Strategic Advisory Services

ICSS INSIGHT has unrivalled expertise. We advise organisations - including clubs, leagues, national and international federations, governments, international organisations, linguistic blocks and civil society - on how to strengthen and implement best-practice standards in good governance and in enhancing existing integrity policies and procedures. ICSS INSIGHT’s portfolio of services include:

  1. Strategic advisory services and policy development across:
    • Sports legislation and regulations
    • Good governance
    • Financial integrity and transparency in sport
    • Sports-betting legislation and regulations, including integrity policies
    • Due diligence on club ownership
    • Independent supervision and oversight in relation to beneficial ownership and solidarity / development funds

Case Studies

Protecting the integrity of World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA)

ICSS sport integrity expert’s work closely with the WPBSA to provide anti-match-fixing expertise and advice to proactively protect the game of snooker.

ICSS experts also provide support to the WPBSA Integrity Unit through research, intelligence and the provision of specialist in-house investigators to help investigate suspected fixed matches, including cases that have led to sanctions. Through the partnership, the ICSS also oversees and co-ordinates the WPBSA’s betting monitoring programme, ensuring that snooker’s world governing body is immediately notified of suspicious betting activity prior to or during a match.

Assisting UNESCO in delivering the MINEPS V Recommendations

In 2013, the MINEPS V meeting produced the Declaration of Berlin, which identified three priorities for sport.

As part of its overall mission to safeguard sport, the ICSS works alongside UNESCO to follow-up on the recommendations made by sports ministers in the Declaration of Berlin in the area of match-manipulation. Of note, the ICSS and UNESCO hosted a special follow-up meeting in 2015, which brought together around 100 government officials, experts and leaders in sport. It was the first time international experts had met to implement the recommendations outlined within the ‘Declaration of Berlin’ on the manipulation of sport competitions. Read more.

OECD strategic partnership and taskforce on charting illicit trade

ICSS sport integrity experts are currently co-chairing the Emerging Illicit Threats™ sub-group in partnership with U.S. Department of State and its Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL). ICSS sport integrity experts are also members of the sub-group on Information Sharing™. The ICSS, a non-member of the OECD, has been allocated a Chair position, as a result of its extensive work with the OECD and the U.S. Department of State in the field of sports corruption and betting fraud. Read more.

To learn more about how ICSS INSIGHT can support your organisation, please contact us