Driving the global shift towards transparency over who owns and controls companies.

70% of corruption cases involve the use of anonymous companies.
109 countries committed to disclosing beneficial ownership.
7 million beneficial owners from 170 jurisdictions in the global register.
To date, over USD 1 billion has been recovered by governments using beneficial ownership data.

Why beneficial ownership matters

Open Ownership is increasing beneficial ownership transparency across the world by making it easier to access high-quality and connected data about who owns, controls and benefits from companies.

Realising the benefits of corporate ownership transparency helps tackle corruption, reduce investment risk and improve global governance.

Beneficial ownership data answers the fundamental question in any anti-corruption investigation: who benefits.

In an age when trust, transparency and purpose are key drivers, ending anonymous company ownership worldwide will stop illicit activity causing economic and societal harms.

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