Blog posts on beneficial ownership from Open Ownership
Who really owns it? What investigations using ownership data can tell us
Opening Extractives has been training investigative journalists and civil society partners to aid understanding as to how simple and complex ownership structures operate transnationally. They will share their findings during our Open Gov Week webinar on 9 May: "Who really owns it? Using company ownership data for investigations"
Written by Isabelle Kermeen
Published: 05 May 2023
The Coverage Principle: Setting the scope of disclosure for beneficial ownership transparency of corporate vehicles
Open Ownership's policy briefing on the Coverage principle explains that, to generate actionable and usable data across the widest set of policy aims, beneficial ownership disclosure requirements should apply to all corporate vehicles. It also presents considerations for setting out the scope of coverage in legal and data systems
Written by Alanna Markle
Published: 02 May 2023
Engaging the business community on beneficial ownership transparency in Zambia: Summit for Democracy
In this guest blog post, Johannes Tonn documents our joint event with CIPE and partners during the Summit for Democracy in Zambia. The session explored engaging the business community in strengthening joint efforts to achieve greater beneficial ownership transparency
Written by Johannes Tonn
Published: 05 April 2023
Connecting data on beneficial ownership, public contracting and politically exposed persons: reflections from a regional anti-corruption workshop
Our recent workshop in Botswana sought to address questions like why should governments and law enforcement agencies pay attention to public procurement to prevent and detect corruption? How can open contracting help, and what is the link between beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) and public procurement?
Written by Julie Rialet
Published: 04 April 2023
Top four trends: what we’ve learnt from supporting journalists and civil society activists to use beneficial ownership data
This blogpost outlines the trends we have observed through our work engaging with the people interested in using beneficial ownership data, including investigative journalists and civil society actors
Written by Agustina De Luca , Julie Rialet
Published: 29 March 2023
Beneficial ownership transparency: An urgent agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
Opening Extractives event demonstrates growing community of practice and momentum on beneficial ownership transparency in the region
Written by Lucia Cirimello, Esteban Manteca Melgarejo
Published: 22 March 2023
What can global governance teach us about beneficial ownership policy?
In this guest blog post, Angus Barry discusses how governments respond to international pressure and domestic policy goals in deciding whether and how to pass corporate transparency laws, and create effective corporate transparency systems.
Written by Angus Barry
Published: 22 March 2023
Meet Mutale and Emily
Meet Mutale Mukuka and Emily Manuel, the two newest members of staff at Open Ownership
Written by Kathryn Davies
Published: 14 March 2023