We’re collecting stories and case studies of how NGOs, journalists, researchers and organisations are using OpenCorporates to do good in the world. Here are just some of the ways people are using our data.


Spanish Industry Minister resigns, following historic data found on OpenCorporates

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Omidyar Networks features OpenCorporates in a landmark report on the impact of open data in UK

IQ4NEWS: Follow the Money – Who benefits from Nigerian footballers?

IQ4NEWS: Follow the Money – Who benefits from Nigerian footballers?

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PRIVATE EYE: Offshore owners call time on UK pubs

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Investigation by Global Witness using OpenCorporates links military, state & druglords to Myanmar’s jade trade

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RESEARCH: A map of the UK games industry by NESTA

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RESEARCH: Fighting Phantom Firms in the UK: From Opening Up Datasets to Reshaping Data Infrastructures?

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RESEARCH: Bribery & Corruption in Telecommunications – Best Practice in Prevention & Remedies

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RESEARCH: Connecting people, sharing knowledge, increasing transparency: using the Land Portal to increase access to open data, share best practices and monitor women’s land rights

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RESEARCH: Regulatory Analytics and Data Architecture (RADAR) by Kingley Jones

This view of a more connected regulatory system is put forward as a possible solution to the problem of increasing the degree to which regulators might be: informed; engaged; and agile within the goal of pragmatic attention to financial stability, without impeding entrepreneurial vigour. The challenges to progress are enumerated in the context of developing a view on the Politics of Data, and the emerging Political Economy of Data, as these relate to the ever present frictions between the natural constituencies of: data contributors; data collectors and data consumers.

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Investigators hunt for missing $5M in suspected bribes by The Star Pheonix

With the death last month of alleged hospital fraudster Arthur Porter, the mystery of where he might have stashed as much as $5 million in suspected bribe money continues to frustrate police investigators.

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Open Oil combines open datasets to map extractives projects in Tanzania


Spend Network & Centre for Entrepreneurs use our data to reveal how little UK Councils spend with small companies


Visualising Hebden Bridge businesses with OpenCorporates data by Giles Dring


How complex is BP? – 1,180 companies across 84 jurisdictions going 12 layers deep by OpenOil & OpenCorporates


A Billion-Dollar Bank Fraud in Moldova, and 20,000 Opaque British Corporations by Richard Smith [Naked Capitalism]

How 20,000 opaque british companies played a part in the 1 Billion dollars bank fraud in Moldova - 1/8th of the country's GDP.

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Corporate network of BP

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