Goldman Sachs, Shell 'Named and Shamed' in Public Eye 'Award'
Public Eye Shame Awards announced outside World Economic Forum in Davos
By Jacob Chamberlain - Common Dreams
As leaders from the world's top banks and corporations continue to meet this week at the World Economic Forum, protesters also gathered in Davos to announce this year's Public Eye "Shame Awards." And the winners are...Goldman Sachs and Shell.
The 'honors,' awarded to the two WEF member corporations "for particularly glaring cases of companies' greed for profit and environmental sins," were announced at the annual award ceremony hosted by campaign groups Greenpeace (Switzerland) and the Berne Declaration.
The ceremony was held "within eyeshot" of the WEF summit—a place "where the rich and powerful will ponder the planet's future."
Goldman Sachs "is a key player in financially driven globalization, which pays for profits of a few with exploding inequality and the impoverishment of broad strata," the groups said in a joint statement.
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