Impact Round up: July

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

Goodbye, thanks and what I learned at OpenCorporates

This is my last week at OpenCorporates after three amazing years of learning and action (see the Impact Report for 2016 and 2015). When I started working in OpenCorporates, I had been feeling stuck and uninspired. Since university, I had been fully immersed in the tech startup scene and while the world of startups was … Continue reading Goodbye, thanks and what I learned at OpenCorporates

Meet Sarah Arana-Morton, Commercial Director

  Hello. Tell us about who you are & what’s your role at OpenCorporates. I recently joined OpenCorporates as its first Commercial Director. Because nearly all OpenCorporates’ revenue comes from commercial income, the more successful we can make it commercially, the more public benefit we can bring. Previously I worked with for a company called … Continue reading Meet Sarah Arana-Morton, Commercial Director

Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

This is the first in an occasional series of resources for background reading on corporate transparency space (see also Impact of Open Company Data), to help new OpenCorporates staff and the wider open data community get up to speed. These are also works-in-progress, and a call for contributions; tell us what we’ve missed and what else … Continue reading Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

A recent investigation by the Private Eye found 4,300 companies registered at a London address with Chinese officers. Amongst these is a company which acts as a company secretary to 3,700 anonymous companies (read their full investigation here). How did they do this? With the powerful OpenCorporates API/data dump, which allowed them to find directors … Continue reading Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register

There has been compelling evidence that UK's property market is being used as a harbour for dirty money. Here are some of the reports which have investigated this issue: Mystery on Baker Street by Global Witness Faulty Towers by Transparency International UK London Property: A top destination for money launderers by Transparency International UK and Thomson … Continue reading Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register