Putting people and the planet at the core of business

About CORE

CORE is the UK civil society coalition on corporate accountability. We bring together extensive experience and expertise on international development, the environment and human rights from NGOs, academics, trade unions and legal experts.

CORE’s aim is to reduce business-related human rights and environmental abuses by ensuring companies can be held to account for their impacts both at home and abroad, and to guarantee access to justice for people adversely affected by corporate activity.

In mid-2015, CORE carried out a strategic review to enable staff, board and coalition partners to understand the current state of play for the organisation and enable internal discussions of how CORE could and should develop over the next five years. Key findings from the review, the full report and the response from the CORE board were published in November 2015.


Our funders

CORE is funded by grants from trusts and contributions from coalition partners. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation both gave three year grants beginning in 2012.  The Tinsley Foundation gave an unrestricted donation of £1000 in 2015.

Details of coalition partners’ contributions can be found here.

Our 2014 access to justice project was co-funded by the European Commission’s DG-Justice. Contributions towards the cost of a conference held as part of the project were received from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Leigh Day.


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