Biden Could Fuel More ESG, Anti-Bribery Integration: Report

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and Canada lag the rest of the world when it comes to the integration of environmental, social and governance programs into existing anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance frameworks, but that could change stateside under the Biden administration, a report published Thursday says.

Only 36% of U.S. and Canadian firms currently include ESG elements in their anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs, compared to 52% in Europe, 62% in Latin America and 64% in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the report from risk and governance firm Kroll, which surveyed 200 senior compliance and risk professionals globally.

In addition, only 48% of U.S. and Canadian...

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