Ian Gary, executive director of the FACT Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes corporate transparency, said in an email that the new rule “will protect our financial system and small businesses from the criminal abuse of anonymous shell companies.”
Ahead of COP27, the U.S. can certainly point proudly to its historic investments of hundreds of billions of dollars into clean energy. An additional way for the Biden administration to bolster its climate policy is by finishing the job on a slew of anti-corruption reforms.
The bipartisan ENABLERS Act, which would put an end to the abuse of US markets by kleptocrats and international criminals that is aided by certain legal, administrative and financial professionals, is officially headed to a conference committee later this year as part of the must-pass annual defense bill.
The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, founded in 2011, spent nearly a decade producing investigative reports, lobbying legislators and building a coalition with interest groups such as Friends of the Earth and Polaris.
On October 6, following the release of the first final rule to implement the landmark Corporate Transparency Act, the FACT Coalition hosted a private civil society roundtable conversation with senior Treasury Department officials to discuss progress in improving and strengthening U.S. anti-money laundering and anti-corruption safeguards.
With a robust first rulemaking on the landmark Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), the Biden Administration has taken an important step toward delivering on its commitment to making the fight against corruption a foremost national security priority.