Corporate Accountability

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet.

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Monday, October 04, 2010
Corporate Accountability Statement on Passage of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on the Rights to Water and Sanitation
Last Thursday, the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a resolution that further recognized the rights to water and sanitation, an important step towards making these rights legally binding. This action underscores the important precedent set by the U.N. General Assembly’s resolution [A/RES/64/292], adopted this summer, where governments formally recognized the right to water and sanitation as rights that they must uphold.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
IFC Finalizes €100 Million Deal to Push Water Privatization
The International Finance Corporation, the private investment arm of the World Bank, quietly finalized its €100 million investment in a corporation poised to expand water privatization across Eastern Europe at the exact moment when the same approach is exploding in failure in the Philippines and elsewhere.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Statement: Suit McDonald's Cue to Stop Predatory Marketing Altogether
Today our partners at the Center for Science in the Public Interest have said enough is enough, notifying McDonald’s it will be filing suit against the corporation if it does not halt using toys in Happy Meals. CSPI’s notice letter says that McDonald’s toy-related promotions violate state consumer protection laws in Massachusetts, Texas, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and California. CSPI’s letter gives McDonald’s 30 days to agree to stop the practice before a suit is filed.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Report: Water Corporations Use United Nations to Bluewash Abuses
Corporate Accountability International released a report today, “Water Governance: For the People or for the Bottom Line?” examining how a joint United Nations-corporate initiative threatens the way water resources are managed globally. Its release precedes the 10 th anniversary gathering for the United Nations Global Compact this week. The Compact’s CEO Water Mandate is a voluntary initiative addressing the human right to water by partnering with corporations contributing to and profiting from today’s global water crisis.
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Survey: More Cities Cut Bottled Water Spending
Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released the preliminary findings from an ongoing national survey demonstrating that more and more cities are phasing out bottled water from city budgets. These initial findings come on the heels of an executive order by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter cutting state spending on the bottle.
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Water Emergency an Opportunity to Advance Long-Term Solutions, Overcome Short-Term Fixes like Bottled Water
This weekend’s water main break outside Boston is an unfortunate reminder of the day-to-day reality for so many across the globe, and what we stand to lose in the U.S. if we do not immediately reinvest in our public water systems. Nearly two million people in the greater Boston-area have joined the hundreds of millions worldwide that are forced to boil tap water to protect against waterborne illness. Fortunately, the boil-order in Boston is only temporary and the break promises to be repaired within the week.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Coke’s Failure to Label Dasani Irks Congress, Prompts Ad Campaign
The Coca-Cola Corporation is under renewed scrutiny at its annual shareholders’ meeting in Duluth this Wednesday. It is now the only major bottler yet to label the source of its bottled water. It has for the third year in a row scuttled a shareholder resolution calling for greater transparency in labeling. And in the last year, Congress has also called on the corporation to disclose the source of Dasani. That’s why Atlanta residents can today expect to see a new ad campaign about town dubbed “Open Tappiness.”
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Kids Deserve a Break Today: Parents, Health Experts, Children’s Advocates Call on McDonald’s to Retire Ronald
After close to fifty years of hawking fatty food directly to kids, Ronald McDonald is being urged to retire. A new report and national poll released today by Corporate Accountability International finds that close to half of the public favors the clown’s retirement. Even those with a positive impression of the corporate mascot are conflicted, with almost half favoring his exit.
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Report: Five Years In, tobacco Treaty is Saving Lives, Continues to be Stymied by Industry, US Still Absent
Today representatives from the 168 ratifying countries of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) tobacco treaty gathered to celebrate its landmark fifth anniversary. As part of the convening, the treaty Secretariat released a comprehensive report on the history of the treaty, assessing its successes to date and the challenges that remain.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sales Not the Only Thing Dragging for Coke’s Dasani
The New York Times is reporting that sales of Coke’s Dasani bottled water are down 19 percent in North America compared to the same time period last year. Sales of multipacks fell even more. Despite spending heavily in North America on marketing to resuscitate Dasani and other beverage lines, the bottling giant is running up against shifting public opinion about bottled water.
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