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Adbusters - Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported,
120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of physical and cultural environments by commercial forces. Its work has been
embraced by organizations like Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, has been featured in hundreds of alternative and
mainstream newspapers, magazines, and television and radio shows around the world. Also see Adbusters Magazine.
Alliance for Democracy, The - Populist movement setting forth to end the domination of the economy,
government, culture, media, and the environment by large corporations.
Altria Means Tobacco - In January of 2003, Philip Morris Companies officially
changed its name to the Altria Group, Inc., claiming that the change was to clarify the relationships between the parent
corporation and the operating companies. This site is created to show the public the real reasons for this change: to hide the "taint" of
tobacco and attempt to restore a corporate image brought low by decades of deception and death.
Anti-Corporate Activism - Wikipedia article and links to
resources: "Anti-corporate activists (see activism) believe that the influence of large business corporations poses a threat to the public
good and democratic authority. These corporations, they believe, are invading people's privacy, manipulating politics and governments, and
creating false needs in consumers."
As You Sow - A non-profit organization dedicated to holding corporations accountable for complying
with consumer, workplace and environmental laws.
Aurora Institute - The Aurora Institute takes a new approach to the challenge the corporation
poses to Canada and the world, shedding light on the very structure of the corporation as a cause of the political, social, economic and
environmental symptoms we all face in modern society and fostering alternatives and remedies suited to our increasingly market-driven
Behind the Label - A multimedia news magazine and on-line community covering the stories and
people of the global clothing industry - the hidden stories of the millions of workers around the world who make our clothes, the people
who care how their clothes are made and the multinational corporations behind the labels.
Board Analyst - Company research and analytic tools for corporate governance information.
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) - A U.S.-based global resource for companies seeking to sustain
their commercial success in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities and the environment.
Campaign For America's Future - Over 100 prominent Americans - citizen activists and policy experts
concerned about the U.S. and the planet - joined together to launch the Campaign for America's Future.
"We are challenging the big money corporate agenda by encouraging Americans to speak up - to discuss and debate a new vision of an economy
and a future that works for all of us."
Center for Responsible Lending - Predatory lending strips billions in wealth from
low-income consumers and communities in the U.S. each year. Borrowers lose more than $25 billion annually due to predatory mortgages,
payday loans, and other lending abuses like overdraft loans, excessive credit card debt, and tax refund loans. The Center for
Responsible Lending is fighting to stop these financial abuses through legislative and policy advocacy, coalition-building,
litigation, and industry research.
Centre for Corporate Accountability (CCA) - A charity concerned with the promotion of
worker and public safety. Its focus is on the role of state bodies in enforcing health and safety law, investigating work-related deaths
and injuries, and subjecting them to proper and appropriate prosecution scrutiny.
Center for the Advancement of Public Policy - Fosters equitable, democratic, and humane management
in government, corporations, and other organizations; seeks the elimination of prejudice, sexism, and discrimination in the workplace and
in society; and promotes democratic government through research, investigation and education.
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) - Coalition of investors, public pension
funds, foundations, labor unions, and environmental, religious and public interest groups, working in partnership with companies toward the
common goal of environmental responsibility worldwide.
Commercial Alert - Non-profit organization chaired by Ralph Nader working to keep the
commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family,
community, environmental integrity and democracy.
Common Frontiers - A multi-sectoral working group which confronts, and proposes an alternative
to, the social, environmental and economic effects of economic integration in the Americas.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) - CELDF was formed to provide free and
affordable legal services to community-based groups and local governments working to protect their quality of life and the natural
environment through building sustainable communities. Increasingly, that means teaming up with people and their municipal representatives
to mount campaigns that challenge the legal clout of corporations to overrule decisions made by citizens for their communities.
Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI) - Founded to encourage and enable empirical
research on contracting and organizational structure, drawing on such fields as economics, law, business, and related social sciences. CORI fellows are engaged in a variety a research topics in the areas of corporate governance, contractual relations, and
organizational structure, as well as political and legal institutions.
CokeWatch - Keeping an eye on the conditions under which Coca-Cola Company products are
Corporate Accountability International - A membership organization that protects people by
waging and winning campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world. Corporate
Accountability International has protected people's lives by forcing corporations like Nestle, General Electric and Philip Morris/Altria to stop abusive practices.
