Reports, Memorandums, and Analyses

View the National Whistleblower Center's reports, memorandums, and analyses.

Exposing a Ticking Time Bomb: How Fossil Fuel Industry Fraud is Setting Us Up for a Financial Implosion – and What Whistleblowers Can Do About It

NWC's report detailing widespread deception by fossil fuel executives regarding the financial risks of climate change. The report describes why deception about companies’ preparedness for climate change risks represents a ticking time bomb that, if not addressed, could contribute to worldwide economic devastation.

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AELERT-INECE Conference Presentation "A World of Opportunity: Empowering Whistleblowers to Combat Environmental Crime"

On March 11, 2020, NWC Executive Director, John Kostyack, presented at the AELERT-INECE Conference in Adelaide, Australia on how whistleblowers can assist law enforcement in targeting and combatting environmental crimes.

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INECE-NWC Report on Whistleblowers and Citizen Enforcement

In February through June 2019, the International Network of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) partnered with the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) to deliver four webinars, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) on the role of whistleblowers and other citizens in enforcing environmental law.

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Special Report on Permitting Federal Employees to their Whistleblower Cases Heard in U.S. District Courts

NWC's General Counsel, David Colapinto, appeared before the House Oversight Committee in January 2020 to testify on the need for increased whistleblower protections & the policy reforms needed to guarantee confidentiality, compensatory damages for whistleblowers, & access to U.S. federal courts.

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End-of-Year Report 2019

2019 was a big year for the National Whistleblower Center. We saw major organizational changes, a groundbreaking new climate change campaign, a series of policy achievements, and unprecedented news coverage of our mission. Learn more in our 2019 End-of-Year Report.

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Special Report: The Critical Role of Whistleblowers in Enforcing Wildlife Protection Laws

Read the special report on the crucial need for whistleblowers in reporting illegal wildlife trafficking and trade. The report was released during NWC board chairman, Stephen Kohn's appearance at the 2019 Thinking Animals Summit.

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In Support: Wildlife Whistleblower Legislation

Read the report on how the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act will incentivize wildlife whistleblowers & can halt wildlife traffickers.

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Best Practices: Blowing the Whistle On Wildlife Crime

Read the National Whistleblower Center's analysis on the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act.

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Creating an Effective Anti-Corruption Program: A Rebuttal to the Bank of England’s Findings on Whistleblower Incentives

Read the National Whistleblower Center's special report rebutting the Bank of England's 2014 report on financial incentives for whistleblowers

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A Comprehensive Overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Read the National Whistleblower Center's special report on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

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Ensuring the Integrity of the Investor Protection Fund While Timely and Properly Paying Whistleblower Claims

Read the National Whistleblower Center's memorandum for the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Whistleblower Program rule amendments.

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When Whistleblowers Get Rewards: Assessing the SEC’s Whistleblower Reward Program

Read the National Whistleblower Center's analysis of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower program and whistleblower reward determinations.

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Assessing Whistleblower Reward Incentives and Caps: What the Data Demonstrates

Read the National Whistleblower Center's report evaluating the impact of whistleblower reward caps on incentives for whistleblowers to voluntarily step forward with high-quality information.

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Whistleblower Reward Programs: An International Framework For The Detection of Corruption and Fraud

Read the National Whistleblower Center's guiding framework for whistleblower reward programs.

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