According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonpartisan group that attempts to track every incident of gun violence in the country, there were 418 mass shootings in the United States last year. With the U.S. holding the title for more public mass shootings than any other country globally, increasingly, Americans are looking to all stakeholders to solve the gun violence epidemic.
For companies, shareholder primacy used to be key, but during the past several years, different groups, including customers, suppliers, and civil society, have become increasingly important. These groups have pushed companies to take positions on challenging issues like gun control and women's rights, and companies may find themselves distancing a group of stakeholders no matter their stance. How can companies take into account the interests, growing ever more divergent and contentious, of these stakeholder groups?
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?
After sparking a national anti-gun violence movement, the Stoneman Douglas student group #NeverAgain is preparing to once again push for stricter gun laws with a nationwide march, led by the newest generation of activist consumers: Gen Z. This Saturday, over 1 million people are expected to descend on Washington, D.C.
The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been thrust into a national debate and have made it clear that thoughts and prayers are not enough – they are demanding action from politicians, schools, the NRA and even businesses. We have seen this highly-politicized and divisive issue in the news before, but this time is different. Those students can’t be ignored. Companies are increasingly more comfortable standing up for and speaking out on hot button issues that have dominated the news over the last year.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - August 8, 2011 - Under the direction of Founder and Chief Creative Officer Kenneth Cole, for nearly 30 years the brand has made a statement through its iconic, provocative voice. This September, with the launch of a new, interactive digital platform (“WHERE DO YOU STAND?”), the company will return to what it does best: sparking a dialogue about important social issues, and encouraging individuals to get involved. The platform, which is the start of a larger ongoing initiative, will function as a virtual community hub for discussion and debate, and
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole’s latest project isn’t a line of shoes or a fall collection: it’s a new site, “Where Do You Stand,” that aims to spark debate on social issues, from gun control to same-sex marriage.