Investigating Companies Summer School

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Investigating Companies Summer School

Time: July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Location: University of Liverpool London Campus
Street: 33 Finsbury Square
City/Town: London EC2A 1AG
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Event Type: sustainability
Organized By: CorporateWatch
Latest Activity: May 30, 2019

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Corporations wield a huge amount of power over our lives. But we’re not taught how to find out how they work, who’s behind them or how to follow the money. This 4 day course will give you the tools and understanding you need to expose and challenge corporate power and corporate corruption.
identify key sources of information and data on corporations
identify the people behind a company
dissect company accounts
track where the money goes
develop your investigation and research skills
think strategically about how you can challenge corporate abuse
The course will be participatory and practical. Throughout, participants will be shown how to plan and conduct an in-depth investigation of a company of their choice.
No experience is needed: we’ll start from the basics and give you all the skills you need.
Topics we will cover include:
Investigating and profiling companies: exposing abuse; thinking strategically; identifying ‘weak points’.
Understanding the corporation: History of the corporate structure; the limits of the law, regulation and CSR.
People behind the corporation: tracking and mapping directors, shareholders and different types of corporate forms; mapping the corporate structure, locally, offshore and globally.
Following the Money: reading company accounts and other documents; who’s making money and where it’s going; how is the company performing financially.
Using the State: obtaining information on tax, regulatory and legal processes; and conducting freedom of information requests.
Delegate fees
Larger organisations: £500
Individual/smaller organisations/union branches: £300
Low/unwaged/students: free (places limited) - currently fully booked on the link but more will be made available. Email contact[AT] to reserve a place.
Discounts available for organisations booking multiple tickets. 

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