Public Eye Award 2012: the Worst of the Worst Company

The next World Economic Forum is coming up and so it is time to start thinking about Public Eye Award Nominations.

Last year Barclays, Samsung and Freeport McMoran sweared they are good and not harming anyone. Barclays – betting on food and therefore making people starve all over the planet – was not convincing enough and won the Jury award for the most harmful company in 2011. Continue reading

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Charity Or Fairness

The idea is good. Helping those in need and stopping hunger. The solution can be debated, though.

Bill Gates is investing in the fight against hunger which keeps on rising thanks to global warming. He offers GM foods and geo-engineering as a solution. That is when things become more complicated. Continue reading

Another World Is Possible

The idea is the same for the WEF and the WSF: shape globalization. While the first tries to impose it, the second creates it from below.

Every year, during the WEF in Davos, there is also an alternative summit – the World Social Forum –¬†taking place somewhere in the world. The goal of the WSF is to create a world where people matter more than profit. Continue reading

No More Running Free

Enough is enough. It’s time companies are put on a leash. If not, they continue ignoring Human Rights and the environment.

Around fifty Swiss organizations – amongst which Amnesty International Switzerland, Solidar Swiss, Berne Declaration Greenpeace and the International Comission of Jurists –¬† are fed up with the way companies which are based in Switzerland are behaving in the world. Continue reading

We are Watching You

Sometimes we can only chose between bad and worse. This is one of these cases.

Yesterday, voting for this year’s Public Eye award started. But stop, don’t click away because you think: yet another publicity prize. It is one indeed, but believe me, it’s bad publicity. Continue reading