Businesses can spend huge amounts of money to influence Congress. But sizable lobbyist and campaign donations also go to state campaigns and lawmakers to influence policymaking.
As the climate crisis intensifies, New Zealand businesses of all kinds must face tougher scrutiny over their commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Efforts to control the fossil fuel industry lobbying of the federal government must step up or we could face greater inequality and lessened democracy.
The company has managed to change some of its practices, but it is still butting heads with regulators and governments.
Research suggests that corporate leaders can be encouraged to lobby for climate action by personally experiencing the effects of climate change.
Paterson has now resigned but the damage caused by MPs voting to block an independent decision has already been done.
The Conservative MP has resigned after a chaotic 24 hours and a deeply controversial parliamentary vote.
The AMA has shaped some important decisions in the pandemic, but it’s not always clear how its power is used.
Explaining the organisations and laws that are supposed to govern the link between money and influence.
Rising protectionism has the potential to have major negative effects on many European companies, yet firms have been largely absent from the public conversation. Why?
The former prime minister didn’t break any rules in his relations with Greensill – because the rules hardly exist.
Apple, Twitter and other tech companies were able to unilaterally shut down much of Trump’s communication infrastructure. That’s a lot of power.
Republicans claim that Biden’s clean-energy program would mean massive job losses in the oil-and-gas sector. The figures cited are not supported by the facts.
By combining plastic waste with durian wood sawdust, we may have found a way to slow the rise of plastic pollution in Indonesia.
The food industry’s tactics are designed to reduce the likelihood of the government adopting global recommendations to tackle obesity.
Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that’s likely to continue in the upcoming election.
The steady flow of politicians and government staffers switching sides to lobby for powerful food, alcohol and gambling companies is a threat to public health.
Australian politics’ ‘revolving door’ is undermining efforts to counter lobbying and potential corruption, and the regulation system is hopelessly flawed.
GetUp is already subject to the same type of regulation as a political party. By challenging its links to left-wing parties, though, the Coalition is seeking to strip away its claim of independence.
One in four former ministers go on to take lucrative roles with special interest groups after leaving politics. Our current standards regulating this practice aren’t being enforced adequately.