The Eurasian Compliance Association (ECA) promotes Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) internationally; it does so by guiding and engaging GRC and legal professionals to deliver sustainable, compliant and auditable best practices in the control environment based on national, regional and international regulatory standards. The ECA, working through and with its members: practitioners, standards setting organisations (SSOs), regulators and stakeholder groups, contributes to the continuous improvement of regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies. The ECA seeks to promote the stability of financial systems and to foster the systematically refined implementation of regulatory, financial crime, counter-terrorist financing and anti-corruption compliance policies across sectors and jurisdictions.
More specifically, the ECA was established to:
- To advance knowledge, learning and advancement in the fields of Governance (Public and Private), Risk, Compliance, Enterprise Economic Security, Financial Crime Prevention, Audit, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing practices.
- To develop the skills, expertise and best practices of Governance (Public and Private), Risk, Compliance, Enterprise Economic Security, Financial Crime Prevention, Audit, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing professionals globally.
- To promote and enhance an effective, sophisticated and practical approach to the prevention and control of financial crime, laundering of criminal proceeds and the management of regulatory and operational compliance risks.
- To establish and retain standards for professionals through education, training, conferences and examination and/or certificated attendance specialist programs.
- To promote and strengthen the Eurasian Compliance Association Code of Ethics, by inspiring business to be conducted with integrity, transparency, due diligence and sectoral probity.
- To promote courses, conferences, forums, lectures, training workshops and meetings as an impetus to discuss, share, compare and exchange knowledge, best practices and strengthen understanding of international professional, compliance and sustainable corporate governance issues.
- To provide a forum for members to develop further their professional and workplace relationships within their industry and with competent regulatory bodies, regional and international standard setting organisations.
- To undertake and conduct research and present research findings through technical reports – papers and/or assessments to governmental bodies and other national, federal, regional, international and supranational agencies, bureaus and institutions for the purpose of fostering clear and objective understanding of the values and benefits of Sustainable Governance (Public and Private), Good Compliance, Effective Risk Management; Anti – Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing; Counter-Extremism; and Anti-Bribery and Corruption practices always with the utmost respect and appreciation of differences in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education and religion.