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Corporate Accountability International (Infact)

 10 Milk Street, Suite 610
 Boston, MA 02108
[P] (617) 695-2525
[F] (617) 695-2626
[email protected]
Marcia Whitehead
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LAST UPDATED: 10/31/2017
Organization DBA Corporate Accountability
Corporate Accountability International
Former Names Infact (2004)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet.
We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around—a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

Mission Statement

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet.
We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around—a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Income $7,979,797.00
Projected Expense $7,979,797.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Public Campaigns

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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Mission Statement

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet.
We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around—a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

Background Statement

Corporate power is out of control.
Transnational corporations treat our air, water, and food as commodities to be exploited. They dismantle democracy. They trample human rights, destroy our planet, and threaten our lives.
Unchecked corporate power is the reason why our right to clean, safe water is threatened in the U.S. and around the world. Why fossil fuels are pumped from the ground at the peril of our planet. Why our food makes us sick instead of nourishing us. Why our elections are sold to the highest bidder. The toxic influence of transnational corporations might seem unbeatable…but we prove otherwise. Corporate Accountability has what transnational corporations will never have: the power of people who believe another world is possible.
We have a long track record of mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people around the world to ensure the most dangerous corporations and their proxies answer for the destruction they cause.
We are a force to be reckoned with. With you by our side, we are stronger still. Join our global campaign today—and help us build a just future for all.

Impact Statement

In the past year the campaigns Challenging Corporate Control of Water, Corporate Abuse of Food and Big Tobacco celebrated many achievements. Highlights include:

· Successfully engaged World Bank staff, increased visibility of the World Bank’s ongoing role in water privatization, and amplified the voices of the people who bearing the brunt of private water’s failures—all strategies key to shifting the institution’s practices

· Exposed and challenged the water industry’s commodification of water and interference in public water policy in the United Stated—including its interference in the National Park Service’s policies.

· Mobilized grassroots pressure on McDonald’s to change its predatory marketing practices, bringing together diverse constituencies including moms, health professionals and communities affected by McDonald’s marketing to successfully advocate for change.

· Partnered with bestselling author Anna Lappé and a wide range of sustainable food organizations to launch a powerful film in September. The film exposed the industry’s predatory marketing which aims to undermine parents’ choices for their children, reaching more than 10 million people and tens of thousands called on McDonald’s to take down—the centerpiece of its online marketing to kids.

· Exposed, thwarted and challenged Big Tobacco’s interference in public health policy, bolstering individual countries’ abilities to enforce strong policies and provisions that provide effective counterpoints to industry influence.

· Released a joint exposé on Philip Morris International’s $60 million advertising campaign, which exploits adolescents' search for identity by suggesting that––in the face of uncertainty––they should be a Marlboro smoker.

In the coming year, through the campaigns Challenging Corporate Control of Water, Corporate Abuse of Food and Big Tobacco, Corporate Accountability International will:

· Organize constituents who matter most to World Bank decision-makers such as U.S. policymakers and World Bank staff. It will also amp up media coverage of the failures of World-Bank-backed water projects, increasing the World Bank’s reputational liability.

· Expose and challenge the bottled water industry’s commodification of water and interference in public water policy in the United States by protecting the tap: from moving more national parks to go bottled-water free to providing support to communities exposing global water corporations’ attempts to seize control of and profit from U.S. municipal water systems.

· Exert strategic pressure on McDonald’s to end its predatory marketing by exposing and challenging McDonald’s sponsorship of endorsement deals with athletes like LeBron James that mislead kids into thinking its food is healthy and that their role models eat it.

· Escalate grassroots pressure on McDonald’s, mobilizing moms, health professionals and racial justice activists. Through innovative online tactics and on-the-ground tactics such as exposing McDonald’s abuses at its annual shareholder meeting, the campaign will continue to pressure the burger giant to make changes in its marketing practices.

· Expose, thwart and challenge Big Tobacco’s interference in public health policy. It will do so via a strong presence at the sixth Conference of the Parties in Russia in October: the key convening for governments that have ratified the global tobacco treaty.

· Ensure the tobacco industry cannot gain a seat at the policy making table during conference negotiations, and it will advance the mechanisms needed to hold Big Tobacco financial liable for its devastating impact on public health.

Needs Statement

The strength of Corporate Accountability International and our campaigns come from Corporate Accountability International’s members. By engaging more supporters at every level of giving, the organization will be an even stronger, more vibrant force for change.Your support will help ensure life-saving victories that put people and the environment ahead of corporate greed. You can help build a world beyond corporate greed by making a donation to these winning campaigns. Launching from a rock-solid foundation of support, the organization is creating deep, transformational social change for decades to come.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States
Corporate Accountability wages strategic campaigns that compel transnational corporations and the governments that do their bidding to stop destroying our health, human rights, democracy, and planet.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C.
  2. Health Care - Public Health
  3. Environment -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Public Campaigns

For 38 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like General Electric, Nestlé and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten public health, the environment and our democracy. Today our campaigns challenge the dangerous practices of some of the world’s most powerful industries. Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! expose the truth behind bottled-water marketing, inspire public officials to invest in public water infrastructure and defend the human right to water in the face of increasing corporate control. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease. Challenging Big Tobacco is advancing the global tobacco treaty through the World Health Organization and blocking industry interference in health policies.

