London's financial district in Canary Wharf
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As a major financial centre, London has some of the world’s biggest multinationals listed on its stock exchange and the PR companies and other professionals who service them are headquartered close by. Rules made in the United Kingdom have global ramifications.

Global Witness was founded in London and our main office is in the east of the City. Alongside our global campaigns and investigations, we are campaigning for the UK government to: 

- Show climate leadership as president of the next COP summit
- Take action to tackle its global deforestation footprint
- Address digital threats through better regulation of Big Tech and social media companies
- Stop funding fossil fuels abroad through UK export finance

For many years, we have campaigned for the UK government to tackle corruption and money laundering in its own backyard, by opening up its tax havens and bringing transparency to the property market.

The UK was the first country in the world to commit to a publicly-accessible register of who really owns companies. Our investigations into the oil, gas and mining industry have also resulted in UK authorities investigating some of the world’s biggest companies.

To find us or get in touch, see the contact page. For vacancies in this office, see the jobs listing. To keep up to date, please sign up for emails.

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