This corporate capture of EU decision-making leads to policies that exacerbate social injustice and accelerate environmental destruction across the world. Rolling back corporate power and exposing greenwash are crucial in order to truly address global problems including poverty, climate change, social injustice, hunger and environmental degradation.
Corporate Europe Observatory works in close alliance with public interest groups and social movements in and outside Europe to develop alternatives to the dominance of corporate power. CEO is registered as not-for-profit foundation under Dutch law at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.
In 2009, CEO moved to an office in the Mundo-B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. The CEO team in Brussels can be contacted on +32 (0)2 893 0930.
Read about the highlights of CEO’s work in 2013 and find out more about our work on:
- Environment (climate change, energy...)
- Economy and finance (the financial lobby, the EU's economic governance...)
- Food and agriculture (the agribusiness lobby, the European Food Safety Authority...)
- International trade (trade agreements, investment...)
- The power of lobbies in general, including reports on specific issues and our campaigns on revolving doors and on the EU's expert groups.
Corporate Europe Observatory’s team currently consists of: Lora Verheecke, Vicky Cann, Pia Eberhardt, Kenneth Haar, Olivier Hoedeman, Nina Holland, Martin Pigeon, Pascoe Sabido, Belén Balanyá (currently on sabbatical leave), Erik Wesselius (research and campaigns team) & Nicolas Klepinine (office manager), David Lundy (Media Outreach Coordinator), Kat Ainger (editor), and Roel van den Bosch (financial administrator).
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CEO has an advisory board. Its members are: Brid Brennan (The Netherlands/Ireland), Pratap Chatterjee (India/US), Ann Doherty (The Netherlands/US), Susan George (France), Adam Ma’anit (UK/US), America Vera-Zavala (Sweden) and Thomas Wallgren (Finland).
Corporate Europe Observatory receives donations from individual supporters as well as grants from a number of trusts and foundations. Currently we receive funding from the Adessium Foundation, Open Society Initiative for Europe, Isvara Foundation, Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation, RH Southern Trust, Goldsmith foundation (JMG), Human Earth Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind, Oak Foundation, Rockefeller Brother Foundation (RBF), Network for Social Change, Schöpflin Stiftung and the Marisla Foundation. CEO doesn't receive any EU or member state government funding.
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