Business Integrity Initiative: Changing the Way We Do Business in Africa?
230,000+ UK SMEs need to export to Africa without engaging in corruption. They need clean business partners and intermediaries. Is this a business opportunity for your country? If your country is anything like mine (Nigeria) where corruption is endemic, pervasive and systemic, you will know the business case for spending scarce funds on demonstrating anti-corruption compliance is not that easy to make.
- How businesses in Nigeria win and retain business does not receive that much regulatory attention to warrant any change in behaviour.
- Not enough buyers of goods and services in Nigeria require integrity as a condition for engagement.
- Acting with integrity is seen by most local companies as a moral, but impractical, nice-to-have, given the generally corrupt environment in which they operate.