Money in Politics

Around the world, company management may give company money to politicians through any number of 'dark money' channels. Such a use of company assets may interfere with investor's interests, and corrupt societal checks and balances.



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Tech Firms Ramp Up Lobbying as Antitrust Scrutiny Grows

Big Tech is hard to miss these days in Washington. So is its money. Lobbying expenditures by Facebo…

1 year, 7 months

Some Philly companies disclose political contributions. Others don’t. Here’s the score.

"Comcast prohibits donations to 501c4s, and that's important," Freed said, since those entities tak…

1 year, 7 months

After skepticism, U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms climate change task force

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday it was forming a climate change task force to better u…

1 year, 8 months

These Companies Promised to Be Socially Responsible, But They Are Pushing ALEC’s Right-Wing Agenda

Last week, nearly two hundred corporate executives endorsed a "statement on the purpose of a corpor…

1 year, 9 months

Reality Bites: Fossil Fuel Companies Face Climate Liability Claims After Decades of Denial

Fossil fuel companies knew they were damaging the planet-and spent millions to mislead the public. …

1 year, 10 months

On Monday, Canada declared a Climate Emergency. On Tuesday, it approved another oil pipeline.

June 18 at 4:52 PM Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau is an icon of progressive politics who h…

1 year, 12 months

Google Overhauls Lobbying and Public Affairs

Google has fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of a major overhaul of its global go…

1 year, 12 months

Private Prisons: The Biggest Lobbying Operation?

Several industries have become notorious for the millions they spend on influencing legislation and…

2 years

Google, Amazon, and Facebook all spent record amounts last year lobbying the US government

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. Google, Amazon, and …

2 years

Atmospheric CO2 - The Most Important Stat

In another alarming signal that the international community is failing to take the kind of ambitiou…

2 years

Petitions


BlackRock Dimensional Fund Ad… Fidelity
Disclose Corporate Political Activity

Fossil fuel companies exert a great deal of influence over climate and energy policy at the federal, state, local and international levels – yet much

$700.3 million supporting

AT&T Inc.
AT&T: Disclose Your Lobbying

AT&T should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$41.5 million supporting

Oracle Corporation
Oracle: Report on Lobbying

Oracle should disclose its lobbying activities and expenditures

$1.1 million supporting

United Parcel Servi…
UPS: Disclose Your Lobbying

UPS should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$1.1 million supporting

AbbVie Inc.
Abbvie Should Disclose its Lobbying Expenditures

AbbVie should disclose lobbying activities so shareholders can assess which are consistent with the company's expressed goals.

$1.1 million supporting

Exxon Mobil Corpora…
Exxon: Disclose your Lobbying

Exxon should be more transparent about corporate lobbying expenditures designed to influence legislation and regulation

$1.1 million supporting

Chevron Corporation
Climate Deception and Accountability

Major fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products—oil, natural gas, and coal—cause global warming. Their own scientists told them

$11.6 million supporting

Verizon Communicati…
Verizon: Report on Lobbying

Verizon should disclose lobbying activities and expenditures to ensure its lobbying is consistent with its expressed goals and shareholder interests

$11.0 million supporting

International Busin…
IBM: Disclose Your Lobbying

IBM should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

$24.8 million supporting

Exxon Mobil Corpora…
Lobbying

Minimal lobbying disclosure among major corporations prevents shareholders from knowing whether companies advocate covertly for the same issues they c

$5.7 million supporting