OpenCorporates identifiers now in OpenSanctions: A win for the open data ecosystem

Good news for users of the open data ecosystem! OpenSanctions, the open database of sanctions targets and persons of interest, has started mapping sanctioned entities in its database back to company records in OpenCorporates – so their users can explore more detail about sanctioned companies.  Everyone can use the OpenCorporates URL to view the related … Continue reading OpenCorporates identifiers now in OpenSanctions: A win for the open data ecosystem

[Podcast] Do you know who you’re in business with?

Customers, boards, the general public and other stakeholders increasingly expect that companies act ethically. But whilst you can protect and uphold your own standards, what about who you do business with? How much do you really know about them and their values and conduct? The complexity of corporate structures and the explosion of information available … Continue reading [Podcast] Do you know who you’re in business with?

Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit integrates OpenCorporates data to help detect financial crime

The Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has acquired OpenCorporates’ data to support its mission ‘to protect the integrity of the Isle of Man’s financial system’. As part of this remit, the FIU aims to use OpenCorporates’ data to help detect financial crimes such as money laundering, as well as terrorist financing. This helps … Continue reading Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit integrates OpenCorporates data to help detect financial crime

New Jurisdiction: British Columbia (2,400,000 companies)

Exciting news! We’ve added companies from the Canadian province of British Columbia to the OpenCorporates database.  At time of writing, this adds more than 2.4 million companies and takes us to a total coverage of 209 million companies across 141 jurisdictions. And not a moment too soon, as the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: British Columbia (2,400,000 companies)

Meet Alessia Falsarone: OpenCorporates’ Non-Executive Director & sustainable finance expert

Alessia Falsarone joined the OpenCorporates Operating Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2021, bringing 25 years of experience working in financial firms.  Alongside her role at OpenCorporates, she is head of sustainable investing at a global investment firm in New York City, adjunct faculty at the University of Chicago and the award-winning author of a … Continue reading Meet Alessia Falsarone: OpenCorporates’ Non-Executive Director & sustainable finance expert

Open Data Directive: You gotta be kidding me!

By Chris Taggart, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, OpenCorporates Recently, the European Commission finally published the draft implementing act for the Open Data Directive. We looked at it, and looked at it again… and said: is that all there is? To remind everyone, this was the directive that promised to make available as open data … Continue reading Open Data Directive: You gotta be kidding me!

Financial services firms: How transparent company data can power risk management activities

Financial services firms are among the hundreds of organisations that use transparent company data at scale. Legacy banks, FinTechs, payment service providers and challenger banks all need a foundational understanding of which companies exist in the world to carry out their risk management activities effectively.  But firms are increasingly looking to gain a competitive advantage … Continue reading Financial services firms: How transparent company data can power risk management activities

Corporate transparency: A call to action for boards

We recently posted about the legislative steps needed to open up access to company data and shed light on global money flows, as well as the true ownership of companies. But it’s not all down to governments – companies themselves have a key role to play, starting at board level. In this blog post, we … Continue reading Corporate transparency: A call to action for boards

OpenCorporates lends insight to Legislative Briefing on New York’s LLC Transparency Act

Rebecca Lee, our Chief Impact Officer, recently spoke at the Legislative Briefing on New York’s LLC Transparency Act, just ahead of an amended version of the bill passing the Assembly Corporations Committee.   We at OpenCorporates support this Act, despite delays to the provisions that enable the beneficial ownership register to be available publicly and as … Continue reading OpenCorporates lends insight to Legislative Briefing on New York’s LLC Transparency Act

Reflections of a product manager: What you should look for in company data

Product managers increasingly use company data at scale to power their products.  But too often, they encounter data that is opaque or stale – which limits their products and holds back their users.  Tim Goodman, our Head of Product and Data Acquisition, knows the challenges of the company data landscape only too well from his … Continue reading Reflections of a product manager: What you should look for in company data