Endorsements for Beneficial Ownership Transparency

Support for Beneficial Ownership Transparency is widespread, crossing industries and the ideological spectrum.  This can be seen by the list below of those that have either endorsed legislation or the concept of collecting beneficial ownership information.

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Endorsed Legislation

Business (Large):

  • Allianz
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Kering Group
  • Salesforce
  • Unilever
  • The Virgin Group

Business (Small):

  • American Sustainable Business Council
  • Main Street Alliance
  • Small Business Majority

Business (Financial Institutions):

  • American Bankers Association
  • Bank Policy Institute
  • Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT)
  • The Clearing House Association
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
  • Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
  • Consumer Bankers Association
  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
  • Institute of International Bankers (IIB)
  • Institute of International Finance (IIF)
  • Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America
  • National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
  • Regional Bank Coalition
  • Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Investors:

  • Avaron Asset Management
  • Bâtirente
  • Boston Common Asset Management
  • Candriam Investors Group
  • Capricorn Investment Group
  • Clean Yield Asset Management
  • CtW Investment Group
  • Domini Social Investment LLC
  • Dominican Sisters of Hope
  • Hermes Equity Ownership Services
  • Hexavest
  • Inflection Point Capital Management
  • Local Authority Pension Fund Forum
  • Magni Global Asset Management LLC
  • Maryknoll Sisters
  • Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
  • NorthStar Asset Management, Inc.
  • Oblate International Pastoral Investment Trust
  • Sisters of Charity, BVM
  • Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Triodos Investment Advisory & Services BV
  • Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province
  • Verka VK Kirchliche Vorsorge VVaG
  • Zevin Asset Management

Law Enforcement:

  • ATF Association
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)
  • Dennis Lormel, former Chief of the FBI Financial Crimes and Terrorist Financing Operations Sections
  • Donald C. Semesky Jr., Former Chief of Financial Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • John Cassara, former U.S. Treasury Special Agent
  • National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA)
  • National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
  • National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
  • S. Marshals Service Association

Lawyers:

NGOs (Anti-Corruption/Transparency):

  • Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW)
  • Coalition for Integrity
  • Financial Accountability & Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition
  • Financial Transparency Coalition
  • Global Financial Integrity
  • Global Integrity
  • Global Witness
  • Government Accountability Project (GAP)
  • Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Open Contracting Partnership
  • Open Ownership
  • Open the Government
  • Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
  • Publish What You Pay – U.S.
  • Sunlight Foundation
  • Transparency International

NGOs (Anti-Human Trafficking):

  • Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST)
  • Humanity United
  • Polaris
  • Street Grace

NGOs (Human Rights):

  • Amnesty International USA
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • EarthRights International
  • EG Justice
  • Enough Project
  • Freedom House
  • Human Rights First
  • Human Rights Watch
  • International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)
  • International Labor Rights Forum
  • Responsible Sourcing Network
  • Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)

NGOs (Misc.):

  • ActionAid USA
  • Americans for Tax Fairness
  • Bread for the World
  • Consumer Action
  • Demand Progress
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Fair Share
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy
  • org
  • Jubilee USA Network
  • New Rules for Global Finance
  • ONE Campaign
  • Oxfam America
  • Pax Advisory
  • Public Citizen
  • Responsible Sourcing Network
  • org
  • Tax Justice Network USA
  • S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG)

State Secretaries of State:

  • Delaware

Unions:

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFCSME)
  • American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Endorsed Concept

Business (Large):

  • BHP Billiton
  • Deloitte
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • National Foreign Trade Council
  • Natura
  • Philip Morris International
  • Rio Tinto
  • Siemens AG
  • The B Team
  • Thomson Reuters

Business (Financial Institutions):

  • BMO Capital Markets

Business (Real Estate):

  • National Association of Realtors

Business (Small):

National Security Officials:

  • Bipartisan group of 3 dozen former national security leaders (military and civilian)
  • David Petraeus, GEN (Ret.) USA, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama

NGOs (Human Rights):

