Transparency in corporate data matters. Companies wield influence over all matters of society – whether they are vehicles of corruption and money laundering, drivers of economic growth, employers or political funders.
If Panama papers has shown us anything, it is that these webs of influence and control are ever complex especially where it matters. And this is why we think open company data has a crucial role to play in creating environments of trust for public and business affairs.
OpenCorporates will be at the fourth International Open Data conference in Madrid next week, bringing corporate transparency to the forefront of the agenda and we would love to connect with business that wan’t to take the lead in good practise, investigative/data journalists, civil society and government officials who want to open up their corporate registries.
There are many ways to find us at IODC.
Civil Society Unconference
1.45 – 4pm, Open Standards Day – Desining the open and global beneficial ownership register workshop. Register.
Thursday, 6th October >>>
12 – 13.15, Room D: Data and Accountability
15.30 – 16.30, Room A: Panel: Data and Anticorruption
12 – 12.45, Main assembly: Open data and public procurement