Wednesday 24 June 2015
Charmian Gooch speaks to IBA senior reporter Rebecca Lowe about the work of anti-corruption NGO Global Witness over the past 20 years, and the vital importance of ending anonymous companies in its fight to end the exploitation of natural resources.
Global Witness was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 and Gooch was named one of world’s 50 most influential people by Bloomberg in 2014.
Charmian Gooch discusses the vital importance of ending anonymous companies in the fight against financial crime. She highlights the ease with which such companies can be set up in the US and British territories and dependencies, and the significant role played by banks and lawyers in the facilitation of such crime.