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

OpenCorporates Annual Report 2020

We’re proud to release the OpenCorporates Annual Report 2020.  The year 2020 will be remembered for decades to come, thanks to the pandemic, and the changes to the world it has brought about. As well as the tragic loss of life, the short-term consequences on people’s livelihoods, on their physical and mental health, and on … Continue reading OpenCorporates Annual Report 2020

Corporate transparency: technical solution & a matter of social justice | Reflections from FinCrime World Forum

Access to fit-for-purpose company data (that is machine readable, contains provenance etc) has fast become an essential ingredient in anti-financial crime efforts. Whether you’re an investigative journalist, a law enforcement agent or a RegTech product manager, everybody in the anti-financial crime community stands to benefit from open access to company data. In this context, Rebecca … Continue reading Corporate transparency: technical solution & a matter of social justice | Reflections from FinCrime World Forum

“Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

Governments around the world have allocated trillions of dollars to help companies and individuals survive the economic effects of Covid-19.  The pace and scale this funding has been provided in has left journalists, civil society and enforcement agencies struggling to catch up – as they attempt to investigate potential instances of fraud and other malfeasant … Continue reading “Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

OpenCorporates’ data helps TISCreport go global

TISCreport is an online platform with a bold ambition: to help end corruption, human rights abuses and environmental crimes.  It aims to deliver on this mission by shining a light on the companies that make up corporate supply chains using a range of data sources, especially those that take an open data approach.  Read on … Continue reading OpenCorporates’ data helps TISCreport go global

OpenCorporates: 10 years of corporate transparency (and what comes next)

The world was a very different place in December 2010.  The first iPad had just been released, Instagram had just been founded – and it also saw the launch of a small corporate transparency site called OpenCorporates. Since then, OpenCorporates has gone from little more than an idea to being an essential resource for thousands … Continue reading OpenCorporates: 10 years of corporate transparency (and what comes next)

Covid relief funds: How OpenCorporates’ data helped expose exploitation of the US Paycheck Protection Program

The US government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was intended to be a lifeline for small businesses hit hard by the impact of Covid-19. In recent months, $659 billion in low-interest loans has been offered to businesses as an incentive to keep employees on their payroll despite the havoc caused by the pandemic. The US Small … Continue reading Covid relief funds: How OpenCorporates’ data helped expose exploitation of the US Paycheck Protection Program

Press Release: Oliver Ratzesberger, former Teradata CEO, appointed chair of OpenCorporates

Big data thought leader brings growth & tech experience – to accelerate OpenCorporates’ mission to create a trusted & transparent global business environment  London, October 13: OpenCorporates Ltd, the largest open database of companies in the world, and key infrastructure in anti-financial crime and master company data, is proud to announce the appointment of Oliver … Continue reading Press Release: Oliver Ratzesberger, former Teradata CEO, appointed chair of OpenCorporates

Show me the money: How OpenCorporates’ data helps Trase Finance shine a light on who finances deforestation

Tropical rainforest deforestation has a damaging impact on biodiversity and the climate. Whilst this is well known, what isn’t so well understood is who finances the activities, directly or indirectly, that lead to deforestation. That’s why Trase Finance has been created. The newly created tool aims to bring unprecedented transparency to the hundreds of billions … Continue reading Show me the money: How OpenCorporates’ data helps Trase Finance shine a light on who finances deforestation

OpenCorporates collaborates with the Financial Conduct Authority on Covid-related fraud prevention

With the onset of Covid-19, businesses and individuals have needed to navigate unprecedented difficulties and change. The resulting disruption is being taken advantage of by would-be fraudsters, who are using the pandemic to perpetrate fraud and scams. Technology and data have key roles to play in improving the detection of fraudulent activity, such as through … Continue reading OpenCorporates collaborates with the Financial Conduct Authority on Covid-related fraud prevention