Due to the accelerating "CEO Activism," or "Corporate Activism," trend, employees are demanding for companies to demonstrate what their values are and what they mean by integrity. How will this impact the future of sustainable business?
The past two years have witnessed a bold shift in leadership from the C-Suite. Now more than ever, CEOs and senior Executives at the world’s leading companies are speaking out on social policy issues that conflict with the core values of their business. This phenomenon, dubbed “CEO Activism,” is on the rise – and right on queue. CEO Activism as a core component of corporate societal engagement strategy has shifted from important to imperative.
As part of its commitment to helping Team Members thrive in the hospitality industry through educational partnerships and providing them with an outstanding working environment, Sands Academy has offered a course “Road to Citizenship” through Sands Academy, Las Vegas Sands’ Learning and Development program. The course was held by an immigration officer, teaching Team Members how easy the process is.
In 2012, the Obama administration passed a new policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA, sometimes called the “Dreamers” program, protects eligible young immigrants from being deported. The “Dreamers” are kids who emigrated to the U.S. with their parents. Many moved here as young children or infants, and some did not even know they were not Americans until later in life.
When Felimar Figueroa calls family at home in Venezuela, the conversations are often unbearable and repetitive.
Her mother’s diabetes is poorly controlled due to lack of proper medication. The family is hungry because grocery store shelves are empty. They fear for their safety, whether inside their home or walking through Cumana, the small beach town where Figueroa was born and raised.
Strong, balanced and inclusive practices and policies that support our commitment to diversity are key to the health of our business, and our unique culture and employee community. We know that innovation thrives in cultures where diverse perspectives are actively encouraged, respected and celebrated. As a globally connected community, we know that the power of human difference has been, and will continue to be, a vital component to VMware’s success.
by David MacLennan, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Staying competitive in business means economic growth and jobs. In a world where new markets are opening every day and new competitors are changing the game, companies need to be globally connected and deploy new products and breakthrough innovation. In order to do that, we need smart, inclusive policies on trade and immigration.
“We have no company without our immigrants.” – Steve Wynn
Thousands of workers representing various races and cultures make up the Wynn Family. To aid those seeking citizenship, Wynn offers citizenship classes to employees. Fifty-three employees graduated from these classes in 2015, and each was provided a check in his or her name to cover the Citizenship Application Fee.