This publication is organized in four parts. The first section offers a theoretical and conceptual analysis of Collective Action as an anti-corruption tool, including a discussion of its historical origins and the dominant classifications and conceptual frameworks employed. The second section offers 15 in-depth and 13 summary descriptions of Collective Action projects undertaken around the world. These descriptions highlight diverse models and objectives of Collective Action initiatives and a wide array of characteristics, such as their geographical and industrial scope, topics covered, the roles of initiators and facilitators, timeframes from project start to the signing of an agreement, monitoring tools, results and practical impact, and major challenges and learning experiences. The third section offers practical recommendations for individuals and organizations interested in setting up Collective Action initiatives, including tips on how to overcome stakeholder resistance and other commonly encountered obstacles, how to organize and approach pre-agreement meetings, and suggestions for training activities and the development of monitoring tools. The fourth and final section proposes ideas for exploring the development of innovative Collective Action projects, including extending their coverage from anti-corruption issues to other matters related to business ethics, such as environmental, labor, human rights, and discrimination concerns; closer collaboration between NGOs, IGOs and academia; new frameworks stemming from locally or regionally based projects; and the pursuit of more fluid and practical projects. This publication’s main goal is to advance the business case for fighting corruption through Collective Action. It does so by describing, reviewing and analyzing the participation of a diverse array of actors in Collective Action projects around the world, including multinational and local companies, NGOs, multilateral organizations, and others to identify and share best practices. The aim of this publication is not to showcase past or current efforts as closed models for replication, but rather to highlight each as an individual, positive story to inspire and stimulate innovative ideas for formulating and improving future Collective Action projects. Ultimately, prospective initiators and facilitators will use this tool, together with the experiences and lessons contained in these pages, to forge their own paths.
Fuente: Red de Pacto Global