Collective Action Awards

4th International Collective Action Conference 2022

The inaugural Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards acknowledge organisations and initiatives that showcase outstanding results, emerging best practices and innovation in the field of Collective Action to tackle corruption and raise standards of business integrity.

With the awards, the Basel Institute aims to celebrate inspiring examples of Collective Action. At the same time, the awards are an opportunity to raise awareness of Collective Action approaches and generate prestige of Collective Action among peers as well as the general public.

Award categories and selection criteria

In the first edition, awards will be granted in two categories:

1 – Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action 2022

Organisations and initiatives awarded in this category will have made significant contributions towards fairer market conditions and the prevention of corruption through their engagement in Collective Action. Criteria for selection include:

  • the initiative’s engagement with the business community and other stakeholders;
  • the results and impact on the targeted sector/country/region;
  • the initiative’s potential to serve as inspiration for others engaged in Collective Action.

2 – Collective Action Inspirational Newcomer 2022

Organisations and initiatives awarded in this category will have been active in the field of Collective Action for less than two years. Nominees will be judged on:

  • the innovative nature of their approach;
  • their engagement and results achieved so far;
  • their potential for future impact.

Meet the jury

Sheila Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in New York.

She worked for many years as a journalist in the Philippines and was a co-founder and director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest prize.

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Pascale Dubois

Pascale Dubois has extensive experience and expertise in international anti-corruption/fraud, risk management and international corporate governance. She currently serves as an independent advisor to C-suite executives, foreign and domestic governments, not-for-profits and other key stakeholders.

Her career has included holding prominent roles within the World Bank Group as well as two Fortune 500 companies and several prestigious law firms. In addition, she teaches international anti-corruption at Georgetown Law (Washington, DC), the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Vienna, Austria) and the HEC (Montreal, Canada). She also guest lectures at several major academic institutions, is a frequent public speaker at conferences, and an author of numerous articles published in various legal journals and publications.

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John Githongo

John Githongo is currently CEO of Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi, an NGO involved in governance issues and anti-corruption. He has been involved in anti-corruption work nationally, regionally and internationally for more than 20 years and has held leading positions in both the public and NGO sectors, including as Chairman of the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity; Board Member of the Africa Center for Open Governance (AFRICOG); Commissioner of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) of the British government, Vice President of World Vision, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President in charge of governance and ethics of the Kenya government; Senior Advisor on Governance of the Office of the President of South Sudan and CEO of Transparency International Kenya. In the past he has been a columnist for The East African, Associate Editor of Executive Magazine; and a correspondent for the Economist. He remains a weekly columnist and commentator in a variety of local and international media including the Financial Times, the Guardian and Yale Global.

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Gretta Fenner

Gretta Fenner is the Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance and Director of its International Centre for Asset Recovery.

Before joining the Basel Institute, Gretta worked at the OECD in Paris as the organisation’s manager for anti-corruption programmes in the Asia-Pacific region, where she played a key role in establishing the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific. Gretta has advised a wide range of governments, donors, international organisations and multinational corporations on governance and anti-corruption topics, as well as organisational change, development processes and policy design.

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Selection of winners

Six finalists will be selected by the award jury. The finalists will be presented on the Basel Institute website and the public will be invited to vote. Winners will be selected counting the public vote in addition to the jury members’ votes.

The finalists of the Collective Action Awards will be presented at a dedicated awards ceremony during the International Collective Action Conference held in Basel, Switzerland from 30 June to 1 July 2022. In addition, the winners will receive a digital award that can be used on their website and other communications, as well as a “Spotlight on the winners” feature on the Basel Institute website.

Who is eligible?

Organisations and initiatives active in the field of anti-corruption Collective Action are eligible to be nominated for the Anti-corruption Collective Action Awards.

Formal registration of the Collective Action initiative as a legal entity is not a requirement.

Individuals, government organisations and for-profit organisations are not eligible to be nominated for or to receive an award.

How to nominate an organisation or initiative

The deadline for nomination for the 2022 awards has closed. The public vote will start at the beginning of June on our website. 

Basel - Collective Action Conference 2022

Award winners will be announced at the 4th International Collective Action Conference on 30 June–1 July 2022 in Basel, Switzerland. 

Conference info and registration

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