The KBA-NotaSys Integrity Fund has approved funding for the following projects to date:
2019/15 Teaching videos for the CAS Compliance and Integrity
Production of five videos that will be used for one of the two virtual teaching blocks of the new CAS Compliance and Integrity. Those videos will cover “difficult compliance situations” and range from dealing with authorities to digitalization and leading investigations.
Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo, HEC, University of Lausanne
Project Duration: October 2019 to May 2020
2019/14 Guidelines for Swiss SMEs to prevent and fight corruption
Development and dissemination of guidelines and checklists on corruption prevention and control for Swiss companies. The total of four publications are orientated to the needs of SMEs and cover the main fields of action from risk analysis and the development of appropriate actions to their implementation.
Dr. Martin Hilti, Alex Biscaro, Transparency International Schweiz
Project Duration: July 2019 to September 2021
2019/13 Study on criminal corporate liability
The study shows which new instruments in Swiss criminal law can be used to create incentives for companies to cooperate more proactively with law enforcement authorities in the event of corruption offences. The aim is to promote the detection of corruption offences and to mitigate the criminal consequences and damage to the reputation of co-operating companies. The study is intended to serve as a reference work for initiating the necessary legislative adjustments.
Dr. Martin Hilti, Transparency International Schweiz
Project Duration: October 2019 to March 2021
2019/12 Collective Action for local certification of anti-corruption due diligence on SMEs
Analysis and best-practice sharing of select existing self-assessment and certification Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs); Analysis and best-practice sharing of select existing self-assessment and certification Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs); Support for a pilot certification Collective Action initiative in an emerging-market country.
Gemma Aiolfi, Mirna Adjami, Basel Institute on Governance
Project Duration: September 2019 to December 2020
2019/11 Building the business case and resources to improve Integrity Pacts for public procurement
Development and promotion of a dedicated online resource page on Integrity Pacts; Building up a database of sample Integrity Pacts, practical case studies on lessons learned from some Integrity Pacts that operate (or that have operated) around the world, available to anyone interested in developing an Integrity Pact;Development and publication of additional user-friendly and action-oriented tools to promote Integrity Pacts, such as one-pagers, brochures, and other materials
Gemma Aiolfi, Mirna Adjami, Basel Institute on Governance
Project Duration: May 2019 to December 2019
2019/10 Anti Corruption Compliance und Integrity Management within High Risk Countries
The research project is supporting medium-sized enterprises and larger SMEs from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in their internationalisation projects by analysing the challenges of rule conformity and ethical behaviour in high-risk regions and developing practical strategies and management instruments (integrity toolkit).
Prof. Dr. Stephan Grüninger, KICG – Konstanz Institute for Corporate Governance, HTWG Hochschule Konstanz Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung
Project Duration: May 2019 to April 2021
2018/09 Integrity Risks Monitor
Data scientists and integrity experts will design methods that automatically identify integrity-related issues in text corpora (e.g. media and corporate publications) in order to locate and analyse past gaps in integrity management and blind spots in current integrity management programs of firms.
Prof. Dr. Christian Hauser, Prof. Dr. Albert Weichselbraun, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, HTW Chur
Project duration: December 2018 to November 2020
2018/08 Compliance and Integrity – Competence Package
The project aims to promote compliance awareness in business and to provide support in the implementation of Compliance Management Systems (CMS): Development of a new basic model for Compliance Management Systems (CMS); Evaluation, revision and amendment of the existing DICO guidelines; Development of working aids for compliance officers; Knowledge transfer via webinars and expert workshops.
Prof. Dr. Bartosz Makowicz, Viadrina Compliance Center, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in co-operation with Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V. (DICO), Berlin
Project duration: January 2019 to December 2020
2018/07 Index for measuring corporate integrity
The project aims to develop a scientifically sound index that allows to evaluate companies with regard to their integrity. Then the possibilities and limits of the implementation of such an index will be evaluated.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge, TUM School of Governance, Technische Universität München
Project duration: September 2018 to August 2020
2018/06 Corporate Crisis
The project examines to what extent proactive and transparent action during a corporate crisis helps to prevent reputational damage from the company or even to turn it into a reputational advantage.
Prof. Dr. Mark Eisenegger, Universität Zürich, Prof. Dr. Monika Roth, Hochschule Luzern
Project duration: Juli 2018 to December 2019
2018/05 Integrity as a Management Tool
Development of a model for measuring integrity, that could be integrated as part of enterprise risk management. The project intends to provide a practice-oriented management tool.
Prof. Dr. Linard Nadig, Prof. Dr. Stefan Hunziker, Hochschule Luzern, Zug
Project duration: Mai 2018 to April 2019
2018/04 Diploma Course in Corporate Compliance
Development of a new Diploma Course in Corporate Compliance at the Luzern Business School.
Prof. Dr. Linard Nadig, Dr. Philipp Henrizi, Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft, Zug
Project duration: April 2018 to September 2018
2018/03 Investigation through Private Entities
A report has been written for submission to the BnEI showing the possibilities and limits of investigations of suspected compliance violations of third parties in tenders, as well as premises of ‘legal privilege’ with respect to the investigation results.
Uwe Dolata, Prof. W. Angelika Kreitel, Prof. Josef Scherer The Safety Profiler – DSP, Würzburg
Project duration: December 2017 to March 2018
2018/02 BnEI Integrity Concept
This project supports the conception and promotion of integrity pacts as a standard compliance measure to be implemented for all procurement activities within the banknote industry. An integrity pact is a contract between the customer (for example, central banks, public printing works) and the bidders in a procurement procedure, and governs the rules to be observed on either side in order to safeguard fair competition.
Antti Heinonen, Banknote Ethics Initiative BnEI, Brussels Gretta Fenner, Basel Institute on Governance, Basel
Project duration: end of 2016 to end of 2019
2018/01 Compliance Culture in Governing Bodies
This project will develop a framework concept for an effective compliance culture in governing bodies. To this end, behavioural patterns of executives and awareness deficits among employees that could prevent the creation of such a compliance culture are to be identified. Building on this, specific recommendations for action are to be derived.
DIEP Deutsch Institut für Effizienzprüfung GmbH, Willich (German Institute for Efficiency Testing) Prof. Peter Ruhwedel
Project duration: April 2018 to September 2019