I’m surprised to be writing this piece. I’m surprised because a public-interest technology project led by Foundation Center, GlobalGiving, GuideStar, and TechSoup — and supported by luminary funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora …

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Open Government Network member, OpenCorporates, has released a new paper outlining how open company data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry. Today, we’re pleased to release a white paper on how OpenCorporates data was …

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Today, we’re pleased to release a white paper on how OpenCorporates data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry, in a ground-breaking report from Global Witness. This investigation is an important case study …

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This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission! Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping… from the Data team Peter …

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What makes OpenCorporates strong is the community of talented and committed botwriters and data hunter who volunteer their time to contribute open data. Our bot writers or as we call them, Turboteers, work in their free time, to understand complex …

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This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission! Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team …

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  Brett Scott in The Guardian: “…Just like we have complementary currencies to address shortcomings in national monetary systems, we now need to encourage an alternative accounting sector to address shortcomings in global accounting systems. So what might this look like? We …

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Groups like OpenOil and Sourcemap could be the beginnings of an alternative accounting system that helps investors make sense of global businesses If you are a socially conscious investor trying to build a holistic picture of BP’s operations, where do …

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So far this year, I’ve had the privilege of attending many #FlashHacks events, data liberation hackathons run by OpenCorporates, which runs the world’s largest

Businesses and governments are seeing more evidence of open data building economic value and more efficient public services, ODI founders Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt told a press conference at the Open Data Awards earlier this month, together with …

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