Corporate Crime Reporter (CCR) - A legal newsletter. Subscribers include: Subscribers
include: federal and state prosecutors, major white-collar and corporate crime defense law firms, trial lawyers, major corporations, law
school libraries, and large media outlets.
Corporate Europe Observatory - A research and campaign group working to expose and challenge
the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.
Corporate Fraud Task Force - Relying on traditional investigative techniques and on
new tools made available by the U.S. Congress at the request of the President, the Task Force punishes corporate malfeasance and
encourages corporate transparency and self-regulation.
Corporate Hijack of Sustainable Agriculture - Prof. Miguel Altieri at University of
California, Berkeley, explains why ecoagriculture is miles away from the agroecology that can truly deliver food security and
sustainability, alleviate poverty and enhance biodiversity.
Corporate Research Project - A non-profit center that assists community, environmental and
labor organizations in researching and analyzing companies and industries. The Project is designed to be a resource to aid activism. Its
focus is on strategic research, i.e., identifying the information activists can use as leverage to get business to behave in a socially
Corporation, The - Considering the odd legal fiction that deems a corporation a 'person' in
the eyes of the law, the feature documentary employs a checklist, based on actual diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization and
DSM IV, the standard tool of psychiatrists and psychologists. What emerges is a disturbing diagnosis: Psycopath. A documentary film by Mark
Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan.
CorpWatch - Investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes,
fraud and corruption around the world. We work to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over
Crocodyl - A collaboration sponsored by CorpWatch,
the Center for Corporate Policy and the Corporate Research Project. seeks to stimulate collaborative research among NGOs,
journalists, activists, whistleblowers and academics from both the global South and North in order to develop publicly-available profiles
of the world's most powerful corporations. The result is an evolving compendium of critical research, posted to the public domain as an aid
to anyone working to hold corporations increasingly accountable.
CSR Europe - A leading European business network for corporate social responsibility with over 60
leading multinational corporations as members.
CSRWire - Corporate responsibility and sustainability, press releases, reports and news.
Delaware Court of Chancery - Recognized as the preeminent forum
for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities
through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted.
Director Watch - Highlights corporate board members who rake in big money
even when the companies they oversee go under.
Domini Social Investments (DSI) - Investment firm specializing exclusively in socially responsible
investing. The DSI includes companies with positive records in community involvement, the environment, employee relations, product
related issues, and hiring practices. It strives to avoid companies with significant revenues from alcohol, tobacco, gambling, nuclear
power and weapons contracting.
Economic Policy Institute (EPI) - Provides
high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real world
analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people.
Equilar - A eading provider of executive compensation data and governance tools for corporations, non-profits, consulting firms, institutional investors, and the media.
EthicalQuote - A eputation index tracking the world's largest companies on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility, ethics and sustainability. Provides rovide ESG ratings, news and data to investors, and reputation research and benchmarks to corporates.
Executive PayWatch - Use this AFL-CIO sponsored website to learn more
about executive pay trends and learn how to become your own CEO pay-and-perks investigator.
Exxpose Exxon - A collaborative effort of several of the nation's largest environmental and
public interest advocacy organizations in the country aimed at informing and educating Americans about ExxonMobil's efforts to
prevent action on global warming, drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and encourage America's dependence on oil.
Fair Trade Federation (FTF) - An
association of fair trade wholesalers, retailers, and producers whose members are committed to providing fair wages and good employment
opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.
FairWarning - Public interest journalism on issues of health, safety and corporate conduct.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) - U.S. agency whose mission is to support law
enforcement investigative efforts and foster interagency and global cooperation against domestic and international financial crimes; and to
provide U.S. policy makers with strategic analyses of domestic and worldwide money laundering developments, trends and patterns.
Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) - A nationally-recognized,
California-based, non-profit education and advocacy organization. Information on consumer rights, consumer issues and insurance companies, HMOs, banks, and other corporations.
Foxconn - World's-largest maker of electronic components including printed circuit
boards. A Taiwan-registered corporation headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the world's-largest maker of
electronic components including printed circuit boards. Notable products the company manufactures include the Amazon Kindle, iPad, iPhone,
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. It is the largest exporter in Greater China and the second-largest exporter in the Czech Republic. Also
listen to Mike Daisy's Mr. Daisy and the Apple Factory on This American Life which originally aired 06 Jan 2012. This is an
Glass Lewis - Supports the creation and preservation of long-term shareholder value through best-in-class proxy voting solutions and high quality, independent analysis of governance, finance, accounting, legal and political risks at public companies worldwide.
