During 2014, 117 suspected cases of bribery were reported to the police in Sweden. These constituted different levels of corruption, in both the private and public sectors. In addition, there were examples of corrupt practices involving private businesses in the public sector that are financed by public funds.
On April 28, at Amcham Sweden's second Business Rocks: Breakfast Sessions held at Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm, members of our network and guests learned how corruption in Sweden is defined and how companies can instill values that build transparency and trust throughout their organizations.
Helena Sunden, a lawyer and Secretary-General of the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute (IMM) explained the context of laws in Sweden as they apply to investigations that have taken place within the country, and internationally as well.
Gregg Vanourek, the co-author of influential books on the topics of entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, provided insights into how organizations can create company cultures based on ethics and values that can help prevent corruptive practices from occurring.