Microsoft and OpenCorporates partner to enable global business transparency

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft ACTS (Advanced Cloud Transparency Services) Microsoft’s ACTS initiative helps governments mobilize data to accelerate and enhance transparency. Since launching in 2020, they’ve been working through partners to show governments how new innovations in digital technology—like real-time analytics, AI, and machine learning—can help promote democracy and increase citizen … Continue reading Microsoft and OpenCorporates partner to enable global business transparency

Press Release: GLEIF and OpenCorporates expand Partnership to increase legal-entity transparency in global markets

LEI-mapping capability enhanced as LEI Data links to corresponding records in OpenCorporates databaset The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has announced that LEIs have been linked with corresponding records in OpenCorporates’ global database of legal-entity data, thanks to an expansion of a long-standing partnership between the two organizations. OpenCorporates is the largest open database … Continue reading Press Release: GLEIF and OpenCorporates expand Partnership to increase legal-entity transparency in global markets

UNSD & OECD use OpenCorporates’ data to help the world understand multinational enterprises

A new joint initiative by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is helping to improve the information available on the world’s 500 largest multinational enterprises (MNEs). These major companies shape economies and societies, but the information they disclose varies according to where they are head-quartered. The … Continue reading UNSD & OECD use OpenCorporates’ data to help the world understand multinational enterprises

[Podcast] Partners in Crime: Behind the investigation into the abuse of LLPs by Transparency International UK

With countries like the UK and the US having anti-bribery laws and generally strong governance standards – some think that corruption is a problem for ‘somewhere else’. That’s also because corruption is hidden behind a veil of corporate opacity, often through legal entities acting as getaway vehicles instead of legitimate businesses.  But just how widespread … Continue reading [Podcast] Partners in Crime: Behind the investigation into the abuse of LLPs by Transparency International UK

Economic Crime Bill: 9 Recommendations from OpenCorporates

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill holds the promise to reduce the abuse of UK companies for illicit purposes such as financial crime. The bill is currently making its way through the UK Parliament, and we were pleased to contribute to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which scrutinises the legislation, with our … Continue reading Economic Crime Bill: 9 Recommendations from OpenCorporates

UK Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Bill: OpenCorporates provides expert input

Is the UK’s Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill up to scratch? The bill, designed to strengthen the UK’s defences against financial crime and promote corporate transparency (including long-promised reform to Companies House), is currently making its way through the UK Parliament on its way towards becoming legislation. A major provision in the Bill is … Continue reading UK Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Bill: OpenCorporates provides expert input

Data4Good 2022 recognises OpenCorporates’ social impact with award

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

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!