Last week was a big step forward in the history of open company data, with the formation of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, which will oversee the global system of Legal Entity Identifiers, and ensure that the system is run in the public interest, carrying out the G20 Recommendations that set up the system. The … Continue reading Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Foundation launched
Today, the day before the Open Government Partnership meeting starts in Brasilia, OpenCorporates is publishing a major new report into access to company data in OGP countries, and the picture is not good. Out of a total of a possible 100 points, the average score was just 21, with several major countries (including Spain, Greece and … Continue reading How open is company data in Open Government Partnership countries?
Last week OpenCorporates was in Basel at the Financial Stability Board's workshop on Global Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) for corporate entities, as a member of the advisory panel. It's worth giving a sentence or two's background here for those who aren't familiar with this – and that's probably everyone who's not part of the global financial … Continue reading Corporate confidentiality, company relationships, and why this ‘competitive advantage’ is anti-competitive
We did it – last week we went over the 40 million companies mark, with the addition of our 52st jurisdiction: Mauritius. As well as being quite a significant milestone in itself, we're also using this as an excuse to replace that alpha tag that's graced the top right hand corner of OpenCorporates since we launched with … Continue reading Major milestones: 40m companies, 50+ jurisdictions, moving out of alpha, getting respectable