We help our civil society clients and partners with their efforts to improve corporate transparency and accountability, including private sector compliance with human rights, the environment, anti-corruption best practices, and social responsibility standards, as well as strengthen their organizations.

For nearly a decade, Empower has produced hundreds of strategic research and other products for more than 30 clients in 20 countries. We have worked in most of the major countries in Latin America, the United States, several countries in Europe, Africa, and we have contributed work in other places.

Our clients and partners range from human rights organizations and trade unions, to university social science departments and philanthropic foundations.

We invariably employ a critical analysis of the state capture phenomenon, a follow-the-money methodology, power mapping and analysis, technology-based information tools, and a combination of open and human sources to produce actionable intelligence for corporate accountability advocates and human rights defenders.

Empower is well-equipped to offer services and dedicate attention to our civil society clients and partners, as well as expand to new clients, partners, and alliances that are in need of high-quality strategic research from a trustworthy organization.

We believe that an organization's ability to find, analyze, and implement the correct information is critical to the success of effective campaigns.

Strategic corporate research lies at the heart of this.

Our staff is trained to collect and analyze multiple types of data and translate this into clear strategies and effective tactics to help your organization meet its objectives. We use open source and field research techniques, have access to academic and commercial databases, and adhere to rigorous standards for collecting, protecting, and disseminating research. In addition to strategic research, Empower is equipped to offer guidance and training for your organization's campaigns and internal needs.



These are examples of clients and partners from different regions that, since 2013, have received research, guidance, training, or other services from Empower.

International human rights NGO: We uncover the relationships between big business and public procurement processes that produce human rights violations, and we contribute to affected peoples’ demands for truth and justice.

Rural communities in Mexico: We collaborate with them to reveal the companies behind mega-development projects and advise their land and territorial defense strategies.

European trade unions: We inform advocacy campaigns that help workers defend their labor rights in the energy sector.

U.S. universities: We conduct research on water use by large companies in Latin America.

Philanthropic foundations: We provide analysis about the technological surveillance of vulnerable populations and support campaigns to defend their rights.

Collectives of disappeared peoples’ families in Mexico: We employ analytical methodologies that contribute to their demands for truth and justice.


Empower offers competitive prices for short, medium, and long-term projects, including daily or weekly plans, monthly or yearly retainers, or project-specific jobs. Our prices are determined by a sliding scale depending on the urgency, timeframe, country or countries, requested services, sources to be consulted, staffing requirements, and the costs of obtaining the information through databases or specialized searches.

We are willing to work with each client and partner to satisfy their needs, and we take into account the economic capacity of each client when quoting our services. Empower is not a general organization that works with companies or governments.

Rather, we are dedicated to provide services only to civil society organizations that align with our Social Commitment guidelines. Are you interested in a quote for services? Please contact info@empowerllc.net.