As federal investment in our water systems has declined precipitously, corporations like Veolia and Suez have marketed water privatization, including in the form of “public-private partnerships,” as a solution to cities’ water woes. But case after case shows that privatizing public water is risky business for mayors, city governments, and residents.
Corporate Accountability spends more than 90 percent of all contributions directly on programs, while less than 10 percent provide essential support services, resulting in the highest marks from rating agencies.Learn more
Together with our members, philanthropic partners, and allies, Corporate Accountability has forced some of the most powerful transnational corporations to stop abusive practices — bringing about transformative change. Because of our work, Nestlé made sweeping changes to infant formula promotion that was killing infants across the Global South and General Electric got out of the nuclear weapons business.
In the decades since, we have won victories that save lives and change them for the better by shifting power away from corporations and back to people. We amplify the voices of communities from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Lagos, Nigeria. And we make sure our voices reverberate in the ears of decision-makers from the halls of the U.N. to corporate boardrooms. We are building a world where we all can thrive, and the need for this work is greater than ever.Our history