Qualcomm Drops 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report
The end of a year, and even more so, the end of a decade, is a time when companies look back, take stock of their accomplishments and progress and set new goals for the coming year and beyond. Last week, Qualcomm released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, with provided an update on its environmental, social and governance performance over the past year. Corporate social responsibility—that is, the work that for-profit businesses do to give back to their communities and society at large—is not a new concept. However, it has gained importance in recent years, as more socially conscious millennials join the workforce and desire to both work for and patron companies that share their values. CSR efforts have become even more critical in the pandemic context since so much of the world faces unprecedented economic and emotional hardship. The tech industry's place in this is particularly unique, given its role in enabling remote work and maintaining social lives. Overall, I've been very impressed by how the industry has stepped up to meet the moment. Let's take a look at how Qualcomm exemplifies the change it wants to see in the world.