Reports

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

Whistleblower Protection: An Essential Tool for Addressing Corruption that Threatens the World’s Forests, Fisheries and Wildlife

In a February 2021 Topic Brief from the WWF's TNRC Project, NWC Executive Director John Kostyack and co-founder Stephen Kohn explain how whistleblower protections and laws can help expose and prosecute environmental crimes and corruption that threaten wildlife, fisheries, and forests.

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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

Read NWC's July 2020 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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Marist Poll: Strong Support for Whistleblowers

A Sept. 2020 Marist poll found that voters overwhelmingly support stronger protections for both public and private sector whistleblowers, with voters from both the Democrat and Republican parties agreeing that whistleblowers should be a priority. Click to find NWC's breakdown of the key data points from this poll.

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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 NWC to deliver four webinars, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) on the role of whistleblowers and other citizens in enforcing environmental law. Read the discussion synthesis here.

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

Read the September 2019 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 May 2019 supplemental 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 February 2019 analysis on the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act.

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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 2018 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 December 2018 analysis of the 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 December 2018 report evaluating the impact of whistleblower reward caps on incentives for whistleblowers to voluntarily step forward with high-quality information.

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A Comprehensive Overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Read the National Whistleblower Center's August 2018 special report on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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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 June 2018 special report rebutting the Bank of England's 2014 report on financial incentives for whistleblowers.

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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 from January 2015.

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