About the Business Ethics Network
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 and ForestEthics already have a strong history together.
ForestEthics was one of the founding organizations in BEN, and
ForestEthics staff has shared their talents and experience with the BEN
network in numerous trainings. BEN, in turn, trains ForestEthics
campaigners and connects its campaigners to new allies through
trainings, consulting, and a network of hundreds of corporate
campaigners, community activists, and Indigenous leaders.
This longstanding partnership will only grow more powerful now that BEN
is joining ForestEthics. ForestEthics now has the opportunity to build
new alliances within BEN’s diverse network of environmental, labor,
human rights, and animal rights campaigners, and to play a bigger role
in supporting the next generation of corporate campaigners. BEN has the
opportunity to ramp up its offerings for members, including new
bootcamp-style trainings, and to coordinate more closely with the
powerful corporate campaigns at ForestEthics.
We are thrilled to announce the merger of two powerful forces for
corporate accountability and justice into one organization. We’ll see
the benefits in the increased power of the people reforming the most
powerful companies in the world.
Thank you for being part of our partnership,
Todd Paglia Anne Pernick
have gained immense rights that were never intended for them. They have
used their wealth to exert influence over who we elect and how they
govern, and as a result, have been able to aggressively pursue their
profits with little or no consideration for the people and our planet.
We believe it is more important than ever to challenge corporate abuse
and transform corporations' role in our society.
What We Do
The Business Ethics Network is a project of Corporate Ethics
International, whose mission is to bring corporations back in service to
and under the control of the citizenry. To serve this mission, BEN
works to build the capacity of leading NGOs engaged in corporate
campaigns and shareholder activism by facilitating collaboration,
providing education and consultation, and increasing recognition of
campaign successes with the funding community and the public.