My wish: To launch a new era of openness in business
Anonymous companies protect corrupt individuals – from notorious drug cartel leaders to nefarious arms dealers – behind a shroud of mystery that makes it almost impossible to find and hold them responsible. But anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch hopes to change all that. At TED2014, she shares her brave TED Prize wish: to know who owns and controls companies, to change the law, and to launch a new era of openness in business.
Anonymous companies allow owners to hide their identity. It's a complex issue — check out this useful infographic to dig in.
This sobering animation illustrates why transparency isn’t just a nice-to-do for businesses — it’s essential.
Check out the wealth of useful information on how hidden company ownership fuels corruption and hinders the fight against poverty at globalwitness.org.