For CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a coalition of over 500 CEOS supporting such programs in the workplace, this December 7th is the first “Day of Understanding.”
Author: John Howell
Learn about a $10 million “bias bus” currently on a 100-stop tour to workplaces, universities, and communities across the U.S., with a goal of reaching 1 million people in person and online.
Earlier this month, 20,000 Google employees walked off their jobs to protest revelations that the company fired three senior executives over sexual misconduct, paying one of them a $90 million severance package. This is just the latest example of top companies and their stakeholders taking stands on key social issues.
SPECIAL SERIES: 3BL Forum 2018
The 2018 3BL Forum covered a 3.0 version of Brands Taking Stands, one in which companies take a wide variety of approaches to address social issues their teams care about.
SPECIAL SERIES: 3BL Forum 2018
This year’s “Brands Taking Stands: The Long View” event, wrapping up its second day today, October 24, in National Harbor, MD, doubles down on this theme, exploring the latest developments in those companies taking positions on the key social and political issues of today.
This year’s Future Investment Initiative might have to be re-branded as “Davos Deserted,” as many executives, corporations and media companies are cancelling their RSVPs for a return visit. A “Who’s Who” in global business, media, and influencers are staying home as questions persist about the apparent assassination of Jamal khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
We are witnessing a new development in the Brands Taking Stands movement. States, led by California, are defining themselves as “brands” by adopting definitive positions on social and political issues that are intertwined with business issues such as corporate governance.
The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals.
The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward -sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.
Behind the unending stream of headlines about executive malfeasance, there’s a lot of thought and action going on in progressive quarters about how to improve leadership training so that business can perform better.
Global food and beverage companies are acquiring healthier brands to reposition their offerings as more health conscious, often complete with environmental side benefits.
Critics argue that like publishers, tech “distributors” are responsible for the content they carry. Companies argue that it is not their right or duty to censor third-party content.
Salesforce CEO Benioff’s reasons for social activism are based in a fundamental belief that as “political leaders become weaker, chief executives have to become stronger.”