Practical Talk: Social Justice and the Role of Companies – Where Do We Go From Here?
Facing pressure from communities and employees to take a stand and from shareholders and politicians to remain neutral can be extremely hard for companies to navigate.
Moderators Darrell Gay and Jay Jamrog were joined by Andrea Hagelgans, Managing Director, Social Issues Engagement, Edelma; Todd Jacobson, Head of Social Responsibility, NBA; Kurt Fischer, Board i4cp and David Grosso, Partner, Government Relation, ArentFox Schiff. For questions, contact Darrell Gay.
The panel discussion included tackling the hard question, such as:
- What are the challenges and risks to companies in addressing social justice issues?
- What should companies ask themselves before they take a stand?
- When should companies speak out?
- Should companies be agents for change in driving diversity initiatives, and if so, what can they do?