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Marc Y. Tassé

Publications – Selected Speaking Engagements – Selected Assignments   Marc Y. Tassé is an award-winning lecturer at the MBA program at the Telfer School of Management and at the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, and also an instructor at the United Nations Global Compact Network Canada’s Anti-Corruption Certificate Program. A recipient of the prestigious Trudeau Medal, he is a frequent media commentator and conference speaker, has been published extensively in Canada and abroad, quoted in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal,...

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Gift and hospitality in Asia: respecting local culture or bribery?

By David Simpson Published on Thursday July 11, 2019     VIDEO – Gift giving and hospitality is such an important part of doing business in Asia – but when does one person’s idea of a gift and/ or hospitality become someone else’s idea of bribery (most notably law enforcement agencies!)?  This video explores how businesses operating in Asia and elsewhere can successfully navigate between respecting the local cultures, while at the same time ensuring that they are in compliance with relevant anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations. It also includes a...

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Launch of the new anti-bribery / anti-corruption self-assessment online tool: where does your organization stand?

By David SimpsonPublished on Tuesday January 29, 2019 InterPraxis, together with the Anti-Corruption Experts (ACE) group are pleased to announce the launch of our new online anti-bribery/anti-corruption readiness assessment tool. This short self-assessment will provide your organization with an “at-a-glance” diagnostic score – to help demonstrate where it stands in terms of its policies, procedures and controls to combat bribery and corruption and its alignment with evolving regulatory requirements and best practice standards. We have developed this tool based on feedback from internal and...

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How to recognize the tone from the top?

By Jean-Pierre Méan Published on Tuesday January 8, 2019 There is a wide consensus amongst all those involved in compliance and anti-bribery that the success of an integrity program requires an unflinching commitment at the highest levels of the organization, aka tone from the top, leadership or walking the talk. But what does this commitment consist of and how does it express itself? The launch of an anti-bribery program is often accompanied by a statement expressing support for the program by the Board and Top Management. This statement, signed by the Chairman and the CEO, is intended to...

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What makes the corrupt tick?

By Jean-Pierre Méan  Published on Tuesday December 11, 2018 One of the often cited causes of corruption is that in some (or more than some) countries, public officials need bribes to complement salaries that are hardly sufficient to cover their basic needs. This may be true to some extent, but it is equally true that, in those countries, public officials enjoy the privilege of having a salary (admittedly not always paid in time and sometime outstanding for extended periods) in an environment where large segments of the population do not. Whether or not complementing one’s salary is...

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