Environmental Crime, and the Evolving Role of Financial Intelligence
August 4, 2020
8:00PM - 9:00PM ET
10:00AM - 11:00AM NWS
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the intractable problem of wildlife trafficking through Asia’s wet markets. Yet sadly, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to environmental crime. From illegal logging in Borneo, to guerrilla gold-mining in Papua New Guinea, to wholesale wildlife smuggling, crimes against the natural world are surging across the region. These are all profit-motivated crimes and the proceeds are inevitably washed through some of the leading financial centres and parked in “rule of law” economies. In this webinar we invite leading experts in environmental crime to discuss the role that financial intelligence can play in protecting the natural world.
Identifying common indicators of environmental crimes to enhance detection of high-risk individuals and organizations and adjust financial intelligence efforts as warranted
Reviewing peer institutions’ environmental crime financial intelligence systems to enhance internal expertise and ensure systems reflect best practices across industry
Engaging senior management on countering environmental crime to ensure related financial intelligence functions such as anti-corruption are adequately resourced and supported across enterprise