Rising interest rates likely to make companies think twice before borrowing

May 2, 2022
Many have been on a borrowing spree through the past two years of low rates.
As the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates again, businesses' borrowing habits are set to change.
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Did Jan. 6 change corporate giving?

Jan 6, 2022
A lot of companies promised to change their political giving following the insurrection.
Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The insurrection shifted how and to whom corporate PACs give,
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Why are big corporations splitting up?

Nov 12, 2021
GE, Johnson & Johnson and Toshiba plan to divide their operations, saying the units will be more flexible, responsive and targeted.
Toshiba joined this week's parade of corporate breakups, which include Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
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Friendly breakup: After 129 years, GE plans future as 3 smaller companies

Nov 9, 2021
Separate operations focused on aviation, health care and energy will be more agile — and independent of one another's weaknesses.
General Electric said it will end its days as a conglomerate, separating into companies focused on aviation, health care and energy.
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What does it mean for a company to be "water-positive"?

Nov 5, 2021
Journalist Amanda Schupak explains how companies like PepsiCo are trying to put more water into the environment than they take out.
The Atchafalaya River in Louisiana is plagued by a buildup of dirt, sand and silt. As some water sources face stress, some companies have pledged to strengthen them.
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"Look for actions" from companies, not just green pledges, experts say

Oct 26, 2021
What will make meaningful progress toward climate goals? Corporations changing how they do business and making tangible investments.
Car rental company Hertz announced Monday it's purchasing 100,000 Teslas.
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More companies pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Sep 20, 2021
What do corporate pledges accomplish in the long run? And do they really work to bring about meaningful change?
Fumes rise from factories in Kawasaki, Japan, in 2009. More than 80 companies announced Monday that they're signing on to The Climate Pledge, which aims to get corporations to net-zero emissions by 2040.
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Can companies really be empathetic toward their workers?

Aug 20, 2021
As Anne Helen Petersen writes, messaging about empathy is different from taking action, and not every employee is buying it.
In an article for Time, Anne Helen Petersen argues that many corporations miss the mark when they try to show empathy to employees during the pandemic.
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"Rainbow washing" during Pride hurts both brands and consumers

Simply attaching your brand to a rainbow flag but failing to take further action can have unintended negative results.
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What responsibility do corporations have to weigh in on voting rights?

Mar 29, 2021
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill into law that overhauls state election rules and restricts voting in a number of ways.
Activists are asking corporations in Georgia like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Home Depot to speak out against a new law that overhauls state election rules.
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