Best Big Corporations Documentaries

A look at the best FREE Big Corporations documentaries.

1. The Big Four - Accounting firms under scrutiny | DW Documentary

Duration: 42:25

Published: July 28, 2022

Views: 731267+

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Channel: DW Documentary

The Wirecard scandal brought the role of big auditing firms into focus. Their work is supposed to create trust in companies. But are appearances deceptive? EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte: these "Big Four" auditing firms are hardly household names. Yet they play a key role in the global economy. They have also all been at the center of a number of major financial scandals. For ten years, auditors at EY (Ernst & Young) certified Wirecard's annual financial statements. They failed to uncover that a network of fraudsters were using accounting tricks to write billions into Wirecard's books over several years.

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2. How big companies cash in on indigenous knowledge and biological resources | DW Documentary

Duration: 28:06

Published: July 26, 2022

Views: 80778+

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Channel: DW Documentary

Rooibos tea and the sweetener stevia were originally discovered by indigenous peoples. Now they are among a long list of biological resources that bring profit to international corporations. Biopiracy, or scientific colonialism, is the term for when big companies appropriate biological resources or the traditional knowledge associated with them without compensating the relevant indigenous peoples. It chiefly involves stimulants, food crops and medicinal plants with benefits first determined by the people who originally cultivated them. Financially powerful corporations take that knowledge, and turn it into big business. The Pai Tavytera in northeastern Paraguay discovered the sweetening properties of stevia centuries

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