The Problem with CSR: Why Companies Need to Listen to Their Activist Employees

Luda Svystunova, Verena Girschik

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The current pandemic has exposed blatant social injustices and inequalities around the world, prompting businesses to face their societal impact. Before the crisis, however, a rising wave of employee activism had already started to call into question the extent to which companies had managed to meet their moral obligations. Employees at Wayfair, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Amazon have protested against their employers’ stance on issues ranging from climate change to migration, pushing them to deliver on public commitments or refusing to contribute to morally dubious projects, such as Amazon’s facial recognition software that had potential to contribute to racial discrimination.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date13 May 2020
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherThe Business of Society
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2020

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