OpenCorporates has received industry recognition for the positive impact we have on society by receiving an award in the Data4Good Awards. Organised by the Enterprise Data Management Council and Chief Data Officer Magazine, the awards aim to “acknowledge and celebrate the exemplary use of data to best address global challenges in an effort to achieve … Continue reading Data4Good 2022 recognises OpenCorporates’ social impact with award
The global shift from opaque to transparent company data is aiding due diligence and investigations efforts. Shanti Salas, Vice President at OpenCorporates explains this trend in a conversation on the RiskWatch podcast, by Vcheck Global. He is joined by Seth Harlan, Global Senior Associate and Rahul Ravi, VP and General Manager of Vcheck Intelligence, to … Continue reading RiskWatch Podcast: Data transparency & its investigative impact
Data analytics plays an increasing role in anti-financial crime efforts. After all, it’s through connecting disparate datasets and analysing the results that anti-financial crime professionals can often uncover red flags and patterns of suspicious activity. Company data is critical in this kind of analytics – because you cannot join the dots between companies, individuals and … Continue reading ACAMS Europe: Impact lead to join panel on data analytics in financial crime prevention
At OpenCorporates, our mission is to make global corporate transparency mainstream by opening up public company information. So we are delighted to announce that OpenCorporates has received a grant from the philanthropic organisation Luminate, allowing us to accelerate our progress towards these goals by unlocking the utility and impact of our data. To do this, … Continue reading Luminate grant to accelerate OpenCorporates’ impact
It was another momentous year for OpenCorporates. Over the course of the year we’ve laid the foundations to secure our public mission for the long term, advanced our relentless campaigns, and of course continued the complex work of opening and cleaning up company data. We’ve also grown in size, welcoming a whole load of newbies (and saying a fond goodbye to a couple of long-standing team members).
As Becky Hogge notes in her important report on the impact of open data, tracking impact is tricky. By its nature, open data is resistant to traditional impact reporting; in part because we don’t know exactly how it is being used, and in part because the value chain is so diffuse. So, Hogge argues, outside of sweeping statements about potential, at this stage impact is largely indicated by “fragments” of stories from the ground.
OpenCorporates is used by investigators, NGOs, and researchers every day to study and fight corruption, money laundering and organised crime. Every month, we’ll share links to show you the work people are doing with our data. —————————- Zosia from OpenOwnership and our community manager Hera spoke at the annual Tax Justice Network conference at a … Continue reading Impact Round up: July
If we had to describe 2015 in one line, it would be: The Year We Grew Up. Specifically, it was the year we went from being a feisty young start-up to being a critical part of the anti-corruption and business information infrastructure. Again and again, throughout the year, we had journalists, NGOs, lawyers, anti-corruption officials, … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2015
What a year 2016 was for us. From the Panama Papers to publishing the world’s first beneficial ownership dataset, and adding tens of millions of new company records – it’s been an amazing year for OpenCorporates and our community.. Here’s what we achieved in 2016. More data Building on the improvements we made in … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2016
OpenCorporates is used by investigators, NGOs, and researchers every day to study and fight corruption, money laundering and organised crime. Every month, we’ll share links to show you the work people are doing with our data. —————————- Calvin Ayre wrote a review over the gaming industry’s flat profits in Quebec and the court case we’re … Continue reading Impact Round-up: June