Dirty Money: The Finance and Fossil Fuel Web

State of Power 2013

26 January 2013

Banks and Oil not only make up the most wealthy corporations, they sit on each other's boards and their executives include some of the world's most powerful political and social institutions. An insight into one dimension of the 'Davos class.'

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These infographics are produced as part of TNI's State of Power 2013 report, a visual insight into who is dominating the planet at a time of systemic economic and ecological crisis.

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