Archives For Activism

In the past two years, major mining and pipeline projects around the world have been stopped in their tracks while corporate giants in the food and retail sectors have been forced to revise their minimum wages and sourcing practices. Though markets have been unsteady, the global economy is not to blame here. These stalls, reversals and concessions are entirely the result of pressure and demands from a new class of power player, the “Superstakeholder”. Continue Reading…

Have you read the hefty expose on Amazon’s brutal work culture in the New York Times? The business world is abuzz this week with articles either confirming the allegations or defending Amazon’s work climate. Others wonder whether or not these kinds of conditions are just par for the course in a world of increasing corporate pressures and diminishing returns. Continue Reading…

First Thomas Picketty, then Naomi Klein and the Pope spoke out on the deep existential challenges facing capitalism in a time of resource crisis and global inequality. Now, Don Tapscott has joined the conversation with his: “Five New Crises of Democratic Capitalism”. Continue Reading…

In case you didn’t notice, Pope Francis gave capitalism a thorough drubbing this past Thursday in his Encyclical Letter, LAUDATO, SI’. Continue Reading…

In line with my recent ‘You Can’t Beat Them So Why Not Join Them’ series, I recently published an article in The Guardian’s Sustainable Business section on the tech sector’s uneasy relationship with human rights groups. While greatly criticized for censorship and privacy breaches these past few years, a number of companies both large and small have undertaken initiatives that are helping dissidents in closed societies around the world. Recognition of such initiatives proves that, however much you have been part of the problem, it’s worth taking steps to be part of the solution too. Continue Reading…