Multinational Monitor

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Multinational Monitor
Multinational Monitor logo-red.png
Frequency Bimonthly
Founder Ralph Nader
Year founded 1980
First issue  1980 (1980-month)
Company Essential Information
Country USA
Based in Washington, D.C
Language English
ISSN 0197-4637
OCLC number 644110798

The Multinational Monitor is a bimonthly magazine founded by Ralph Nader in 1980. It is published by Essential Information. Although its primary focus is on analysis of corporations, it also publishes articles on labor issues and occupational safety and health, the environment, globalization, privatization, the global economy, and developing nations.

The magazine is non-profit and advertising-free.

The last issue (according to the magazine's web-site) had a coverdate of May/June 2009; this magazine may now be permanently defunct, though the web-site still contains a very thorough archive of past issues.

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10 Worst Corporations[edit]

Since 1992 Multinational Monitor has published an annual index recapping the activities and policies of ten corporations who demonstrated particularly egregious behavior.

Lawrence Summers Memorial Award[edit]

Each issue declares the bimonthly recipient of the Lawrence Summers Memorial Award, an ironic award nominally given to companies that "take extraordinary leaps to justify unethical practices."

The award's name alludes to Lawrence Summers, who was the United States Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton, and later President of Harvard University. Lawrence Summers is known for the infamous Summers memo, which proposed externalizing toxic waste and pollution from developed countries to least developed countries.

The memo was written in 1991 by Summers' aide, Lant Pritchett, when Summers was the Chief Economist at World Bank. Summers later stated that the memo was meant to be satire.

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