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

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