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GLEIF & IDC Technology Spotlight: Driving Business with Trust – The Sustaining Role of Digital Identities

IDC research for GLEIF shows 79% of digitally mature firms prioritize trust programs, with 37% finding 'mitigating risks to digital trust' tough for digital business. Reflecting on this, IDC predicts strong growth for EMEA Identity and Digital Trust (IDT) tech. This GLEIF-sponsored IDC Spotlight examines how LEI and vLEI can enhance global supply chain efficiency, security, and innovation.

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GLEIF Publishes Annual Report

GLEIF has published its annual report in human and machine-readable Inline XBRL and HTML format, with the first use of a verifiable Legal Entity Identifier (vLEI) to sign its 2021 annual report.

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One global identity behind every business

GLEIF Mission

GLEIF manages a network of partners, the LEI issuing organizations, to provide trusted services and open, reliable data for unique legal entity identification worldwide. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System.

Our Vision

GLEIF believes that each business worldwide should have only one global identity. This identity should include a digital identity. Having an LEI will help to achieve this objective. Taking advantage of the Global LEI Index empowers market participants to cut costs, simplify and accelerate operations and gain deeper insight into the global market place.

Governance Structure

The LEI initiative is driven by the Group of 20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). Created by the FSB in 2014, GLEIF is a supra-national, not-for-profit organization tasked to manage the only open, non-proprietary legal entity identification system designed as a public good.

GLEIF Activities and News

LEI in Regulations Date: 2024-05-21 GLEIF Updates on Current and Proposed Regulatory Activities Including the Use of the LEI
GLEIF Blog Date: 2024-05-28 A Chinese Perspective on the Unique Value of the LEI in Cross-Border Payments

Dr. Chuanwei (David) Zou, Director of the Frontier Research Center at the Shanghai Institute for Finance and Development (SHIFD) and the Chief Economist of Wanxiang Blockchain, explores how increasing global adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is enabling faster, cheaper, more transparent, and inclusive cross-border transactions—while maintaining their safety and security. Dr. Zou also delves into the growing role of the LEI across the Chinese economy.