Activist CEOs

As you know if you follow me, I am particularly intrigued by this newest strain of CEO visibility and engagement which has emerged and is rapidly evolving – CEO activism. We at Weber Shandwick along with KRC Research have been examining this phenomenon for some...

There is always time for a first when it comes to CEO Activism. First we had the CEOs in opposition to the anti LGBT laws in 2016. Then we had CEOs against the Trump ban on immigration. Then we had the advertisers pulling ads from...

Here are three recent pieces reflecting on CEO activism since the president's executive order on immigration. One I wrote for HBR and the other two are full of compelling arguments about whether CEOs should speak up or not, should be on the president's advisory council or not....

Here we are at a most pivotal point in America’s history. Donald Trump, perhaps one of the most surprising people to have ever been elected President of the United States, will soon be inaugurated.For better or worse, the reputation of this nation hangs in the...

What can business do to improve its reputation? Let’s face it, this election year has not been kind to business’s image. Anti-establishment rhetoric dominated both parties and the target was not just the political but the business establishment as well.To improve the standing of business,...

As I was preparing for a recent presentation on trends in the corporate world, I came across this quote from Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. The article was about how he showed up in Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens with rapper Common to nudge...

Fall is here, or at least the end of summer. I have to get back into posting on my blog. So here I am on a sunny Sunday before I dive into some work before Monday morning arrives.I wanted to post about this fantastic interview...