Global Exchange - Believes that when corporations act like criminals, we have the right and
power to stop them, holding leaders and multinational corporations alike accountable for abuses against the health and welfare of human
beings and the environment. Global Exchange actively campaigns to get chocolate corporations like World's Finest Chocolate to stop using forced child labor on cocoa farms. It protests against the use of
sweatshop labor by Walmart and other multinational corporations. It insists that US automakers like Ford stop polluting the environment with their addiction to oil and huge greenhouse gas emissions. And it
fights to get businesses to pursue alternative practices that preserve human dignity and promote economic sustainability through its Fair Trade and Green Economy campaigns.
Globalise Resistance - Bringing together groups and individuals opposed to the global growth of
Green America - Starts, supports, and publicizes small socially and environmentally responsible
businesses. Consumer education program helps people use their purchasing and investing power to create a more just and sustainable future.
Corporate responsibility program encourages corporations to become socially and environmentally responsible. Sustainable living program
provides information about practical measures people can take to make their personal, community, and work lives more meaningful and
High Pay Commission (UK) - An independent inquiry into high pay and boardroom pay across the
public and private sectors in the UK. The Commission was established by Compass with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Over the last 30 years pay at the top has increased, and pay differentials have grown. The Commission provides an opportunity to explore and understand the drivers behind this trend and to look at its effects.
ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database - This database contains ownership information about companies created in 10 offshore jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, the Cook Islands and Singapore. ICIJ plans to include information from the Panama Papers to update this database. The names – with links to more than 200 countries – will be added to the Offshore Leaks database (published in 2013), which already contains more than 100,000 paper companies that ICIJ obtained in a previous leak.
In the Public Interest - A comprehensive resource center on privatization and responsible contracting. It is committed to equipping citizens, public officials, advocacy groups, and researchers with the information, ideas, and other resources they need to ensure that public contracts with private entities are transparent, fair, well-managed, and effectively monitored, and that those contracts meet the long-term needs of communities.
Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) - A resource for grassroots activists, community
leaders, scholars, policy makers and others working to bring lasting social and economic change to the U.S. South. The Institute has maintained a strong commitment to developing research and publication projects that directly support grassroots organizing, especially
efforts for corporate and government accountability. It has launched organizations such as the Brown Lung Association, Southerners for
Economic Justice, the Georgia Power Project, and the Gulf Tenants Leadership Development Project. The Institute has
examined the southern contribution to culture and social change, from gospel music and the blues to the civil rights movement and community
organizing. Publishes Southern Exposure and Facing South.
Interfaith Worker Justice - A network of people of faith that calls upon our religious values in order to
educate, organize and mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits and
working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.
Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC) - High quality, impartial information
on corporate governance and social responsibility issues affecting investors and corporations worldwide. Today, IRRC provides
research, software products and consulting services to nearly 500 subscribers and clients representing institutional investors,
corporations, law firms and other organizations.
Killer Coke - Seeking to stop a gruesome
cycle of murders, kidnappings and torture of union leaders and organizers involved in daily life-and-death struggles at Coca-Cola bottling plants in Columbia, South America.
KYC News - News on financial crime, investment fraud, money laundering, and white collar crime.
Making Change at Walmart -
Working together with Walmart Associates, local UFCW members, and leaders in communities across the country, the Making Change at Walmart campaign seeks a voice for Walmart associates at their workplace.
Maquila Solidarity Network - A Canadian network promoting solidarity with groups in Mexico,
Central America, and Asia organizing in maquiladora factories and export processing zones to improve conditions and win a living wage.
Massachusetts Global Action (MGA) - A statewide grassroots network and membership
organization, founded in August 2004, to help communities challenge the negative effects of corporate globalization in Massachusetts.
Multinational Monitor - Tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing
on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment.
Murdoch's Mean Machine - How Rupert
Murdoch uses his vast media power to help himself and hammer his foes. By Russ Baker, May/June 1998 (CJR).
