Transparency International

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from one of Transparency International’s national chapters. The Anti-Corruption Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International and funded by the European Union


Please provide an overview of the literature surrounding corporate transparency and the challenges companies face.


Increasing attention is being paid to practices of corporate transparency, due to growing concern about the participation of private sector entities in domestic and international politics. This paper presents an overview of the available, private-sector oriented literature on corporate transparency.  

The sources are presented in sections, detailing benefits and challenges of corporate transparency, and guidelines and principles related to corporate transparency. A variety of sections cover sources detailing overviews, benefits and challenges, and policy recommendations on a variety of corporate transparency mechanisms.


  1. Background
  2. Literature review: corporate transparency
  3. References


Iñaki Albisu Ardigó, [email protected]


Nieves Zúñiga, Transparency International




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