Together, we’ve made big things
happen over the last 12 months.

Letter from the Executive Director

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Dear friend,

What a year it’s been. I hope this report finds you thriving, growing, and staying well. As I spoke with members like you over this turbulent year, I was struck by how different all our circumstances and experiences have been—and yet how most of us were grappling with similar, big emotions: grief, rage, and hope. Sometimes all three emotions in a single day, or even a single hour. Which, to me, is a clear sign of our shared humanity.

I’ve also been struck by how many members like you, as well as our staff, board, and allies, have approached this season of change in visionary ways. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the uprising for Black liberation have made it clear that all of us who hope and work for a better world must recognize the ways in which all of our struggles and issues are connected. This moment requires us to truly understand and challenge the roots of the economic and social systems we live within: anti-Blackness and systemic racism, which are inseparable from brutal, extractive capitalism. And it requires action and solutions that are larger and more encompassing than any single organization and any single issue.

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Highlights of our shared work

This year, we found ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic and great uprisings—and we were part of helping create unprecedented change in the U.S. and globally.

Kick Big Polluters out and make them pay

More than a rallying cry—it’s a movement for justice that you are helping to grow.

You are drying up business for water privatizers in the U.S.

Years of water justice victories are impacting Veolia North America.

You expose a powerful, shadowy industry group

Report pressures Big Food and Soda corporations.

You enable us to rise to the moment

Rapid response during the pandemic and uprisings for Black liberation.


People power is our greatest strength

Scroll down to read about the allies we campaign with to mutually increase our shared impact, the members who power our campaigns, the advisers who give us strategic guidance, and the board members who oversee this work. What we all make happen together adds up to so much more than the sum of our parts.


We partner with powerhouse organizations across all of our campaigns.

Mobilizing shared power

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA): When the water system of Lagos, Nigeria seemed on the brink of privatization, environmental and social justice organizers based in the metropolis sprang into action.


The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice (DCJ): At the most recent negotiations of the global climate treaty, it seemed Big Polluters and Global North governments would get their way. And it would be at high cost to communities on the frontlines of climate change.

Other allies, coalitions, and movements we collaborate with to advance our shared goals of a just world for all include: / ACT Promoção da Saúde / Action Center on Race and the Economy / Action on Smoking and Health / ActionAid / American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees / Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development / Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood / Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids / Center for Biological Diversity / Center for International Environmental Law / Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable / Colectivo VientoSur / Consumer Information Network / Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa / Corporate Europe Observatory / Daily Kos / Democracy Initiative / The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity / EarthRights International / Ecuador Inter-institutional Committee on Tobacco Control / Educar Consumidores / ESCR-Net / El Poder del Consumidor / Fight for $15 / Flint Rising / Food & Water Watch / Food Chain Workers Alliance / Framework Convention Alliance / Friends of the Earth


Corporate Accountability’s campaigns are shaped by brilliant and experienced organizers and campaigners around the world. Learn about the social justice leaders, corporate campaigners, public officials, and leading scholars who serve as our advisers.


The change we create together is larger than our individual actions. Meet three Corporate Accountability members bringing transformative change to the table.

Lining up the pieces: Bill Creighton

“What I naturally see in the world around me is the spaces between,” says Bill Creighton. He sees the gaps—where pieces don’t align—and what needs to shift for them to align.

Building power through connections: Mary Hayden

As a people-person who likes to make connections, Mary Hayden has led the charge on Corporate Accountability organizing in southern California.

A global approach to climate justice: Amy Wang

Amy Wang’s interest in Corporate Accountability stemmed from her early understanding that addressing the climate crisis would take far more than driving less or carrying reusable grocery bags.

Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors: people from around the world who help shape our work to build a world where corporations answer to people, not the other way around. Click on each person's name to learn more.

Sarah Hodgdon
Arlington, VA

Akinbode Oluwafemi
Vice Chair
Lagos, Nigeria

Martha Newell
Missoula, MT

Paige Kirstein
San Francisco, CA

Patti Lynn
Assistant Secretary
Boston, MA

Wendy Fassett
Minneapolis, MN

Marcia Levine
Shaker Heights, OH

Vrinda Manglik
Oakland, CA

Bobby Ramakant
Lucknow, India

Terry Winograd
Stanford, CA


FY 20 Audited financial report

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Pie charts showing financials

Get Involved

Building collective power

Thank you for being part of the Corporate Accountability community! This year has shown us that we are at our best—and can do the most—when we show up, care for, and support each other. We appreciate how you showed up with your financial support, your care, your time, and your energy. Together, we’re creating systemic change toward a better world.

Learn more ways to get involved.

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Thank you!

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