Charlie Cray is a senior research specialist at Greenpeace USA. He specializes in corporations & democracy, GMOs, toxics and fracking.
Charlie joined Greenpeace USA’s research team in 2010. He has appeared on Democracy Now, has been mentioned in the Chicago Tribune and LA Times, and he keeps his own blog on Huffington Post.
Between 1989 and 1999, Charlie was a member of the Greenpeace Toxics Campaign, organizing campaigns to shut down toxic waste incinerators and phase out PVC plastics.
Between 1999 and 2004, he helped edit Multinational Monitor magazine, directed the Campaign for Corporate Reform at Citizen Works, and co-authored The People’s Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2003). He also co-founded the watchdog web site, HalliburtonWatch.org.
Between 2004 and 2010, Charlie directed the Center for Corporate Policy, researching and publishing numerous articles and reports about a variety of topics related to corporate power and accountability, including corporate tax dodging, executive compensation, contractor accountability and corporate crime.
Charlie is a graduate of Amherst College. A Chicago native, he currently lives in Washington, DC.