In his talk, Eigen describes the thrilling counter-attack led by his organization "Transparency International".
Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption's hidden players
When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money -- to some surprisingly familiar faces.
Charmian Gooch: My wish is to launch a new era of openness in business
Anonymous companies protect corrupt individuals -- from notorious drug cartel leaders to nefarious arms dealers -- behind a shroud of mystery that makes it almost impossible to find and hold them responsible.
But anti-corruption activist - "Global Witness" co-founder Charmian Gooch - hopes to change all that.
In her 2014 TED Prize winner presentation she exposes how a global architecture of corruption is woven into the extraction and exploitation of natural resources
At TED2014, she shares her brave TED Prize wish: to know who owns and controls companies, to change the law, and to launch a new era of openness in business.