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.
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.
HOW TO HOLD CHINESE 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.
Search the shareholdings of the world’s 80 largest investment firms, based on their latest quarterly filings with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Palm Oil Tracker (“PalmWatch”)
Investigate global palm oil supply chains, linking global brands to the mills and cultivation areas they source from and the ground-level impacts of their palm oil use.