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About CEO

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.

From Volkswagen’s Dieselgate affair to Monsanto’s glyphosate saga, it often takes a scandal to reveal the way big business lobbies try to shape EU policies in their interests, how they evade regulation and attempt to control the terms of debates of public interest.

This often results in corporate capture of EU decision-making, which in turn leads to policies that exacerbate social injustice and accelerate environmental degradation across the world. It is crucial to roll back corporate power and to expose greenwashing in order to truly address global problems like poverty, climate change, social injustice, hunger and environmental destruction.

We work closely with public interest groups and social movements within and outside of Europe to develop alternatives to the dominance of corporate power. CEO is registered as a not-for-profit foundation under Dutch law at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, KvK-nummer: 33298822. Our statutes are available in Dutch (original) and in English (translation).

Main office

Since 2009 CEO has had its office at the Mundo-B building, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. The CEO team in Brussels can be contacted on +32 (0)2 893 0930.

Work

Read about our work in 2016 in our annual report.

Find out more about our work on:

Staff

If you want to see who works for CEO or what issues staff members work on, or if you’re looking for contact details, consult our staff overview.

Work with us

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Advisory board

CEO has an advisory board. Its members are: Brid Brennan (The Netherlands/Ireland), Pratap Chatterjee (India/US), Analía Penchaszadeh (The Netherlands/Argentina), Susan George (France), Adam Ma’anit (UK/US), Jakub Patočka (Czech Republic) and Thomas Wallgren (Finland).

Funding

Corporate Europe Observatory receives donations from individual supporters as well as grants from a number of trusts and grant-making foundations. Our strict funding policy rejects funding from the EU, governments, political parties and corporations in order to maintain the independence of our research. You can access our CEO accounts 2008-2017 and can also consult the list of trusts and foundations currently supporting us below.

Name of foundation

Activities

Financial year 2018

Isvara Foundation

Investigating corporate influence & strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 191,000.00

Adessium Foundation

-"-

€ 143,250.00

Open Society Initiative for Europe

-"-

€ 94,446.00

Schöpflin Foundation

Investigating corporate influence (EU trade and climate policies)
& strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 72,200.00

Olin Foundation

(not to be confused with the now
defunct John M Olin Foundation)

Investigating corporate influence (EU food and agriculture policies)
& strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 60,000.00

Funders for Fair Trade Foundation

Investigating corporate influence (EU trade policy)
& strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 40,000.00

Marisla Foundation

Investigating corporate influence (EU food and agriculture policies)
& strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 26,004.29

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Investigating corporate influence & strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 26,000.00

Fondation pour le progrès de l'Homme

-"-

€ 25,000.00

Plastic Solutions Fund

-"-

€ 10,000.00

Oak Foundation

Investigating corporate influence (EU food and agriculture policies)
& strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 10,000.00

Sigrid Rausing Trust

Investigating corporate influence & strengthening EU lobbying regulation

€ 7,486.46

€ 705,386.75


Donations from individual supporters

To support CEO’s work, you can make a donation via this page or make a transfer to our bank account :

Account holder: Corporate Europe Observatory
Account Holder Address: Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Name of bank: Triodos
Address: Hoogstraat 139/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bank account: 523-0803756-89
IBAN: BE45 5230 8037 5689
BIC: TRIOBEBB

Thank you for your support !

Charitable status

Corporate Europe Observatory is recognised by the Dutch tax office as a charitable institution (ANBI) under fiscal number 806634558. Legal and fiscal information can be found here.

Lobby transparency

Corporate Europe Observatory is registered in the EU lobby transparency register under identification number 5353162366-85.

Privacy Notice

Find our privacy policy here.

 

Help!

Exposing the lobbying of big business costs money. Would you consider a donation to help us continue? We refuse funding from the EU, governments, political parties and corporations to be as independent as possible, so every single donation really helps. Thanks!

 

 

 

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