Occupy Wall Street’s Influence on Corporate Purpose
A decade ago, I was settling into a new job in a new city supporting our agency clients from our New York office. The city had just marked the 10-year anniversary of September 11, while a week later – a few blocks away from the new memorial – a group assembled in a small plaza, […]
Don’t Just Be an Ally to Your New Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Be An Accomplice.
Let’s face it: stepping into the role of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is no easy feat. The resurged attention on the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020 accelerated a recent trend: LinkedIn found that the number of people with job titles associated with leading diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts at their […]
Stakeholder Capitalism Is Back–Is Your Next Earnings Call Ready?
It has been two years since the Business Roundtable announced a new purpose. The statement that “the interests of stakeholders are relevant as a derivative of the duty to stockholders” was recently replaced by leading concepts of “value for customers,” “dealing fairly and ethically with suppliers,” and “supporting the communities in which we work.” The Business Roundtable’s updated purpose is […]
Natural Disasters Are Evolving. Your Retail Crisis Management Plan Should Too
Once-in-a-generation hurricanes seem to happen every year. Seattle is sweltering with heat and earlier this year Texas was freezing with cold. Normally dry parts of Europe are soaked from dangerous floods. The planet is simply playing by different rules than it was even a decade ago—climate change is increasing the number and severity of natural […]
A Cybersecurity Strategy for Reputation and Business Continuity
Cybersecurity strategy has been an imperative for operations/IT leaders and their communications partners for years, but its importance has been starkly highlighted by this weekend’s cyberattack on JBS Foods. It’s tempting to call this attack on the world’s largest meat processor a wake-up call for companies, but that’s only true for those who have been […]
Pride Month 2021: Evolving the Celebration
This June, millions of people will join together for Pride Month 2021, the nation’s largest LGBTQIA+ celebration. Pride Month has traditionally been a time for parades and other events held in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. This uprising became a tipping point for the emerging gay rights movement […]