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SumOfUs is a global movement of consumers, workers and shareholders that wishes to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations. SumOfUs organizes campaigns in order to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forges a new, sustainable path for the global economy. The motto is “fighting for people over profits”.


In order to reach these goals SumOfUs uses the following guidelines: 

● Governments that answer to citizens – not corporations;

● Fair treatment of workers and the right of every human being to make a living, safely and ethically, for themselves and their family;

● The right of ordinary consumers to products that are produced and marketed ethically, sustainably and transparently;

● The right of communities to manage and protect their own environment and natural resources;

● Business models that put people and the planet first instead of being driven by shortsighted greed.


According to SumOfUs many of the problems that humanity is confronted with are a direct result of the unrestricted power of big companies. As evidence for this claim they refer to environmental and health catastrophes like Fukushima and the BP oil disaster; the global financial crisis; rising food prices, poverty and hunger; people losing their houses and land due to massive land grabbing etc. But rather than being held accountable – the CEOs of the companies that are partly responsible for these disasters are walking away with bonuses and quite often injustices are largely left to continue unabated.


SumOfUs is convinced that the world can become a better place if consumers start to realize that they are very powerful themselves. After all, consumers buy the products that are produced by large companies, and in this way they have a huge influence.


SumOfUs is easy accessible and gives consumers, employees and shareholders the opportunity to unite and organize themselves against unfair economic practices. The organization is a member driven organization, with more than 2.5 million members.


On the website you can find information about all the campaigns that SumOfUs organizes.


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Type of initiative Action/campaign organization
Field of work Agriculture, Manufacturing, Trade, Politics
Date of commencement 2011
Founder(s) Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman
Legal form SumOfUs is a registered 501(c)4 non-profit
Continent North America
Country USA
City New York
One or several keywords that describe your initiative Campagning for a sustainable future
Publications Movies, newsletter, press releases, campaigns
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Contact person(s)

Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman


Contact information

Name SumOfUs
Address PO Box 20447
Zip/postal code NY 10011
Place New York
State/province New York
Country USA



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