Grantee profile

Open Secrets

Open Secrets is a not-for-profit social justice organisation founded in February 2017 which challenges impunity for private-sector economic crimes and related human rights abuses. Economic crime includes corruption, organised crime, money laundering, sanctions busting and state capture. They conduct investigations, and engages in advocacy and litigation to achieve accountability in strategically significant cases which have both domestic and international implications. Working collaboratively in civil society with social movements, lawyers, the media and investigative researchers, Open Secrets has revealed how private sector actors such as banks, large auditing, consulting and law firms have enabled corruption, extracting benefits for themselves while public institutions were undermined. Open Secrets’ work contributes directly to the strengthening of democratic institutions and redress for human rights abuses by seeking damages for victims of economic crime.