Summary of My Wish: To Launch a New Era of Openness in Business

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My Wish: To Launch a New Era of Openness in Business summary
Charmian Gooch calls for the elimination of anonymous companies: legal entities that facilitate corruption.

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Anonymity in business ownership is both a legal and a prolific practice. It allows company owners to remain hidden and unaccountable, expediting their involvement in unethical activities. Anticorruption activist and recipient of the 2014 TED Prize Charmian Gooch calls for the elimination of anonymous companies and encourages more transparency in business ownership. Her candid talk shines a light on a sinister phenomenon. getAbstract recommends Gooch’s valuable testimony to policy makers, consumers and business leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How company-owner anonymity creates a business environment ripe for criminal and unethical dealings
  • Why anonymous companies are legal
  • How the campaign in support of eliminating anonymous companies is succeeding
 

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Charmian Gooch is a co-founder of Global Witness, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to exposing corporations that finance the world’s conflicts, devastate the environment and engage in “state looting” – the diversion of public funds from their intended purpose. These exploits are particularly...
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Charmian Gooch is a co-founder of Global Witness, an organization dedicated to exposing corporate corruption.


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