(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The effects of corruption on society are well documented. Politically, it represents an obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. Economically, it depletes a country’s wealth, often diverting it to corrupt officials’ pockets. Ultimately, it puts an imbalance in the way that business is done, enabling those who are corrupt to win. These effects may seem remote when a business needs to secure a contract.