Media Release - ACI and ABV provide international volunteering opportunities for compliance professionals

International development agency, Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) entered into agreement with peak industry body, Australasian Compliance Institute (ACI) in a signing ceremony held today in Sydney’s CBD. The agreement involves both parties committing to work together to provide better support for their respective members while enhancing the overall effectiveness and efficiency of their organisations.

Much of corporate Australia will now have direct access to the many benefits associated with corporate volunteering. ACI members can apply to undertake approved ABV projects while earning their accredited member points towards their continued professional development.

ACI’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Tolar said “ACI is excited to be involved in this initiative which will go a long way to improving the business practices of developing nations throughout the region by introducing sound governance practices as new markets are being created.”

Mr Tolar said ”The joint venture will provide ACI members with an opportunity to make a contribution to the development of strong compliance practices around the region whilst gaining valuable international experience and continuing their professional development.”

ACI is the peak industry body in Australia, New Zealand and Asia for compliance, risk and governance professionals, providing support to individuals and their organizations. ACI serves members through advocacy, career development, training and education, networking, benchmarking and research, publications and tools.

Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) is an international development agency that utilises the expertise of highly skilled volunteers to promote its’ mission of contributing to sustainable growth in developing communities through the exchange and transfer of knowledge and workplace skills. ABV is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation who is primarily funded by the Australian Government aid program through AusAid.

Michael Lynch & Martin Tolar Michael Lynch CEO of ABV and Martin Tolar CEO of ACI

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