RiskWatch: Talking Transparency with James Cohen and Shanti Salas


Hot on the heels of Transparency International’s recently released 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, Vcheck Global’s Seth Harlan speaks with James Cohen, Executive Director of Transparency International Canada and Shanti Salas, VP, North America, for OpenCorporates for the latest episode of the RiskWatch podcast. The trio discuss myriad topics including global corruption concerns, transparency obstacles posed by shell companies, and supply chain data shortcomings. 

This conversation covers:

  • 0:52 – 02:18 Corruption attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 02:19 – 04:51 Increasing transparency in public procurement 
  • 04:52 – 06:07 Privacy challenges surrounding online commerce
  • 06:08 – 10:11 Transparency obstacles posed by shell companies
  • 10:12 – 14:58 Increasing public support for anti-money laundering measures
  • 14:59 – 18:29 Supply chain management data shortcomings
  • 18:30 – 20:32 First look at upcoming projects by Transparency International and OpenCorporates
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