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EarthSummit.Biz Launched
by CorpWatch
June 11th, 2002
San Francisco, London and Johannesberg -- In preparation for the Johannesburg Earth Summit, the Greenwash Academy is proud to announce that nominations are open for the Green Oscars -- the premier awards for corporations acting green.

New Website Supports Corporate Accountability in India
by CorpWatch
March 26th, 2002
CorpWatch, a US-based organization working to hold corporations accountable locally and globally, launched a new website -- www.CorpWatchIndia.org -- today to expose the social and environmental impacts of corporate investment in India.

CorpWatch Supports Removal of Goran Lindahl from UN Global Compact Post
by CorpWatch
February 27th, 2002
CorpWatch declared its support today for Secretary General Kofi Annan's decision not to renew a UN contract for scandal-ridden Swedish business leader Goran Lindahl. Mr. Lindahl, who was Mr. Annan's special advisor for the UN Global Compact, has been the subject of a pension scandal at Asea Brown and Boveri (ABB), where he was CEO until last year.

Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN Sends Letter to Kofi Annan Calling for Major Changes to Global Compact
by CorpWatch
January 29th, 2002
Members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN, a grouping of non-governmental groups from around the world, send letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan outlining major proposed changes to the Global Compact.

CorpWatch Releases New Report on UN and Corporations
by CorpWatch
January 24th, 2002
CorpWatch releases a new report called ''Greenwash + 10 -- The UN's Global Compact, Corporate Accountability and the Johannesburg Earth Summit.'' The report documents corporate influence on the United Nations and calls on the UN to implement measures for accountability.

Climate Change and Environmental Racism
by CorpWatch
November 6th, 2001
MARRAKECH -- The lack of transparency and public participation in the climate negotiations will further worsen conditions for Indigenous Peoples, people of color and workers in the US and US-Mexico border. Speakers from Indigenous Environmental Network, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, CorpWatch and Redefining Progress held a briefing on Tuesday in Marrakech, bringing issues of racial justice and worker's rights to the center of the climate change negotiations.

Climate Justice or Corporate Agenda?
by CorpWatch
November 5th, 2001
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- ''The Kyoto Protocol is being taken over by false promises. By succumbing to the corporate agenda it is failing to achieve climate justice,'' says Amit Srivastava of CorpWatch.

Norsk Hydro: Global Compact Violator
by CorpWatch
October 18th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the sixth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

Unilever Violates Global Compact
by CorpWatch
October 7th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the fifth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

International Chamber of Commerce: Wrong Partner for United Nations Global
by CorpWatch
July 25th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the fourth in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

Rio Tinto: Global Compact Violator
by CorpWatch
July 18th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is publishing two articles, as the third installment of our series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

Nike: Global Compact Violator
by CorpWatch
June 29th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releases the second in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

CorpWatch Releases First in a Series of Exposés on Global Compact Companies
by CorpWatch
June 15th, 2001
Today CorpWatch is releasing the first in a series of articles written by members of the Alliance for a Corporate-Free UN documenting violations of UN Global Compact Principles by the very companies that have signed onto the controversial UN Compact.

International Coalition Delivers Scathing Earth Day Letter to President Bush on Climate Change and Environmental Justice
by CorpWatch
April 20th, 2001
Today leaders of more than a dozen environmental justice organizations from the United States and around the world delivered an Earth Day letter to President George W. Bush offering a scathing response to the U.S. abandonment of the Kyoto Protocol.

''Climate Justice'' Advocates Warn of Impact of Global Warming on Planet's Poor
by CorpWatch
April 19th, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two environmentalists from opposite ends of the globe, linked by their common experiences with the ecological degradation and human rights abuses associated with oil production, are joining together to tour American towns and cities as part of a Climate Justice Tour.

NGOs to Monitor Business Group's Plans for Earth Summit II
by CorpWatch
April 18th, 2001
NEW YORK -- CorpWatch warned today that the newly formed Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD), an industry grouping organized to influence the Earth Summit in 2002 will be scrutinized and monitored by NGOs concerned with excessive corporate influence at the UN.

Cutting-Edge Activist Website Comes of Age
by CorpWatch
March 22nd, 2001
The Transnational Resource & Action Center (TRAC) and its leading activist website Corporate Watch < www.CorpWatch.org > are simplifying their name to CorpWatch.

Groups in Porto Alegre Want Global Compact Put on Ice
by CorpWatch
January 28th, 2001
PORTO ALEGRE -- With UN Secretary General Kofi Annan preparing to renew his call for a 'Global Compact' between the UN and big business at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a global alliance of human rights and environmental organizations is calling for a suspension of this messy entaglement between the UN and big business.

Shell's Climate Greenwash
by CorpWatch
November 20th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- It is virtually an unspoken irony here that the climate change negotiations are taking place in Royal Dutch Shell's home town. Shell, one of the world's largest oil corporations, is responsible for a great deal of global warming gasses.

At COP6 Negotiations, Shell's Neighbors Confront Them in Front of Their Peers -- Exposing Their ''Greenwash''
by CorpWatch
November 20th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- Today, at the COP6 climate change negotiations, Shell's neighbors confronted them in their own backyard -- exposing their public relations ''greenwash'' as lies.