Issues - Corporate Responsibility

When corporations acquire too much power and influence, it threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the health of our democracy. Amid the rising power and political muscle of major corporations in recent decades, the need to counter greedy and harmful corporate practices has grown exponentially. Continue...

What is #OccupyWallStreet & How Can You Join?

September 28, 2011 — Martin Bourqui
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After visiting the Occupy Wall Street protests on their seventh day yesterday I feel like I need to put in writing — and in longer than 140 character status updates! — what I see and hear about what's going on here and the way in which these protests are being perceived, both by me and by those on the right and the left.

Hyatt Hotels Needs A New Slogan

September 9, 2011 — Maz
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How would you feel if job cuts by your employer forced you to assume twice the work load, which lead to upwards of 9 out of 10 workers experiencing work-related pain? If your employer consistently failed to address workplace safety violations, and even fought legislation to protect you and your co-workers? And, what if you and many of your colleagues were fired without just cause, and replaced you with temp workers?

Top Companies Pay More to CEOs than to Uncle Sam

September 4, 2011 — Maz
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Last year, twenty-five CEOs of some of the top corporations in the U.S. stuffed more cash in their pockets than their companies paid in taxes. That sounds ridiculous, right? Well, that's the takeaway of the Institute for Policy Studies' (IPS) Labor Day report, Executive Excess 2011: Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging, and it's no joke.

What Do Good Corporations Look Like?

August 31, 2011 — Maz
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Corporations are regular targets for attack by the progressive movement, and rightfully so. The biggest among them have, through morally unconscionable business practices and political actions, wrought havoc on the world — all in the name of profit. [...] A movement is brewing to redefine corporate purpose. B Corporations, or Benefit Corporations, seek to "use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems."

Where Do Corporate Tax Breaks Go?

August 1, 2011 — Adam Katz
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