Corporate Planet

Open Letter to the Governments of EU-CELAC

June 2015

Declaration of representatives of social organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean presented to the EU-CELAC summit leaders that met in Brussels on 10 and 11 June 2015.

Social movements Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty Against Corporate-led Trade

June 2015

A broad coalition of social movements from Latin America and Europe organise three days of mobilisation (8-10 June) in Brussels and Strasbourg to mark the EU-CELAC Summit (10-11 June)

Davos: where journalism is PR and change is consumer choice

Markus Giesler
January 2015

Markus Giesler reports on the media reception to his eight year ethnographic and institutional study on the World Economic Forum that provides empirical evidence that Davos is not "improving the state of the world."

Political Capture by the Financial Industry

Manolis Kalaitzake
January 2015

How did the financial sector succeed escaping censure and even effective regulation  despite the global economic crisis? Through the case study of the proposed Financial Transaction Tax, Kalaitzake looks at how the financial sector succeeded in capturing policy and politicians and how we might challenge their power.

State of Power 2015

January 2015

The fourth edition of our annual State of Power report, coinciding with the international meeting in Switzerland of what Susan George calls “the Davos class”. This series seeks to examine different dimensions of power, unmask the key holders of power in our globalised world, and identify sources of transformative counter-power.

Anglo American’s dirty energy lobby and its false climate solutions

Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea and Sara Shaw
December 2014

Climate talks in Lima will be subject to intense lobbying by some of the biggest industrial polluters. They not only cause serious social and environmental conflicts where they extract fossil fuels, their capture of decision-making also prevents a real solution to the climate crisis.

Corporate Conquistadors

Philippa de Boissière , Joanna Cabello, Thomas McDonagh, Aldo Orellana López, Jim Shultz, Pascoe Sabido and Rachel Tansey. With contributions from: Sian Cowman.
December 2014

An examination of the destructive environmental record of Repsol, Glencore Xstrata and Enel-Endesa in Latin America and worldwide is clear evidence that transnational corporations should have no place in decision-making around the climate.

Big Corporations, the Bali Package and Beyond

Mary Louise F. Malig
November 2014

This sequel to the “Tailored for Sharks” report delves deeper into the role the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its legal system play in the corporate architecture that benefits and protects interests of Transnational Corporations (TNCs); details concrete examples of TNCs behind trade disputes; and presents the post-Bali corporate roadmap. 

Publieksdebat met minister Ploumen

September 2014

Publieksdebat met Minister Ploumen over de voor- en nadelen van het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en de VS

Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

June 2014

The 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on June 10th. A major focus on the UNHRC agenda is the issue of binding regulations for Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This demand has been raised by Ecuador and 84 other governments in a Statement to the UNHRC last September 2013.

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