Report Launch: Financial Access for Nonprofit Organizations

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Date: 
February 7, 2017

 

 

THE CSIS HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO:

Financial Access for Nonprofit Organizations:
An Evidence Base for Policy Action

 

Featuring:

Sue Eckert

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; and Adjunct
Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve Law School

Emile van der does de Willebois

Global Lead, Financial Market Integrity & Asset Recovery,
World Bank Group

Michael Pisa

Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development  

Scott Paul

Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisory, Oxfam America

 

Moderated by:

Shannon N. Green

Senior Fellow and Director, Human Rights Initiative, CSIS

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

View the recording of the event

CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036

 

Over time, a number of factors, including anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) regulatory obligations on banks have led to “derisking” - the phenomenon of terminating or restricting business relationships with nonprofit organizations to avoid risk. Action to solve this problem has been stymied because of a lack of basic information on the scope of the problem. Research commissioned by the Charity & Security Network and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sought to fill this knowledge gap, developing empirical data that can inform policy discussions aimed at finding solutions. The results paint a picture of a significant problem, affecting many kinds of nonprofit organizations operating in all parts of the globe. This event will present the study’s findings and recommendations, with observations and feedback from experts and practitioners.

CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036