Posts tagged with private-sector-engagement

Guest Post: Evaluating the Personal Privacy Objections to Public Beneficial Ownership Registries

blogs Adriana Edmeades-Jones and Tom Walker, for The Engine Room · Mar 2019

The abuse of anonymous companies to facilitate corruption, tax evasion and other sorts of criminal activity has prompted reformers to call for corporations and other legal entities to provide governments with accurate information on the true (or “beneficial”) human owners...

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OpenOwnership in Kiev

blogs Louise Russell-Prywata · Dec 2018

At the start of December 2018, OpenOwnership was in Kiev starting our technical assistance to the Government of Ukraine. In October, the country publicly committed to become the first country to implement the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (BODS), working with...

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OpenOwnership is recruiting!

news Zosia Sztykowski · Nov 2017

Each year, billions of dollars in illicit funds – the fruits of crime, corruption or tax evasion – pass through anonymous companies. They are the most popular getaway vehicle for grand corruption by far, designed to allow their owners to...

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A statement from business leaders: Moving past the Panama Papers

blogs The B Team Leaders · Apr 2017

A year ago the “Panama Papers” leak exposed the use of anonymous companies to avoid sanctions, move proceeds of corruption and crime, and facilitate other illicit financial schemes. The leak put a price on doing business through anonymous companies 400...

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FAQs: OpenOwnership

blogs Zosia Sztykowski · Mar 2017

On April 3, 2017, the public beta of the OpenOwnership Register launches. Below, we answer some frequently asked questions about the project and the register. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re wondering about something that isn’t covered...

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Calling all businesses! Help us test the world's first register of global beneficial ownership

blogs Madeleine McCarroll · Mar 2017

OpenOwnership is building the world’s first open Global Beneficial Ownership Register which will serve as an authoritative source of data about who owns and controls companies, for the benefit of all. Why? Transparency around corporate control and ownership is not...

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