Grand corruption is a networked problem. To fight it we need a networked solution, and nowhere is this more true than who controls and benefits from companies. The Global Beneficial Ownership Register will tackle this, by collecting and linking together beneficial ownership datasets and self-disclosed corporate data. By doing this, it will enable investigators and corruption fighters see the connections between ownership of companies and trusts the world over, and allow governments and business to more easily see who they are really doing business with.
Here’s how you can help.
We would like to get your help to ensure the world’s first global and open register of beneficial owners of companies is a success, by exploring user needs and use cases.
Ahead of the International Open Data Conference, we will host a workshop with Open Corporates and Open Contracting Partnership at Open Standards Day. We want to get data users from the media, government, business and civil society involved to help us brainstorm how the register could best meet their needs. The session will also test our assumptions on what the register must deliver to effectively reduce fraud and corruption.
When & where ?
2 – 4.30pm, Wednesday 5th October
IFEMA, North Convention Centre
Who is it for?
- Government representatives
- Procurement officers
- Investigative journalists
- Civic technologists
- Private sector especially with an interest in supply chain transparency
- Transparency watchdogs