Early in 2015 The B Team joined the Business 20 Anti-Corruption Task Force (B20 ACTF) to help drive the implementation of the G20 High Level Principles on Beneficial Ownership Transparency by governments.
The task force includes businesses from a diverse range of industries, including Google, General Electric and Deloitte. As well as NGO and IGO networks like Transparency International, ICC, UNGC, OECD, and Omidyar Network. Unilever joined us in April 2015, because they wanted to contribute to a business community that is serious about tackling corruption.
Since 2010 the B20 ACTF has engaged on anti-corruption issues, with a focus on high level reporting mechanisms, procurement, and customs. More recently focus has been specifically on beneficial ownership transparency.
The 2015 Turkish G20 Presidency is focused on the implementation of existing commitments, whilst the B20 ACTF are focused on the implementation of the G20 High Level Principles on Beneficial Ownership Transparency by governments over 2015-6.
As part of the task-force The B Team contributes strategically to:
- Advocating for businesses to lead by example in beneficial ownership transparency, alongside government action
- Ensuring focus is maintained on the implementation of beneficial ownership transparency
- Engaging business in monitoring progress and advocating for implementation of beneficial ownership transparency at a national level
- Contributing to discussions and projects on supply chain transparency, self-reporting and technology/open data