Timeline: Our journey opening up company data for all (so far!)

For over 10 years, OpenCorporates has defined the landscape for open company data. We have become the leading authority on how to achieve corporate transparency through data and have built an unrivalled data platform relied upon by hundreds of organisations – along with millions of individual users. That’s why governments, international organisations and other influential … Continue reading Timeline: Our journey opening up company data for all (so far!)

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!

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

Our mission: Opening up transparent company data for all

Our mission: To deliver genuine corporate transparency for the benefit of business, communities and society OpenCorporates has always been led by our strong public-benefit mission: to open up access to company data – so everybody benefits.  This mission, and the strong steps we’ve taken towards achieving it so far, set us apart as not just … Continue reading Our mission: Opening up transparent company data for all

Interview: Emma Prest on the value of transparent company data for investigations

Emma Prest is the Chief Technology Officer at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and recently joined OpenCorporates as a trustee. We sat down with Emma to hear about her work at the intersection of data, strategy and investigations. She explains why she thinks transparent company data is important – and why she … Continue reading Interview: Emma Prest on the value of transparent company data for investigations

This must be the wakeup call for true corporate transparency

The Bell Tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv, taken on my visit to the city in August 2017, on a trip to help with the creation of a Beneficial Ownership Register for Ukrainian Companies The world has watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror over the past few weeks. In this blog post, OpenCorporates’ … Continue reading This must be the wakeup call for true corporate transparency

OpenCorporates’ data helps the OECD analyse multinational enterprises

Multinational enterprises have a major impact on our economies and societies – so we all need to understand where they are, how they operate and where they pay taxes.  That’s why the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) set up a knowledge graph to improve the available information on multinationals.  The Analytical Database on … Continue reading OpenCorporates’ data helps the OECD analyse multinational enterprises

Press Release: OpenCorporates appoints new CEO to strengthen its leadership in transparent company data

Sarah Arana-Morton succeeds founder Chris Taggart, as OpenCorporates targets ambitious growth in emerging transparent company data market London, August 2, 2021  OpenCorporates, the go-to foundational source of reliable, transparent and real-time company data, has appointed its Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Arana-Morton, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Arana-Morton succeeds Chris Taggart, the company’s founder … Continue reading Press Release: OpenCorporates appoints new CEO to strengthen its leadership in transparent company data