Trans-Alaska Pipeline, northern Brooks Range, Alaska. Rocks in the background produce oil on the North Slope.Photo: USGS


SOMO envisions a global economic, political and legal system that is equitable, democratic, transparent, and environmentally sustainable. In this system, civil societies have the power to hold multinational corporations and governments to account for destructive and unfair business practices, and the power to realise economic alternatives, locally and globally.

In SOMO’s vision, both of these powers are an essential precondition for the elimination of the structural causes of poverty, inequality, and the exploitation of people and natural resources by multinational corporations.


SOMO’s mission is to support and strengthen civil society movements in defending human rights and promoting public interests.

We achieve this through collaboration, action-oriented research and critical analysis of the nature and impact of corporations and the political and economic context in which they operate.