Currently browsing - Illicit Financial Flows

Bjørn Lomborg, a leading speaker on addressing the world’s greatest challenges, calls for the reduction of illicit financial flows

Bjørn Lomborg speakerWriting for Project Syndicate, convener of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjørn Lomborg argues that one of the biggest problems affecting the world’s poor is one that few have ever heard about: illicit financial flows.

The Copenhagen Consensus Center recently asked 62 teams of top economists to determine where limited resources could do the most good by 2030. Bjørn notes that whilst “some of the targets that they identified – such as increased food security, expanded educational opportunity, and improved health care – were unsurprising…one recommendation – curbing illicit financial flows – was unexpected.”

Currently, illicit financial flows amount to nearly ten times the total sum of international aid, usually through “kleptocratic regimes” that channel some of their countries’ wealth into Swiss bank accounts. As such Bjørn believes that curbing the flow of “dirty developmental money” should be a high priority on the next development agenda – just “imagine how much good that money could do if it were channelled toward welfare-enhancing projects.”

Click here to read Bjørn’s proposals to tackle this issue.

For more information, or to book Bjørn Lomborg as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

get in touch

We’re here to help.

If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 516 6581608

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227