Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Parallel Session Room 5

The lack of company ownership transparency allows tax evaders, terrorists and other criminals to move dirty money around the world.

This problem has received high-level political attention in 2013.  The UK government put company ownership transparency high on the agenda of the G8, and committed to create a registry of the ‘beneficial owners’ of British companies.  In addition, the US re-committed to pushing legislation to end anonymous incorporation, and has included such a promise in its previous OGP action plan. 

This panel discussion will assess the importance of this issue as well as the obstacles and opportunities for increasing company transparency.

Speakers: 

Sir Mark Moody Stuart, Chair of the UN Global Compact

Anthea Lawson, Global Witness 

Edmond Kangamungazi

Fiscal Transparency