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

70% of corruption cases involve the use of anonymous companies.
50+ 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.

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9th), we are taking action with our partners to call time on the use of anonymous company ownership facilitating corruption and societal harms like trafficking and modern slavery.

In collaboration with Open Government Partnership, the UK Government and World Bank, we are launching a day of action including two events to advance the shift towards beneficial ownership transparency around the world.

More details in our blog post

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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