Stopping illicit financial flows and disrupting financial crime requires a coordinated response. Law enforcement, financial services firms, investigative reporters and many others all have a role to play – including, now more than ever, data and tech providers. That’s why Rebecca Lee, our Chief Impact Officer, will deliver a keynote presentation at the upcoming Dark … Continue reading Dark Money Conference: Joining the data dots
At OpenCorporates, our mission is to make global corporate transparency mainstream by opening up public company information. So we are delighted to announce that OpenCorporates has received a grant from the philanthropic organisation Luminate, allowing us to accelerate our progress towards these goals by unlocking the utility and impact of our data. To do this, … Continue reading Luminate grant to accelerate OpenCorporates’ impact
Earlier this week, the UK Parliament's Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill published its recommendations on the bill, and we're pleased to say they've explicitly accepted a lot of our recommendations (as well as ones we made in common with anti-corruption NGOs such as Global Witness).
As Becky Hogge notes in her important report on the impact of open data, tracking impact is tricky. By its nature, open data is resistant to traditional impact reporting; in part because we don't know exactly how it is being used, and in part because the value chain is so diffuse. So, Hogge argues, outside of sweeping statements about potential, at this stage impact is largely indicated by “fragments” of stories from the ground.
TL;DR OpenCorporates has come a long way in the past 6 years, and is increasingly core infrastructure for the corporate world, not to mention an essential tool for journalists, investigators, NGOs and governments. It’s time to ensure that its corporate structure reflects and safeguards that position, ensuring it will always act in the public … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term
This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. We’ve not posted in a while because our community manager was unwell but we’ve got a full update for you now. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission! New launch OpenCorporates Impact … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #32-37: What Happened at OpenCorporates