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

Anti-Corruption/Transparency:

  • Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW)
  • Coalition for Integrity
  • Corruption Watch UK
  • 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.
  • Repatriation Group International
  • RepresentUs
  • Sunlight Foundation
  • Transparency International

Anti-Human Trafficking:

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

Business (Large):

  • Allianz
  • The B Team
  • Celtel International
  • Chobani
  • Danone
  • Dow Chemical
  • Engie
  • The Kering Group
  • Natura & Co.
  • Safaricom
  • Salesforce
  • Thrive Global
  • Unilever
  • The Virgin Group

Business (Small):

  • American Sustainable Business Council
  • Harpy IT Solutions, LLC (St. Louis, MO)
  • Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies, LLC (Washington, DC)
  • Maine Small Business Coalition
  • Main Street Alliance
  • Pax Advisory, Inc. (Vienna, VA)
  • Small Business Majority
  • South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Business (Financial Institutions):

  • Alabama Bankers Association
  • Alaska Bankers Association
  • American Bankers Association
  • Arizona Bankers Association
  • Arkansas Bankers Association
  • Bank Policy Institute
  • Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT)
  • The Clearing House Association
  • Colorado Bankers Association
  • Connecticut Bankers Association
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
  • Consumer Bankers Association
  • Delaware Bankers Association
  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • Florida Bankers Association
  • Georgia Bankers Association
  • Hawaii Bankers Association
  • Idaho Bankers Association
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
  • Indiana Bankers Association
  • Institute of International Bankers (IIB)
  • Institute of International Finance (IIF)
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • Kansas Bankers Association
  • Kentucky Bankers Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Maine Bankers Association
  • Maryland Bankers Association
  • Massachusetts Bankers Association
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America
  • Minnesota Bankers Association
  • Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Missouri Bankers Association
  • Montana Bankers Association
  • National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
  • Nebraska Bankers Association
  • Nevada Bankers Association
  • New Hampshire Bankers Association
  • New Jersey Bankers Association
  • New Mexico Bankers Association
  • New York Bankers Association
  • North Carolina Bankers Association
  • North Dakota Bankers Association
  • Ohio Bankers League
  • Oklahoma Bankers Association
  • Oregon Bankers Association
  • Pennsylvania Bankers Association
  • Puerto Rico Bankers Association
  • Regional Bank Coalition
  • Rhode Island Bankers Association
  • Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
  • South Carolina Bankers Association
  • South Dakota Bankers Association
  • Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Texas Bankers Association
  • Utah Bankers Association
  • Vermont Bankers Association
  • Virginia Bankers Association
  • Washington Bankers Association
  • Western Bankers Association
  • West Virginia Bankers Association
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association
  • Wyoming Bankers Association

Business (Insurance):

  • Coalition Against Insurance Fraud

Business (Real Estate):

  • American Escrow Association
  • American Land Title Association (ALTA)
  • National Association of REALTORS©
  • Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO)

Faith:

  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)
  • Interfaith Worker Justice
  • Jubilee USA Network
  • Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
  • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
  • Missionary Oblates
  • NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
  • Society of African Missions (SMA Fathers)
  • United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
  • The United Methodist Church — General Board of Church and Society

Human Rights:

  • Accountability Counsel
  • African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA)
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Business and Human Rights (BHR)
  • 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
  • International Rights Advocates
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Responsible Sourcing Network
  • Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)
  • Rights CoLab
  • The Sentry
  • Verité

International Development:

  • ActionAid USA
  • Bread for the World
  • ONE Campaign
  • Oxfam America

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
  • U.S. Marshals Service Association

Lawyers:

NGOs (Misc.):

  • Africa Faith & Justice Network
  • Amazon Watch
  • American Family Voices
  • Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
  • Americans for Financial Reform
  • Americans for Tax Fairness
  • Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS)
  • Campaign for America’s Future
  • Center for International Policy
  • Center for Popular Democracy Action
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
  • Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
  • Consumer Action
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Corporate Accountability Lab
  • CREDO Action
  • Demand Progress
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Fair Share
  • First Amendment Media Group
  • Foundation Earth
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Fund for Constitutional Government
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Health Care for America Now
  • Heartland Initiative
  • Institute for Policy Studies – Program on Inequality and the Common Good
  • Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
  • International Campaign for Responsible Technology
  • iSolon.org
  • MomsRising
  • National Employment Law Project
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • New Rules for Global Finance
  • Patriotic Millionaires
  • People Demanding Action
  • Project Expedite Justice
  • Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER)
  • Public Citizen
  • Responsible Sourcing Network
  • Responsible Wealth
  • Responsive to Our Community II, LLC
  • RootsAction.org
  • Stand Up America
  • Sustentia
  • Take On Wall Street
  • Tax Justice Network
  • Tax Justice Network USA
  • Tax March
  • Trailblazers PAC
  • United for a Fair Economy
  • U.S.-Africa Network
  • U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG)
  • Voices for Progress
  • Win Without War
  • Working America

Shareholders:

  • 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

State Secretaries of State:

  • Delaware

Unions:

  • Alliance for Retired Americans
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFCSME)
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW
  • National Education Association
  • National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Endorsed Concept

Business (Large):

  • BHP
  • Deloitte
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • National Foreign Trade Council
  • Philip Morris International
  • Rio Tinto
  • Siemens AG
  • Thomson Reuters

Business (Financial Institutions):

  • BMO Capital Markets

Business (Small):

  • 77% of U.S. small business owners.
  • O’Neill Electric (Portland, OR)
  • Paperjam Press (Portland, OR)
  • Popcorn Heaven (Waterloo, IA)
  • Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA)

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

Law Enforcement:

  • National Sheriffs’ Association

National Security Officials:

  • 2019 letter from bipartisan group of 91 national security experts
  • 2018 letter from 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

Scholars (Think Tanks):

  • Anders Åslund, Atlantic Council
  • David Mortlock, 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
  • Daleep Singh, 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, U.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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