RAN takes on some of the biggest corporations on the planet — and we get results. How? People power.
Since 1985, RAN has been one of the most effective and innovative activist organizations in the U.S. and around the world. We partner with local, Indigenous and frontline communities to create smart campaigns that apply external and internal pressure and extract actionable policies from corporate culprits responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations, climate disasters, and pushing species toward extinction.
People Power is How We Win
RAN’s theory of change is built right into our name. Our network includes local and Indigenous partners at home in the U.S., in the rainforests of Indonesia and the Amazon, and it includes supporters like you who make our work possible.
We identify the biggest problems, we find the right targets, and we take action: with your support.
At the center of RAN’s theory of change is the firm belief that local communities, especially Indigenous communities, are best positioned to act as stewards and decision makers in regards to their traditional territories.
RAN’s campaigns apply strategic pressure on big name brands from multiple angles and to amplify the struggles and stories of frontline communities to mobilize consumers to demand change. We raise the bar for what’s acceptable business practice in a given sector by setting new benchmarks for accountability and transparency across entire sectors.
We challenge corporate power and take on some of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations because the only thing that can fight corporate power is the people power of our network. Supporters and activists like you. Partners on the ground. Indigenous and frontline leadership. Together, we’ve moved corporations and entire sectors to transform business as usual.
People Power is Stronger than the Almighty Dollar
The people-powered movement to end our society’s dependence on fossil fuels has grown tremendously in recent years. Frontline Indigenous communities, local and national environmental and climate justice organizations, and RAN supporters, have joined forces to take on three of the most powerful industries ever known: Big Oil, Big Banks, and Big Insurance.
Needless to say, big banks are some of the worst climate, forest, and human rights offenders. But with people power, they can be moved. In fact, just a few years ago, massive budget fossil fuel expansion projects were routinely accepted, without question, for government permits and billions in financial loans. But RAN and our allies take on some of the biggest corporations on the planet — and we get results. Approval processes now take years, court challenges are relentless and budgets for these projects have skyrocketed.
We’ve proven that people have the power to stop fossil fuel projects, and there’s no going back.
People Power Keeps Forests Standing and Upholds Human Rights
From Indonesia to the Amazon rainforest, and all across the world, frontline and Indigenous communities are fighting to have their legal rights to traditional and ancestral lands respected. They’re fighting to protect their forests, their culture, and their ways of life.
Indigenous territories make up 22% of the world’s land, but they protect 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. Indigenous communities are defending their lands for the health and vitality of everyone in the world.