A healthy planet, a vibrant society, and a better future all depend on a robust democracy, governed with transparency, accountability and integrity.
Corruption is one of the world’s greatest challenges. It undermines good government, distorts public policy, frustrates business opportunities and leads to waste, mismanagement and exploitation. It is often the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community who suffer the most.
When corrupt politicians, business people or individuals steal our shared resources, cheat their way into powerful positions or write rules that benefit themselves, their family and their friends at the expense of others – everyone loses.
By entrenching the gap between the haves and the have-nots, corrupt people and corrupt processes stop us from participating in a democracy in which everyone is fairly and justly represented and served.