Budget  $5,571,100.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served US& International Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

This year, the world took to the streets and to statehouses to protest the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few at the expense of the many. Corporate Accountability International and its partners were on the frontlines, working to protect our democracy, public health, environment and most basic human rights from corporate abuse.

From helping small communities like Wacissa, Florida prevent corporate giants like Nestlé from pumping millions of gallons of water a day from the town watershed to…
…mobilizing leading health professionals and institutions in a campaign that is fundamentally shifting the unhealthful and environmentally damaging practices of Big Food to…
…fortifying the resolve of the U.S. and countries across the globe to challenge Big Tobacco’s legal threats… 

Corporate Accountability International and its partners are building a more just and sustainable economy. There’s no doubt, as the organization enters its 35thyear, it can look back on a broad range of significant victories while continuing to play a focused and impactful role at the forefront of the surging corporate-accountability movement.

Program Long-Term Success 
Corporate Accountability International's long term goal is to ensure global survival and to create a world that affirms life: a world where people can adequately meet their basic human needs for food, water, shelter and good health; a world where the opportunity exists for all people to reach their full human potential; a world where security is based on cooperation and community -- and not on privatizing corporate profits while socializing the costs.
Program Success Monitored By  Corporate Accountability International monitors the success of our campaigns by achieving tangible changes in corporate practices in response to campaign demands, by garnering media on all three campaigns, by mobilizing thousands of activists, volunteers and members to join the organization, and the broader corporate accountability movement.
Examples of Program Success 

 For 35 years, Corporate Accountability International has waged and won bold campaigns that safeguard public health, human rights and the environment from corporate abuse. The organization's first big victory came in 1984, when seven years after launching its first campaign to stop Nestlé from marketing infant formula in the global south, the corporation agreed to sweeping reforms in its marketing of infant formula. In 1993, the organization went on to compel General Electric to end its long-time role in the nuclear weapons business and in 2005, the organization was instrumental in the creation and launch of the World Health Organization's first ever public health and corporate accountability treaty to rein in Big Tobacco. The gloabl tobacco treaty is now signed by more than 170 counties.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kelle Louaillier
CEO Term Start May 2007
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
“I can’t NOT do this work,” says Kelle. “Anger compels me, love sustains me, and the great big oceans and tall, tall trees feed me.” For three decades, Kelle has channeled her anger and love into impact for the corporate accountability movement.
Prior to becoming president in 2015, she served in a number of roles, including director of international outreach, campaign director, development director, and executive director. Under her leadership, Corporate Accountability helped move General Electric out of the nuclear weapons business and helped secure the World Health Organization’s global tobacco treaty: the world’s first public health and corporate accountability treaty. In addition, Kelle oversaw the launch of the water, climate, and food campaigns.
Today, as president, Kelle leads and strategically drives Corporate Accountability’s work to create systemic and transformational social change. She is inspired every single day by people who take huge risks for justice and equity, people who are bravely speaking up and speaking out, and people who learn and then activate their power individually, strategically, and in community.
Kelle began her social change career by teaching math in the Central African Republic with the Peace Corps and working to empower homeless youth in Seattle. She holds degrees in French, Philosophy, and Mathematics from Seattle University. She is also a former pogo-stick champion. It’s true.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Kathy Mulvey Oct 1995 Apr 2007
Elaine Lamy Oct 1991 Sept 1995

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Kelle Louaillier President --
Patti Lynn Executive Director
“I have witnessed incredible courage in the hearts and actions of so many people through this work,” says Patti. “We face down tremendous power and win important change together with people around the world.” These changes give Patti hope and fuel her in the day-to-day work of running the organization.
As executive director, she builds the organization’s strength, resources, and power toward winning campaigns and accomplishing our mission. She ensures that our strategic planning process, honed over forty years, sets us on the most effective course toward that end. Patti also focuses on developing the leadership of Corporates Accountability’s talented, skilled, and big-hearted staff at every level of the organization.
Patti started on her path to help advance social justice and dismantle systems of oppression in her lifetime when, in college, she learned about South Africa and the African National Congress. After graduating, she lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa during the time of Nelson Mandela’s election. When she returned to the U.S., she built her organizing skills through Green Corps, campaigned successfully to stop rollbacks on federal clean water laws with Clean Water Action, and then joined Corporate Accountability in 1998.
At Corporate Accountability, she has held various positions including campaign director, major gifts officer, national religious outreach coordinator, and press officer. “The fire in my belly grows stronger as I go,” she says. She stays grounded and inspired by working shoulder to shoulder with allies in Lagos, Nigeria and across the Global South toward justice and a better world.
Patti holds a master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She also loves her hometown of Philly, in all of its warmth, grit, realness, and toughness.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Bloomberg Award for Global Tobacco Control Bloomberg Philanthropies 2012
Benny Award Business Ethics Network 2006
Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary: Making a Killing: Philip Morris, Kraft and Global Tobacco Addiction New York International Independent Film & Video Festival 2002
Non-Broadcast Documentary, Silver, Making a Killing:Philip Morris, Kraft, & Global Tobacco Addiction CINDY (Cinema in Industry) 2001
CINE Golden Eagle Award, Best Documentary: Deadly Deception CINE 1991
Oscar for Best Short Documentary Academy Awards® 1991
Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award Institute for Policy Studies 1982