  • Better World Campaign
  • Center for Justice and Accountability
  • Center for Victims of Torture
  • Futures without Violence
  • Global Rights
  • Global Solutions
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Project on Middle East Democracy
  • United to End Genocide

Scholars (Think Tanks):

  • Anders Åslund, Atlantic Council
  • Josh Rudolph, Atlantic Council
  • William F. Wechsler, Atlantic Council
  • Clay Fuller, American Enterprise Institute
  • Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute
  • Norm Eisen, Brookings Institution
  • Aaron Klein, Brookings Institution
  • Jeff Hauser, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Jarrett Blanc,Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Sarah Chayes,Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Jake Sullivan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Jodi Vittori, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Andrew Weiss, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Molly Elgin-Cossart,Center for American Progress
  • Diana Pilipenko,Center for American Progress
  • Trevor Sutton, Center for American Progress
  • Neil Bhatiya,Center for a New American Security
  • Ashley Feng,Center for a New American Security
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg,Center for a New American Security
  • Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Matthew M. Taylor,Council on Foreign Relations
  • David Hamon, Economic Warfare Institute
  • David Asher, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Yaya J. Fanusie, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Eric Lorber, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Emanuele Ottolenghi, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Chip Poncy, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Jonathan Schanzer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Juan C. Zarate, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Jamie Fly, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Joshua Kirschenbaum, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Laura Rosenberger, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • David Salvo, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Larry Diamond, Hoover Institution
  • Michael McFaul, Amb. (Ret.), Hoover Institution
  • Ben Judah, Hudson Institute
  • Nate Sibley, Hudson Institute
  • Richard Phillips, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
  • Michael Camilleri, Inter-American Dialogue
  • David J. Kramer, McCain Institute
  • Paul D. Hughes, COL (Ret.), USA, S. Institute of Peace

Scholars (Universities):

  • Smriti Rao, Assumption College (MA)
  • Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
  • Branko Milanovic, City University of New York
  • Martin Guzman Columbia University
  • Matthew Murray, Columbia University
  • Jose Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
  • Spencer J. Pack, Connecticut College
  • Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University
  • John Hoddinott, Cornell University
  • Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
  • David Blanchflower, Dartmouth College
  • Mark Paul, Duke University
  • Michael J. Dziedzic, Col. (Ret.), USA, George Mason University
  • David M. Luna, George Mason University
  • Louise Shelley, George Mason University
  • Laurie Nisonoff, Hampshire College
  • Matthew Stephenson, Harvard Law School
  • Dani Rodrik, Harvard University
  • June Zaccone, Hofstra University
  • Matteo M Galizzi, London School of Economics (UK)
  • John Hills, London School of Economics (UK)
  • Simona Iammarino, London School of Economics (UK)
  • Stephen Machin, London School of Economics (UK)
  • Vassilis Monastiriotis, London School of Economics (UK)
  • Cecilia Ann Winters, Manhattanville College (NY)
  • Richard D. Wolff, New School University
  • Bilge Erten, Northeastern University
  • Mary C. King, Portland State University (OR)
  • Angus Deaton, Princeton University
  • Kimberly A. Clausing, Reed College
  • Charles P. Rock, Rollins College (FL)
  • Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University
  • Aaron Pacitti, Siena College (NY)
  • Smita Ramnarain, Siena College (NY)
  • Vanessa Bouché, Texas Christian University
  • Nora Lustig, Tulane University
  • Karen J. Finkenbinder, S. Army War College
  • Max G. Manwaring, COL (Ret.), USA, S. Army War College
  • Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Ilene Grabel, University of Denver
  • Tracy Mott, University of Denver
  • Arthur MacEwan, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Valpy Fitzgerald, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Frances Stewart, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Michael Carpenter, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dorene Isenberg, University of Redlands (CA)
  • Mike Findley,University of Texas
  • Gunseli Berik, University of Utah
  • Al Campbell, University of Utah
  • Elaine McCrate, University of Vermont
  • Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont
  • Thomas Pogge, Yale University

State Attorneys General:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington

U.S. Administration Officials:

  • Department of Justice
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

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