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.
Sir Mark Moody Stuart, Chair of the UN Global Compact
Anthea Lawson, Global Witness