Friends of the Earth Received Narrow Financial Support Says a Study by The Kahuna Institute

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Research study shows that for a four-year period Friends of the Earth - US received much of their funding from a relatively small number of groups or individuals.

The Kahuna Institute, Inc., a research organization specializing in “irregular competition,” recently published a White Paper examining the range of financial support received by the U.S. division of Friends of the Earth, an environmental advocacy group with offices around the world. The research’s finding was that much of the financial support was relatively narrow.

“For the time period studied, 2003 through 2006, our research shows that Friends of the Earth - US (FOE-US) received well over half of their funding from less than a dozen individuals or organizations,” said Richard Telofski, Principal Researcher and author of the White Paper. “This is unusual since organizations of this type are generally-believed to receive their financial support from a wide range, and high number, of persons and/or groups.”

What’s irregular competition?

Irregular competitors are activist groups which “compete” with business through confrontation and disparagement of the image of the companies they target. Activist actions present an ever-changing competitive factor in today’s business environment.

The White Paper, "Friends of the Earth Received Narrow Financial Support from 2003 through 2006," may be downloaded free by going to

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