Who's following up on corporate pledges of diversity?

May 24, 2021
A year after George Floyd's murder, companies have spent only a fraction of the money pledged toward racial equity.
Companies that make vague commitments to racial equity might not take concrete action to fulfill their pledges.
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Pledges vs. action: A consultant on the future of corporate social engagement

Apr 29, 2021
Deesha Dyer started a social impact consulting firm during COVID. She hopes companies keep their promises on racial justice.
Deesha Dyer, who worked in the Obama White House and founded the social impact consulting firm Hook & Fasten, hopes companies follow through on their racial justice initiatives.
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Chipotle's CEO on eating, hiring and corporate responsibility

Apr 21, 2021
“I think companies need to be accountable,” says Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol.
Brian Niccol, the restaurant chain’s CEO, says hiring and retaining workers will be among the biggest challenges as the company expands.
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What drives corporations to sign — or not sign — a letter opposing voting restrictions?

Apr 14, 2021
Amazon, Netflix and Starbucks joined a public statement, but Coca-Cola, Walmart and others did not.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola expressed concern about Georgia's recent voting-rights restrictions but afterward did not join many other companies in making a public statement.
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Corporations turn green amid rising climate concern

Jan 21, 2020
Starbucks is the latest company to announce aplans to address climate change.
A sign on display outside Starbucks's annual general meeting in 2018.
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More companies are taking on climate change. Are they doing enough?

Oct 18, 2019
Experts say the recent cascade of pledges and commitments are mostly steps in the right direction.
Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks to the media on the companys sustainability efforts on September 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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Amazon is increasing wages. How should big corporations spread their wealth?

Oct 3, 2018
Starting next month, Amazon will pay its more than 350,000 U.S. workers $15 an hour. The company is now worth more than a trillion dollars. So what obligations do corporations have when they get this big?  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on Aug. 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois. 
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The last CEO standing from the financial crisis

Oct 3, 2018
Cybersecurity is now the top worry of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
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The head of BlackRock just gave CEOs a talking to

Jan 17, 2018
Larry Fink, the company's chairman, issued a letter to corporate leaders urging more corporate responsibility.
“We believe companies need purpose," BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says.
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Investing in sustainability: Banks get a green thumb

Jun 14, 2012
This week, Bank of America became the latest bank to make a sustainability pledge. The New York Times suggests this a way for Wall Street to restore its image. But, instead, could it just be a savvy investment strategy?