Corporate Power in the Aftermath of Citizens United”
A Funder-Only Webinar
The question of corporate personhood impacts many of the issues
that grantmakers care about. The rise of corporate power, without
responsibility, enables greater abuse of the environment, communities, and
people. Synergizing grantmaking and shareholder strategies can help to limit
these corporate abuses, and there are many allies to be found among pension
funds, NGO’s, and socially-responsible advisory firms.
Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund, will moderate
the webinar and introduce the pervasive problem of
corporate power and how it impacts the causes that Confluence members care
Constitutional law expert and Corporations
Are Not People author Jeff Clements will discuss the changes in corporate power
since the Citizens United decision and the ways in which increased shareholder
involvement can help mitigate the increased power tied to corporate lobbying.
Human rights law expert and Co-Founder of EarthRights
International Katie Redford will discuss how shareholders can (and have)
held companies to fundamental human rights standards and will discuss current
legal cases questioning the responsibilities of corporations in this realm. Of
particular focus will be the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Kiobel vs.
Royal Dutch/Shell case.
We look forward to an enlightening conversation about how funders can
use both shareholder engagement and grantmaking to bring about greater
Registration closes on Wednesday, June 13th at 5:00pm ET so register
You will receive the webinar and call-in information the evening before the
Jeff Clements, Partner, Clements Law Office LLC
Katie Redford, Co-Founder & US Office Director, Earth Rights International
Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund