October 14, 2019

Over the past 50 years, corporations, trade associations and other entities representing corporate interests have invested increasing resources into influencing public policies to protect their bottom line, and have gained increasing legitimacy in policymaking spaces. But beneath a veneer of technical expertise, these trade associations represent the interests of their corporate members, even when they are at odds with the public interest: public health, human rights, and good governance itself.

Fall 2019 field notes
Newsletters and special updates September 18, 2019
Democracy

Executive Director Patti Lynn speaks to Corporate Accountability’s commitment to infusing international treaty negotiations with our radical imagination.

Corporate Accountability spotlight newsletter
Newsletters and special updates September 6, 2019
WaterClimateFoodTobaccoDemocracy

Read what you’ve made possible this spring, from sending a powerhouse team to organize at June’s U.N. climate treaty negotiations ...

Newsletters and special updates August 12, 2019
Water

When corporations take control of public water systems, they put profit over people. Watch The Story of Water: Who Controls ...

Factsheets July 28, 2019
Water

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.  

Newsletters and special updates June 19, 2019
Climate

By Patrick Galey for Agence-France Presse (APF). Lobby groups representing some of the world’s biggest polluters have sent thousands of ...