World leaders must commit to holding climate-wrecking industries and their financial backers to account
The world can’t solve the climate crisis if leaders are unwilling to name the main culprits, let alone have the courage to take on these powerful industry interests.
Accountability groups file first of its kind FTC complaint against Chevron for misleading consumers on climate action
The complaint claims that Chevron is consistently misrepresenting its image to appear climate-friendly and racial justice-oriented, while its business operations overwhelmingly rely on climate-polluting fossil fuels, which disproportionately harm communities of color.
Global Witness response to easing of sanctions against mining magnate Dan Gertler during final days of Trump administration
In December 2020, during the final days of the Trump presidency, the US Treasury substantially eased sanctions on controversial mining billionaire Dan Gertler
Congress passes historic anti-corruption provision, culminating decade-long fight to end anonymous companies in the US
This beneficial ownership provision, known as the Corporate Transparency Act, is the major step in closing the loopholes allowing financial crime to thrive in the US.
New polling in key battleground states suggests voters are uneasy about targeted online political ads
Half of US voters who are regular social media users in three key swing states think the use of targeted political ads is detrimental to US democracy
US real estate key vehicle for money laundering, and as the ‘FinCEN files’ reveal, anonymous companies are at the heart of it
Without swift reform, America will continue to hurdle towards a housing crisis, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns and layoffs.
Companies must be held accountable for COVID-related deaths
Global Witness condemns US Congress' proposal to absolve companies from liability for COVID related illness and deaths.
Coronavirus response packages from US Congress must include anti-corruption measures
We are calling on Congress to include integral anti-corruption legislation in any future coronavirus response packages to prevent corrupt actors from exploiting essential relief efforts during this global pandemic.
Congress must have power to subpoena financial documents
Today, experts on money laundering and financial investigations, including two Global Witness staff, filed an amicus brief in support of Congress’ authority to subpoena Donald Trump’s financial documents from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.
Historic bipartisan bill to end anonymous companies passes U.S. House of Representatives
In a historic step towards transparency, the House of Representatives has passed a landmark bipartisan bill to put an end to corruption and crime enabled by anonymous companies.
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