• The great divide: exposing the Davos class behind globa...

    Davos, perhaps more than any other gathering, epitomises the way political power and global governance have in recent decades been entrenched into a small corporate elite. This elite have succeeded not only in capturing our economy, but also our politics, and increasingly our culture and society too.  
  • UN meeting provides historic opportunity to stop corpor...

    Popular demands for a binding treaty on corporate human right violations will get an unprecedented hearing this month at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
  • State of Power 2014

    In its third annual ‘State of Power’ report, TNI uses vibrant infographics and penetrating essays to expose and analyse the principal power-brokers that have caused financial, economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.
  • Impunity Inc.

    Forty years after Salvador Allende denounced corporate power at the United Nations General Assembly (December 1972), millions of people all over the world are involved in struggles against the human rights violations and the social and environmental injustice generated by transnational corporations.

 

The Corporate Power project is part of the Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives Programme. TNI’s Corporate Power project seeks to develop analysis and proposals on how to dismantle corporate power. It plans to bring about a People's Treaty on the operations of TNCS that will include a call for an International body that can impose binding legal obligations on TNCs and end corporate impunity for ecological, economic and social crimes. Read more about this project.

Articles

Now is the time to call for a Binding Treaty

Maxime Combes of Attac France interviews Gonzalo Berron and Brid Brennan on the eve of the debate at the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the need for a new legal framework to end corporate impunity.

Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights

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.

The Treaty Alliance

TNI and the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power & Stop Impunity of TNCs participates with a number of other global networks and alliances in the launch of a Treaty Alliance campaigning for a Binding Treaty on TNCs.  

Publications

Susan George Classics

The Transnational Institute brings together Susan George’s oeuvre in this beautiful handmade boxed set of her six classic books.

The World's Richest Men

The super-rich aren't just wealthy; many are also actively involved in shaping public policy. An overview of the political impact of the world's 25 richest people.

The Global 0,001%

As 2500 of the world's elites descend on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, TNI has produced its third "State of Power" report that through infographics and essays examines and analyses political and corporate power.

Events

April 2014

Het Europese Lijsttrekkersdebat

In de aanloop naar de Europese verkiezingen van 22 mei organiseert de Fair, Green & Global Alliantie een debat waarin verschillende Europese lijsttrekkers worden uitgedaagd deze vragen te beantwoorden.
March 2014

End austerity, control finance, expand democracy

Two months before the European elections of May 2014 Europe is faced with the prospect of continuing austerity, economic stagnation, rising inequality and a growing divide between the countries of the centre and the periphery, while democratic processes are undermined at all levels.
March 2014

Untangling the Trade Talks

Join us for a panel debate on the likely impacts of the investment chapter of the proposed transatlantic trade deal (TTIP).

News

European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA

15 July 2014
European Citizens' Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA ECI-Registration 15 July 2015 – criticism: insufficient democratic participation and weakening of standards

Wie wint de slag om het vrijhandelsverdrag: het grootkapitaal of de burger?

4 July 2014
Het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten: een lovenswaardige poging belemmeringen voor handel op te ruimen waar burgers van zullen profiteren, noemen voorstanders het. Achterkamertjespolitiek die het grootkapitaal vrij spel zal geven, zeggen tegenstanders. Hoe gevaarlijk is het zogenoemde TTIP nu echt?

Broad Pan-EU civil society coalition rejects US-EU free trade deal process

21 May 2014
More than 120 organisations critizise the corporate agenda in the TTIP negotiations