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Please note! BEN is about to move from its current home and format to a new one. This site is currently running only as an archive while our new platform is under construction. If you are not a member but you ARE a corporate campaigner - please contact Anne Pernick to stay connected and informed about all of BEN's upcoming offerings.

The Business Ethics Network trains and empowers activists and community leaders to hold companies responsible for their behavior on social justice and environmental protection. ForestEthics is a leading campaign organization challenging and engaging corporations to protect communities, endangered forests, and wildlife. Now, in a move that will dramatically expand the capacity of the corporate responsibility movement, we’re excited to announce that ForestEthics has become the new home of the Business Ethics Network (BEN). [more information on our new partnership]
Coalition of Immokalee Workers gets Presidential Medal [02.08.15]
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has received the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking. Secretary of State John Kerry presented the medal to members of the group at a ceremony Thursday at the White ... [Read More]
Tell BP to Come Clean [01.28.15]
On January 20, the third phase of the BP drilling disaster trial began. Despite U.S. District Judge Barbier's finding last year that BP?s actions leading to the disaster were reckless and grossly negligent, BP still refuses to come clean. BP can ... [Read More]
Seedy Business: What Big Food Is Hiding with Its Slick PR Campaign on GMOs [01.28.15]
U.S. Right to Know ? a new nonprofit organization ? released a new report today on Big Food?s PR campaign to defend GMOs: how it manipulated the media, public opinion and politics with sleazy tactics, bought science and PR spin. Since 2012, the ... [Read More]
Australian Uranium Mining Company Accused of Contaminating Lake Malawi [01.28.15]
by Mayu Chang, CorpWatch Blog January 28th, 2015 Lake Malawi. Photo: bathyporeia. Used under Creative Commons license. Paladin Energy, an Australian mining company, has been accused of discharging uranium-contaminated sludge into Lake Malawi, ... [Read More]
The Fairness Gap: Farmer Incomes & Solutions to Child Labor in Cocoa [12.20.14]
Publication Date: December 17, 2014
Source: International Labor Rights Forum
Author: Adeline Lambert
When reports began to emerge in the mid-1990s about poor labor conditions in the cocoa industry, including labor trafficking and ... [Read More]
Kilmer Introduces Bill to Reverse Expansion of Campaign Finance Limits Included in Spending Bill [12.20.14]
WASHINGTON, DC ? Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced a bill to reverse the tenfold increase in the amount of money donors can contribute to political parties that was included in the must-pass, end of year spending bill expected to ... [Read More]
More Cash in More Party Pots? Senate Language Could Help Parties — and the Very Rich [12.11.14]
Yes, the 2002 McCain-Feingold law took away their unlimited soft money donations. And true, Citizens United and other court decisions left them feeling like 98-pound-weaklings as mighty super PACs and other outside groups sprung up around them and ... [Read More]


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