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Corporate Accountability

Crime Bar: Human Rights Claims Don't Have Expiration Dates

Katie Shay | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Katie Shay

People who suffer the worst human-rights abuses imaginable -- torture, extrajudicial killings, war crimes, genocide -- must be given the ability to recover and should not be denied justice if they are unable to bring their claims with in only a few short years.

Failing Grades for Congress on Corporate Accountability

Sarah Anderson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

We have the Supreme Court to blame for Citizens United. But there's a lot Congress could be doing to hold the power of big corporations in check.

You Get What You Pay for (Perjury, in This Case)

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the AmazonHaving virtually all the money in the world often means you can buy silence, you can buy time, and you can buy lies. ...

Corporate Accountability -- Beyond the Corporate Checkbook

Harlan Loeb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

The few companies with robust capacities for leveraging their reputational strategy share a common DNA. Every decision is made through a prism and reflects the concerns of the stakeholders who provide it with its sustenance and success.

224 Years After the Judiciary Act, the U.S. Must Not Become a Safe Haven to Modern Pirates

Katie Shay | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Katie Shay

The Alien Tort Statute (ATS), all but ignored for almost the first 200 years of its existence, states that federal district courts "shall also have cognizance, ... of all causes where an alien sues for a tort only in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States."

Why Google's Spying on User Data Is Worse than the NSA's

Nathan Newman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Nathan Newman

The potential abuses due to corporate access to that data are as bad as the NSA control -- and the documented harm to the public has been worse.

Overcoming the 5 Barriers to Trust

David Horsager | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
David Horsager

Why don't more companies embrace trust as a tangible, learnable, and measurable asset? Because it requires four things that don't fit the business world's current obsession with instant gratification -- time, effort, diligence and character.

Universities Should Demand Corporate Political Spending Transparency

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
Terra Lawson-Remer

Money's role in influencing elections might only increase in years to come, which is why there has never been a more important time for colleges to demand to know how their nearly half a trillion dollars are being spent.

Matt Sledge

Karl Rove Latest In Long Line Of Bad Actors To Escape Accountability

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Despite burning through some $390 million worth of GOP donors' fortunes, Karl Rove is still very much poised to be a central player in the Republican ...

Corporations and Accountability: Fostering Responsibility at the Top

Terry Newell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Terry Newell

We use a market response -- a fine -- to address a moral wrong. We focus on the corporation rather than the individuals responsible, acting as if we can permissibly separate the wrong from human agency.

Moment of Truth: Human Rights at the Supreme Court

Katie Redford | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
Katie Redford

Justice Kagan actually read from the Sosa opinion, reminding us that yesterday's pirate is the modern-day torturer, and our courts should keep the doors open to victims of these kinds of universally condemned human rights abuses

You Can't Fool the People!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

After having the largest environmental judgment in history -- $19 billion -- handed down against them and held up under appeal, Chevron is fooling fewer and fewer people hardly any of the time these days.

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

A New Spring Trend for Shareholders: Corporate Accountability

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

GE's federal tax dodging has a significant impact on Chicago's neighborhoods

Making Corporate Actions Visible

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Ralph Gomory

We are a nation of corporations, but our press and our conventional politics do not in any systematic way make visible the effect of corporate actions on the country. Let us as citizens make up for that significant omission.

Supreme Court to Re-hear Kiobel v. Shell, Focus on Extraterritoriality

Katie Redford | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Katie Redford

It looks like the Supreme Court may not decide the corporate liability issue this year after all.

Corporate Crime and Punishment

Arvind Ganesan | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Arvind Ganesan

Should corporations have immunity for human rights abuses? Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will decide whether corporations will be exempted from a crucial law that allows foreign victims of serious human rights abuses to sue them in US courts for civil damages.

Grow up, Ron Paul

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Ron Paul's every-individual-for-themselves rhetoric appeals to young, radical libertarians with simplistic viewpoints of authority, and an ignorance of why government exists in the first place.

Chevron Found Guilty in Amazon Pollution Case

Mitch Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitch Anderson

As a result of Chevron's pollution, several indigenous groups in Ecuador have been decimated and more than 9,000 people are at significant risk of contracting cancer in the coming decades.

Life in the Water

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

A short clip of Rev's sermon from last Sunday's Earthalujah service. Join us this week live in NYC and online at Revbilly.com. We have a schizophren...

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New Report

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Smith

If you're knowingly invested in companies contributing to human rights abuses, you're complicit. But like Norway, you can avoid that complicity by selling your shares in the problematic company.

From Appalachia to the Amazon: The Fight Against Coal and Oil

Mitch Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitch Anderson

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Exposing the Financers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

This post was co-written by Mark Kresowik, Corporate Accountability and Finance Representative for the Sierra Club.The idea of corporate responsibilit...

Huff and Puff

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

I think all these neo-con "think tank" guys deserve our sympathy. Let's help them return from Bizarro World. In case you doubt my sincerity, I have a history of trying to "give to those who take."

The Death and Rebirth of Accountability

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Morris

How can there be a general ethos of solid and pervasive moral standards once more? We need good laws, and effective regulation. We need to restore an overall moral culture of accountability.