Posts Categorized ‘Social Media’

Follow the Money
By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement

By Holly Testa, Director, Shareowner Engagement Money poured into this year’s midterm elections in record breaking amounts, and the biggest donor name for the year could well be “Anonymous.” This is thanks to the now infamous 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision allowing corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts on independent election expenditures. According Read more »

Posted: November 24, 2014

The Pentagon Prepares for Climate Change
By Michael Schweibinz

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense published its “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.” The groundbreaking report signifies a dramatic shift in belief and action regarding climate change. Having typically been dismissed as a future risk, the Pentagon is now “integrating climate change threats into all plans, operations, and training across the entire agency.” The Read more »

Posted: November 5, 2014

Women and Workplace Equality: We’ve Come a Long Way Baby… or Not
By Danielle Burns

By Danielle Burns and Kathleen McQuiggan There is no denying that women have come a long way from the struggles and discrimination they faced in the past 50 years when it comes to finding a job and having access to educational resources. But have we broken the proverbial “Glass Ceiling,” or is there still more Read more »

Posted: October 29, 2014

Millennials: Do Gooders at Heart
By Michael Schweibinz

The American workplace is on the verge of one of the largest demographic shifts in contemporary history. It’s a bold statement, but one that’s becoming widely acknowledged, as the Millennials sweep into leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit corporations across the country. Who are they? How will they impact the future of America?  (see the info graphic Read more »

Posted: October 20, 2014

New Belgium Family Foundation “All In” for Impact Investing
By Meaghan Scott

The New Belgium Family Foundation was started by the CEO and Co-Founder of the New Belgium Brewing Company after the company became 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2012. The sale to the ESOP is only the most recent example in a long history of practices by New Belgium Brewing that Read more »

Posted: October 7, 2014

Climate March Echoes Around the World
By Michael Schweibinz

When was the largest organized event against climate change in the history of our planet? If you’re scrambling for an answer, stop, because you won’t find it in a history book. Instead, flip open just about any newspaper published within the last week, and there it will be—the “People’s Climate March.” Just this past Sunday, Read more »

Posted: September 23, 2014

The Battle Between Beer and Fracking in Germany
By Michael Schweibinz

One of Germany’s most historically and culturally significant industries may be in jeopardy due to the negative externalities caused by energy producers. The town of Lünne is located in Lower Saxony in the northwestern part of Germany, where das Landhaus-Brauerei Borchert proudly produces over 800,000 liters of authentic German beer every year. Their key ingredient, Read more »

Posted: September 19, 2014

Profits over People? Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma
By Dan Sherman

Oklahomans are tough; it’s in their blood. Many are descendants of relocated Native peoples, Dust Bowl survivors, and hearty pioneers. In addition, Oklahomans have grown accustom to an extreme climate. Tornados, droughts, ice storms, and sweltering heat and humidity are nothing new. However there is a new and growing phenomenon that is causing great concern: Read more »

Posted: September 10, 2014

Apple Begins to Improve Working Conditions at Supplier Plants
By Dan Sherman

Apple’s suppliers have had a murky history with working conditions. Eighteen workers attempted suicide in one facility in 2010 and one died of exhaustion because of the working conditions at the plant. The response from the supplier? Force employees to sign non-suicide agreements and install nets on the buildings. Two years later, 150 workers threatened mass suicide over abysmal working conditions. At the time, Apple’s Read more »

Posted: September 8, 2014

First Affirmative Applauds the US Patent and Trademark Office
By Logan Coffman

A landmark ruling by US Patent and Trademark Office that officially canceled six Federal trademark registrations spanning from 1967 to 1990 associated with the controversial 82-year old Washington Redskins franchise has set the media world aflutter—and warmed the hearts of responsible investors. The long fight to change the official mascot of the team has historically been fronted Read more »

Posted: September 4, 2014

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