Apr 21, 2021

Shareholder and consumer pressure for social justice

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This week, the Service Employees International Union and nonprofit Majority Action called on managers of pension and hedge funds to press for social justice during corporate annual meetings. Plus, a large group of religious leaders calls for a boycott of Home Depot and says the company isn't doing enough to oppose Georgia's new law that makes it harder to vote. And, progress for restaurants that are able to pay rent again, but the data also shows challenges for minority-owned businesses.

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Union and advocacy groups seek corporate change through shareholders

Apr 21, 2021
They're addressing institutional investors like hedge funds and asking managers to press for social justice.
Asset managers have a lot of sway over corporate decision-making, said Chris Baumann of the Service Employees International Union.
Jemal Countess/Getty Images for National Domestic Workers Alliance and Service Employees International Union

More restaurants paid April rent, but minority-owned businesses still lag behind

Apr 21, 2021
More than half weren't able to pay rent this month.
The number of restaurants that didn’t pay rent in April was down to 35% from 63% the month before. But the data also shows minority business owners are still lagging behind.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Lady Magnolia Piero Umiliani

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director