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The Future of Work, 2021: What We’ve Learned
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The Future of Work, 2021: What We’ve Learned

In 2020, in every conversation I had about the impact the pandemic would have on work, I heard a version of this statement: “COVID-19 is going to accelerate the future of work.” But with the year ending—and the pandemic still sadly out of control—here’s what we still don’t know: Exactly what will that future be? […]

BY Bryan Walsh | January 5, 2021

Is Facebook a Media Company? That’s Not Up to Mark Zuckerberg
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Is Facebook a Media Company? That’s Not Up to Mark Zuckerberg

Editor’s note: this story was originally published on Techonomy.com Facebook is facing, finally, the historic moment that many of its critics, including me, have long expected. Its true customers–advertisers–are saying Facebook cannot continue to pretend to be “neutral” about dishonest and hateful speech. The resulting societal harm is too great. That opinion had already become […]

BY David Kirkpatrick | June 26, 2020

Why Juneteenth Swiftly Became a Corporate Holiday
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Why Juneteenth Swiftly Became a Corporate Holiday

Spring 2020 will be remembered in corporate circles as a whirlwind of change, with exhausting and exciting pivots by big business. Difficult conversations connected to brand identity and race were being held in the boardrooms of many corporations as weeks of Black Lives Matter protests unfolded. One of the most intriguing outcomes from those conversations […]

BY Michelle Jackson | June 19, 2020

In Davos, Business Leaders Say They’re Tackling Climate Change
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In Davos, Business Leaders Say They’re Tackling Climate Change

While Washington stalls, corporate leaders press ahead—in part because fixing the planet is a business opportunity

BY David Kirkpatrick | February 1, 2019

Why Social Purpose in Business Will Rise in Importance in 2019
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Why Social Purpose in Business Will Rise in Importance in 2019

Three factors are driving it: the demands of employees, a lack of faith in government, and the scrutiny of social media

BY Seth Green | January 17, 2019

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