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‘Corporate vultures’: how Americans fearing higher water bills are fighting takeovers

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The Octoraro reservoir is a lake in south-east Pennsylvania where locals fish, kayak and marvel at bald eagles and owls. It’s a picturesque scene but in the neighbourhoods nearby there are placards which carry warning...

Divestment or engagement: how can responsible investors change corporate behaviour?

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It has become a key debate for responsible investors. Should shareholders sell their stake in companies that fall short on ethical or environmental issues, or should they instead retain their holding and use their pos...

Corporate sedition is more damaging to America than the Capitol attack

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Capitalism and democracy are compatible only if democracy is in the driver’s seat. That’s why I took some comfort just after the attack on the Capitol when many big corporations solemnly pledged they’d no longer fina...

In corporate Britain, greed is good

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There are parallels between three Comment articles last week: “Grenfell delivers yet more horrors. But the guilty still fail to take responsibility”; “So which of these politicians is a neoliberal? Not one of them”; a...

‘Corporate’ Senate Democrats imperil the Build Back Better plan, says Tlaib

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“Corporate” Democrats in the Senate imperil Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, a leading House progressive warned – but not just Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, the targets of most leftwing ire. Such Democrats, Rashid...

G20 leaders to endorse Biden proposal for global minimum corporate tax

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Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies will endorse a US proposal for a global minimum corporate tax of 15%, draft conclusions of the two-day G20 summit in Rome showed on Saturday. The G20 plans to have the rule...

Cop26 corporate sponsors condemn climate summit as ‘mismanaged’

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Companies that stumped up millions of pounds to sponsor the Cop26 climate summit have condemned it as “mismanaged” and “very last minute” in a volley of complaints as next month’s event in Glasgow draws near. The spon...

Corporate Accountability review – collaboration with Argentinian state terror exposed

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Jonathan Perel has made a stealthily powerful one-man documentary about corporate involvement in human rights atrocities during Argentina’s military dictatorship after the 1976 coup. It’s an account of how companies a...

US treasury secretary Yellen: global minimum corporate tax will pass

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The US treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, said on Sunday she was confident Congress would approve legislation to implement the global corporate minimum tax agreed by 136 countries. Yellen told ABC’s This Week actions ...

The global corporate tax deal doesn’t add up – we’re about to be ripped off again

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As revelations continue to emerge from the Pandora papers, it would be easy to forget the other big tax event happening this week. Representatives of 140 countries meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

Why corporate social responsibility is BS

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In recent years, “corporate social responsibility” has been viewed by some as the answer to the multiple failings of capitalism. Chief executives have responded to all sorts of problems – worsening climate change, wid...

‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

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Hundreds of civil society groups, academics and social movements are boycotting the first UN global food summit amid growing anger that the agenda has been hijacked by an opaque web of corporate interests. Called the ...

Green, empty promises? The truth behind corporate climate pledges

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For climate campaigners, 26 May seemed like the start of a long-awaited reckoning for oil and gas companies. Over a single 24-hour period, a Dutch court ordered Shell to dramatically cut emissions, shareholders voted ...

Corporate activism is too often cynical. In Ben & Jerry’s case, it offers hope

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There is possibly only one thing worse for social justice movements than getting no recognition, and that is getting too much. Over the past few years, the subversive energy of popular movements for equality, whether ...

Corporate studies asserting herbicide safety show many flaws, new analysis finds

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A new analysis of more than 50 previously secret, corporate-backed scientific studies is raising troubling questions about a history of regulatory reliance on such research in assessing the safety of the widely used w...

Global tax reform: 130 countries commit to minimum corporate rate

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Efforts to force multinational companies to pay a fairer share of tax have taken a decisive step forward after 130 countries and jurisdictions agreed to plans for a global minimum corporate tax rate. In a landmark mom...

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