As we start 2022 and look forward to what is ahead in our campaigns to challenge corporate power, we’re also taking a moment to look back on the past year and all that we have accomplished together.
In a tumultuous year full of uncertainty, Corporate Accountability stayed connected to what matters most: our relationships and our vision for change. We built deep power, strategized, stayed flexible, and implemented tactics to make the biggest impact on the corporations causing the most harm to people and the planet. Here are just a few examples of the impact you have had over the past year.
You demand Big Polluters pay up. An Exxon lobbyist, caught on tape, said it himself: The corporation does what it needs to protect its investments and shareholders — and killing effective climate policy is top on its list. This year, we saw major shifts in the response of people to the climate crisis. They are demanding Big Polluters be held accountable for fueling this catastrophe, and you have helped make this shift possible. Seizing this momentum, we collectively advanced exciting developments with the work to make Big Polluters pay and to expose the con behind “net zero” pledges.
You help protect the human right to water. This was a pivotal year for the human right to water. Communities around the world came together during the COVID-19 pandemic to demand safe water for all people — no matter their income, neighborhood, or race. While water privatizers sought to exploit the pandemic to increase profits, the water justice movement rose up to oppose and check them. We and our allies met the needs of this moment with creativity and adaptability, seizing opportunities and advancing our collective vision for a world where all people have equitable access to safe water.
Check out our annual report for even more stories of the impact you have had, highlights of the issues we’re campaigning on, and profiles of some of the people who power this movement.