Singapore company safeguards / Australia corruption cost / UN big data initiatives
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Safeguarding your company against corporate corruption overseas (commentary). "In a bid to keep bribery at bay, Singapore companies need to reassess three key areas - corporate culture, standard operating procedures and environment scanning."
Tan Chong Huat & Billy Huang/The Business Times: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/opinion/safeguarding-your-company-against-corporate-corruption-overseas
Rising corruption costs Australia up to 4% of GDP, says think tank. Australia's slide down a global corruption ranking has cut the size of its economy by up to AUD$72.3bn (US$57bn), a Canberra think-tank has claimed.
Liz Heron/Global Government Forum: https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/rising-corruption-costs-australia-4-gdp-says-think-tank/
A series of initiatives from the United Nations to enhance use of big data for driving sustainable development. The initiatives include a data literacy platform, a proposal for a 12-point plan on privacy and governance issues, a mapping software for monitoring progress on the SDGs and endorsement of a Federated system of open SDG Data Hubs.