After 2 years, how have the Business Roundtable's commitments held up?

Aug 19, 2021
The group of top CEOs has pledged to support “all stakeholders” and advance the principles of racial justice.
In 2019, the group of top CEOs published a Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, pledging to support "all stakeholders." Otis Rolley of the Rockefeller Foundation says  much work remains to be done.
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An argument for new metrics for success in a new and more ethical capitalism

Jun 2, 2021
SoulBranding founder Elsie Maio argues companies must measure effects on "the tangible well-being of humans ... of our planet."
"There are promises and there's a flood of purposeful branding campaigns out there. What are we measuring against? What is the impact? What's the change in focus?" Elsie Maio asks.
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Business leaders, groups denounce Trump after Capitol insurrection

The National Association of Manufacturers is among them, going so far as to call for President Trump's early removal from office.
Some of them were among Trump’s biggest supporters, and one influential business group is calling for Trump's early removal.
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Businesses encourage the U.S. to trust the election process

Oct 29, 2020
Major business groups have penned a letter urging Americans to be patient as votes are counted.
Workers board up the entrance of an office building in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2020. Delayed election results could lead to damaged retail storefronts and other infrastructure if violence or protests break out.
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How are CEOs doing on their stakeholdlers pledge?

In 2019, some of the country's most powerful business leaders promised to redefine what it means to be a corporation. Then the pandemic hit.
People walk outside the New York Stock Exchange last month. One year ago, a group of nearly 200 CEOs agreed to consider more than just shareholders in business decisions.
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How the public might use a new pledge against corporations

Aug 27, 2019
The Oklahoma Attorney General cited the Business Roundtable's new pledge in a case involving Johnson & Johnson.
The logo of U.S. multinational medical devices and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson at the entrance of the research and development plant in Val-de-Reuil, France.
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New survey: CEOs aren't hiring

Dec 14, 2011
In a recent survey, two-thirds of CEOs of big U.S. companies indicated they won’t be adding jobs for the next six months.

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