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SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Racial Justice at Work: Beyond Black Lives Matter

When Symantec and TriplePundit conceived this series, we were riding high on optimism. While police violence against people of color was not slowing down, it — and the implicit bias it represented — were reaching mainstream consciousness in a way we’d never seen before. We saw this series as an opportunity to boost that signal to the business community and give CSR directors the tools to effectively support their staff through a difficult time and challenge implicit bias in the workplace. But that goal seems laughably naive on this side of the November presidential election.

The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Isn’t Over

The Obama administration denied a key route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over for those seeking to protect vital water sources. In fact, with President-elect Donald Trump due to arrive to the White House in just a few weeks, it’s just entered a new stage.

Why We Work for Something Greater: 4 Ways to Find Your Company’s Cause

From the smallest of children to the most powerful of CEOs, we’re all dreamers. I dreamt of creating an agency built around people that put more good into the world than it took for itself. But life had an interesting way of making my fantasy feel incredibly petty — by introducing cancer into the equation.

Apparel Companies Still Have an Abysmal Record on Forced Labor

The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world’s largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.

Why It’s Time to Invest in Post-Conflict Countries

On a global scale, conflict is displacing more people from their homes than it ever has. And sadly, especially over the past five years, the problem appears to be accelerating. Here’s how investment can help.

SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Can ‘Ban the Box’ Laws Stamp Out Discrimination in Hiring?

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of being hired. Proponents say ‘ban-the-box’ policies, which delay background checks in the hiring process, can help. But some researchers link the policies to racial discrimination in hiring. Is ban the box to blame, or is it just another case of systemic racism?

Startup Helps Mexican Artisans Plan for Their Future by Preserving Their Past

Once bustling with specialized craftsmanship, the Michoacán region of Mexico has been completely transformed in the face of new and cheaper commercialized practices from abroad. But a startup founded by a local entrepreneur is out to preserve the region’s artisanal practices while helping people make a decent living.

The Dangers Of A Fake News Economy

The recent presidential election cemented the rise of fake news. While votes can swing on emotional appeal and wishful thinking, industrial growth and economic forces don’t.