It's International Anti-Corruption day on December 9th. Corruption is a global issue and one of the biggest obstructions to economic and social development around the world. It's estimated that every year, $1 trillion is paid in bribes world-wide. It's also estimated that $2.6 trillion is stolen annually through corruption. This equals more than 5% of the global GDP. Bribery helps corruption along it's path of destruction. And when businesses use bribery and corruption in order to try to get ahead, or win the bid, more people end up getting hurt because of it.
It's a great honour to be named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Everyone has their own opinion of who this prestigious honour should be awarded to. But this year, it's not one person. It's a representation of many people. It's a representation of fear that has been keeping many silent for so long.
The first dedicated Sport Integrity Hotline has been established in the US and Canada. And the timing couldn't be more perfect as we count down to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and news that Russia has been banned from competing as a result of doping allegations. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has partnered with us in the establishment of a confidential Sport Integrity Hotline.
We tell ourselves little white lies all the time... Hitting the snooze button three times on a workday won't set me back that much. Happy hour is not going to stand in the way of making it to that 6 a.m. workout class tomorrow. Veggie chips count as a vegetable, right? We see the same when talking to companies about ethics reporting programs.
The inevitable is happening. The aging workforce is slowly being replaced by younger workers. The Millennials. And what the older generation may think is an important desire from employers, isn't necessarily the same desire the Gen Y'ers are expecting from the same employer.
#metoo has become a voice for many sexual assault victims to begin to break their silence about their own personal experiences.