24. June 2024

Announcing the winners of 2024 Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards

Collective Action Award winners 2024

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards, presented by the Basel Institute on Governance with the support of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

The awards were presented on 25 June 2024, at the end of the first day of the International Collective Action Conference 2024 in Basel, Switzerland. 

Gretta Fenner Outstanding Achievement Award

In the category of Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action 2024, the award goes to the Agribusiness Anti-Corruption Collective Action in Brazil, which aims to enhance integrity within Brazil’s agribusuiness sector and its supply chain.

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

The award has been renamed the Gretta Fenner Outstanding Achievement in Collective Action Award in memory of the Basel Institute’s late Managing Director. Gemma Aiolfi, who led the Basel Institute's Compliance and Collective Action efforts for many years, gave a moving speech in memory of Gretta, who did so much to promote anti-corruption Collective Action and other multi-stakeholder coalitions over her nearly 20-year leadership of the Basel Institute.

Inspiring Newcomer Award

In the category of Inspirational Newcomer, the award goes to the Transparency 100% Movement of the UN Global Compact Network Brazil. The initiative encourages companies in Brazil to go beyond legal requirements and commit to five ambitious transparency goals for 2023.

Organisations and initiatives awarded in this category have been active in the field of Collective Action for less than two years.

Finalists from Canada to Colombia and Cameroon to Azerbaijan

We wholeheartedly congratulate the winners and all our shortlisted initiatives, who continue to be shining examples for great Collective Action work in the anti-corruption field.

In the category of Outstanding Achievement, the finalists were:

  • End Snow-Washing Coalition, which aims to address money laundering in Canada by advocating for a public beneficial ownership registry.
  • Water Sector Action for Governance and Business Efficiency, which aims to enhance governance, business efficiency, transparency and service quality in the water and sanitation sector in Colombia.

In the category of Inspirational Newcomer, the finalists were:

  • Global Integrity Partnership, which seeks to strengthen fairer competition in business in Cameroon with a focus on SMEs.
  • Strengthening Civic Vigilance: Empowering Citizen Engagement in Detecting and Reporting Corruption, which aims to support and raise awareness on whistleblower protection in Azerbaijan.

Jury selection and public vote

An expert jury reviewed all nominated initiatives and shortlisted the finalists before opening up to a public vote. The jury consisted of a senior member of the Basel Institute (Vanessa Hans, Head of Private Sector) and three leading figures in the anti-corruption Collective Action community:

  • Gilbert Sendugwa, Senior Regional Manager for Africa at the CoST – Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
  • Cecilia Müller Torbrand, CEO of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
  • Phrommet Bencharongkit of the Thai Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption (Thai CAC).

All three represent previous winners of the international or regional Collective Action awards presented in 2022 or 2023. Gilbert and Phrommet presented the awards in the respective categories.

Learn more and see previous awards

  • For those interested in the selection process, the public vote and the general awards methodology, as well as previous award winners, please find our awards methodology here.
  • Read the speech by Gemma Aiolfi in memory of Gretta Fenner.