Anti-corruption studies podcast / Hong Kong IPO bribery / Blockchain for procurement
New Podcast Episode, Featuring Bo Rothstein (Blog/Podcast). This KickBack Podcast episode discusses “a range of topics, including the right way to define corruption (and its opposite), how the field of anticorruption studies has changed in the past 20 years, what we’ve learned about the most effective ways of addressing systemic corruption, and what ought to be at the top of the agenda for future research.”
Matthew Stephenson/The Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2019/05/14/new-podcast-episode-featuring-bo-rothstein/
Ex-managing director of investment bank charged with bribery over IPO of logistics company. Catherine Leung Kar-cheung, former managing director of J.P. Morgan has been charged by the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) with bribing the chairman of a logistics company with an employment of the chairman’s son with the bank for the chairman showing favour to the bank in the engagement of investment banks or institutions for the initial public offering (IPO) of the company.
Hong Kong ICAC: https://www.icac.org.hk/en/press/index_id_731.html
Here's how blockchain could stop corrupt officials from stealing school lunches (Blog). “Due to blockchain’s tamper-resistant record-logging features, the first benefit – commitment – can reduce risk in government procurement through an increase in data record integrity and credibility of publicly available information. This will be particularly beneficial in enabling contractor selection and monitoring performance.”
Cathy Barrera, Stephanie Hurder and Ashley Lannquist/World Economic Forum: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/05/heres-how-blockchain-stopped-corrupt-officials-stealing-school-dinners/