Affiliation Year
American Public Health Association (APHA) --
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization --
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2011
Charity Navigator 2009


Hundreds of non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and around the world, Official Relations Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, World Health Organization and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of the Parties Secretariat.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In addition to a 5-Year Strategic Plan, Corporate Accountability International operates with an annual strategic plan that guides the organization as well as 2-Year Objectives for each of our campaign program areas.
In addition to being registered to solicit charitable contributions in the state of Massachusetts we are also registered in the following states: 






















New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

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Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 48
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 5,000
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 87%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 38
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): Persian
Gender Female: 31
Male: 19
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Directors and Officers Policy
Employment Practices Liability
Fiduciary Liability
Disability Insurance
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Medical Health Insurance
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mrs. Kim Milford
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chief Privacy Officer, Indiana University
Board Chair Term Nov 2012 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. TJ Boisseau Associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Purdue University Voting
Ms. Wendy Fassett Volunteer, Activist, Board Chair of Joyce Uptown Food Shelf Voting
Ms. Jan Hester Owner, McGuire & Hester Voting
Ms. Sarah Hodgdon Sierra Club Voting
Ms. Marcia Levine Retired Social Worker Voting
Ms. Kelle Louaillier President, Corporate Accountability Voting
Mrs. Kim Milford Director for IT Communication and Media Technology, Indiana University Voting
Martha Newell director of the nonprofit Garden City Harvest Voting
Mr. Akinbode Mathew Oluwafemi deputy executive director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA) Voting
Mr. Bobby Ramakant Human Rights Activist, Director of Policy and Communications at Citizens News Service, Lucknow, India Voting
Mrs. Chartis Langmaid Tebbetts Activist, Philanthropist Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Nancy Alexander Director, Economic Governance Program at the Heinrich Böll Foundation of North America NonVoting
Ronnie Cummins Founder and Director, Organic Consumers Association NonVoting
David Hall Director, Public Services International Research Unit NonVoting
David Hunter JD Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, American University's Washington College of Law NonVoting
Dr. David L. Katz MPH, FACPM, FACP Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice, Yale University School of Medicine; Director and founder, Yale University’s Prevention Research Center NonVoting
Frances Moore Lappe Author, Founder, Small Planet Institute NonVoting
Susan Linn EdD Co-founder and director, The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood; Psychologist, Judge Baker Children’s Center and Harvard Medical School NonVoting
Dr Alan Meyers MPH Physician, Boston Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine NonVoting
Dr Marion Nestle MPH Author, Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology, New York University NonVoting
Dr. Raj Patel Author, Activist, Academic NonVoting
Scot Quaranda Campaign Director, Dogwood Alliance --
Michele Simon JD, MPH Research and Policy Director, Marin Institute, NonVoting
Mildred Warner Professor , Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University NonVoting
Judy Wicks Founder, White Dog Cafe; Co-founder and Chair, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies; Founder, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Fair Food, NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Indian
Gender Female: 9
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 93%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Personnel

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Officers of the Board of Directors are elected annually, the Board meets in person 3 times per year. Board terms are 3 years, with limits of 2 consecutive terms.

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Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $5,675,711 $4,708,492 $5,699,080
Total Expenses $4,944,520 $4,988,623 $5,120,424

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $5,674,284 $4,676,631 $5,683,695
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $74 $3,973 $1,038
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $1,353 $27,888 $14,347

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $4,611,934 $4,600,786 $4,559,088
Administration Expense $139,110 $107,129 $261,164
Fundraising Expense $193,476 $280,708 $300,172
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.15 0.94 1.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 92% 89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 6% 5%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $2,804,202 $2,051,401 $2,298,499
Current Assets $2,687,031 $1,921,642 $1,925,986
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $132,989 $111,379 $78,346
Total Net Assets $2,671,213 $1,940,022 $2,220,153

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 20.20 17.25 24.58

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals as the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

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