A White House meeting between David Noble, group CEO, CIPS, and the National Security Council’s director of International Economic Affairs helped inform a plan of how CIPS can support the G20’s Anti-Corruption Implementation Plan.
The meeting with David Mortlock – also attended by CIPS’ group professional director Amanda O’Brien – led to a CIPS plan to implement solutions that could impact on the work of the Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG), to help inform March’s G20 meeting in Istanbul. The ACWG was established by G20 leaders at the 2010 Toronto Summit in recognition of the negative impact of corruption on economic growth, trade and development. Its two-year action plan includes commitments by G20 countries to ratify and implement the UN Convention against corruption, to criminalise and prosecute foreign bribery and co-operate with other countries to investigate, prosecute and return the proceeds of corruption.
Noble explained the importance of ensuring that organisations had appropriately qualified and ethical professionals with responsibility and accountability for their actions, detailed in the CIPS Licensing the Profession policy statement.
“At the end of 2014, corruption continued to represent a significant threat to global growth and financial stability,” said O’Brien.