Corporate Watch is a research group that helps people stand up against corporations and capitalism.

We investigate exploitative bosses, landlords and property developers, companies profiting from prisons, deportation flights, animal exploitation and more, as well as the mega-corporations devastating our planet – and the wider systems of power and profit they work within.

At the heart of everything we do is our idea of “information for action”. We know that people can fight and win, even against powerful enemies like corporations and governments. Good information helps to understand the forces we’re up against, spot their weaknesses, and so campaign effectively.

What we do:

  • Targeted research for grassroots campaign groups, e.g. profiling a particular company, digging into its accounts, uncovering scandals, finding weak points. Learn more here.

  • Broader research and analysis into how capitalism works, issues and news. Check out our publications.

  • DIY training to spread these research skills to many more people. This includes our free online course: Know Your Enemy: Practical Research Training. We also offer bespoke training to groups and organisations.

We are anti-capitalist. (Read more about what we mean by capitalism here.) We don’t work with any political parties or government organisations.

We are organised as a workers’ co-operative. We don’t make a profit, but members and contributors do get paid for their work.

Friends of Corporate Watch help keep us going so we can continue to produce free, independent work to inspire, inform and support those taking action for radical social change.