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Making Supplier Networks Transparent, Understandable and Responsive

Objective

ChainReact is an effort to make supplier networks transparent, understandable, and responsive, so that companies and their stakeholders can see, react to, and ultimately transform corporate network impacts. To this end, we will create an integrated data network supported by three platform struts:
1. A new informer platform (TalkFree) will help advocacy groups manage campaigns to solicit flexible bottom-up reports about corporate behaviour.
2. The world’s largest open repository of corporate information (OpenCorporates) will be enhanced to connect these reports to major corporate brands through multi-level corporate network mapping.
3. An open analysis platform (WikiRate.org) will integrate data from both sources (and others, including direct corporate disclosure) and support their interpretation via collaboratively-developed dynamic, network-aware CSR metrics.
Network participation will be driven by outreach campaigns organized in collaboration with advocacy groups, including pilot campaigns with consortium partner Walk Free Foundation, an international non-profit with the mission to eliminate slavery, with a community of 8.5m participants in their campaigns. Several other major not-for-profit players, including Oxfam International, the Carbon Disclosure Project, and Amnesty International, have also begun discussions around involvement in ChainReact campaigns.
University of Cambridge and University of Warsaw will provide a research perspective on every aspect of ChainReact’s development and outreach. CERTH is the project coordinator and brings expertise in the entity matching that will support extracting corporate network data from unstructured documents. OpenCorporates is run by consortium partner Chrinon Ltd, WikiRate.org is run by consortium partner WikiRate e.V. and a new nonprofit will be formed to run TalkFree. TalkFree development will be led by Decko Commons e.V. the primary developers of the open-source Decko framework (currently branded as “Wagn”).

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Net EU contribution
€ 200 200,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 720 650,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
DECKO COMMONS EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 402 750,00
Address
Riemeisterstr 82
14169 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE WIKIRATE PROJECT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 599 275,00
Address
Riemeisterstrasse 82
14169 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 125 062,50
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
OPENCORPORATES LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 200 625,00
Address
Cornwall Avenue Aston House
N3 1LF London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Outer London — West and North West Barnet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00