National Center for Employee Ownership
(NCEO) - A private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information
on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), broadly granted employee stock options, and employee participation programs.
National Labor Committee (NLC) - The NLC's mission is to educate and actively
engage the U.S. public on human and labor rights abuses by corporations. Through this education and activism, our goal is to end labor and
human rights violations, ensure a living wage tied to a basket of needs, and help workers and their families live and work with dignity.
New Rules Project - Why new rules? Because the old ones don't work any longer. They undermine local
economies, subvert democracy, weaken our sense of community, and ignore the costs of our decisions on the next generation.
Nike vs. Kasky - Background via CorpWatch to the lawsuit filed by Marc Kasky against Nike, Inc. alleging labor abuses in its overseas manufacturing operations and seeking compensation to
California consumers under state laws against false advertising and unfair business practices.
Our World is Not for Sale (OWINFS) - A loose grouping of organizations, activists and
social movements worldwide fighting against the current model of corporate globalization embodied in global trading systems. OWINFS is committed to a sustainable, socially just, democratic and accountable multilateral trading system.
Pay at the Top,
The - The compensation research firm Equilar compiled data (shown by the NYT on this page) reflecting pay for 200
chief executives at 198 public companies that filed their annual proxies by March 27,2009, and had revenue of at least $6.3 billion.
Polaris Instititute, The - Polaris is designed to enable citizen movements to
re-skill and re-tool themselves to fight for democratic social change in an age of corporate driven globalization. The Institute works with citizen movements in developing the kinds of strategies and tactics required to unmask and challenge the corporate power that is
the driving force behind governments concerning public policy making on economic, social and environmental issues.
President's Corporate Fraud Task Force (Archives) - The CFTF was an
inter-agency group established in 2002 and led by the Deputy Attorney General, dedicated to investigating and prosecuting
corporate corruption and financial fraud. This site includes annual reports and details of significant criminal cases and charging
Project on Government Oversight (POGO) - Committed to exposing waste, fraud and corruption in the
following areas: defense, energy & environment, contract oversight and open government. See Federal Contractor Misconduct Database. Many of the U.S. government's largest contractors
have been found to have repeatedly broken the law or engaged in misconduct, according to POGO's investigation. However, they are
never even temporarily suspended, let alone debarred, from gaining additional government contracts.
Publish What You Pay - International oil, gas, and mining companies pay billions of dollars
a year to the governments of many less developed countries that are rich in natural resources, such as Angola and Nigeria. Few of these
countries' citizens benefit from this financial windfall, however, because of government corruption and mismanagement. The Publish
What You Pay campaign aims to help citizens hold their governments accountable for how these resource-related funds are managed and
Reclaim Democracy - Dedicated to
restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and revoking the power of money and corporations to
control government and civic society.
Resident Agent Information - Resident agent, registered agent, service of process
informaiton: who to serve at corporation for service of process.
Responsible Wealth (RW) - Affiliated with United for a Fair Economy (UFE), a national non-profit devoted to putting a spotlight on the dangers of excessive inequality of
income and wealth in the U.S.
Revolving Door: Top Industries - Details which industries and special
interest areas most frequently use lobbyists who have spun through the revolving door of federal politics and government.
Right-To-Know Network (RTK NET) - Provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and
conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
Shareholder Rights Project - A clinical program at Harvard Law School that assists
public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are
Slavery Footprint - Headquartered in Oakland, California, the Slavery Footprint crew works to
engage individuals, groups, and businesses to build awareness for and create action against modern-day slavery.
Social Accountability International (SAI) - With much of its financing from corporations, SAIpartners to advance the human rights of workers and to eliminate sweatshops by promoting ethical working conditions, labor
rights, corporate social responsibility and social dialogue." [But given SAI's performance in examining working conditions at a
Pakistani apparel plant in August 2012, giving it a clean bill of health just weeks prior to its being engulfed in a fire that took the
lives of 300 workers, many trapped behind locked doors, you have to wonder. See NYT's Inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory
as Safe Before Disaster.]
SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) - A non-profit Dutch research and advisory bureau. SOMO investigates the consequences of Multinational Enterprises' (MNEs) policies and the internationalisation of business
worldwide. SOMO's activities and research on corporations and their international context focus on sustainable economic and social
development and on the structural eradication of poverty, exploitation, and inequality.
