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ACi launches ‘Pick a Project’ Initiative

The ACi is working on a number of trailblazing projects to champion the role of corporate investigators. These are all reliant on our members’ insights, ideas, and subject matter expertise.

We recognise the demands of your ‘day’ jobs, but we greatly appreciate any time contribution you can give us over the coming year. Where possible, we try to make the engagement as simple as possible for you through a short online survey or invitation to send us your thoughts via email so you can contribute at a time that is convenient for you. Some projects will also include an invitation to a focus or working group. Please take a look at the list of projects below and register your interest. We hope to have as much involvement as possible from around the globe.  Thank you in advance.  

  • Corporate Investigations Typology

Project runs to 11 February 2022

How many different types of investigation do you conduct or are you involved in as a corporate investigator?

From investigations into fraud, bribery and financial malpractice, to security, to bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and exploitation, to ESG concerns, to cyber enabled fraud, the breadth of matters being investigated by corporate investigators is expanding.

Help us map out our constellation of investigation types. The Typology map will be made available as an awareness raising graphic and can be adaptable for in-house use when considering incident classifications.

Please click the button below to register your interest.

  • Education Working Group


What does the gold standard in corporate investigation training look like to you?

Join our working groups and/or take part in our online survey in 2022 to help us enhance our Foundations in Corporate Investigations training and more advanced specialist modules as we develop a pathway to certification.

We are always looking for subject matter experts to peer review educational content, so please register your interest.

Please click the button below to register your interest.

  • Core Investigation Standards and Principles


As the leading international authoritative voice on corporate investigations, the ACi is developing a code of ethics and a set of core standards and principles to guide corporate investigators and their functions. We recognise that many of our members will have developed their own in house set of principle to guide case intake, planning, interviews, evidence collection, analysis and reporting. We aim to draw on collective expertise and our extensive research in this area.

Please click the button below to register your interest.

Expression of Interest


Swiss Investigations Survey Results

How mature is your in-house investigation function and what can you do to increase your capabilities? Together with Deloitte, we conducted a survey of Swiss in-house investigation functions to analyse the status quo. Deloitte Forensics Partner Nic Carrington met with the CEO of the ACi Steve Young and the CAO of the ACi Katie Hodson to discuss the key findings. Watch the video here.


Survey Launched For Swiss Investigations. Have your say.


The ACi are delighted in conjunction with Deloitte Switzerland to launch a Swiss Corporate Investigations Capability Survey.  If you are responsible for corporate or non-governmental organisation investigations in Switzerland, we would love to hear from you. This survey can be completed if you are based in Switzerland or based in another country but responsible for Switzerland.

This survey intends to provide a benchmark across Swiss based corporate and NGO investigations capabilities covering various aspects such as size of team, expertise, training requirements, use of technology, to reporting and governance.

To complete the survey please click the button below. (approx. 20-25 minutes)

Please note UK and Asia Pacific region specific investigations capability surveys will follow shortly.

Please watch out for these notifications as we welcome corporate investigation colleagues in the UK and the Asia Pacific region contributing to these surveys. Your voice is very important to us.

The ACi in conjunction with Deloitte are building on the success of our first UK survey published in November 2019. After the 2020 region and country specific survey results are known we aspire to launch a global survey in 2021.

Click here to take the survey

External Events Research

Investigations & Corporate Crime Webinar with Mason, Hayes & Curran.

Our CEO Steve Young was delighted to join the panel for MHC’s webinar on the 1 July 2020 to discuss ‘Crisis Management: Planning investigations and dealing with the Regulators/Law Enforcement’.   To view the webinar, visit the Mason Hayes and Curran LLP web site.