OpenOwnership launching

Apr 3 2017 - 2:30pm
Venue  From London, UK
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Apr 3 2017 - 2:30pm

Join us for the launch of the OpenOwnership Register: an open data register of global beneficial ownership, in the public interest.

The revelations of the Panama Papers have shown that anonymous company ownership bears an unacceptably high cost for society and business. On the anniversary of this game-changing leak, we are launching a tool that will bring information about who owns companies out into the open. By linking beneficial ownership data from worldwide corporate registries and other sources, and by providing a clear, consistent mechanism for data collection, the OpenOwnership Register will help reveal the transnational connections between people and companies and build a culture of corporate transparency.

Get a first look at the pilot version of the OpenOwnership Register.

Take a tour of the platform and learn how it will enable governments to crack down on crime, allow companies to verify who they are really doing business with and empower civil society to investigate and campaign against injustice.

The launch will be webcast worldwide. We welcome your questions before or during the launch on the Twitter hashtag #OpenOwnership or via email.


Chair: José M. Alonso, Director of Digital Citizenship, the World Wide Web Foundation
Maggie Murphy, Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Transparency International
May Miller-Dawkins, Director, Governance and Transparency, The B Team
Zosia Sztykowski, Project Coordinator, OpenOwnership

This live event will be streamed here and you can register here.

Here are some tweets which you can send out:
#PanamaPapers showed need for open beneficial ownership data for all. @OpenOwnership is that. Signup for the launch: 

On the #PanamaPapers anniversary, join the launch of @OpenOwnership's global beneficial ownership register - Apr 3

We shouldn't need whistleblowers to find out who owns companies: the @OpenOwnership Register makes this info open

Join the launch of the first open, global register of company ownership information - April 3: #OpenOwnership

Company ownership #transparency will undermine fraud & tax evasion - good for citizens, governments & companies