Patti Lynn

Patti Lynn

Patti Lynn is the executive director of Corporate Accountability, which stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. Alongside governmental and NGO allies, Corporate Accountability helped to rein in Big Tobacco by ensuring the adoption of the 2003 UN Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first legally binding treaty of the WHO. Patti has been with the organization for over 20 years.

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Monday, September 23, 2019
Want Real Climate Ambition? Keep Polluting Industries Out and Make Them Pay.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has convened a climate summit this week, which he hopes will spur ambitious action by countries around the world. While the summit has laudably galvanized people, organizations, and governments globally to gather in New York City, unfortunately, Secretary-...
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When looking at this enormous disparity in the U.S., it’s clear that the ultra-wealthy are the beneficiaries of this system. (Photo:  Yuri Keegstra/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Corporations Need to Pay More
For all that some might grumble about paying our taxes when this time of year rolls around, we do it. And most of us do it not just because it’s the law, but because we understand and agree with the one of the basic underlying concept behind taxes: We all pay some portion of what we have into a...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Transformative Climate Action Is Possible—If Polluters Stay Away
Last year was a groundbreaking year in the public conversation about climate change. Last February, The New York Times reported that a record percentage of Americans now believe that climate change is caused by humans, and there was a 20 percentage point rise in “the number of Americans who say...
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Now is our chance to defend — not lose — the Earth.(Photo: Christopher Michel/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, August 31, 2018
Writing a New Chapter, Not an Obituary, for the Planet
No, it’s not too late to address climate change. No, families with minivans aren’t equally to blame for failing to address the climate crisis as are oil executives who have stopped at nothing to protect their profits. And with respect, no, the only meaningful attempts to address climate change...
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
McDiabetes: Top Docs Tell McDonald's To Stop Marketing Junk
McDonald's should heed a call from some of the nation's leading health professionals and stop marketing junk food to kids.
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