International corruption: The Alstom Affair
In the face of illegal, corrupt behaviour that is threatening democracy, affecting social and economic development, placing an extra burden on public finances and stripping companies of their value at the expense of small shareholders and investors, questions need to be asked about the effectiveness of the means devoted to eradicating corruption. This is the objective of the work Sherpa has set itself.
As a premise to publishing research on the subject, Sherpa will bring several factsheets detailing cases and patterns of corruption to the attention of not only the public but also shareholders and investors. The aim of these sheets will be to provide all interested parties with relevant information so that they can take any action available to them.
The first factsheet in the series concerns the Alstom Group.