Home

FROM THE EDITOR

Brands Taking Stands: A CEO Explains How Principles Matter

The CEO of Merck, Kenneth C. Frazier, has spoken up about the statement he made last year when resigning from the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Following the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., the grandson of a man born into slavery said at the time, “As CEO of Merck, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.” (Frazier was responding to President Trump’s comment about finding fault “on many sides.”) After his resignation, other CEOs also resigned and the advisory councils were disbanded. Frazier’s full explanation for taking this stand can be read in the NY Times’ revived Corner Office column. The story is a reminder that it's becoming business-as-usual for companies to speak out on social and political issues.

John Howell, Editorial Director

Company News

Feb 20, 2018 10:30 AM ET

Yulia Kostina

Moscow, Russia

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Home University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

... read more
Feb 20, 2018 10:15 AM ET

Purpose has become a catch-all phrase that means different things to different people. Consumers are demanding that companies do more than ...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 10:00 AM ET

There was standing-room only at The Baumhart Center’s first event of the Kelly Tyrrell Conversation Series on Tuesday, January 30th. The Tyrrell Conversations aim to engage Loyola students in monthly dialogues with foremost social...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 10:00 AM ET

February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen, where the world’s leading CEOs, corporations, NGOs, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate by introducing solutions to the world’s most vexing issues reveals their...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 9:35 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA, February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms, announced that it will donate $1 to local...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 9:20 AM ET

Climate change, the low-carbon transition and sustainable development pose some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The global transition is well underway and has urgent and wide-ranging implications for companies,...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 9:05 AM ET

“Commercial real estate is at the nexus of many issues — waste, water, energy, emissions, health,” says David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility for CBRE. “We have a particular responsibility as a real estate services...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 9:00 AM ET

February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - G&A is offering unpaid internship opportunities for qualified students interested in learning more about corporate sustainability and corporate ESG performance (“Environmental, Social,...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 9:00 AM ET

More than ever before, consumers want brands to put a stake in the ground. It is not simply about reacting to today’s news cycle, but rather knowing where you stand and standing strong when issues arise.

As traditional corporate...

read more
Feb 20, 2018 8:25 AM ET

Last week, over 1,100 sustainability professionals from around the world gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for the tenth annual GreenBiz conference. ...

read more

Pages