Eliminate Anonymous Companies
Join the movement … so they can no longer be used anonymously, against the public good. Let’s ignite world opinion, change the law, and together launch a new era of openness in business.
Global Witness’s Co-Founder and Director, Chairman Gooch, is delighted and honored to have been announced as the winner of the 2014 TED Prize. The Prize is awarded to an individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change, granting them $1 million, and the resources of the TED community to launch a globally impacting project – “the wish”.
On March 18th, live and online from the TED stage, Chairman outlined her wish: to know who owns and controls companies, so they can no longer be used anonymously against the public good. The Chairman is calling for governments around the world to pass laws, to create registries which list the true owners of companies, and that are open to the public – with no loopholes.
At the moment, anonymous companies are aiding and abetting tax evaders, drugs cartels, and arms traders, and helping keep millions of poor people around the world permanently stuck in desperate poverty.
How? Because it is easy and legal for criminals to set up an anonymous company, and then use it to hide their identity. This very simple problem is having devastating consequences for communities around the globe. Together we can fix it. Please join the movement to end anonymous companies.
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