TNRC Blog How to engage the finance industry in the fight against cross-border corruption: Tackling money laundering in the wildlife setting

How to Engage the Finance Industry in the Fight Against Cross-Border Corruption: Tackling Money Laundering in the Wildlife Setting

This session took place during the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) held in Washington, D.C. from 6-10 December 2022 and was coordinated by TRAFFIC. For more information, visit


This workshop explored the immense potential that cooperation with financial institutions may bring to the anti-corruption movement in the context of the wildlife crime setting. The discussion focused on three questions: (1) What are the most fruitful forms of cooperation currently and how can they be improved? (2) What impact has such cooperation had so far? and (3) What are the biggest risks of such engagement and what are the best practice rules of collaboration?

Panelists discussed the importance of building more awareness about money-laundering links to corruption and environmental crimes; implementing follow-the-money approaches to uncover environmental crimes; analyzing financial data to uncover illicit schemes; facilitating cooperation from public and non-governmental actors to identify typologies, crime impact, and best practice; and reporting on the success/performance of cooperation institutions.


Image attribution: © / Jen Guyton / WWF; © Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic Stock / WWF; © Georgina Goodwin / Shoot The Earth / WWF-UK; © Hkun Lat / WWF-Aus