Corporate Activism: Speaking Out and Taking Action
Corporate social responsibility has become mainstream, ESG practices have reshaped business approaches, and, more recently, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become foundational efforts. Civic engagement is both a natural evolution of this trajectory and an urgent response to threats to democracy. Amalgamated Bank, Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia serve as models for how businesses can use their platform to speak out for social justice and leverage their relationships (investors, customers, employees, board members, vendors, stakeholders) to have an impact on those issues.
Panelists will discuss how corporations have the opportunity, and responsibility, to join with other corporate and nonprofit leaders and other stakeholders in addressing social issues.
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