governments can reduce the high cost that corruption imposes on public procurement, privatization or licensing.


Understanding the Demand & Supply Equations of Corruption & Fraud

Author : GCNI & Thought Arbitrage

It is an in-depth look at about 100 major corporate fraud that have occurred in India’s private sector over the past 15 years, and puts forth practical solutions that would be useful for corporate houses to both prevent, as well as manage, corruption and fraud.


Governance of Smart Cities

Author : GCNI-CEGET

CEGET has been actively working on the smart cities mission in India to promote transparency in governance of smart cities in India.