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  1. MOntage of media on Davos

    Davos Alternative Reading List

    20 Enero 2020
    Article

    This corporate schmooze-fest takes place every year, making grand pronouncements on the state of the world and treated with reverence by political elites and disdain by most progressive movements. But is it more than an elite talking shop? This reading list explores some of the agendas and ethos underlying the World Economic Forum.

  2. Has the era of the ethical corporation arrived?

    Nick Buxton
    18 Enero 2020
    Article

    The corporate world’s embrace of 'purpose' may seem commendable. But without any enforcement mechanisms, the profit-motive will always win out.

     

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    Davos and the World Economic Forum

    18 Enero 2020
    Tema

    The World Economic Forum that meets in Davos annually is more than an elite talk-shop or trade show. It has also been the birthplace of many neoliberal policies and programmes including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In recent years, the World Economic Forum has openly pushed to replace the multilateral form of governance with a multistakeholder approach, in which corporations play a more significant role.

  4. Hundreds of civil society organizations worldwide denounce World Economic Forum´s takeover of the UN

    17 Enero 2020
    Press release

    As corporate executives fly into Davos for the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, more than 400 civil society organizations and 40 international networks have denounced a Strategic Partnership Agreement between WEF and the UN and called on the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General to end it.

  5. "The UN is being turned into a public-private partnership"

    Harris Gleckman, Lynn Fries
    21 Noviembre 2019
    Multi-media

    Multistakeholderism has become a new buzzword for global governance, shaping standards for products, setting the rules for global initiatives and increasingly entering every arena of global governance including the UN. They are driven by transnational corporations to consolidate power and profits and have disturbing implications for democracy, accountability and for communities most affected by corporate human rights violations.

  6. Corporate Power: A David and Goliath struggle for the 21st century

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón
    09 Octubre 2019
    Article

    This article focusses on TNCs as global actors, the structures and mechanisms that grant them impunity for wrong doing, and the deepening and widespread popular resistance to TNC extractivism and destruction of the planet.

  7. Global Campaign: Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    12 Octubre 2019 - Evento

    Join in to reclaim peoples rights over investors and corporate profits and impunity.

  8. Hundreds of Civil Society Organizations Worldwide Denounce World Economic Forum´s Takeover of the UN

    27 Septiembre 2019
    Press release

    The call, made in an open letter, denounces attempts to ‘delegitimiz[ing] the United Nations and weaken(ing) the role of states in global decision-making.

  9. End the United Nations/World Economic Forum Partnership Agreement.

    25 Septiembre 2019
    Article

    The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 400 organisations signed the following letter demanding the end of the agreement and denouncing it for formalising the corporate capture of the UN and moving towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic global governance.

  10. The Transnational Institute supports the Global Climate Strike

    24 Septiembre 2019
    Declaration

    The climate crisis is a manifestation of the systemic, capitalist crisis. We demand governments tackle the climate crisis by ending corporate power, facilitated by the trade and investment regime, that has long destroyed livelihoods and communities.

    This corporate impunity has led to the wholesale looting of the biosphere, authoritarian responses and worsening social, political and environmental conflicts, particularly in the Global South.

  11. Multistakeholderism: a critical look

    10 Septiembre 2019
    Report

    Multistakeholder approaches are becoming ever more dominant, shaping standards for products, setting the rules for global initiatives and increasingly entering every arena of global governance including the UN. What is the driving force behind these initiatives? To whom are they accountable? What are the implications for social movements seeking to challenge unjust power relations within states and globally?

  12. They Call It Multistakeholderism. Where Does That Leave the UN?

    Harris Gleckman
    03 Septiembre 2019
    Article

    Global governance is slipping away from the United Nations.

  13. UN and WEF Sign MOU on Strategic Partnership Framework

    UN signs deal with Davos that threatens democratic principles

    Harris Gleckman
    03 Julio 2019
    Opinion

    A global corporate and government marriage took place last week – and governments and citizens were not even invited as guests.

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    Call for essays on the Corporation for State of Power 2020

    10 Junio 2019
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays, accessible papers, infographics and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2020 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. The focus for our ninth annual edition is on 'The Corporation'.

  15. Three Ways To Discipline Corporate Global Governors

    Harris Gleckman
    04 Junio 2019
    Multi-media

    No stakeholder-based global governance system comes close to matching the democratic legitimacy of a citizen-based and nation-state-based governance system, but there are ways global governance can and should be reformed.

  16. There Are no Nation-States, Only Corporate Global Governors

    Harris Gleckman
    04 Junio 2019
    Multi-media

    A new form of global governance is emerging in which corporations supersede states and voluntarism replaces accountability.

  17. Border Memorial, Tijuana, Mexico

    The globalisation of border control and peoples’ resistance

    Mónica Vargas
    13 Marzo 2019
    Article

    Forced to leave their homes to flee violence, war or poverty and invisible because they are vulnerable, large numbers of migrants disappear while travelling. This analysis of border control looks at the power and impunity of transnational corporations, militarisation, the externalisation of borders, Israel’s role as a laboratory for the wall industry and the criminalisation of international solidarity, among other issues.

  18. Brazil: The need for a Binding Treaty to hold multinationals accountable for their crimes

    20 Marzo 2019 - Evento

    An eyewitness report from Vale corporate crimes in Brazil.

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    Cocaine on Wall Street, The War on Drugs, and Peace in Colombia

    • Jorge Andrés Forero-González , Miranda D. Mosis, Diana María Peña-García
    08 Febrero 2019
    Paper

    This essay connects cocaine, the financial system and global economies through the experience of the war on drugs and peace process in Colombia.

  20. The data of money

    • Andrés Arauz
    28 Enero 2019
    Paper

    The international bank transfer system, SWIFT, is a form of contemporary digital colonialism and surveillance capitalism as it is run by US firms and provides data to US government agencies. Drives by governments and philanthropists to increase use of digital money will only strengthen it further.

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