SourceWatch - A collaborative resource for citizens and journalists looking for documented
information about the corporations, industries, and people trying to sway public opinion.
SpinWatch - Provides public interest research and reporting on corporate and government public
relations and propaganda.
Statement of Information: Corporations (California) - California Secretary of
State's online filing for corporation Statements of Information. Authorized representatives may use this service to file an initial,
annual or biennial statement for most corporations.
Straight Goods - A watchdog working for Canadian consumers and citizens.
Sweatshop Watch - Coalition of labor, community, civil rights, immigrant rights, women's, and
religious organizations and individuals committed to eliminating sweatshop conditions in the garment industry.
Taxpayers Against Fraud: The False Claims
Act Legal Center (TAF) - A nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the Federal Government through
the promotion and use of the Federal False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions. Qui tam is a unique mechanism
in the law that allows persons and entities with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of
Tobacco Control Archives - Search, view, and download more than 10 million
documents created by the tobacco industry concerning scientific research, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales of cigarettes.
Tobacco War: Inside the California Battles - This is a book about the last quarter-century of tobacco politics in California. In the early i970s a small band of activists were taken
with the idea that people should not have to breathe secondhand tobacco smoke-an idea that was nothing short of bizarre at the time. Their
efforts spawned hundreds of local tobacco control ordinances and, eventually, Proposition 99, the largest tobacco control program
in the world. At every step of the way, these advocates had to confront the tobacco industry and its allies across the political spectrum. Tobacco War is their story.
Transparency International (UK) - Seeks to raise awareness of matters relating to grand
corruption in international business transactions through the organisation, provision and promotion of conferences, lectures, seminars,
exhibitions, courses and other events. In carrying out this work the organisation also considers the issue of corruption, and the means to
restraining it, in the UK.
UN Global Contract - The UN's
Secretary-General has challenged business leaders to join an international initiative - the Global Compact - that brings companies
together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support nine principles in the areas of human rights, labour and the environment.
Union Label and Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO - Founded in 1909 to promote the products and
services produced in America by union members - especially those products and services identified by a union label, shop or store card or
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) - An organization of students and community members at over 200
campuses. Part of a movement that supports the struggles of working people and challenges corporate power.
US SIF - U.S. membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in
socially responsible and sustainable investing.
Walmart Class Website -
Information and resources concerning a Walmart lawsuit charging that Wal-Mart, including its Sam's Club division, systematically discriminates against its female hourly and salaried employees across the U.S. by denying them promotions and
equal pay. The proposed class is believed to exceed 1.5 million women. The suit is supported by 110 detailed sworn statements from women
who worked in 184 different Walmart stores in 30 different states, and includes testimony and exhibits gleaned from more than 100 Walmart managers and executives who were deposed, Walmart's electronic payroll data and more than 1, 200,000 pages of
documents from Wal-Mart's corporate files. U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to review the case on March 29, 2011.
Walmart Subsidy Watch - A secret behind Wal-Mart's rapid expansion in the United
States has been its extensive use of public money. This includes more than $1.2 billion in tax breaks, free land, infrastructure
assistance, low-cost financing and outright grants from state and local governments around the country. In addition, taxpayers indirectly
subsidize the company by paying the healthcare costs of Wal-Mart employees who don't receive coverage on the job and instead turn
to public programs such as Medicaid. This website brings together available information on both kinds of subsidies involved in Wal-Mart's "double-dipping."
Walmart Watch - Wal-Mart's impact on local business, employees and consumers: local
community members share stories and information. Consumers,community activists, and Wal-Mart workers are encouraged to share their
stories and suggestions.
War Profiteers - Draws attention to those institutions and individuals who view war, death,
repression and violence as 'a safe bet.' Maintained by Corpwatch.
Where the Bribes Are - The Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act, passed in 1977, has led to more than 200 cases covering activity in about 80 countries. On this map, the darker red
that a country appears, the larger the total penalties assessed for FCPA violations in that country. Roll over a country to see
the FCPA cases there (the bigger the box, the larger the penalty in that case). Click on each box for case details. Click on the
sector list (lower left) for a breakdown by industry.
Workers Rights Consortium - An independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting
investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media,
politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to
search within individual pages.