Dow Jones supports Transparency International’s fight against corruption; Sponsors 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Athens, Greece
Dow Jones has become an official global media partner to Transparency International for the next two years, the company announced today. As part of the agreement, Dow Jones will provide information resources to support Transparency International's research. Dow Jones will also support the organization’s conferences and initiatives that provide a valuable forum for the private sector to share information in order to develop and implement more effective anti-corruption measures.
“Transparency International has been extraordinarily successful in highlighting the devastating consequences of bribery on ordinary people and the countries and industries most impacted by corruption. Increasing public awareness and greater understanding of the challenges associated with corruption is moving the focus toward enforcement of existing regulation and helping businesses manage the task of implementing effective processes and controls,” said Clare Hart, President, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. “We welcome the opportunity to lend our products and support to assist Transparency in their mission.”
Dow Jones will provide Transparency International’s secretariat and approximately 90 national chapters with access to its leading global news and business information solutions, Dow Jones Factiva (www.factiva.com) and Dow Jones Watchlist (www.fis.dowjones.com/products/risk.html).
“Known for providing market-leading information services to businesses internationally and having strong connections with its clients, Dow Jones will be a valuable resource for both data gathering and media support in our global fight against corruption,” said Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director at Transparency International.
“Since its inception in 1993, the organization has played a leading role in highlighting the damage caused by corruption and delivering important reference resources such as their global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). We look forward to helping the organization continue its success with its global initiatives,” said Rupert de Ruig, Managing Director of Dow Jones Risk & Compliance.
Dow Jones will also sponsor the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference, organized by Transparency International. The conference takes place Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Athens, Greece.
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ABOUT TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
Transparency International is the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
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