This week, close to 15,000 workers at companies like John Deere, Kellogg, and Kaiser Permanente are on strike right now to demand better wages and benefits.
The Department of Labor’s new proposal, alongside a focus on mandated disclosure at the SEC, places added pressure on companies to get their ESG strategies right.
The SEC continues to signal that more corporate disclosure on human capital is inevitable. Companies are now left to decide which side of the curve they want to be on.
Individual stories of women rising to the top of organizations (GM CEO Mary Barra was just named the next chair of the Business Roundtable) can mask not only the lack of representation on a larger scale, but the significant gap in internal development across corporate America.
This year’s Climate Week comes one month after the IPCC reported unequivocally that climate change is “rapid, widespread, and intensifying,” and that human influence is the key driver.
In a new survey of 500 business leaders and 1,000 other members of the U.S. public, PwC found that in their roles as consumers and employees, respondents trust business more now than before the pandemic.
We are in a critical moment for considering what it means to be a working parent, especially a working mom, in this country.
This coming Monday marks Labor Day in the U.S. – an occasion to celebrate workers and honor their contributions. Ahead of the holiday, we took a look at the 32 companies that top their industries on worker issues in our 2021 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies.
Some companies have been used to “checking the box” of DEI with philanthropic donations and community investment, but that isn’t where real change happens.
Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s embrace of a stakeholder approach in its revised Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. The question everyone is wondering is – has it just been for show?
This week we and our partner The Harris Poll fielded an update to the question on vaccine mandates in the private sector that we first asked Americans back in mid-June – here are the results.
How do you know an ESG fund is really making an impact? How can you be sure a company is doing what it says it’s doing, and truly delivering stakeholder value?
How can companies do better for women and people of color?
A deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, fatal flooding in western Europe and China, and more have brought fresh urgency to tackling the climate crisis.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman and Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to explain what they see as the most important step for attracting and retaining talent post-pandemic.
Amazon has a new CEO, Andy Jassy, as of July 5, and top of his agenda is to “Strive to be Earth’s Best Employer.” That’s a big statement – lets unpack it.
The majority of Americans believe in capitalism but want to see it improved, especially through treating workers with respect and equal opportunity.
As shareholder demand for action on human capital and DEI metrics rises, we may be entering a new worker paradigm.
As the debate rages over why millions of jobs, especially low-wage ones, have been left unfilled, the idea of lifting wages and providing good jobs has gotten relatively little attention.
Don’t be fooled. Long-term value creation for all stakeholders is best for shareholders too.
On Wednesday, an investor firm owning 0.02% of ExxonMobil stock gathered enough support to win at least two seats on the oil and gas giant’s board. The shockwaves of this outcome will reverberate throughout every boardroom in America.
PolicyLink hosted an event this week that shed light on a critical lesson that all C-suite executives need for leading through this era of stakeholder capitalism: authenticity is everything.
“How can the stakeholder model lend American corporations a competitive advantage on the world stage?” The more I ponder this, the more I realize it is in fact a defining proposition.
Companies are starting to hold each other accountable for their actions, and many of the underlying issues have distinctly bipartisan support. Take a look at two important corporate alliances coming out this week.
For corporations, bold action on climate is already a must. Net-zero commitments – essentially, a promise to balance GHGs emitted with GHGs removed and/or avoided – are everywhere.
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