Amazon Prime Day Strikes and Boycotts: A Reading List
We're highlighting stories from our archives on the effectiveness, implications, and origins of corporate boycotts and strikes.
Bank of America, Wayfair, and the New Age of Corporate Activism
More than ever before, employees are staging walkouts and boycotts to protest their own companies' business operations.
Should Corporations That Pollute Have Any Influence at Climate Summits?
Corporations with large carbon footprints tend to undermine global efforts to solve the climate crisis, according to climate advocates.
Viewfinder: Protesting Amazon's New Headquarters in New York City
People opposed to Amazon's plan to locate its second North American headquarters in New York City protest at the courthouse in Queens on November 26th, 2018.
Why the Decline of Newspapers Is Bad for the Environment
New research suggests that corporations pollute more when there aren't local papers to hold them accountable.
Is Our Focus on Quarterly Earnings Hurting the U.S. Economy?
Two prominent business leaders point to the dangers of quarterly earnings guidance. Research suggests they're right to be concerned.
How to Prevent Corporations From Profiting Off Environmental Disasters
Environmental bonds guarantee corporate payment for clean-up and encourage more cautious use of land.
Did the Enron Scandal Really Change Executive Compensation?
While it inspired new regulations, executives have mostly found a way around them.
Instead of Going to Court, Corporations Pay Lobbyists for Favorable Results
Corporations that have higher numbers of employment cases brought against them spend more money on lobbyists, who help influence courts and change labor laws.
Why Cities Shouldn't Bend Over Backwards for Corporations
A lesson for public officials courting Amazon.
The Difficult Proposition of Getting Corporations Out of University Science
Universities need corporations for research funding, and the political will for an alternative solution is limited.
Are Big Companies Doing Enough to Combat Deforestation?
Hundreds of companies have pledged to cut commodities grown on deforested land from their supply chains, but few have turned those promises into successful policies.
How the Supreme Court Made It Easier for Corporations to Fight Class Action Lawsuits
Rulings in recent years have effectively forced consumers to file class actions in the region where the corporation is based or to disaggregate claims into separate filings.
New Database Examines How the United States Prosecutes Corporate Crime
Fines for companies have risen over the last 25 years, but the number of prosecutions has remained roughly the same, according to information compiled by a University of Virginia law professor and his research team.