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Global Witness

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BENEFITING: GLOBAL WITNESS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: GLOBAL WITNESS FOUNDATION

EVENT: Giving Tower Holiday Challenge

EVENT DATE: Nov 24, 2015

Ending Anonymous Companies

THE STORY:

Revealing the shady dealings of nameless, faceless companies

Layers of paper companies provide legal smokescreens for people responsible for some very visible crimes like corruption, tax evasion and environmental destruction.

At Global Witness we’ve often described anonymous company ownership as “the worst problem you’ve never heard of”. Layers of paper companies provide legal smokescreens for people responsible for some very visible crimes like corruption, tax evasion and environmental destruction. So our argument goes that if we close this loophole, we will go a long way to fixing a lot of the problems they facilitate, which governments and law enforcement are spending lots of taxpayer money trying to stop.

Our proposed solution is pretty simple. Each country should have publicly accessible register of the real “beneficial owners” of companies, so law enforcement and others can trace criminal activity. This would not pose a threat to legitimate businesses, it actually helps them by knowing who they are dealing with.

So it feels like common sense. But for a long time, nobody was that interested in fixing this problem. People were sympathetic, but firm changes didn’t look likely.

We need your help to make this a reality. Please give what you can to help us end anonymous companies and remember that for every $100 that you donate, we will receive an extra $50 from the Open Society Foundations.


Thank you

 

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$200

MONEY RAISED
  • Gary Mortimer

    $100

  • Kimberley Hikaka

    $100

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1% Raised of $25,000 Goal

The Team: $9,115 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

GLOBAL WITNESS FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$8,495

Fundraiser Title

Environmental Defenders

Amount Raised

$420

 

2% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ending Anonymous Companies

Amount Raised

$200

 

1% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ending Corruption in Myanmar

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Hunger Project

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kimberley Hikaka

Kimberley Hikaka

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gary Mortimer

Gary Mortimer

DONATION: $100

2 years ago