Tag: Corporate Responsibility

To Turn away from Fossil Fuels, take the Fight directly to the Corporations – That’s how Apartheid Fell

The rhetorical battle over turning away from investments in companies contributing to climate change, it seems, has been won. These moves came after more than a decade of broad-based campaigns against fossil-fuel investments, which at Harvard included petitions, protests, a legal complaint to the Massachusetts Attorney General, and storming the field during a Harvard-Yale football game. And yet, as activists learned in the decades-long campaigns to disinvest from apartheid in South Africa, the implementation of commitments was often limited by fine-print qualifications or loopholes. Despite legitimate celebration of new momentum, many questions remained unanswered, as detailed in an analysis in Harvard Magazine. The real test of success must be to what extent resources are actually removed from fossil-fuel production and reinvested in renewable energy. On that front, Big Oil — like the planet — is beginning to feel the heat.

Source: To Turn away from Fossil Fuels, take the Fight directly to the Corporations – That’s how Apartheid Fell

Why corporate social responsibility is BS | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Treasury secretary Janet Yellen listens to Josh Bolten, president and CEO of Business Roundtable, in Washington.

Philip Morris announced it would UNSMOKE the world and is better than any public enforcement or Quit campaign.

In recent years, “corporate social responsibility” has been viewed by some as the answer to the multiple failings of capitalism. Chief executives have responded to all sorts of problems – worsening climate change, widening inequality, soaring healthcare costs and so on – by promising their corporations will lead the way to solutions because they’re committed to being “socially responsible”.

Source: Why corporate social responsibility is BS | Robert Reich | The Guardian