Year-end Greetings from NRGI President and CEO Suneeta Kaimal
News from NRGI
16 December 2022
Dear friends and partners,
2022 has been a year of global transition. From unprecedented events to “polycrisis.” From Zoom rooms to conference centers. From Europe’s green drive to its renewed pursuit of gas. Through it all, NRGI has brought our analysis, partnerships and political acumen to help reformers in resource-rich countries face the future.
From enabling to disabling corruption. Though authoritarian regimes sustained by the extractive sector continue to undermine the global fight for democracy, we saw global progress on anticorruption. Commodity trader Glencore admitted to bribery in multiple countries, and as authorities in the U.K. and elsewhere bared teeth against such transgressions, NRGI and our partners sought to ensure that the convictions lead to meaningful change. As a complement to enforcement efforts, NRGI provided groundbreaking guidance on corruption prevention in partnerships with state-owned enterprises and in critical mineral supply chains.
From intention to action on becoming a more global organization. Following concerted reflection on diversity, equity and inclusion in our practices, policies and programming, we took concrete steps to enact these values in our everyday work.
To our allies—reformers and civil society leaders, thought partners, governance champions and funders—we offer our deepest appreciation. As NRGI undergoes its own strategic, organizational and operational transitions, we are grateful for the opportunity to learn, act and face the future together with all of you.