Topic: Corporate Consumption Complex

BLOG: What Latest Global Fund Drama Reveals About Their Leadership

Five points that expose the massive mistakes the Global Fund leadership has made and continues to make as the partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken is still not terminated…

NEWS: Heineken Company Profile

Heineken’s track record of unethical business practices speaks for itself – and has been covered by investigative journalist Olivier van Beemen in his book “Heineken in Africa”. From aggressive political activity, to tax avoidance schemes; from racism, exploitation of women, Human Rights abuses to unethical marketing, Heineken relies on a vast spectrum of unethical business practices…

BLOG: Whose Water? Water For All People Or Only For Big Alcohol?

What do South Africa and Mexico have in common? At first glance they seem like two very different countries, cultures, geographies, languages and people. But at second glance, there’s (at least) one similarity. Communities in both countries suffer from water shortages and drought – caused by (in part) alcohol production. A look at the simple… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Urges The United Nations UNITAR To End Partnership With AB InBev

A large and diverse group of international public health, road safety, academic and development organizations are respectfully calling on The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), to end a newly formed partnership with, the world’s largest beer producer, AB InBev…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Concern About UNITAR Partnering With Alcohol Giant

A large and diverse group of international public health, road safety, academic and development organizations are respectfully calling on The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), to end a newly formed partnership with, the world’s largest beer producer, AB InBev…

PRESS RELEASE: After Meeting, Concerns Remain About Global Fund And Heineken Partnership

The inappropriate partnership between the Global Fund and Heineken was the topic of discussion between Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and representatives of IOGT International, the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, and NCD Alliance last Friday in Geneva. During the meeting the civil society representatives underscored concerns over the partnership expressed in a public letter on 1 February…

BLOG: Time’s Up For Big Alcohol Exploiting Feminism

History is clear: when the alcohol industry had the chance to be part of advancing Women’s Human Rights, it chose unequivocally: their own profits. And the alcohol industry keep choosing marketing practices that subordinate, de-humanize and sexualize women. When Big Alcohol executives get to choose whether or not to be part of creating a culture of gender equality and women empowerment that is immune to men’s violence against women, they choose profits over women empowerment. Only now that women and girls have been identified as “emerging market” with vast potential for corporate profits they pretend to care for feminist values…

EVENT: 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-9 March 2018. It will unite researchers, academics, non-governmental organisations, civil society, scientists, healthcare professionals and public officials working on all aspects of tobacco control from more than 100 countries…