“[Bribes] are like steroids – everyone’s doing it. And if you don’t do it, you fall behind.” David Montero, author of Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network
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.