Following the Money to Justice

A RESOURCE HUB FOR INVESTIGATING AND HOLDING

HARMFUL CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE

About This Resource

This resource is for advocates working to support communities that have been affected by harmful corporate investment activities. It will show you how to follow the money to identify and analyze the companies, investors, buyers and other influential actors linked to these projects. It also explains how to collect evidence and develop tailored advocacy strategies to hold these actors accountable and defend the rights of affected communities.

GUIDES

HOW TO FOLLOW THE MONEY

This guide shows you how to research and uncover the hidden investors, lenders, buyers and other key players behind harmful projects using publicly available information. It provides practical guidance on how to determine which of these actors make the strongest “pressure points,” so that communities and their supporters can devise effective advocacy strategies.

HOW TO HOLD CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE

This guide shows you how to seize the pressure points in a project’s investment and supply chain and turn them into action. It contains guidance on mobilizing the community and getting organized, developing a clear advocacy goal and message, and collecting and analyzing evidence to substantiate your advocacy. It provides practical advice, informed by real-life examples, on a variety of mechanisms and tactics that communities can use as part of a multi-pronged strategy to achieve their goals and hold corporations accountable.

FOLLOW THE MONEY Data Tools

Development Bank Investment Tracker

Search every investment made by 17 development finance institutions that have independent accountability mechanisms.

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SHAREHOLDER TRACKER

Search the shareholdings of the world’s 80 largest investment firms, based on their latest quarterly filings with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

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