By linking its fortunes to the Trump brand, AT&T has brought on a storm of criticism over layoffs and exposed its net neutrality position to more scrutiny.
China’s manufacturing sector reaches markets all across the world. Not surprisingly, it is critical source for supplies that U.S. consumers buy from. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs have set out to map that relationship. With a bit of sunlight, environmental initiatives get a lot easier. Gap, Puma, Espirit, New Balance, Inditex and Target have agreed to have their sourcing featured.
Since the Russia revelations over fake news and other scandals such as the spread of hate speech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is feeling remorseful: but it will take far more than a year of reflection for Facebook to find a way to repair its brand reputation.
According to a recent report, evidence of worker confinement and other examples of bonded labor have been found in the supply chain of luxury fashion retailer Hugo Boss.
U.S. President Trump promised to put coal miners back to work, but the industry is losing hundreds more jobs with the shutdown of a Pennsylvania mine.
Research has suggested that profanity, including, of course, the S-bombs and F-bombs, may also be indicative of honesty and transparency. That could be a net positive for the business community; especially since 2017 may have been the most profane year on record, based on transcripts of companies’ conference calls.
Over 300 women, who are mostly from the worlds of film, television and theater, have launched Time’s Up, an initiative that seeks to address inequality and injustice in the workplace – for all women, not just those with a long filmography or huge Twitter following.
Consumers Energy is working to connect people facing hardship with nonprofit organizations in communities across Michigan. Recently, the state awarded nearly $90 million from the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) to agencies to help with heating costs through this month and the rest of the winter.
Lost in the buzz over the tax cuts was a flurry of maneuvers during the holiday season by the federal government’s executive branch, which reversed several laws launched related to energy and mining. We point out the four most controversial ones.
According to ProPublica, Facebook’s content reviewers enforce the company’s hate speech rules in a pattern that at best can be painted as wildly inconsistent.
As a business our future depends on our ability to provide safe, secure and sustainable products to consumers. No business can succeed in the long run without a well thought-through sustainability strategy, particularly as it is businesses that are best attuned to ‘feel’ the impact of the global drivers that undermine business continuity, i.e. the risks and opportunities related to responsible business behavior.
AT&T and other companies tried to bolster the Trump brand at the close of 2017 with good news about employee benefits, but more layoffs loom in 2018.