The Corporate Research Project assists community, environmental and labor organizations in researching companies and industries. Our focus is on identifying information that can be used to advance corporate accountability campaigns.

We play this role by:

  • producing unique research?tools
  • carrying out research projects, especially corporate and industry dossiers, for activist organizations and
  • training activists in corporate research techniques.


Our research tools include:

  • Violation Tracker, the first wide-ranging database on corporate misconduct.
  • Reports analyzing Violation Tracker data.
  • Corporate Rap Sheets, detailed dossiers on some of the worst corporate actors.
  • Guide to Strategic Corporate Research, an exhaustive guide to online sources.
  • Dirt Diggers Digest, a weekly blog on corporate misconduct and how to research it.


The Corporate Research Project is an affiliate of Good Jobs First, which researches and promotes accountability standards for economic development subsidies given to corporations by state and local governments.

If your organization needs corporate research help, please contact us.

Philip Mattera
Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First