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February 23, 2017 by The Corporation

 The Corporation is a cogent, information-rich and artfully crafted probe of the most powerful business entity of modern times.
- Wharton School of Business

More than a decade after The Corporation started a global conversation about the modern business corporation, best-selling author and scholar Joel Bakan is now working on a follow-up project that focuses on the corporation’s remarkable evolution and transformation since the first film.

“The original film was a call to action,” says Joel Bakan. “Now an entire generation of advocates, from both within and outside corporations, is successfully demanding that major corporations redefine their very purposes and missions to include social and environmental values.”

As today’s leading companies embed social responsibility and sustainability at the hearts of their business models and operations, the new film reveals an emerging ethos of shared value, a rejection of short-termism, and a new conviction that the best way for companies to do well is by doing good.

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Celebrated for its fair and hard-hitting analysis that featured a high-profile cast of business leaders, intellectuals and commentators, The Corporation and its companion book were well reviewed by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review, among many others.

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The winner of 26 international awards, including the Audience Award for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival, The Corporation was translated into more than 20 languages, reaching tens of millions of viewers worldwide. A landmark film and book for business studies curriculums, The Corporation is taught in colleges and universities around the world. 

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April 10, 2015 by Sandy Haksi
Help us get the film free into 1,000 schools

Counting our Bitcoin donations, we're 80% of the way to our $50,000 campaign goal!

We'd like to give a special shout-out to the amazing supporters who have helped us raise over $5,000 since the crowdfunding campaign "officially" ended. We apologize to any who haven't been personally thanked yet but we've added everyone to our contributors gratitude page. Please let us know if you would prefer anonymity.

Thanks to all our #OffTheCouch supporters, we have enough to start giving the film away to the first batch of educators who signed up to get the film free. We're hoping this will start seeding discussions about corporate power worldwide, and we encourage anyone who has watched the film to give us feedback.

We're still a long way from our 1,000 schools goal so... more ››

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March 02, 2015 by Hello Cool World

Tonight Joel Bakan joins KPBS on air to help fundraise and talk about his latest book "Childhood Under Seige" as part of a special fundraising broadcast of the film. 

We're thrilled that even after a decade has gone by, the film is still relevant and reaching out to new audiences. Check out the short video we did with Joel and supporters of the film about why the film still matters!

Where you able to watch the KPBS broadcast? What do you think?  Let us know why you think the film still matters -- if you do -- and support KPBS and our campaign.

The Corporation Airs Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

 

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February 20, 2015 by The Corporation

We've just launched our new website using Drupal. Thank you Sandy Haksi for all your hard work! Check out the new site and please let us know if you find any bugs! Are there features we've missed? Suggestions? 

With Canadian and US elections just around the corner, corporations will be pushing hard for candidates and legislation which benefit them. Please let us know if you hear of interesting groups or strategies opposing corporate influence in our elections. 

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October 02, 2014 by Hello Cool World

I’m really looking forward to seeing our friend Harold Crooks’ new film - The Price We Pay - which is coming to VIFF. The documentary offers a 90-minute look at corporate tax avoidance through the creation of offshore havens, and how many tech giants of the “cloud” economy seem to be eroding the very foundation of democracy.

It’s also up for an Impact Award, another initiative by our pals at Agentic Digital Media and Story Money Impact (Read about the Impact Awards below).

Harold co-wrote The Corporation’s narration and I’m excited to see him tackle such an important social justice topic as tax havens. Harold was also on the street in NYC during Occupy, and knows first-hand how strongly current the issue of economic justice is.

So far “The Price We Pay” has garnered big praise at its... more ››

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