On 5 Febuary 2022, Transparency International Russia conducted a workshop on anti-corruption compliance for women entrepreneurs in Saint Petersburg.
Alyona Vandysheva, lead of Education stream at TI Russia, started the conversation by describing main negative effects of corruption on business, and underlined that today anti-corruption compliance, as well as abiding to company ethics codes and anti-corruption policies, is universally recognized as an integral part of ESG criteria.
TI Russia’s director general Ilia Shumanov spoke of the cases which prove that corporate transparency and anti-corruption compliance have a positive impact on the competitiveness of companies and help customers form a positive image of a brand.
Anastasia Lapunova, lead of TI Russia’s Business Integrity stream, and Ekaterina Petrova, head of TI Russia’s project team in Ekaterinburg, explained how to lay out effective rules of business conduct that will mitigate risks of corruption and how to properly vet counterparties.
Topics of regulation of conflicts of interest and corruption risks arising from fulfilling public contracts were also covered.
This was the first of a series of anti-corruption compliance workshops in Russian regions which Transparency International Russia will hold. Our experts will help several dozens of businesses / startups develop complex anti-corruption policies and give advice on its implementation. The promotion of the development of ethical anti-corruption standards in the commercial sector is one of TI Russia’s priorities according to our Strategy 2022–2026.
If you have questions or would like to take part in one of the upcoming workshops, please contact Alyona Vandysheva at firstname.lastname@example.org.