The Great Recession a decade ago was generally a pretty turbulent period for American businesses, workers and consumers.
There is one thing I miss dearly, though, and it’s top of mind as I return to the office the day after a long Labor Day holiday to plan my fall travel schedule.
JetBlue knew that sales of airline seats plummet each year between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, with a little upsurge for the three-day Columbus Day weekend and the Jewish High Holidays. Otherwise, the fall is crickets for the U.S. airline industry.
While our hot summer will soon come to an end, the evolution of corporate responsibility into corporate advocacy shows no sign of cooling.
3BL Forum is the pivotal event in fall 2018 to examine the Brands Taking Stands movement from the perspective of executives from CR, Sustainability, HR, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Foundation, Investor Relations and the C-suite.
For three fast-paced and dynamic days, 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands™ – The Long Viewwill showcase corporate voices on bridging the divide between investor relations and corporate responsibility, the 'why' and 'how' behind corporate decision-making on corporate responsibility, sustainability, and when to take a stand.
Miami is beginning to shed its reputation as just a beach town, and is making its mark as a city with a burgeoning art scene, and a growing startup landscape. Yet, I find what is still often overlooked is the sheer quantity of companies that are based in Miami, many of which use the city as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. And with such a unique corporate ecosystem, it is inevitable that corporate responsibility (CR) plays a role locally and abroad.
The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.
Surely you have seen the videos over the past few years. During the spring of 2017, United Airlines’ reputation was battered after smartphone videos caught a passenger being roughed up after he was adamant that he would not give up his seat to accommodate another passenger.