Corrupt Practices

FIFA and ethics: It's not an oxymoron

FIFA and ethics: It's not an oxymoron

FIFA is playing host to a conference on ethics. Think about that for a second: The global sports organization most synonymous with corruption and obfuscation is holding a forum focused on morality and openness. "I thought there was a typo," said Jeffrey Thinnes, an expert in corporate communications, ethics and compliance. "Are you serious?" Apparently they are. The Belgium-based World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) is throwing its weight behind the one-day event, the World Summit on Ethics in Sports, to be held Friday at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. It still sounds like a joke awaiting a punch line. Especially when you consider the conference is...